Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales

Small in scale but geographically diverse, Wales captivates visitors with its majestic mountain ranges, contrasting coastlines, beautiful national parks and its cool capital city, Cardiff. You and your canine companion will be given a warm Welsh welcome from the friendly locals and a tourism board that actively encourages visitors of the four-legged variety – so much so that they have even installed doggy gates in the stiles of the Pembrokeshire National Park. Discover golden beaches, secret coves, craggy cliffs and the pretty countryside by walking part of the Wales Coast Path, which runs uninterrupted along the entire 870 miles of coastline.

There are 21 beaches that welcome pooches year round including Rhossili Beach in the Gower Peninsula which was voted the UK’s best dog-friendly beach. Take a trip to the magnificent Snowdonia National Park and hike or travel by steam train to the summit of Snowdon for spectacular panoramas of glistening lakes, surrounding mountains and the distant coastline. If you love touring historic sites then you will not be disappointed, with over 600 castles dotted across the north, south and mid-Wales. Caldicot Castle in Monmouthshire allows dogs inside the castle itself, not just access to the grounds, so is a great place to start. ‘Cwtch’ up with your pooch in a hotel that welcomes pets by checking out the top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Wales…

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa, Snowdonia – award-winning cuisine and luxury accommodation in the heart of North Wales

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa is a multi-award-winning country house hotel that offers luxury 4-star accommodation with stunning views across the countryside. Bedrooms are elegant and well appointed, and the Tower Restaurant offers some of the finest cuisine in North Wales. This hotel which welcomes pets prides itself on being extremely dog-friendly. There are pet-friendly bedrooms in the main hotel, or visitors can take advantage of the heated kennels. Set in a 24,000 acre nature reserve, there is plenty of space for dog walking and your four-legged friend can even join you on one side of the Tavern Brasserie, or out on the terrace, while you dine.

Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel, Snowdonia – an oasis of calm in the Conwy Valley

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

Set on the banks of the River Conwy, close to the beautiful town of Betws-y-Coed in Snowdonia, the Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel offers 16 acres of beautiful gardens, surrounded by breathtaking views of the Conwy Valley. Bedrooms have a period feel but come complete with all the modern conveniences you could need, while the AA Rosette restaurant serves up inspiring cuisine, created using locally sourced produce where possible. Well behaved dogs are welcome here, and pet-friendly rooms are available. Your four legged friends will love to explore the mountains and parks close by to this furry-friend friendly Wales hotel.

Saracens Head, Snowdonia – a traditional country inn with a difference

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

The Saracens Head Hotel is a traditional country inn with accommodation set in the picturesque village of Beddgelert, deep in the heart of Snowdonia. A warm welcome and a relaxing atmosphere await weary travellers, as the pub offers 11 cosy bedrooms, great pub grub and an outdoor terrace and garden. Bedrooms are pet-friendly and your pooch is welcome to stay with you at this dog loving Wales hotel. Dogs are not allowed in the main dining area, but can sit with you on the terrace or in the pub. Snowdonia National Park will transform you daily walks into a unique adventure, as you and your four-legged friends scale new heights and take in the stunning scenery of the Conwy Valley that surrounds the hotel.

The Groes Inn, Snowdonia – traditional dog wecloming pub style accommodation

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

As the oldest licensed pub in Wales, The Groes Inn offers panoramic views combined with a warm cosy welcome, fresh seasonal food and a wide range of quality ales and beers. Bedrooms have all the home comforts you are looking for, and well-behaved hounds are welcome to stay in selected rooms with you at this dog-friendly hotel Wales. There are endless hikes and walks for you and your dog to enjoy, and Snowdonia is one the most magical places in all of Wales to experience the beauty of this majestic North Welsh Mountain range.

