Pet Friendly Holidays

West Wales’ most dog-friendly holiday hotspots revealed

Pack of dogs at dog-friendly holiday hotspot

11 Pembrokeshire businesses were crowned the most dog-friendly in the region at a special judging ceremony hosted by Burns Pet Nutrition and Pembrokeshire Tourism. 

The awards, now in their second year and the only of their kind to be held in the UK, celebrate and recognise the Pembrokeshire businesses that go above and beyond to welcome dogs to the area, covering a range of categories including best pub, town, beach and hotel.

‘Dogs Aloud’ at Deptford Market Yard

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For London dog owners who still want a social life and visitors to the capital that can’t bear to be parted from their dogs, the search for new dog-friendly drinking and dining destinations is over. 

Deptford Market Yard is proud to announce its ‘ Dogs Aloud ’ status in time for this year’s National Dog Day (Saturday 26th Aug). ​Built within Deptford's renovated historical railway arches and Grade II listed carriage ramp (​London's oldest railway structure) Deptford Market Yard is London's latest food and lifestyle hub waiting to be discovered. 

The North West is the UK’s most dog-friendly region

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  • Demand for dog-friendly holidays has increased by 71%

  • Owners don’t want to travel with their pooch for more than one hour

Dog owners, rejoice - has found the perfect locations for you and your furry friend to enjoy a quick getaway. The last minute cottage holiday provider has seen a 71% increase in pet holiday bookings in 2017 compared to 2016, demonstrating the high demand for dog-friendly trips.

THE DOG FRIENDLY ‘DEV’ ~ A Dream Holiday in the Dales for you and your ‘best friend’

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Situated in the most idyllic of locations, ‘The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’, The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa is one of the North’s finest country house hotels, and is renowned for being dog-friendly, as well being champions of ‘green’ tourism (Gold Award winners ‘Green Tourism’)

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, themselves keen dog-lovers, support sustainability and a dog-friendly ethos throughout their businesses which include this superb country hotel, located in rural splendour on their Bolton Abbey estate.

Dog friendly Daisy Meadows offers glamping and doggy day care in Devon

Dog friendly Daisy Meadows offers glamping and doggy day care in Devon

Dog lovers are aware that dogs aren’t always welcome on family holidays, but Daisy Meadows Glamping in Devon is different, welcoming dogs as special guests with its Happy Hounds Doggy Day Crèche.


Tina Walters, who has run Daisy Meadows since 2013, is a dog lover who knows how difficult it can be for dog owners to get away on a break. That’s why she set up her doggy day crèche at Daisy Meadows, a safari tent glamping site near the Blackdown Hill’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Devon.


Dogs leave wagging their tails after a stay at Macdonald Swan Hotel

Macdonald Swan Hotel, Lake District National Park

Set in the heart of the Lake District National Park, the cosy and inviting Macdonald Swan Hotel offers an excellent break for furry friends and their humans alike. 

Pups and people looking for a place to rest their weary paws after a day’s exploring in the Lake District National Park need look no further. Mentioned in William Wordsworth’spoem "The Waggoner", Macdonald Swan Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the Lake District and has welcomed dogs and owners as far back as 1650.

The relaxing rural retreat is nestled in the Cumbrian countryside, with views across the Fells.

The Headland Hotel

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The dog friendly Headland Hotel, in Newquay, Cornwall, is in the prime location for family holidays. For those with teenage adrenaline junkies, The Headland’s own surfing club, The Surf Sanctuary, offers coaching for activities such as Coasteering (ages 12+) and Kite Surfing (ages 15+). And, located just a stone’s throw away from Newquay’s famous Fistral Beach, you certainly won’t hear any calls of “I’m bored” from the kids. There are also paddle boarding and surfing activities suitable for younger guests.

Furry guests are as welcome as human ones

Sunset at the front of the Kings Head Inn, Llangennith on the Gower Peninsula

Lara Joslin grew up in her family’s pub, The Kings Head Inn, located in Llangennith on the Gower Peninsula. Now a Director of the business, she explains why furry guests are as welcome as human ones

Our dog, Lucy Loo, is one of the most important members of our family. She spends her days working hard greeting guests and their furry friends. We would hate to go on holiday without her, so we don’t think our guests should have to either.