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4 Dog-Friendly Cities To Visit In The UK By Sam Walsh

If you’re planning a day trip or staycation with your pup in the United Kingdom, then you’re in the right place. The UK is home to countless dog-friendly towns and cities that welcome you with open arms.

From historic village getaways to scenic national parks, we take a look at some of the best cities in the UK to take your canine companion, ensuring an unforgettable experience for both you and your dog.

4 Dog Friendly Cities To Visit In The Uk

London, Greater London

The fact that London has outranked many other major cities to be among the top pet-friendly destinations in the world speaks for itself. The UK’s capital has an abundance of pet-friendly accommodation, restaurants, parks, and more.

Seeing the sights is one of the most important things to do in London and taking your dog shouldn’t prevent you both from missing out. The Tower Bridge Exhibition is open to dogs of all sizes, as well as a range of wine-tasting tours, games of bingo, and boating excursions. You can even take your pup to cinema screenings!

Travelling with pets in London is a breeze, with owners able to take their pets on public transport for free. This includes travel on trains to London Kings Cross, buses in the city, and the tube. Just bear in mind that dogs must be kept in a carrier or on a lead at all times.

Hereford, Herefordshire

With its rustic streets, gorgeous parks, and dog-friendly National Trust properties, Hereford is a great place to take your pooch. The city’s cathedral is one of the most famous in the UK and a must-see attraction. While dogs aren’t allowed inside, they are free to roam in the close and the Chapter House Garden.

Near here, there is also a walking trail that is perfect for dogs who love the water. The 3-4 hour long route meanders along the River Wye’s banks to the small hamlet of Breinton, where it then reverts back to the city along quiet country lanes.

After a long day of exploring, you’ll also be in need of some food, and Hereford has its fair share of dog-friendly eateries. Places like the Harewood End Inn and the Butchers Arms serve delicious dinners and have dedicated areas for dogs – they’ll even provide snacks and water for your pup!

The Lake District, Cumbria

A haven for nature lovers and outdoor fanatics alike, The Lake District National Park is home to some of the most scenic and peaceful walking routes in the whole of the UK. There are countless adventures to be had with your pup here, from lakeside walks along Derwentwater to more difficult excursions up iconic peaks like Scafell Pike.

When it comes to accommodation for your pooch, the majority of the lodging options here allow dogs to stay in their rooms, ensuring a comfortable stay for everyone involved. Safe dog ownership is encouraged throughout the region, so ensure you keep your dog on a lead around livestock and clean up any mess.

Cirencester, Gloucestershire

The capital of the Cotswolds, Cirencester is a large town filled to the brim with cafes, restaurants, and shops. It is also recognised for its variety of dog walks, where your pup can run around off lead down avenues of trees.

Cirencester Park, located in the Bathurst Estate, is the best place to visit with the whole family. Recently, it has opened a new dining area, Roots + Seeds Kitchen Garden, which is both family and dog friendly, and has an adventure playground for the kids to enjoy for hours on end.

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