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Well known for its rugged coastline and traditional English countryside, the West Country offers a diverse array of breathtaking landscapes. Whether it’s pristine beaches, picture-perfect villages or dramatic river valleys, between them, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset offer some of the UK’s most stunning scenery.
A varied landscape where mountains tower above lush river valleys and glassy lakes, interrupted only by charming towns, villages and many historic castles. The stunning coastline offers 750 miles of flawless beaches and hidden coves, and Cardiff offers a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of cultural discoveries.
Scotland is a land of real diversity. Revel in the vibrancy of Edinburgh and Glasgow or enjoy solidarity on the peaceful islands of Skye or Lewis. Walk beside gentle lochs or rushing rivers, climb towering mountains and discover hidden beaches and ancient battle grounds. Not only that but Scotland is swathed in historic castles, stately homes and attractions to suit just about anyone.
From the huge open skies and vast beaches in Norfolk to the traditional seaside charm in Essex, the East of England is a varied holiday destination. Taking in Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, you can also enjoy stunning countryside, cultural cities, historic castles and several Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Encompassing the likes of The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, a holiday in the Heart of England guarantees a traditional English break. Get lost in the stunning countryside, explore cultural cities, market towns and picture-perfect villages. Not only that but you can discover stately homes, peaceful gardens and beautiful castles.
Home to some of the UK’s most loved Victorian seaside towns, the South Coast promises perfect family memories full of fish and chips and ice cream! Head slightly inland and you can enjoy the likes of the New Forest in Hampshire, the South Downs in Sussex and cultural cities like Canterbury in Kent.
There are many contrasting landscapes in the North of England, from the unspoilt mountains in the Lake District to the vast rolling countryside of Yorkshire. If you’re more interested in the coast then Northumberland’s stunning beaches and Yorkshire’s popular fishing villages will not disappoint.
With so many beautiful places in the UK designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this is a testament to just how special much of the country’s landscapes are. Choose from the peaks of Snowdonia, the honey-coloured villages of the Cotswolds, the unspoilt wilderness of the Cairngorms.
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Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway
Biggar (1.5mls NE), Glasgow and Clyde Valley
Castle Douglas (16mls South), Dumfries and Galloway
Applecross, The Highlands
Farr, The Highlands
Moffat (8mls SW), Dumfries and Galloway
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By staying in a dog-friendly cottage in Scotland, your dogs can enjoy the beautifully untamed landscapes, spectacular mountain peaks and glittering lochs just as much as you. From luxurious cottages in the country full of character to cosy fisherman cottages by the coast, Scotland is a spectacular destination for a dog friendly holiday.
Scotland’s rich and diverse landscape is the perfect destination for dog-friendly holidays and you should check out our
guide here. Its coastline is littered with beautiful sandy beaches where your dogs can chase balls through the surf, while the inland landscape is carpeted with thick forests, criss-crossed with exciting trails to explore. Your four-legged friends are welcome to stay in any one of our dog-friendly cottages in Scotland and we have lots to choose from. Take your pick of cozy rural retreats for two and bring your pet on your couples’ break away, or select a luxury Scottish cottage that’s ideal for families or larger groups.
How about hunting for Haggis in the Scottish Highlands or digging up clams on the beaches of Orkney? Energetic dogs will love to explore the towering mountains, picking their way along rocky trails as you reach the summit together. Take them along while you enjoy cycling the many dog-friendly routes at the 7Stanes and introduce your furry friends to the delights of the Scottish Borders countryside, or relax in village retreats in Central Scotland close to dog-friendly pubs.
Scotland has a long list of tourist attractions where dogs are most definitely welcome. Castle Mey in Caithness – best known as the Queen Mother’s former home – opens its fabulous gardens to visiting pets. It even provides a dedicated car park with plenty of shade to keep your dogs (and vehicles) cool. In Innerleithen, the Robert Smail Printing Works tells the history of a local printer in a living museum that welcomes well-behaved dogs inside, and in Castle Douglas you can share a Cream o’Galloway ice cream before strolling the dedicated dog trail through the countryside.
Our dog-friendly cottages welcome dogs of all shapes and sizes. In fact, they’re as welcome as you are. After all, a family holiday in Scotland isn’t much fun when you have to leave them behind. Many of our self-catering cottages boast wonderfully big and enclosed gardens, giving every member of your family the freedom to explore outdoors. Our portfolio also includes personally-inspected pet-friendly holiday accommodation that is perfectly located on the edge of Scotland’s walking routes and National Parks, so you’ll never be far from your next country walk.
Self-catering holiday cottages are a great way to enjoy a fabulous holiday in Scotland. They give you and your pets the freedom to relax with plenty of space to call your own. All you need to bring are your pet essentials and their favourite toy. With hundreds of hand-picked self-catering holiday cottages in Scotland spread from the tip of the
Highlands to the Scottish Borders, you can explore all of Scotland’s delights from the comfort of your own ‘home from home’.
Where would you like to visit next? Take a look at our luxury dog-friendly cottages on the Isle of Skye or discover our pet-friendly breaks in Edinburgh. From history to adventure, your next dog-friendly holiday in Scotland is just a click away.
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