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Dogs Deserve A Holiday Too - Ten Dog Friendly Destinations

30 March 2016

UK - Lots of families enjoy taking a staycation to see something new in their own country. Whether it’s visiting a piece of historical heritage or relaxing by the seaside, loading the family into the car and hitting the road at your own pace can be quite liberating – and if you’re on the road there’s no reason the dog can’t come along too.

Staycations can be a great chance for your family’s best friend to run around and explore somewhere new – the local park can only circled so many times – and it’s also a friendlier option than leaving them in a dog kennel or with a friend. Unfortunately a number of places aren’t dog-friendly, so it’s always best to make sure if the pup is allowed.

The Hotel Collection have made things simpler with a new pet holidays guide that highlights 10 locations across the UK with dog-friendly bars, restaurants, attractions, walks, and even dog grooming parlours. Once you’ve explored the area and feasted on the delicious local food, you can rest your head and put your feet/paws up at one of their dog-friendly hotels.

So come along and have a staycation to remember, whether it’s exploring Bute Park in Cardiff, trekking the Lancashire Coastal Way in Blackpool, or taking part in The Great British Dog Walk when it drops in to Brighton or Cheshire.

If you’re feeling stylish in Stirling then take your dog to Pampers the Dog Stylists and give them a professional grooming session, or for the social butterflies you could meet up with other dogs and families at The Pet Show, held in Warwickshire during July.

However if quiet and solitude is more your speed you can try walking the vast lavender fields of the Cotswolds or strolling through the stunning Sandstone Trail in Cheshire, where you can spend plenty of quality bonding time with each other.

After a long day of travelling you can head to one of the many dog-friendly bars or restaurants up and down the country, filling yourselves up on classic fish and chips in Torquay’s Boathouse Bar and Grill or a sumptuous ribeye in County Durham’s George and Dragon. Dogs get their very own complimentary water bowl, while some establishments also serve up doggy treats.

There are plenty of places to discover and things to see across the UK for both pets and owners, with dog-friendly destinations dotted all over. Browse through the Pet Holiday Guide and find the perfect spot for you and your furry friend, whether you want a seaside escape, a wilderness adventure, or a few days in a new city.

The full list of locations featured in the guide include: Stirling, Cardiff, Warwickshire, Cotswolds, Blackpool, Torquay, Harrogate, Brighton, County Durham, and Cheshire.

You can read the Holiday Guide, here.


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