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Local Holiday Escapes

by Marissa Whittle

Marissa Whittle Mint Velvet

With the bank holiday fast approaching why not take the whole family, including your pampered pooch away for a much-deserved break!

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We all know having a good holiday can be a chance to relax, to spend time with loved ones and to explore new places.  However, the stress of finding kennels and the guilt of leaving your four legged friends behind is we one we can all avoid.

So why not think about taking your dog on holiday too, it is as much an enriching experience for them as it is to you!  There are hundreds of dog friendly cottages and retreats dotted all around our beautiful country.

New environments provide our precious pooches with incredible experiences and novel ways to get their paws dirty, such as forest and beach walks.  From South Devon, Central Scotland and Dorset the locations are endless. Here is our breakdown on Pooch Friendly escapes based on your four legged friend:

Best friend - Dogs Trust

GOT A LAB – Holiday in Brighton

More than anywhere else in the UK, the South East of England is the most populated with Lab’s. There are so many options for your pooch, from running along the beaches or seated beside you with a bowl of water at a craft beer pub, dogs are welcomed at most places with a smile.

GOT A BOSTON TERRIER – Holiday in London

London’s has a thriving Boston population and it is, therefore, the best place to be to introduce them to the rest of the crew. Why not also look to stay in a chic dog-friendly hotel such as 41 Hotel or The Principal as take late afternoon walk at Regent’s Park.

GOT A JACK RUSSELL – Holiday in Portrush

North Ireland is humming with mischievous terrier exploring the expansive landscape and multiple walking trails. Why not reward them with a stay at the Inn on the Coast, which offers a dog-friendly retreat, dining area and a Good Behaviour Certificate merit when you check out.

GOT A ST. BERNARD – Holiday in West Midlands

Huge dogs everywhere in this part of the world. Go for long strolls in the countryside weaving between the waterways or why not float? Barges are such fun with the whole family, hire a dog-friendly barge, try Black Prince’s fleet and stop off along the way at the best pubs this country has to offer.

GOT A POODLE – Holiday in Suffolk

These four legged friends are known for their intellect, why not dip in to some of the numerous poetry and music festivals or for the more adventurous mutts head for the seaside town of Aldeburgh for runs along the beach, they sure to come across like-minded curly-haired pals as these are the most-loved breed in the East of England.


Ensure that no one misses out on the fun of a well-earned break, Dogs Trust has found the perfect breaks with & Hoseasons breaks at so you can have a holiday to remember. Need help with finding a pet-friendly beach for a last minute stroll, grab the App DOG SPOT, it is super handy.

Dogs Trust will receive 10% for every holiday booked through the site, so not only will you be enjoying your bank holiday weekend with your furry friend, you will also be helping raise pounds for Dogs Trust hounds as well!

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