Travelling with your dog has never been easier. With more travel companies, hotels, cottages and B&Bs accepting dogs, you no longer need to leave your pet pooch at home when you go on your travels. If you’re thinking about a summer holiday with your dog in the coming months, why not stay right in the UK? There are plenty of places to choose from that both you and your best friend will enjoy. With the help of Canine Cottages, a holiday cottage company specialising in cottages for dogs, we look at some of the best summer travel spots for you and your dog, right here in the UK.
The New Forest is a dog’s heaven. With so much open space to enjoy, your pooch will have the time of their life in the heart of south of England. Ancient woodland and beautiful heathland offer plenty of places to explore, while the 140 miles of tracks and footpaths provide some great walking routes. At the end of the day you can kick back and relax with your pet in one of the many dog-friendly pubs. If you’re looking for a place to stay, New Forest Living provide some great dog-friendly cottages throughout the region.
If your pup enjoys stretching their legs across the sands, then look no further than Norfolk. 90 miles of unspoilt coastline play host to some spectacular beaches meaning your dog has plenty of space to really enjoy themselves. Head to Great Yarmouth where your pooch’s senses will be overloaded with all the action that takes place on the seafront, not to mention the endless amount of fellow dog lovers. Inland there are equally as many places to explore with your dog with forest trails cutting their way through the countryside.
Just a stone’s throw across the Irish Sea is the stunning land of Northern Ireland. A dog lover’s paradise, this enchanting land has some incredible coastline for you and your pet to explore. A great range of National Trust properties that not only accept dogs but also offer drinking bowls and hitching posts mean there are a great range of places to visit for both of you. You won’t find it difficult to stay there either, with fantastic accommodation options across the country.
One of the most visited counties in the country, Devon is situated in the heart of South West England and attracts tourists from across the country. A range of fantastic beaches, coastal towns and attractions make this county so popular, as well as its acceptance of dogs. Throughout the county you will find dog-friendly beaches and establishments that are happy to welcome your pooch. The north and south coast both have a great selection of things to do with your dog, as well as places to stay, making Devon the ideal destination for you and your pup.
Wherever you choose to go in the UK this summer, there are plenty of places to choose that will be great for you and your dog.