Dog Friendly Holidays in Scotland

27 January 2017

Long costal walks, vast mountainous terrain and sandy white beaches makes Scotland perfect for dog friendly holidays. During your holiday, you and your dog will be spoiled for choice with the variety of activities that will keep even the most energetic dogs happy!

When you’re looking for places to take your pet, you’ll quickly realise that the only problem will be narrowing down your options. To help you plan your holiday, here are some of our favourite destinations for dog owners:

The Costal Path - Fife

Fife’s abundance of sandy beaches and long costal walks makes it the perfect destination for dog owners with energetic pets! Treat your four legged friend to the Fife Costal Path which stretches out 117 miles from the Forth Estuary in the south, to the Tay Estuary in north Fife. Traveling the full length of the path would take around a week so it’s a good idea to pick up an official costal path map or guide book so you can plan your trip. As you venture along the path look out for the historic town of St Andrews, the picturesque Aberdour Castle and the huge variety of local wildlife.

If you’re traveling to Fife with your pet, discover the Secret Cottage in Anstruther. This stunning dog friendly cottage benefits from scenic costal views from its harbour side location.

Cairngorms National Park - The Highlands

The Cairngorms National Park in Inverness-shire is every dog-owner’s dream! This exceptionally scenic area of Scotland is home to some of the most striking landscapes and diverse terrain. In a day, your pet can go from exploring gentle footpath to hiking up rugged mountains.

From LHH Scotland’s Leathad holiday house you can enjoy the vast Cairngorms National Park stretching out in either direction. Dogs of all sizes will love exploring their new surroundings while you’ll love the peace and tranquillity that comes when you escape to the Inverness-shire countryside.

Isle of Lewis – Outer Hebrides

As one of the largest isles in the Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Lewis has an array of sandy beaches and long, winding costal walks. Treat your dog to a trip to one of the island’s many unspoilt beaches for a day out you’ll both love. Garry Beach in the north of the island, is one of our favourite destinations thanks to its clean, golden sand and blue waters. Garry Beach also marks the start of the Tolsta Heritage Trail which takes you on a 10 mile walk along the coast to Ness, the most northern part of the island.

If you want to experience Garry Beach for yourself, Sail Loft in Stornoway is perfect for exploring the island’s stunning northern beaches. At this boutique dog friendly holiday home you can enjoy spectacular views of Lews Castle and, unwind at night in your very own private cinema room.

Fort William – Highlands

The Fort William has long been a favourite destination for hill walkers and cyclists thanks to its close proximity to Glen Coe, Aonach Mòr and Ben Nevis. If you’re a hill walking enthusiast, you and your dog will love exploring the numerous footpaths and discovering stunning panoramic vistas of the Highlands. Don’t worry if you’re a hiking novice, in Fort William you’ll find routes to suit all abilities.

In LHH Scotland’s holiday house in Glenfinnan The School House, you’ll be just minutes away from Fort William. For the first time, this picturesque holiday house is now accepting dogs so it’s the perfect accommodation for you and your pet. When you stay at The School House you can relax after a tiring day of outdoor activities with a traditional log fire or a BBQ.

Where do you like to take your dog on holiday? Leave a comment below to tell us where you take your pet in Scotland.

If you’re looking for dog friendly holiday cottages and holiday houses, visit LHH Scotland today. We have a fantastic selection of boutique holiday accommodation across Scotland.


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