Macclesfield pet-friendly holidays


Macclesfield is a medieval market town located in Cheshire, North West England. It is a superb place for a holiday, especially with a pet dog, for it is located on the border of the stunning Peak District so therefore there are ample walking opportunities. There are many attractions in striking distance of the town such as Jodrell Bank space observatory and 16th century Chatsworth house to name a few. There are also ancient sites to discover in addition to the beautiful open countryside. The town centre itself boasts an array of shopping facilities, historic buildings and inns, plus a lovely 12th century church on top of a hill offering commanding views out over the countryside and town. Macclesfield was home to the silk industry and visitors can experience silk making in the living history museum of 'Paradise Mill'. Although pets are not permitted to this museum there are many trails from the town which offer excellent walks plus there is the Manchester ship canal where dogs will enjoy trotting along the tow-path and visitors can admire the scenery, boats and locks. Accommodation allowing pets is available to reflect all budgets and tastes plus there is even a hotel in the centre of Macclesfield that allows up to two dogs. There are also many villages and towns that also offer accommodation with pets. Visitors of all ages and dogs too will marvel at the rich history and scenery offering unlimited walks plus the wide range of activities available.

  • Pet-friendly cottages near Macclesfield

Chatsworth House in the Peak District

The Gritstone Trail, just twenty minutes away from the town, offers a fabulous walking experience for any visitor and their pet. On clear days the Welsh hills and cathedral spires of Liverpool can be seen plus this trail passes through fascinating landmarks as well as ancient sites. Accommodation can be found in this area for visitors wishing to bring pets and these are most likely to be converted historic buildings that often date back to the 18th century or earlier. The town of Bollington is circa to the trail where visitors and dogs can enjoy a fun walk up the hill to 'White Nancy', which is a  man made structure built in the 18th century to commemorate the victory at the battle of Waterloo. The trail is fun for animals and humans with small pockets of woodland en route which are ideal for picnics and stick throwing games! The extensive views at the summit are incredible on a clear day where the North Wales mountains can be seen as well as the pretty village of Kerridge. Upon returning from this hike, visitors with dogs are most welcome in many of the local historic inns and some cafes too. Accommodation in this area of Cheshire is available for visitors with pets and often these are surrounded by wonderful woods and countryside.


The town of Buxton, approximately half an hour from Macclesfield, is a popular location and the town itself is famous for its' named water. Buxton is known as a spa town due to a geothermal spring which is piped to St Annes Well which has been a sacred water site since Roman times. Visitors to this well can fill their water bottles, cups and of course any dog bowls with this fresh bubbling source. This town has attracted visitors since the 14th century, perched at 300 metres above sea level, and is the highest market town in England. There are various shops,cafes and bars to suit all tastes and budgets. And dogs will no doubt enjoy the walking circa to this town or perhaps a visit to the rivers Dove and Wye, where there are paddling opportunities for those paws. Any visiting angler who enjoys fly fishing, would delight in the knowledge that where these rivers join there lies naturally spawning (breeding) rainbow trout ready to be caught. And all visitors will enjoy the scenery of the riverbank coupled with the tremendous views and ancient trees. Nearby 'Pooles Cavern and Country Park' is a popular destination for visitors and  those who wish to explore this two thousand year old cave structure can delight in the knowledge that there is a dog friendly cafe where owners can leave their pets in a covered area where they are supervised by staff. The caves are outstanding with stalagmites and rock pools and the park surrounding offers walking through woodland to a high ridge which gives a fantastic viewpoint of the Peak District. There is accommodation here for visitors with pets either in the town itself or a short distance away. Most of the accommodation is located in historic buildings close to attractions and surrounded by the beautiful landscape.

Approximately forty minutes away from Macclesfield is the town of Bakewell. This small market town is famous for its' Bakewell confectioner. There are excellent walks close to this town offering amazing views of the hills and countryside. The neolithic henge monument 'Abor Low' is well worth visiting due to its' sheer size. There is no entrance fee and whilst the dogs can run and explore visitors can immerse themselves in the atmospheric surroundings of our ancestors with beautiful views across the countryside in a 360 degree radius. The town offers many facilities for visitors and most places are dog friendly too. Accommodation with pets is available and tend to be in idyllic settings often close to trails, and areas of interest.

The many welcoming towns, villages and hamlets scattered across this beautiful part of Cheshire are bound to be a hit with four legged and two legged visitors. There is a wealth of accommodation for people who wish to bring along their furry friends. It is also worth mentioning that famous novelists such as Jane Austern and Emily Bronte were inspired by this area of England. The Peak District is an area of outstanding natural beauty and Macclesfield provides a natural gateway to its' charms. The fascinating landscape and history provides all visitors, and dogs too, with a wonderful experience that creates a lasting memory for both paws and feet in scenery that is captivating and rich in splendour.

Peaks please Paws”

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