Pick a Pet-Friendly Cottage Holiday near Pickering.

for holidays in  east yorkshire try pet friendly cottages  pickeringMany people venture to the market town of Pickering for day trips and holidays, taking advantage of all the attractions in the locality. It’s a great destination for seeing the rugged splendour of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, and you could also make a run to Yorkshire’s coastal towns and villages. Lots of accommodation owners welcome pets (some with a small extra charge and some for free), so there is no need to book kennels whilst you’re away. Dogs love the wide open spaces and the North Yorkshire Moors offers families lots of scenic long walks. Make sure to obey any signs about putting your dog on a short lead etc., especially at times of year when there are ground-nesting birds or ewes around.

Nearby Dalby Forest is another terrific place to take the dog and follow the trails. If you prefer, you can cycle. You can also walk or cycle through Cropton Forest. All this walking or cycling may leave you parched, so it’s fortunate that many pubs are dog-friendly.

When you come to Yorkshire, there’s every chance you’ll come across heritage railway lines with steam trains chugging along. This harks back to a more elegant time. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (the longest in the country) offers a nostalgic journey through wonderful scenery, and the good news is that your dog can go too. As long as they are well behaved, they are welcome on the trains, with the exception of first class carriages and dining trains. Tickets are available for dogs for a very small fee. Harry Potter fans may recognise Pickering Station as a location used in the films.

For history lovers, there is Pickering Castle, which originated in the 13th century. Highlights include the keep and the exhibition in the chapel. Children will love the organised family activities and there are marvellous views.

Beck Isle Museum provides more history and it’s a great place for grown-ups and kids. Activities include walking trails, a quiz, children’s dress up boxes and an activity room with art materials and toys. You can learn about the area’s past from 27 themed rooms, a farm courtyard and archive photographs. Go back in time in the Victorian Parlour, Victorian Pub, Costume Room, Chemist Shop and Gent’s Tailors. Relax after looking at the exhibits and eat a picnic by the river.


A food family location but unfortunately the dog has to stay back home.

For a great family day out, Castle Howard comes highly recommended. This imposing stately home has beautiful grounds and fine collections of paintings, furniture, tapestries and sculpture. It’s also famous as the location for two filmed versions of Evelyn Waugh’s novel, ‘Brideshead Revisited’. Children love the land train and boating on the lake. Your dog will be welcome at Castle Howard too, if put on the lead, with the exception of the Courtyard Café decking, adventure playground and in the house itself (unless a support dog).The staff even provides water bowls at the entrance of the house and in the Stable Courtyard.

As you can see, it’s pretty straightforward to have a pet-friendly holiday here!

Self catering Pickering

tea shops and cake after a walk in Yorkshire Visit  old dye houses and the historic cotton mills of Yorkshire out for dinner during your Yorkshire break Brimham Rocks in Nidderdale Yorkshire Yorkshire tea the oldest sweet shop in England is in Pately Bridge and dates back to 1661

Pets Welcome Pickering

The World War II war weekend sees fascinating re-enactments in Pickering. Perhaps one for the diary?

Book pet-friendly accommodation and enjoy going back in time.

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