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Top 10 places to take your dog on holiday in the UK

If you prefer to holiday with your beloved canine friend, you probably won’t be looking for a tropical paradise destination deep in the Pacific. You’ll be taking dog-friendly holidays located here in the UK! We’ve researched the best dog-friendly holidays, so you don’t have to!
Top 10 places to take your dog on holiday in the UK

UK holidays with dogs- Our top 10!


Just because you are taking your dog on holiday doesn’t mean you can’t choose a city break! Brighton is bursting with a bustling city energy. There are many places to eat, drink and be merry, along with the beach, pier, and coastal promenade.

One of the most cosmopolitan and lively cities in the UK, dogs are welcome in many shops, cafes, pubs, and hotels. Brightonians, if that’s the correct term, do seem to be big dog lovers, making this a great holiday destination for you and your dog!

Find out more about Brighton here.  

Newquay, Cornwall

The whole of breath taking Cornwall makes an excellent location for dog-friendly holidays. But, if you wonder, ‘where’s the best place to take my dog on holiday in Cornwall?’ we suggest you try Newquay. A surfing mecca, there are 10 dog-friendly beaches nearby. It has the highest number in the UK of cafes, pubs, and restaurants that welcome dogs. Plus, there are many holiday flats, cottages and holiday parks for you to choose from. Newquay is a great destination for a family holiday so if you are planning on taking your kids and your dog, Newquay is the place to go!

Discover Newquay here.

The Lake District

Ahh, the Lake District! One of the most stunning locations in the whole of the UK. This national park is chock full of walking opportunities. Your dog will be in heaven! With all the open space, it’s not surprising the Lake District is used to welcoming tourists with their beloved dogs in tow.

There are 20 dog-friendly English Heritage sites. Suppose you enjoy discovering historical ruins and ancient remains. In that case, we recommend the Lake District as an ideal destination over any other UK holidays with dogs.  

Find out more about the Lake District here.

Yorkshire Dales

Desolate and windswept in parts but always awe-inspiring, the Yorkshire Dales makes an ideal place for any dog-friendly holidays. Take your walking boots and get ready to exert yourself. You can’t take your dog to the Yorkshire Dales without climbing to the top of one of the ‘Dales 30.’ These mountains range in size, so you can choose an appropriately challenging hike for you and your dog!   

It’s not all hills and mountains! There are lots of lovely towns and villages to visit, with many of them welcoming dogs.

Find out more about the Yorkshire Dales here.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is a city that loves dogs! There are a vast number of dog-friendly B & Bs, open green spaces, as well as eating and drinking establishments. Dog owners looking for the hustle and bustle of a city break should definitely consider Edinburgh. This historical Scottish gem is always a popular destination throughout the year.

Check out all the tourist attractions that admit dogs and find suitable places to go before heading to Edinburgh, making your holiday as stress-free as possible.

Discover Edinburgh here.

Dartmoor, Devon

Located in lovely Devon, Dartmoor is another of our fantastic national parks! Flora and fauna flourish throughout the windswept moors. You and your dog will be spoilt for choice discovering the hidden delights of Dartmoor on one of the many walking routes.

Holiday accommodation in Dartmoor is accustomed to welcoming dogs so you’ll find plenty of choices. Quaint pubs and restaurants are dotted across the moors. You and your canine companion will have fun seeking them out!

Explore Dartmoor here.

Southend on Sea

Southend on Sea might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think, ‘where’s the best place to take my dog on holiday?’ But, don’t discount it! There are 8 dog-friendly beaches, lots of open, green spaces and heaps of options when it comes to accommodation that is happy to accept dogs.

We’ve included Southend on Sea as one of our top locations, so any dog lovers living in London or the South East have a dog-friendly holiday option without having to travel too far!

Find out more about Southend on Sea here.

Where’s the very best place to take my dog on holiday?

After much consideration over the best location for UK holidays with dogs, our favourite, number one spot is Anglesey!

This stunning island off the coast of North Wales has the most dog-friendly beaches in the UK and open green spaces for your dog to enjoy. There are plenty of pubs and cafes that will welcome your furry friend and a huge range of properties that are happy to accept doggy guests.

Stunning scenery, unspoilt beaches and quaint towns and villages await you on your dog-friendly holiday. Anglesey has miles of walking routes, including the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path and much of the coast has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. What more reason do you need?

Find out more about Anglesey here.

In the end, wherever you decide to go, we wish you and your dog safe travels and a very happy holiday!

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