Yorkshire is Dog’s Own Country for cottage holidays!

take your best friend on holiday to Yorkshire

When you go on your holidays with the family, it’s hard to leave your pet dog behind in kennels or with friends. The good news is - you don’t have to! The beautiful county of Yorkshire is particularly welcoming to ‘man’s best friend ‘and there are lots of accommodation choices to suit. After all, your dog is a valued member of your family and including him/her makes for a true family experience.

Yorkshire is the largest county in England and very diverse. Its magnificent landscape attracts visitors from far and wide, eager to sample local produce, history, outdoor pursuits and scenic views. This county is popular for its charming seaside retreats, the rugged splendour of the moors, the undulating hills of the wolds and the picture postcard dales. Above all, from a dog owner’s point of view, it’s a county of wide open spaces, where your pet can enjoy the freedom of long walks.

If you’re a fan of walking and you want your four-legged companion to join you, Yorkshire abounds with established walking routes including long distance walks that cross through the county. Much of the National Park areas within Yorkshire allow access to dogs (obviously dogs must be kept in control and some restrictions apply in some areas) and your dog will certainly enjoy lots of exercise. It’s simply a matter of following the Countryside Code. With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to plan a dog friendly walk, with downloadable dog friendly maps and free apps for mobile devices giving details of routes.

As for the coast, Yorkshire has a fabulous choice of coastal destinations, whether your taste runs to large towns with plenty amenities or quieter fishing villages. Most dogs like to feel the sand under their paws and many like to take an invigorating dip in the sea. Stand back whilst they shake themselves off afterwards! Several beaches here welcome dogs, with some sections restricted and bans at specific times during the year. For the very latest up to date information, it’s best to contact the local authority by phone or go on their website.

Dog friendly places to visit in Yorkshire

Places to visit in Yorkshire: Fountains Abbey Ripon

Yorkshire has so many attractions to choose from, it will take several holidays to see everything! Castles, gardens, stately homes and outdoor museums are just a sample of what’s on offer and there are lots of attractions where you can take your dog, albeit on a lead. Of course, going on holiday can involve simple pleasures such as a walk through the woods or a lakeside picnic in the sun.

When on holiday, it’s nice to relax with a cuppa or a pint of the local ale. Websites give information on dog friendly pubs and cafes in different areas. Forums are a good source of information too, with users swapping helpful recommendations and experiences.

Your dog may want to get wet, snooze in front of a warming fire in a village pub or walk for miles until they tire themselves out; whatever they want to do, Yorkshire can’t be beaten for family holidays and that means taking everyone!


Yorkshire Places to Stay

york, cathedral city and Viking tales Cleveland Way long distance walk around the North Yorkshire Moors and coast Visit Malham for limestone pavement and limestone crags Ingleton Waterfall Leeds - a city for shopping and nightlife Harrogate Yorkshire

Booking Holiday Cottages

Yorkshire offers so much for self-catering holidays and short breaks. The Moors and Dales are perfect destinations for dog friendly breaks and walking holidays. The city of York and the coast all have their appeal. Rent a dogs welcome cottage and explore the big beautiful county of Yorkshire.

Contact Us

Contact us if you would like to advertise pet-friendly holiday cottages in Yorkshire, especially if you are able to allow more than one dog per cottage. Anyone wishing to rent a holiday cottage should contact cottages owners directly.

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