  • Prices from £100 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The Groes Inn

The Park Hotel, Tenby – a stylish, contemporary dwelling offering views out across the water

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

This privately owned clifftop hideaway offers stunning views out across Tenby’s north beach and harbour. The Park Hotel has direct access to the beach, beautifully landscaped gardens, luxurious and well-appointed bedrooms and a heated outdoor pool. The onsite “Dine” restaurant is elegant and charming and visitors come from all over Wales to eat here. Dogs are welcome in the bedrooms at this hotel which allows pets, and the extensive gardens and proximity to the beach and surrounding countryside make for plenty of long walks with your furry friend here in Tenby.

  • Prices from £95 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The Park Hotel

The Grove Narberth, Pembrokeshire – fine dining and luxury aplenty in this Pembrokeshire bolthole

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

The Grove of Narberth is a privately owned luxury country house hotel surrounded by rolling Pembrokeshire countryside, just a 10-minute drive to the sea. Bedrooms are beautifully designed with individual themes, and visitors can enjoy some of the most highly revered cuisine in all of Wales at the Fernery Restaurant or the Artisan Rooms. This hotel which welcomes dogs in its five dog-friendly bedrooms offers upcycled towels and dog blankets, as well as special doggy treats. There is even a doggy dining menu provided by Burns Real Dog Food, to ensure that your furry friend eats as well as you do.

Llwyngwair Manor, Pembrokeshire – hotel and camping resort for you and your dog

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

Set in 55 acres of private land, Llwyngwair Manor offers camping accommodation and lodges to suit all tastes and budgets. Just 1 mile from the nearest beach, the site offers a licensed bar, a games room, tennis courts, onsite fishing and children’s play areas to keep everyone occupied throughout their stay. Dogs are welcome on site, and in some of the lodges, as long as they are well behaved and their owners are respectful of other visitors at all times. Outside the campsite there are miles of coastal paths and beaches to explore, making this a great pooch-friendly hotel in Wales.

  • Prices from £85 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Llwyngwair Manor

Slebech Park, Pembrokeshire – Quirky accommodation set in a huge private estate

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

Located close to the Pembrokeshire coastline, Slebech Park is a quirky and unusual dog welcoming Wales hotel sat in the grounds of a 700 acre private estate. Almost completely surrounded by waterways, this unusual hotel offers exquisite bedrooms and first class facilities including a river view restaurant that serves up dishes made in their own organic vintage kitchen. Dogs are welcome here, and they will be greeted with their very own doggy welcome pack that includes a bowl, a bed and plenty of treats. Not all bedrooms are dog-friendly, and visitors should make the hotel aware before booking.

  • Prices from £70  per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Slebech Park

Miskin Manor Hotel And Health Club, Cardiff – Grade II Listed Hotel with a fitness centre and pool

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

Miskin Manor is a privately run historic country hotel that is set in 25 acres of incredible gardens. The bedrooms are beautiful with opulent furnishings and stunning views, while the award-winning Meisgyn Restaurant serves locally sourced Welsh produce, and the lounge areas are cosy and welcoming. This 4-star hotel also has an indoor swimming pool and a health club and is a pet-welcoming Wales hotel . Your canine companion can stay with you in any of the designated pet bedrooms and they will enjoy long walks in the grounds, or out into the stunning Welsh countryside beyond.

  • Prices from £85 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Miskin Manor

Nanteos Mansion Country House Hotel, Aberystwyth – A country house hotel surrounded by scenic woodland

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

Set in a Grade I listed Georgian building, Nanteos Mansion Country House Hotel is surrounded by scenic woodland, yet it is just a 10-minute drive away from the busy town of Aberystwyth, with its castle and pier. Bedrooms are opulent and well appointed, with each one being individually designed. The hotel also offers first-class dining in the Powell Kitchen or the Nightingale Restaurant. Canine companions are welcome to stay with you in some of the rooms of this pet-friendly Wales hotel, and can sit with you in the bar area, or explore the extensive gardens and countryside beyond. Just a short distance from the stunning Welsh coastline, a quick hop in the car will have you and your four-legged friend skipping along the beach in no time.

