The Top 5 Dog Friendly Hotels in the UK

Where’s the best place to go for dog walks and which pet friendly hotels stand out amongst the rest? We’ve done the hard work for you, compiling a list of the top 5 dog friendly hotels in some of the UK’s most desirable locations.



The Alverton Hotel, Truro


With beaches, river paths and woodland walks to enjoy, Cornwall is a hound’s heaven. So it’ll come as no real surprise that plenty of Cornwall hotels take dogs.


But if you’re looking for the best dog friendly hotels in Cornwall, look no further than The Alverton in Truro. It’s simply pawfect.



The Alverton Hotel charges £17.50 for your furry friend and provides them with all sorts of home comforts, including a blanket, water bowl, food bowl and even gourmet treats. Your pooch really will feel like they’re on holiday!


Woodland, Park and Beach Walks in Cornwall


If you fancy a woodland walk, head to Trelissick Gardens or Trewithen Gardens. For parks, Victoria Gardens and Daubuz Moor are well worth a visit. Dog friendly beaches in Cornwall are commonplace but based in Truro, you’ll need to venture a little further (about a 20-minute drive) to Loe Beach or Perranporth Beach.


Thurlestone Hotel, Salcombe


With glorious countryside and beautiful beaches, South Devon is among the very best UK holiday destinations for dog friendly breaks. And what better place to stay than the Thurlestone Hotel in Salcombe? Dogs are welcome in all inland and classic rooms, as well as 4 of the premier rooms at a charge of £15 per dog per night.


Upon arrival, you’ll receive a goody bag of dog treats and toys, plus handy leaflets on the best dog friendly beaches around the South Hams.


Dog Friendly Devon Beaches


With the South West coast path on your doorstep, the Thurlestone Hotel is the ideal base for a walking holiday in Devon. Thurlestone Beach is just a short walk away and happens to be one of the best dog friendly beaches in Devon. A hidden gem, it’s often quieter and less busy than some of the other beaches - perfect for peaceful walks in the sunshine.


Stonecross Manor Hotel, Kendal


Looking for dog friendly hotels in the Lake District? The Stonecross Manor Hotel is located on the southwestern edge of Kendal, and just a 15 minute walk from the town centre. Grazing the border of 2 National Parks, the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales you’ll be perfectly placed to explore the countryside with your canine companion.


The Stonecross Manor Hotel welcomes dogs to stay in designated rooms for a charge of £15 per dog, per night. Visitors are required to inform the hotel when booking.


Dogs are not permitted in the restaurant at the hotel but you can order meals to the bar, where dogs are allowed. You can walk your dog within the hotel grounds or along the footpath by the River Kent.


Scout Scar Viewpoint


For stunning scenery and magnificent views of Old Man Coniston and Scafell Pike, head to the Scout Scar Mushroom viewpoint. This circular Lake District dog walk is suitable for walkers of all abilities, with mainly flat paths leading up to the viewpoint.


Windermere Dog Walks


Lake Windermere is a 20-minute drive from Kendal and a must-visit Lake District town. But if the hustle and bustle of the touristy town isn’t for you, escape to the hills or enjoy a lakeside stroll.


The Edinburgh Grand, Scotland


The Edinburgh Grand is made up of several luxury apartments with an on-site restaurant, bar and coffee house. But the best part? You can bring your dog along!




Yes, the Edinburgh Grand is one of the most dog friendly hotels in Scotland and has received rave reviews for its pet friendly policy. On arrival, dogs receive their very own welcoming kit, including a comfy dog bet, blanket, bowl and toy, as well as delicious dog treats. A 5 star service for you and a 5 star service for your dog. Just how it should be.


Rather than charging for your pet per night, the Edinburgh Grand charges £50 extra for stays of 1-6 nights and £120 for 7+ nights. This covers the cost of deep cleaning the apartment for the next visitors.


Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Park


There are lots of fantastic dog walks in Edinburgh but a hike to Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park is an absolute must. With a multitude of paths to explore, your dog will have a pawsome time and your efforts will be rewarded with stunning views of the city.


Malmaison Oxford


Visiting Oxfordshire? It’d be a crime not to stay in the Malmaison Oxford. The former prison has been transformed into the most beautiful boutique hotel, complete with incredible rooms, captivating event spaces and the exquisite Chez Mal brasserie.


The great news? It’s pet friendly. The Malmaison in Oxford welcomes well-behaved dogs in designated guest rooms at a charge of £20 per night. Dogs must be over 1 and guests are required to inform the hotel at booking.





University Parks Dog Walk


You don’t need to venture far to enjoy a peaceful dog walk in Oxford. University Parks is just 5 minutes away in the car (20-minute walk) and is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely stroll with your four-legged friend. Walk the perimeter of the park and take in the beautiful sights including the Genetic Garden, the River Cherwell and the duck pond.


Stop at the river’s edge for a picnic in the sunshine. Let your dog quench their thirst and enjoy a paddle in the cooling river.


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