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Dog Friendly accommodation

Dogs Love Cumbria!

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 faithful friend 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.

Shelt Gill

Shelt Gill

Shelt Gill is a medieval cruck cottage with dry stone walls, modernised to make a cosy character holiday home.

Mulberry

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.

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 Pheasant

The Pheasant

Unspoiled traditional inn with every modern comfort in understated luxury.

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.

Holgates Caravan Park

Holgates Caravan Park

Nestling in an idyllic Lakeland countryside setting, Holgates presents a tempting year round holiday heaven.

Fir Trees Guest House

Fir Trees Guest House

Here at Fir Trees, your hosts Vicki and Tim extend a warm and friendly welcome to their guests at this spacious family run Guest House.

Inside one of our guest bedrooms

The Queens Head

The Queens Head features a cosy drinking area with newly-refurbished dining areas and 10 comfortable en-suite guest bedrooms providing the perfect base for guests to Cumbria and, of course, their four-legged companions.

Scafell Hotel

Scafell Hotel

Situated in the heart of Borrowdale Valley just off the main road which goes to Buttermere, The Scafell Hotel was formerly a coaching inn, frequented by travellers making the journey over Honister Pass from Keswick to Cockermouth.

front view

Isaac's Byre

Isaac's Byre is a lovely barn conversion providing well equipped accommodation for all the family with ground floor accommodation. Pet friendly. Ideal for walking, cycling, or simply relaxing.

Pinewood Cottage

Pinewood Cottage

A beautifully refurbished cottage near Newby Bridge ideally situated to explore the Lake District national park.

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.

Hillside Farm

Hillside Farm B&B

Hillside Farm is situated in the quiet and peaceful setting of Boustead Hill in the northern part of Cumbria between the villages of Burgh-by-Sands and Bowness-on-Solway, amongst some of the finest unspoiled scenery in the country.

Rydal Lodge Hotel

Rydal Lodge Hotel

The house boasts a range of comfortable rooms from standard rooms with dedicated bathroom through en-suite rooms to luxury suites. Many rooms enjoy delightful views over the gardens and river as well as the beautiful surrounding fells.

The Wordsworth Hotel bedroom

The Wordsworth Hotel and Spa

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

The Sheep Pen

The Sheep Pen

A fantastic cottage, newly refurbished to a high standard, located perfectly for you to enxplore The Lake District National Park.

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.

Superior Caravan

Newby Bridge Country Caravan Park

Newby Bridge Caravan Park is a perfect location for self catering holidays; surrounded by woodlands, the Park provides a a tranquil setting with an abundance of wildlife, excellent facilities and easy access to a variety of activities.

Waterhead Hotel bedroom

Waterhead Hotel

Waterhead is the Lake District's only 4-star town house hotel situated in Waterhead Bay, on lake Windermere. It cleverly combines traditional Lakeland elegance with the comfort and luxury of a contemporary town house hotel.

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…

More Information

Dogs Love Cumbria Guide

View and download the new 'Dogs Love Cumbria' Guide below -
full of top places in Cumbria for you and your faithful friend to eat, stay, shop and visit!

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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