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Dog Friendly accommodation

The Lake District, Cumbria is a great place to bring your dog on holiday. With so much space to run around, lakes and rivers to explore, your furry friend will have a great time. Many accommodation providers are also part of the EnjoyEngland Welcome Pets! scheme, others welcome pets by arrangement.

As a holiday destination you will also find that in towns such as Keswick and Ambleside dogs are welcome in many shops and some pubs, whilst cafés often have tables outside.


Bring your dog on holiday

As the official tourist board website for the Lake District & Cumbria we have a fantastic choice of hotels, b&bs, self catering cottages and campsites that welcome dogs.

Many are part of the Welcome Pets! scheme and there are also plenty of places to stay that have indicated they will take dogs by prior arrangement.


Mulberry, Swallows Nest & Yewtrees

Set in over 80 acres of grounds with lovely walks straight from the door onto Tarn Hows, one of the Lake District's featured beauty spots.

Camping Pods

Lanefoot Farm Pods & Shepherds Hut

The camping Pods and The Shepherds' Hut at Lanefoot Farm Campsite present a glamping alternative to camping. Affordable accommodation already set up on site. Just bring everything you usually bring to camp, but leave the tent behind!

Ullswater Caravan Camping & Marine Park

Ullswater Holiday Park

At the Ullswater caravan park, we specialise in a friendly welcome, practical family facilities and a range of accommodation to suit all needs. An ideal place for exploring the Lakes.

North Lakes Hotel & Spa

North Lakes Hotel & Spa

Take a warm Cumbrian welcome, a team of people who love to look after you and fantastic facilities, a perfect combination at any time of the year. Public areas are spacious with log fires and deep, comfy sofas throughout.

View across the dining and living room

Balmoral House Apartment 6

Balmoral Apartment is situated in the centre of Keswick Market Town, five minutes' walk to the shores of Lake Derwent water and Theatre by the Lake.

Brackenrigg Inn - outside view

Brackenrigg Inn

Overlooking Ullswater, award-winning food, fine wines and local ales, family friendly, AA 3-star inn, dogs welcome in some rooms, single rooms to spacious family suites.

Broadoaks Country House

Broadoaks Country House

Broadoaks is set in the beautiful and tranquil Troutbeck valley yet is central for the centres of activity at Windermere, Bowness and Ambleside. It boasts beautiful views, a croquet and boules lawn and a luxurious Victorian ambience.

Kirkstone Foot Cottages and Apartments

Kirkstone Foot Cottages and Apartments

A collection of holiday cottages and apartments set amongst 2 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, yet only a 2-minute stroll from the centre of Ambleside.

The Kings Head Hotel

The Kings Head

A former 17thC coaching inn situated at the foot of Helvellyn in the heart of the Lake District, The Kings Head is surrounded by spectacular scenery with unsurpassed views toward St Johns in the Vale, Blencathra and Skiddaw.

1 Park Road

1 Park Road

1 Park Road is a unique bed and breakfast located in Windermere village. Providing locally sourced food & drink with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, we are the perfect place for your Lake District retreat.

Kings Arms

Kings Arms

The famous Kings Arms Inn is a friendly, family-run, village centre Inn. Good food, real ales and warm surroundings make this 500 year old inn an ideal stopover in the historic village of Hawkshead. Children and pets welcome.

Family Camping Pod

Park Cliffe Camping & Caravan Estate

Cumbria Tourism 2016 Holiday Park of the Year award winner, Park Cliffe is set in 25 acres of picture-postcard countryside above the eastern shores of Windermere. Yet family-owned, Park Cliffe is only a short drive from the M6.

Ullswater View Cottage kitchen

Ullswater View Cottage

Location, location, location the three things you need for the perfect holiday cottage and this has all three. Ullswater View cottage was built for the miners of the Greenside Lead Mine and is situated 1/2 mile above Ullswater.

The Croft

The Croft

The Croft is situated in the picturesque village of Hawkshead a short walk from local shops, inns and tea rooms.

Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Lanefoot Farm Campsite

Lanefoot Farm Campsite is a peaceful site in a picturesque setting, between Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater, with panoramic views of the surrounding fells.

Wycombe Holiday Flats

Wycombe Holiday Flats

Wycombe Holiday Flats are known for their comfort, facilities, situation, panoramic views and good value. Grange-over-Sands' mild climate and relative dryness make it an ideal venue for Lakeland holidays throughout the year.

Fairfield House bathroom

Fairfield House and Gardens

The Fairfield is a charming late Georgian house set in quiet secluded grounds with its own car park and located in a quiet cul-de-sac close to the centre of Bowness bay. Provides a quiet child free environment to relax.

Sunset Cottage

Sunset Cottage

A 17thC fully restored farmhouse. Spacious cottage with large garden and panoramic views of mountains and sea. Original features include inglenook fireplace, oak beams, flagstone floor and oak panelling.

The Wild Boar Hotel luxury bedroom

The Wild Boar Inn, Grill & Smokehouse

Relax in the comfort of this famous traditional coaching inn, with a reputation for the warmest of welcomes, fine food served in a superb restaurant complemented by a wine cellar, and beautifully comfortable rooms and suites.

The Regent Hotel

The Regent Hotel

Standing on the slipway at Waterhead Bay on Lake Windermere the Regent Hotel offers you a warm welcome.

Pet Friendly Places to Eat

The Lake District, Cumbria is known for the great outdoors – the perfect playground for your four-legged friend, so when you’re visiting you don’t just want the outdoors to be suitable for your dog, you want other facilities too.

Taking your pooch on holiday shouldn’t be a barrier and in Cumbria, as well as ample space to explore, we have a whole host of dog-friendly cafes, bars and restaurants as well as accommodation so you don’t have to leave your pooch at home. Click below to take a look at some of the dog-friendly places to eat in our region…

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Pet Etiquette

It is important to remember when out walking with your pet that you are often walking across private and farm land. It is an offence to allow your pet to bother any livestock. Always keep you dog on a lead around fields & livestock. As dog owners you have a responsibility to manage and control your pet in public.

Please bear in mind the following points if you are planning on bringing your pet on holiday with you...

Most of these points can be followed by simply keeping your pet on a lead. Even if you think your dog may behave around livestock and other people, it is better not to risk it.

Sheep & lambs


Cows & calves


Other people




Animal & insect bites



Dogs at The Rybeck Hotel

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