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Discover one of England's Best Rural Regions for holidays with Dogs!

The Lake District loves dogs, and pooches adore this spectacular landscape offering a wealth of gentle and challenging walks together with one of the best choices of dog friendly hotels and attractions in the UK. You’ll find a superb choice of luxury country house hotels around Windermere and across the National Park welcoming dogs not just in rooms, but also in public bars and areas. Most have their own extensive private grounds – perfect for that early morning exercise.

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Dog friendly hotels in the Lake District

Pet Friendly Lake District Hotels

A selection of famous dog friendly hotels are here in the Lake District, some of which regularly feature in the National Press, going that extra mile to welcome dogs as guests! Discover hotels in the Lake District amongst the selection offering DDBB – Doggie Dinner Bed and Breakfast rates with special menus for four legged friends! Stay in a Central Lakes hotel with beautiful Gardens Suites and grounds which your pet will feel more than at home in!

Visitors with active dogs who love a challenge will find some great pet friendly hotels in top walking areas like Borrowdale in the North Lakes. Double check which rooms are dog friendly – some hotels just have a selection of dog friendly rooms. A small charge per dog per night (or a one off payment) will apply in most dog friendly hotels in the Lakes, however some welcome dogs free of charge. Most hotels will also specify that dogs should not be left unattended in rooms.

Dog friendly hotels are located close to some of the Lake District’s most famous walks! Book a hotel around Ambleside, perfect for exploring Wordsworth Country and the Langdale Pikes with your pet. The Grasmere area in the heart of the Central Lakes and Wordsworth Country is another top spot for dog friendly hotels including some luxury spa leisure hotels! Hawkshead and Beatrix Potter Country on the western shores of Lake Windermere are where to find some fabulous dog friendly hotels ideal for walking with dogs in nearby Grizedale.

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Dog Friendly Walks

Great advice on dog walking in the area is on the official Lake District National Park’s website, and checkout the choice of 42 ‘Miles without Stiles’ walking routes in the National Park which they recommend for dog walkers with less active dogs. These include favourite walks like Borrowdale’s Catbells, Windermere’s western shoreline, Tarn Hows and gentle strolls in the grounds of Brockhole – the National Park’s Visitor Centre. Hotels welcoming dogs in the National Park will be able to assist with lists and advice on walks direct from your dog friendly hotel door.

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Pick up dog friendly Ullswater Steamers for the Aira Force Walk

Dog Friendly Attractions

The Lake District National Park is a guaranteed 'tail wagger' getaway for dogs featuring an outstanding choice of dog friendly attractions. Head to spectacular Muncaster Castle at Ravenglass on the Cumbrian coast for some stunning gentle strolls around the estate’s themed gardens. Many boat trips are dog friendly including Coniston Launch which welcomes well behaved dogs for a minimal charge per pet. Well trained dogs travel free of charge on Windermere Lake Cruises and for a small additional charge on Ullswater Steamers which drops you and your pet off at the beginning of iconic walks like the Aira Force Circular and the Glenridding to Howtown Walk!

Magnificent Holker Hall welcomes dogs on leads in the Parkland and classic steam railways are also pooch friendly. On The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway well behaved dogs travel free of charge on the route located on the southern tip of Lake Windermere. Why not combine your pet friendly day out with a combined great value pooch friendly park, rail and sail ticket!

Dogs are warmly welcomed on walks and in attractions and eateries across the Lake District – this is a Top 10 destination for walking and touring holidays with dogs! From heritage garden estates and mines to a huge choice of Lakeland real ale inns, boat cruises, steam railways and National Park visitor centres – find all these dog friendly attractions here in the Lake District with a dog friendly hotel never too far away! Get booking your great dog friendly hotel in one of England’s best rural destinations for holidays with dogs!

Pet Friendly Hotels in the Lake District

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    Pet friendly Lake District hotel close to Kendal & the M6 motorway. Two pets welcome per room at £20 each. Complimentary car parking for guests, breakfast bag from reception.
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    Budget pet friendly hotel near Ullswater with modern guest rooms & free parking. Nearby Little Chef restaurant. Two pets per hotel room welcome at £20 each. Two miles from Penrith.
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    Pet friendly Barrow in Furness hotel with family & double rooms, free parking & flexible check in/ out times by arrangement. Up to 2 domestic pets welcome by arrangement at a fee.
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    Budget pet friendly hotel in Cockermouth with onsite restaurant & free parking. Two pets per hotel room welcome (£20 each). Close to attractions, high speed WIFI service.
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    Pet friendly M6 hotel just south of Carlisle with modern guest rooms & free parking. 2 pets per room welcome at a charge of £20 each. Nearby Burger King restaurant & petrol station
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    Four star rated pet friendly guest house in Bowness on Windermere. Some lake view and 4 poster rooms, cosy bar, comfortable lounge, pets stay for free!
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    Looking for a pet friendly M6 hotel? The Travelodge Carlisle Todhills Hotel offers contemporary guest rooms & free car parking. Two pets per guest room are accepted at £20 each.
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    Pets are welcome for a charge of £20 per night at this luxury Windermere hotel, with WiFi, parking and a swimming pool. Doggy welcome pack included. Onsite restaurant and bar.
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    Pet friendly Burton M6 Northbound Travelodge hotel with free parking, double and family rooms and petrol station/ restaurant adjacent. Up to 2 pets welcome for extra fee.
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