The Best Places To Visit In The UK With A Dog

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If you want to holiday in the United Kingdom this year but cannot bear to be away from your pet dog for an extended period of time, then finding places to stay with dogs is of utmost importance. With so many forms of accommodation now allowing dogs to stay alongside their human owners, here in the United Kingdom we have become a little bit spoilt for choice.

In fact there are so many parts of the country that are well suited for holidaying with dogs that we have put together this handy guide – so keep on reading to find out where exactly you will be going on holiday to this year with your pet pooch.


Boasting lots of coastline walks and areas of countryside, the county of Devon is the perfect place to take a dog on holiday with you. The region is littered with family run boutique cottages, welcoming pubs, and delicious cafes that are all happy for both humans and doggos. Some of the best parts of Devon to visit with your pet dog include Dartmoor National Park, Ilfracombe, and the Tamar Valley Area Of Natural Beauty (AONB). Weather wise, the best time of the year to visit the home of the Jurassic Coast is in the springtime when the weather is not too hot.


Most famous for being the home of the Lake District National Park, Cumbria is heaven for those families and dogs that enjoy a good walk. The area is therefore best suited to Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, and English Springer Spaniels, which all enjoy going on long walks. In order to avoid the rain and strong winds, head to the county during the summer. Places of note to visit whilst in the county include the Solway Coast Area Of Natural Beauty (AONB), Penrith, and the North Pennines Area Of Natural Beauty (AONB).


This county of Wales sits in the very south west of the country and so is home to lots of beautiful beaches, making it the ideal location for American Water Spaniels, Labrador Retrievers, and Great Danes. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, St Davids, and Pwllgwaelod are all great places to visit in this part of Wales. The beautiful rugged coastline in the county is great to visit all year round and is a great place to make memories with your four legged friend.


Home to lots of dog friendly beaches, such as Holkham Bay, this part of East Anglia sits on the coast and borders Lincolnshire, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire. Famous for The Broads, and long narrow waterways, the county of Norfolk is great for both long walks in the countryside and short visits to coastal resorts. Some of the best places to visit there with your dog include the Norfolk Coast Area Of Natural Beauty (AONB), Great Yarmouth, and Thetford Forest Park. Avoid going there in the summer holidays in order to avoid the big crowds of holiday goers that flock to this corner of the United Kingdom.