Dog friendly breaks in the UK

Many dog owners will be familiar with the heartbreaking ‘please don’t leave me’ look in the eyes of their dog when the suitcases come out of the cupboard. For some, the idea of leaving the dog behind is enough to be put off holidaying altogether.

Happily, Sawday’s offer a solution with the second edition of their guide; ‘Dog-friendly Breaks in Britain’. Dog owners no longer need to endure the guilt of leaving some of the family behind; the guide has been updated to include over 220 of the best dog-friendly destinations in Britain.

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The list of locations is varied and includes self catered holiday homes in Cornwall, a luxury hotel in the Scottish Highlands, and a canal boat in Edinburgh which are all happy to cater for canines.

Sawday’s have not forgotten the importance of burning off excess energy when on holiday with a restless pup or two, and all of the escapes listed are situated in, or within close proximity to, excellent dog-walking terrain. At The Hand at Llanarmon in Denbighshire the owners have even compiled a book of the best dog walks in the area, and on your return expect nothing less than fluffy towels and teatime treats for weary four and two legged walkers.
Homemade doggy delicacies are a reoccurring theme in the guide, with many places offering a smorgasbord of titbits including pig’s ears, bacon fat bites and gravy treats, but The Inn at Cranborne in Dorset, really takes the dog-biscuit. The Inn provides a special breakfast of local sausages and bacon topped off with a splash of milk for dogs to enjoy whilst their owners tuck in to their own locally sourced breakfast.

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