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Top five doggy holiday destinations in the UK revealed

Looking for the best places to stay on a dog-friendly break? The canine customers of Sykes Cottages have spoken (well… barked), and we’re delighted to bring you the countdown of the UK’s five most popular destinations for holidays with your pooch.

Top five doggy holiday destinations in the UK revealed

5. Derbyshire

One of the nation’s most beloved national parks, Derbyshire’s Peak District is just the place for a pawsome holiday adventure. Choose from phenomenal walks beneath craggy hilltops, over sun-dappled moorlands, or through wooded dales. For a gentler pace, wander the charming streets of Derbyshire’s many market towns or explore the peaceful grounds of stately homes and take in the historic grandeur of your surroundings.

Top five doggy holiday destinations in the UK revealed

4. Gwynedd

North Wales is a pup’s delight and the Gwynedd area embodies all the wonders the country has in store. From the breath-taking magnificence of Snowdonia National Park, with a never-ending array of mountains and lakes that brim with myths, to the craggy, castle-topped headlands and inviting, sandy bays of the Llŷn Peninsula, it simply begs to be explored.

Top five doggy holiday destinations in the UK revealed

3. Cumbria

Home to the unrivalled majesty of the Lake District, Cumbria is a place like no other. This sublime landscape of glittering waters, towering fells, and dramatic valleys is at the top of any walkies wishlist. The Lakes is a truly magical land that has inspired some of the UK’s greatest poets, writers, and artists for centuries. Lose yourselves in nature and just watch how much their tails wag.

Top five doggy holiday destinations in the UK revealed

2. Cornwall

The shimmering shores and inviting microclimate of the UK’s southernmost county make it a highly sought after place for a getaway with four-legged family members. Offering over 300 miles of the stunning South West Coast Path to explore, bustling harbour towns and picture-perfect fishing villages to visit, not to mention the wonderful wilds of Bodmin Moor to roam, how could any holiday-seeking doggy refuse?

Top five doggy holiday destinations in the UK revealed

1. North Yorkshire

God’s Own Country and Man’s Best Friend go together like peas in a pod. From the leafy valleys and rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales to the wild and rugged beauty of the North York Moors, this county has something every pooch can enjoy. Lying on the Heritage Coast, the seaside resort of Whitby has also proven to be the top dog for pet-friendly breaks. This charming seaside harbour town is famously welcoming to dogs and, with its fantastic beach and the moors right on your doorstep, you’d be barking mad not to stay here!

To discover your next dog-friendly cottage break, visit the Sykes Cottages website.