Where to Get Away for a Dog Friendly Break for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

British bulldog and Union Jack flag

In June this year, the country will enjoy a long four-day bank holiday weekend in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Celebrating Her Majesty’s 70 years of service (the longest reign of any British Monarch), the weekend will see the country transformed in a flurry of activity and celebration – setting the scene perfectly for a dog-friendly retreat in the UK.

Whether you want to enjoy the action with your four-legged friend or simply make use of the time off and escape to somewhere quiet, we’ve got some great places for you to stay. Gear up for a chilled-out road trip or use our maximum drive time filter and pick somewhere within easy reach for an unforgettable dog-friendly holiday with your favourite little being.

Ambleside, Cumbria

Lake District walking trail

Ambleside in the Lake District has a strong local community and enjoys a stunning setting in amongst some of the UK’s most stunning scenery, a winning combination for a dog-friendly break for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Whether you can’t wait to get out into the fells, sail around Windermere, head to your new favourite local pub or mingle in the streets with your dog (or all of the above), the opportunities for adventure, play and celebration will be in abundance.

Cowes, Isle of Wight

Cowes on the Isle of Wight is undoubtedly set to be one of the best places in the UK to visit for Jubilee celebrations this year. With festivities and events set for the whole Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, you and your dog can look forward to picnics at Jubilee Recreation Ground, live entertainment and an official Beacon Lighting Ceremony. Wake up to dreamy sea views and enjoy unforgettable celebrations with your waggy-tailed pal.

Dartmoor, Devon

Dog on Dartmoor

One of the best places in Devon for a dog-friendly holiday is Dartmoor – a stunning National Park home to moorland, forests, rivers and tors. Offering the best of both worlds, Chagford is an ideal place to get away for a dog-friendly break for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with direct access to the moors and only a stone’s throw from the busier hubs of Newton Abbot and Exeter. The town is even hosting its own Flower Festival for the weekend.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Named by the dog food company Tails as the UK’s most dog-friendly tourist location, Edinburgh sets tails wagging with its green spaces, dog-friendly pubs and restaurants and pet-friendly services. Needless to say, over the Jubilee weekend you can expect lots of crowds and lots of celebrations, so there will be lots to see and do with your dog. That said, if you’d rather head off somewhere a little quieter, you can also use Edinburgh as a base to explore Pentland Hills Regional Park.

Penzance, Cornwall

St Michael's Mount near Penzance
St Michael’s Mount near Penzance

Cornwall is a year-round destination that is always a firm favourite amongst sprightly pups and senior hounds alike. With its dog-friendly beach, South West Coast Path access, dog-friendly attractions and superb eateries, Penzance in West Cornwall is pawticularly appealing. If you’re around on Sunday 5th June this year, you’ll also see a car rally dedicated to the Queen, featuring 70 cars (one for each year of the Queen’s reign) driving 70 miles from Bodmin to Penzance.

Rhos on Sea, Wales

Just along the coast from Llandudno and Colwyn Bay is Rhos on Sea. Located in Conwy County, this picturesque seaside town exudes a kind of charm that makes it universally appealing amongst two and four-legged visitors. As well as its harbour and beach, shops and cafés, visitors can also look forward to its Platinum Jubilee Party on 5th June 2022, with everyone invited to take their own picnic to the park and listen to the original coronation radio broadcast.

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Beach huts and dog on wells-next-the-sea beach in Norfolk

Located in the Norfolk Coast AONB, the port town of Wells-next-the-Sea is a great one for all generations. An all-weather destination, it is especially popular in summer for its vast beaches with year-round dog-friendly areas, undulating sand dunes, colourful beach huts and maze of streets. This summer, you and your pup can also look forward to this Norfolk town’s Jubilee celebrations, which will include a 1950s-themed street party with shows, stalls, funfair and music.

York, Yorkshire

Set between the Howardian Hills AONB and the Nidderdale AONB, the timelessly beautiful city of York is one of the best destinations for a dog-friendly break. There’s the North Yorkshire countryside for the walkers, boutiques for the shoppers, and world-class eateries for, well, everyone. There’s also excellent tea. Head over for the Queen’s Jubilee and enjoy the celebrations taking place within the city or branch out to explore further afield with your dog.

Seahouses, Northumberland

Dog at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland
Dog at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland

With its castle ruins, unspoilt beaches, bunting-strewn market towns and wealth of dog-friendly eateries and attractions, dogs and their owners love Northumberland. Why not celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Jubilee with a stay in Seahouses? Situated on the coast, it offers access to many of Northumberland’s best things to see and do, including a visit to Bamburgh Castle, a boat trip to the Farne Islands, and a wander along the dog-friendly Seahouses South Beach.

Book a Dog Friendly Break for the Long Jubilee Weekend

These are just a few of the dazzling dog-friendly destinations hosting Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June. There will be other commemorative events in towns and villages all around the United Kingdom. Simply choose a dog-friendly place to stay and join in with the local festivities during a jubilee weekend break or a week away with your dog.

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