The UK’s Most Dog Friendly Holiday Destinations Revealed

We’ve created a new infographic that reveals the UK’s most dog-friendly holiday destinations.

The quick-glance guide shows the country’s top regions ranked by the number of self-catering properties that welcome canine visitors.

Take a look at this graphic for visual overview of the information.

Most Dog Friendly Holiday Regions in the UK

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This graphic ranks the destinations by the number of dog friendly holiday properties on our website.

The UK’s top ten dog-friendly holiday destinations are:

  1. Cornwall (3,066 cottages)
  2. Devon (2,461 cottages)
  3. Yorkshire (2,306 cottages)
  4. Norfolk (1,602 cottages)
  5. Cumbria (1346 cottages)
  6. Gwynedd (982 cottages)
  7. Northumberland (881 cottages)
  8. Dorset (864 cottages)
  9. Pembrokeshire (724 cottages)
  10. Suffolk (586 cottages)

The graphic shows that Cornwall, Yorkshire and Devon are the UK’s top three dog-friendly holiday destinations.

Cornwall’s position at the top of the list is not surprising. It is the nation’s most popular holiday destination and has been voted number one in the British Travel Awards for the last eight years running.

Around four million visitors per year flock to the county for its amazing beaches, spectacular scenery, picturesque towns and villages, unique heritage and fantastic food and drink.

With so much to see and do around Cornwall, it’s only natural that many holidaymakers want to bring their dog with them. Dogs love the long sandy beaches, coastal paths, woodland trails, gardens and dog-friendly attractions, cafés and pubs.

The map of the top dog-friendly holiday destinations shows that there’s definitely a preference for holiday accommodation in rural areas, where owners can walk their dogs by the coast or in the countryside.

The top ten counties are all beautiful places to visit with a dog. Special mentions also go to the Scottish regions of Inverness (263 cottages) and Argyll and Bute (204 cottages), as well as Anglesey in Wales (541 cottages), which have an exceptional number of dog-friendly holiday cottages despite being sparsely populated.

Website founder Josh Williams commented: “We’ve had great fun creating this map. Hopefully dog owners will find this interesting and use it to get ideas for their next holiday adventure.”

Some more interesting stats about our collection of cottages include:

  • 51% of properties allow 2+ dogs (12,498 cottages)
  • 81% of properties have gardens (19,806 cottages)
  • 50% of properties have enclosed gardens (12498 cottages)
  • 25% of properties are near a beach (6,113 cottages)
  • 67% of properties have private parking (16,383)
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