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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.

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.

Elterwater Park Country Guest House

Elterwater Park Country Guest House

High on the hills above Langdale valleys, with views from Kirkstone to Coniston Old Man. Excellent cuisine, homegrown produce, pretty garden, elegant decor. On Cumbria Way. Ample safe private parking.

Another Place, The Lake

Another Place, The Lake

Another Place, The Lake is a relaxed, convivial hotel on the shores of Ullswater from where you can explore the great outdoors. At the heart are good food, fresh air and relaxation.

Studio

The Halston Aparthotel

The Halston is a luxury Aparthotel in the heart of Carlisle city centre which houses Bartons Yard, a relaxed yet vibrant bistro and wine bar which is open to guests and non-guests.

Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

Centrally located and overlooking Elterwater village bowling green, Rose Cottage is a delightful place for a holiday. Full of character, it sleeps 4 people. Relax and enjoy.

Sun Inn

Sun Inn

A warm hearted 17thC inn set in the heart of the beautiful market town of Kirkby Lonsdale overlooking St Mary's church. You can walk within minutes to Devils Bridge, Ruskins View and the Lune Valley.

Blakeholme Bay View

Hill of Oaks Lodge & Caravan Park

Nestled on the slopes of ancient woodland, Hill of Oaks is an award winning 5 Star Holiday Park located in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Sitting Room

Bens

Bens is a deceptively spacious holiday home in the pretty village of Elterwater. An ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside and many nearby attractions.

Royal Oak Hotel

Royal Oak Hotel

The Royal Oak is a traditional Lakeland hotel ideally situated 6 miles south of Keswick. Once an 18thC farmhouse, and former miners tavern, it is still the perfect base from which to explore the Lake District.

Sitting Room - View 1

Bottom Shop

Originally a Joiners workshop, this charming terraced cottage is traditionally furnished and has stunning views to relax and enjoy. A great location for exploring this beautiful part of Cumbria.

Dickinson Holiday Cottages

Dickinson Place Holiday Cottages

Situated in the centre of Allonby that nestles in a sandy bay on the unspoilt Solway Coast. Our beautifully converted 17thC barn cottages are hidden away in a tranquil courtyard. All have original features retained.

The Wordsworth Hotel bedroom

The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

The Wordsworth Hotel is a charming four-star hotel with a tranquil spa and double AA-Rosette awarded restaurant.

The Quiet Site Glamping Pods

The Quiet Site Glamping

The Quiet Site is a family-run site situated in a secluded position amongst the stunning fells that overlook Lake Ullswater.

Laurel Court 1

Laurel Court

Set in the heart of the market town. Walking distance to shops, market, pub etc. Thee superb new cottages, all with en suite facilities, is ideal for relaxing at the end of the day for a party of 2 up to a maximum capacity of 38.

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.

Riverside Cottage Views

Riverside Cottage

Riverside Cottage is a beautifully fitted three bedroom home, sleeping up to six, situated in the world famous Grasmere Village, in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Park Cliffe Camping & Caravan Estate

Park Cliffe Holiday Caravans

Cumbria Tourism 2016 Holiday Park of the Year award winner. Our family run park is set in 25 acres of spectacular open and unspoilt countryside and is within 4 miles of the centre of the lakes at Bowness on Windermere.

The Travellers Rest Inn

The Travellers Rest Inn

An original 16thC coaching inn on the outskirts of Grasmere village, The Travellers Rest epitomizes the traditional Lakeland inn.

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Fell View

Fell View is a converted workshop which now provides superb self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Lakes. The property enjoys elevated views across Elterwater.

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

Sheep

Cows & calves

Cow

Other people

Walkers

Wildlife

Deer

Animal & insect bites

Fields

Fouling

Fouling
Dogs at The Rybeck Hotel

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