Situated east of the Yorkshire Dales, Harrogate is one of Yorkshire's loveliest towns. Characterised by handsome historic buildings, quaint tea rooms and luxurious Turkish baths, this Victorian spa town is the perfect spot for a relaxing staycation with the pooch in the heart of the countryside. In the centre of Harrogate, you'll find an array of dog-friendly boutiques, cafés, restaurants and bars - perfect for an afternoon of browsing the local products before refuelling with some afternoon tea.
The fun doesn't stop when you leave the town centre either. Nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the countryside around Harrogate is stunning. Dotted with rolling emerald hills, wild, windswept moors and sleepy stone villages, this is the perfect region for a relaxing ramble with the pup. Stop in at a cosy pub for a post-walk drink. You'll be blown away by the friendliness of the locals, the quality of the pub grub and the range of local ales on offer.
What's more, Harrogate boasts an array of dog-friendly holiday homes, ideal for your trip. Whether you're searching for a romantic retreat with a hot tub or self-catering accommodation big enough for all the family, you're sure to find your perfect spot in Harrogate. Whether you want to be within walking distance to the town centre, or secluded out in the countryside - we know all the region's very best spots, with plenty of great options for groups of every size, budget and interest.
More dog-friendly locations around Harrogate
Surrounded by spectacular countryside and vibrant towns, there's plenty to explore in the area around Harrogate. From tucking into fresh fish and chips in Whitby to exploring the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, here are a few of our favourite dog-friendly destinations for a superb staycation.