UK Holiday Doggy Destinations

When it’s holiday-time and you are thinking of taking your doggy to UK hot-spots to enjoy.

There are countless pet-friendly cottages dotted around the country as well as many tourist attractions to which four-legged friends at welcome. Some of these include:


Cornwall is a popular UK holiday destination. It will certainly have your dog wagging its tail because a large percentage of its main attractions welcome pets with open arms. Cornwall’s sub-tropical climate makes it a comfortable year-round destination and it has a large number of dog-friendly beaches. There are 51 beaches spread across the county that welcome dogs! Swimming is something of a tradition throughout this South West region so why not take the plunge? If not on the beach, your doggy will also enjoy Cornwall’s many scenic trails. Dogs on leads are even welcome at major holiday attractions such as:

  • The Eden project where they can explore miles of outdoor pathways.
  • Bodmin Jail is another dog-friendly attraction and even allows them access to the Exhibition areas, the Gift Shop and the Tea Room.
  • Take your pet for a train ride on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway. Not only can they board the trains but they also have unrestricted access throughout the station area. However, they are not allowed to visit the bar and dining areas while enjoying the train ride. 
  • Introduce your pet to Tintagel Castle and enjoy dramatic ocean views. There is also a dog-friendly beach café. Just keep your pet on a lead.
  • Dogs are also welcome at Pendennis Castle. Enjoy the views, historic exhibitions and round off the trip at the tea room. Keep your four-legged friend on a lead.
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan also welcome dogs on leads. Here your pet can enjoy a stroll among the 200 acres dissected by miles of pathways.

North Wales and Snowdonia

Another magical holiday destination is North Wales which also offers a fantastic variety of dog-friendly getaways. Here are just two of many adventures you can enjoy together with your pet.

  • Your doggy can accompany you to the region’s highest peak – Snowdon. If that’s too physically testing, then just as rewarding is a visit to the Snowdonia National Park where dogs on leads are welcome.
  • From mountain peaks to the bowels of the earth – what about taking your doggy on a visit to the Victorian Sygun Copper Mine? Exploring the underground tunnels will no doubt be a huge success on your canine’s holiday hit-list.

Doggy Check-List

In closing, just a quick check-list of what to do and pack for your doggy’s  holiday.

  • Updated doggy ID
  • Food and water bowls
  • Leash
  • Toys
  • Medications
  • Winter coats
  • Bedding
  • Brush and comb
  • Shampoo
  • Poop bags
  • Treats

Enjoy your time!


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