Today (26th August) marks International Dog Day, a day dedicated to our furry companions. This day has been celebrated since 26th August 2004, created by animal welfare advocate and expert Collen Paige with the hope of encouraging people to adopt dogs rather than buy. There are many rehoming centers across the country with thousands of dogs looking to go to a good home, so if you are looking to get a dog then please think twice before purchasing.
We are a nation of dog lovers so its no surprise that many of us are looking for UK getaways where your furry friend is welcome. Taking your dog with you means you will be looking for lots of outdoor space and somewhere you dog can feel comfortable, any extra touches such as dog beds, dog toys and treats are always a added bonus too.
The Best UK Dog Friendly Stays
Lime Wood, Hampshire
Lime Wood set in the heart of New Forest National Park, has a lot to offer these beautiful grounds whether you want to relax in luxury in their stunning spa or you can take a bike and explore the beautiful surroundings.
Your dogs are able to stay with you in the garden lodges at the cost of £30. The garden lodges are closely connected to the forest making them ideal for your furry friend.
Price: From £345
Dog Cost: £30
Extras: Each lodge comes with a dog basket so your dog enjoys their stay.
Another Place, Lake District
Situated in Lake District with stunning views over Ullswater and the fells. Another Place has a lot to offer with two restaurants, the library, swimming pool and even a place where you can relax and enjoy treatments.
Another Place allow dogs in their hotel although they do have a few house rules that you and dog should follow. You also don't need to worry if you forget your dogs bed as they have some on hand to help you out. There is a £15 charge for your dog to stay and a additional £5 for another dog. With 18 acres of national park there is plenty of outdoor space for you furry friend to enjoy.
Price: From £250
Dog Cost: £15 for one dog and a additional £5 for another dog.
Extras: Dog beds available!
Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool
If a city break is what your looking for then The Hope Street Hotel based in the heart of Liverpool would be a great choice. You can enjoy the local surroundings of bars, shops, mesums and restuarants or you can enjoy what the hotel has to offer with their beautiful spa faculties and on site restaurant.
Dogs are very welcome at Hope Street, in fact they are almost encouraged! With a charge of just £15 a night they can provide bedding, toys and treats for your dog.
Price: From £150
Dog Cost: £15
Extras: Beddings, toys and treats all available for your dog.
The Nare Hotel, Truro
Set in beautiful Cornwall right by the sea The Nare Hotel has spectacular views whilst offering you traditional English charm. With a range of facilities such as outdoor swimming pool, beautiful restaurant, beach and spa.
The Nare Hotel welcomes well behaved dogs, there is a extra charge for having your dogs stay as they also can enjoy dinner from their very own menu! Your dog can stretch its legs in their designated field or can enjoy the many walks that the surrounding area has to offer.
Price: From £174
Dog Cost: £19 for a small dog, £24 medium and £29
Extras: A meal for your dog is included in the price!
Cholmondeley Arms, Chester
The Cholmondeley Arms is situated in the countryside, adjacent to Cholmondeley Castle. You can enjoy the a delicious meal in their pub using locally sourced food.
Dogs are welcome in all areas of the pub and bedrooms, with numerous water bowls, dogs biscuits at hand and even bottles of dog beer they really cater for your furry friend. There is a small charge of £10 for every day that stays at the hotel.
Price: From £75
Dog Cost: £10
Extras: Dogs are allowed in all areas of the pub including the garden and terrace