County Durham offers terrific walking and cycling through breathtaking landscapes, compelling history, and a lively calendar of seasonal events. The outdoors are a big attraction here, with inviting picnic spots, hiking on coastal trails, and walking routes to suit all levels dotted with welcoming pubs for meals and drinks. Durham is home to a world-famous cathedral, and the county offers many family-oriented activities, including woodland expeditions, farm foraging walks, and summer festivals.
At Dog Friendly Cottages, we believe your pup should be able to enjoy an exciting adventure with you. We have a great array of dog-friendly County Durham holiday cottages. Are you after a modern base with mountain or sea views? Or a traditional cottage with luxuries such as hot tubs and log fires? Whatever you're looking for, we're sure to have something to suit.
Our holiday cottages in County Durham are perfectly located to make the most of the area. There are lots of activities to enjoy, from learning more about the region's mining heritage to exploring the Norman castle in Durham and moor walks in the Pennines.
Best dog-friendly locations in County Durham
With inviting towns and villages in the mountains and along the coast, it can be a fun challenge to choose where to stay! Here are some of the most sought-after dog-friendly destinations in County Durham.
Hamsterley Forest in County Durham features as a pace to visit in our guide: Colour Therapy Holidays, which helps find the perfect break for you and your dog using the psychology of colour in the autumn.