Taking holidays together is a popular part of families and friendship group, whether a long-haul escape, a weekend city break or some time at the coast.
But often there’s one important member who might be left out while you’re off travelling: the four legged-friends in your life. However, there’s no need to leave a dog behind with a friend or in a kennel when you’re planning your next UK break. They can accompany you on walks, bike rides, tours of the town and even boat trips when you go away, making for a holiday that is enjoyable and memorable without the need to leave your them at home.
Across the UK there are plenty of destinations that suit dogs as well as accommodation that welcomes pets, from seaside hotels to secluded log cabins and cottages in the Cotswolds. Here’s a selection of the best – just don’t forget to pack some treats and the lead.
Keswick, Lake District
One of the most picturesque landscapes in Britain, the Lake District is a haven for outdoor pursuits and offers dogs (and their owners) hundreds of opportunities for short strolls, longer walks and challenging hikes. Most trails between villages are easy to navigate, and your pets are unlikely to feel overwhelmed during the visit.
Located just outside the market town of Keswick, Mire House Farm has a series of shepherd’s huts and glamping pods that overlook the hills of the Northern Fells. The Little Man is one of several dog-friendly accommodation options, with a small enclosed garden and dozens of acres of grassy surroundings that are ideal for walks or a quick step outside. The nearby village of Threlkeld has several pet-friendly pubs, too.
The cosy hut comes with a private hot tub, and features sleek wooden interiors and an outside seating area – it’s a great choice for a couples getaway with our furry friend.
From £495 for two nights, plus £20 per pet for the duration of the stay
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