Pet-Friendly Holiday Destinations in England

Planning a getaway with your pooch in England and in need of some ideas and inspiration on where to holiday.  Read on to discover what the different areas of England have to offer for dog-friendly breaks

Explore Pooch-Friendly Places in the South West of England

Home to some of England’s most popular counties for self-catering breaks, the South West (also known as the West Country) is a great place to explore with your pooch.  With loads of footpaths to be found criss-crossing the countryside in the South West, as well as a number of good dog-friendly beaches, whether you choose to holiday in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset or Somerset there is bound to keep both you and your hound happy on holiday.

Choose holiday rentals with features like enclosed gardens to keep your dog healthy and happy on your break away.  Early booking is recommended though as these kinds of rentals are popular for obvious reasons.


Heart of England with your Pet

The Heart of England is a fascinating area for a cottage break and home to Herefordshire, Shropshire , Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.  Each area has its own unique attractions but common to all, is plenty of tranquil countryside where you can enjoy exercising your pooch.  

For dog owners with a strong interest in history, visit the fascinating world heritage site of Ironbridge in Shropshire, where you are welcome to take your dog to wander around Blists Hill (the Victorian town open air museum).  Another interesting place rich in history is Shakespeare’s Country in Warwickshire, meander through the streets of Stratford Upon Avon with your pooch, followed by a stop in a dogs welcome pub for lunch.


Discover Dog-Friendly in the North of England

For plenty of wide open spaces and the road less travelled, head to the North of England where you can enjoy exploring with your pooch, away from too many crowds.  Made up of North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and East Yorkshire, Yorkshire is a popular area where you can discover unspoilt landscapes like the North York Moors or Yorkshire Dales, visit charming villages and pubs, and discover dogs welcome pubs on holiday.  For dog owners who want to escape and get away from it all head to Northumberland where there are almost 30 dog-friendly beaches including Alnmouth, Bamburgh, Craster, Seahouses and Warkworth.


East Anglia with your Pooch

Conveniently close to London, for city dwellers in particular, East Anglia can be a joy to discover with your pet pooch.  From the scenic wetlands of the Norfolk Broads where your pooch might enjoy a river swim where safe, to Essex with its pretty historic villages such as Finchingfield and historic towns like Colchester to Suffolk with its Constable Country and Cambridgeshire with its jewels of Ely and Cambridge, there are so many choices when it comes to places to visit in East Anglia with your happy hound. 

When planning days out, remember to do a quick search to find local pet friendly pubs and eateries so you know where to visit and stop off whilst you’re enjoying exploring.


South Coast of England

With beaches and popular seaside towns, West Sussex and East Sussex in the Hampshire are idyllic areas to enjoy a dog-friendly holiday.  There are doggy friendly walks galore through the New Forest, as well as plenty  of dogs-welcome beaches dotted along West Sussex and East Sussex.  


Wherever you choose to explore on a pet-friendly holiday in England, remember the UK really is a dog-loving country where your pooch will be made to feel very welcome at a wide variety of places.  Country Cottages Online features a great choice of dogs-welcome accommodation from rural retreats to townhouses, barn conversions and lodges.  Wherever you choose to holiday, we hope you find the perfect pooch friendly rental for you here.

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