Dog Friendly Holidays in the UK: Part 2
In our previous post we were waxing lyrical about the brilliant dog-friendly holidays on offer in Cornwall, and although we are passionate about the South West at Natural Cornish Pet, we also know that there are a plethora of brilliantly beautiful places all across the UK, in which you can take a break with your whole pack. Using all of our years of canine expertise and a touch of top quality research we have found some of the best places you can visit, stay in and enjoy when you are planning a staycation with your dogs by your side.
Dog Friendly Staycations In The UK
With the last year affecting everyone's travel plans adversely, more and more of us are planning our breaks here in the UK. Taking a trip here at home is always an easier option when it comes to holidaying with your dogs as there are a lot less things to have to prepare for, such as pet passports and vaccinations. Staycations are also an easier option when it comes to travelling with your pets as most dogs are comfortable on a train or in a car, and it's much easier to take comfort breaks with your canine companions along the way too. All this alongside the fact that Great Britain is packed full of gorgeous coastline, breathtaking countryside and some of the best National Parks the world has to offer, makes booking a dog friendly staycation a great alternative to going abroad.
Our Top Picks For Finding Dog-Friendly Accommodation
Once you've made the decision to take your well earned break in our fair country, alongside your favourite furry friends, the first thing you'll need to do is find accommodation that can cater for your whole party. This can sometimes be a nightmare as many holiday cottages, hotels and B&Bs do not accept dogs or charge excessive fees when they do allow them. Here we have chosen a few of our favourite companies who offer a great range of accommodation specifically for those with pets in tow, so your whole family can enjoy a beautiful British break together.
This British institution doesn't just help to preserve the nature and history of the best of the UK countryside and architecture, it also offers amazing staycations in a range of unique properties spread across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. With over 200 dog-friendly options on offer that are situated in some of Britain's most Beautiful locations, National Trust is always a great place to start looking for your next trip. An added bonus is that National trust do not charge for dogs to stay in any of their dog friendly properties.
Sykes Holiday Cottages
With over 25 years of experience in the holiday property business and with over 9,000 dog friendly options available, we at Natural Cornish Pet cannot recommend Sykes Holiday cottages enough. Winner of the British Travel Awards’ “Best UK Holiday Cottage Booking Company” for eight years in a row and offering a massive range of properties throughout Ireland and the UK, Sykes is a brilliant place to make a booking for you and your dogs with confidence and ease. From dog-friendly log cabins to coastal gems that welcome a furry friend or two, and everything in between, this company has enough options to keep even the fussiest of dogs (and dog owners!) happy.
Dog Friendly Cottages
As mentioned in our previous post this booking company has a massive selection of properties across the UK that are dog friendly and are protected with a price guarantee. Boasting over 40,000 properties and counting, this great company offers dog-friendly properties from Cornwall to the Lake District and everywhere in between.
Best Places To Visit In The UK With Your Dogs - National Parks
In the UK we are lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the most spectacular countryside and green spaces that the world has to offer. We are also lucky enough to get free unfettered access to massive swathes of it in the form of our National Parks. From the early to mid 20th century, the public were increasingly demanding access to the countryside during a time where widespread industrialisation was increasing the size of cities and the pollution levels exponentially. This eventually led to an act of parliament in 1949 establishing National Parks across the country, which would be areas of preserved natural countryside that would be free to access for the general public. These National Parks would be places where nature could continue to be conserved and enhanced, as well as being enjoyed by people throughout the British Isles. There are now 15 national parks dotted across the country which remain free to access for the public and are great places to take a trip with your dogs. From Dartmoor to the Cairngorms and Loch Lomond to The Norfolk Broads, you're never too far away from one of Great Britain's National Parks. With a veritable plethora of walks in each park, for almost any ability or age of dog, these countryside wonders really are a must see for any dogs and dog-owners who call these fair shores their home.
So, if you're missing out on your holidays abroad and your dogs look like they might like a change of scenery, why not book a superb staycation right here at home. With thousands of dog-friendly property options available and miles of breathtaking countryside to explore with our furry friends, we, at Natural Cornish Pet, think it's time we all booked a brilliant British break today.
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