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Dog-friendly attractions

From going on holiday, to eating out and exploring the great outdoors, the demand for dog-friendly places to stay at and visit is huge. Here's some of the best dog-friendly attractions throughout the UK...

DAY OUT: DIRECT BOATING, NORFOLK BROADS

River Trips / Day Boat Hire: Broads Tours, Wroxham, Norfolk.

Set off from the heart of the Norfolk Broads onboard one of their unique passenger trip boats with expert commentary, or captain your own Broads day boat, and tour the Broads at your leisure with your canine companion.

Tel: 01603 782207

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Visit: www.broadstours.co.ukFacebook and Twitter.

BEACH: BAMBURGH, NORTHUMBERLAND

“If you’re looking for a beach where you and your dog can walk for miles undisturbed, head to Bamburgh,” recommended former Your Dog features writer Kelly Jackson. “My Cocker Henry loved running around. Our walk was stunning with the castle looming in the background.”

Visit: www.visitnorthumberland.com/coast/bamburgh

CAFE: DOGGIE DINER, SUNDERLAND, TYNE AND WEAR

This canine cafe has separate menus for dogs and humans, and also hosts dog birthday parties and other dog-friendly events.

Visit: www.doggiediner.co.uk

CAMPING: BEACH BLUE HILLS TOURING PARK, ST AGNES, CORNWALL

This campsite welcomes dogs free of charge and has ‘Harley’s Field’ where canine guests run and play freely. It is also a short walk from a dog-friendly cove.

Visit: www.bluehillscamping.co.uk

DAY OUT: AMBERLEY MUSEUM AND HERITAGE CENTRE, AMBERLEY, WEST SUSSEX

“We are very pleased to have won this award, as we take pride in our museum being a family attraction, which includes Man’s best friend,” said a spokesman for Amberley.

Visit: www.amberleymuseum.co.uk

GREAT OUTDOORS: SOUTH WEST COAST PATH

The 630-mile National Trail has stunning scenery and is pet friendly. There are suggested dog walks on the website.

Visit: www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk

TOWN: KELSO, SCOTTISH BORDERS

“Kelso is a definite gem in the Scottish Borders,” said Kelly Jackson. “We spotted many dog owners exploring the town.”

Visit: www.visitkelso.com

HOTEL/PLACE TO STAY: WIDGET’S FARM, FROME, SOMERSET

A luxurious pod located on a farm that is completely devoted to dogs. Pets stay for free and have a secure garden to play in.

Visit: www.widgetsfarm.co.uk/glamping

LARGE ORGANISATION: EUROTUNNEL, FOLKESTONE, KENT

Retaining its title from last year, the Eurotunnel remains a popular way for owners to travel with their pets.

Visit: www.eurotunnel.com

PUB: THE MILL, SALISBURY, WILTSHIRE

Situated on the riverside, The Mill beat off fierce competition to land this coveted dog-friendly pub award.

Visit: www.mill-salisbury.co.uk

HIGH STREET: AUSTIN & CO, GREAT MALVERN, WORCESTERSHIRE

“To win this award for a third time is beyond our wildest dreams,” said Sean Austin, from gift shop Austin and Co. “We can’t thank our two and four-legged customers enough for voting.”

Visit: www.facebook.com/austinandco

 

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