Explore the Welsh countryside with your dog
Wales is home to three beautiful National Parks so you will never be far from scenic country walking routes ideal for you and your dog. If you are staying in North Wales, visit the rugged terrain of Snowdonia National Park which is home to Wales’ highest peak. There are various routes which take you up the mountain including the Llanberis path which follows the shallowest gradient – ideal for pooches of all sizes. There are plenty of dog friendly holiday cottages in the pretty villages at the foot of the mountain including Llanberis and Beddgelert or stay in a pet friendly bed and breakfast for excellent food and warm hospitality. If you are heading to South Wales, the beautiful Brecon Beacons offer a host of memorable walks including along the Taff Trail, within the peaceful Talybont Valley or Abergwesyn Common in Powys. There is a superb choice of peaceful towns and villages with a range of dog friendly accommodation to stay in throughout this stunning National Park. Visit Langorse with its scenic lake or Trecastle which is close to Usk Reservoir and Glasfynydd Forest. For more amenities and easy access to roads north into Mid Wales, stay in a welcoming B&B in the attractive market town of Brecon.
Head to the beautiful Wales coastline for a relaxing break
Wales is renowned for miles of beautiful coastal walks and beaches which you can enjoy exploring with your dog. The Llyn Peninsula in North Wales is home to a host of dog friendly beaches including Porth Neigwl Beach (famously known as Hell’s Mouth), Porth Towyn Beach near Aberdaron and Porth Dinllaen Beach near Morfa Nefyn. Stay in a dog friendly cottage and make the most of the wonderful surrounding scenery or there is also a choice of holiday parks in the area offering a range of pet friendly holiday caravans. Also situated on the North Wales coast is the attractive Victorian resort of Llandudno which is home to a good choice of dog friendly hotels. During your stay, your dog can enjoy walks along the Grand Promenade and on the Great Orme or visit some of the surrounding dog friendly beaches at Colwyn Bay, Rhyl and Prestatyn. Please check in advance for any dog restrictions applicable. For more peace and quiet, head over the nearby Menai Bridge to the beautiful Isle of Anglesey to experience a wonderful mix of country walks and peaceful beaches with a host of dog friendly cottages ideal for you and your dog to stay in. Alternatively, book a holiday to South Wales and stay in a cosy cottage or welcoming B&B along the Pembrokeshire coastal path. You and your dog will love the easy access to 186 miles of scenic walks and over fifty wonderful beaches when staying in this beautiful part of Wales’ third National Park. Please note that dog restrictions may apply on the beaches during the peak summertime so you should always check before you go.
City breaks with your dog
Many of the top chain hotels in Swansea and Cardiff will accept dogs at a small extra charge so there is no need to leave them behind if you are heading to the city for a weekend break. You could also search our website for pet friendly holiday apartments in great city centre locations or book a relaxing stay in a welcoming dog friendly B&B close to the main attractions and amenities. Swansea is not just ideal for a city break; it is also an excellent base for heading west and exploring the Gower Peninsula and The Mumbles. Your dog will love running around on the beautiful sandy beaches before heading back to the City Centre and exploring the wonderful green open spaces close to the River Tawe. If you are planning a weekend away in Cardiff, there are plenty of dog friendly parks and peaceful trails alongside the River Taff which start just behind Cardiff Castle in the city centre. Alternatively, head down to Cardiff waterfront with your dog to visit Hamadryad Park close to The David’s Hotel or take a pleasant waterside walk on the opposite side of the Bay to Parc Argae Caerdydd which is flanked by water on both sides.