Clyne Farm Centre, Mumbles – A farm centre full of activities close to the Gower Peninsula

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

Overlooking Swansea Bay, Clyne Farm Centre offers unique accommodation and plenty of on-site activities. With a choice of 9 stone built, and separate self-catering cottages, visitors to the Farm Centre can also enjoy horse riding, indoor climbing, archery and Challenge Valley – the muddiest assault course in the world. The nearest beach is just 3 miles away, and the beautiful Gower Peninsula offers breathtaking scenery from every angle. At this hotel which allows dogs, pooches are welcome to stay in the cottages with their well-behaved owners, but the farm asks that they are kept off of the furniture at all times. Other than that, they are welcome to explore the grounds and there are lots of local walks nearby, as well as the dog-friendly beach on Gower. Treats and fresh water are also available in the office.

  • Prices from £70 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Clyne Farm Centre

Peterstone Court Country House Restaurant & Spa – Avant Garde accommodation in the Brecon Beacons

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

Housed in an impressive Georgian building, Peterstone Court Country House Restaurant & Spa has been transformed to offer first class, avant-garde accommodation throughout. The old cellar of the building has been converted into a well-equipped spa, and there is a fully heated outdoor pool and a gym. Bedrooms are light and airy and beautifully decorated with high-end furnishings, while the 4 converted stable rooms are bigger than most one bedroom flats. The Wales hotel perfect for dog lovers, your faithful friend is welcome to join you here in some of the designated dog-friendly bedrooms, and you and your companion can enjoy endless walks in the stunning Brecon countryside that surrounds the hotel.

Llangoed Hall, Brecon Beacons – 4-star luxury in a charming Edwardian country house hotel

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

This magnificent country house hotel is situated in the heart of the Wye Valley and offers a quintessential Edwardian country house experience. Bedrooms are opulent and beautifully appointed with their own unique character and charm, while the hotel restaurant serves up delicious cuisine created in their award-winning kitchen. Visitors get to admire the prolific collection of art that has pride of place on the hotel walls and explore the extensive grounds and gardens. Dogs are welcome to visit Llangoed Hall with you, and this pooch-friendly hotel in Wales also offers heated kennels for their own luxury break away from home.

  • Prices from £100 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Llangoed Hall

Blas Gwyr, Gower Peninsula – Old meets new in this refurbished luxury bed and breakfast hotel

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

This boutique bed and breakfast establishment offers stylish bedrooms and luxury touches throughout. Having been converted from an original Grade II listed building with modern additions, Blas Gwyr welcomes visitors with first-class comfort and is a hotel which welcomes dogs/pets. All rooms have access to the private courtyard garden, and the hotel is surrounded by glorious Gower beaches and spectacular countryside. Canine companions are welcome to stay in any of the designated dog-friendly bedrooms, and being close to the coast, long walks await on the beaches, and across the cliff tops and countryside that make the Gower Peninsula such a magical place to be.

  • Prices from £115 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Blas Gwyr

Blackthorn Farm, Anglesey – Camping and hotel accommodation in Holyhead

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Top 15 dog friendly hotels in Wales Global Grasshopper

A combination of a caravan park, self-catering cottages and an eight-bedroom farmhouse B&B, Blackthorne Farm has something for everyone. Set in 18 acres of countryside within a designated area of natural beauty, you and your dog will be able to enjoy endless walks along the coast or further inland. The cottages have their own enclosed garden, and the hotel offers 4-star bedrooms with well-appointed facilities. The Wales hotel perfect for dog owners,  pooches are very welcome throughout the farm, and will even receive their very own doggy welcome pack on arrival. A dog bed, a food bowl, a towel and a selection of treats await your four-legged friend at Blackthorn Farm.

  • Prices from £70 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Blackthorne Farm
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Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 40 countries on trips and living in Dublin, South East Asia and Australia. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.

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