The UK is a nation of dog lovers, and with 13 million dogs kept as pets in the UK, it has the second largest dog population in Europe. With many dog owners preferring to enjoy our holidays with our four-legged friends, and the rising cost of dog kennels, we’ve rounded up the best destinations in the UK for a dog friendly staycation.
Cornwall is England’s most popular staycation destination, with a warmer than average climate and a whopping 422 miles of coastline. Over 148+ beaches are dog-friendly all year round and with the South-West Coastal Path; there are hundreds of miles of stunning coastline for dogs to roam a free. Many of Cornwall’s most popular attractions are also dog friendly such as Lands End, the Eden Project and Tintagel Castle.
Looking for a pet-friendly holiday let in Cornwall? Book direct with Pass the Keys today.
The Lake District
The Lake District is a natural choice for walkers and outdoor sports enthusiasts alike. As England’s largest national park and UNESCO Heritage Site, it’s a perfect destination for a dog-friendly holiday, with forests, mountains and lakes just waiting to be explored. From Windermere lake cruises, steam locomotive trails and Ullswater steam boats; you can bring your four legged friends along! Many of the Lakes heritage sites are outdoors, so you won’t miss out on any of the action by bringing your pets along for the ride.
Looking for a pet-friendly holiday let in the Lakes? Book direct with Pass the Keys today.
North Yorkshire is home to some quintessential English seaside towns such as Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay and Scarborough, as well as the North York Moors National Park. Families can enjoy the variety of a rugged countryside retreat and a beautiful coastline all in one. Enjoy panoramic views from the dog-friendly Scarborough Castle, climb the Whitby steps with your four legged friends and get lost in the national park.
Looking for a pet friendly holiday let in North Yorkshire? Book direct with Pass the Keys today.
Known for its miles of stunning coastline, sandy beaches and beautiful countryside, East Anglia is becoming increasingly popular amongst dog-friendly holiday-goers. It boasts a persuasive mix of charming cathedral towns, bustling cities, miles of sandy coastline and rolling countryside. The 84 mile Norfolk Coastal Path is also perfectly suited to families with pets, whilst other popular sites such as the Sandringham estate and Holkham Hall estate are also dog-friendly. For wildlife enthusiasts, RSPB Minsmere in Suffolk is a great pet-friendly day out. The Bure Valley Railway is a great option to see this picturesque East Anglian countryside all its glory.
Looking for a pet friendly holiday let in East Anglia? Book direct with Pass the Keys today
Whilst not an obvious choice to many, Northumberland has gained ground as an increasingly popular destination for a dog-friendly staycation. With its own National Park, a coastal AONB and home to Hadrian’s Wall, the county has a lot to offer as a staycation destination. The Northumberland Coast Path, and 8 long-distance trails, keen walkers are spoilt for choice! Alnwick Castle is a must visit for HP fans, with dogs free to walk the grounds. The island of Lindisfarne is also a must-see, and visitors have been bringing dogs to walk on the island for years.
Looking for a pet-friendly holiday let in Northumberland? Book direct with Pass the Keys today