With winding footpaths leading you through glorious hills and valleys, ancient woodland and rugged coastline, Wales is the perfect place to stride out with your pooch. Your hound’s enthusiasm for 'walkies' is sure to inspire you to pack a picnic (and a collapsible water bowl) and step outside. After all, filling your lungs with fresh air and enjoying the great outdoors is what a holiday in Wales is all about. Discover the perfect place for you and your pets to stay.

Dog-friendly cottages in Wales

Hidden down country lanes and tucked away in national parks, Wales’ countryside is dotted with inviting holiday cottages. Choosing to stay in a pet-friendly holiday cottage means that you can relax and settle in, almost as if you were at home. Your hound won’t be restricted to certain areas and can roam freely.

Dog-friendly cottages in Wales are easy to find. Check out these dog-friendly cottages and start planning your perfect countryside escape.

Dog walkers walking in Llangennith, West Wales

Llangennith, West Wales 

Dog-friendly hotels in Wales

For a little luxe, check in to one of Wales’ finer establishments. We've got loads of hotel options - from idyllic country mansions to welcoming B&Bs near the coast. There are often certain rooms that can be booked to accommodate your pet, and some have varying policies on which areas your dog can join you in. It's unlikely you'll be allowed to leave your pet alone in the room, unless it's in a crate. Some places will go the extra mile to ensure your pet has as good a holiday as you will.

Find dog-friendly hotels and start planning your pawfect holiday.

exterior of white hotel, surrounded by trees.
aerial view of country hotel.

Dog friendly hotels in Wales - The Grove, Narberth, West Wales and Llangoed Hall, Llyswen, Mid Wales

Dog-friendly campsites in Wales

If you’re travelling by camper van or caravan, many campsites in Wales welcome well-behaved dogs along for the ride. Dogs are sociable creatures and generally don’t think twice about trotting up to someone new. For good or for bad, this means that as a dog owner, you’ll easily meet new people on a camping holiday in Wales.

Several campsites allow you to have dogs in your tent. They'll have strict rules about keeping dogs under supervision, and on a short lead on site. Some campsites have enclosed exercise areas your pet can run around in.

For a countryside or coastal getaway with plenty to do right outside your (tent) door, check out these dog-friendly campsites.

Couple walking with dog along path surrounded by trees.

Bosherston Lily Ponds, West Wales

Where are dogs allowed in Wales?

There are numerous dog-friendly beaches here that are open to canines throughout the year. While some stretches of sand are seasonal for hounds, the 870 miles of Wales Coast Path winds its way along the gorgeous coastline, and dogs are welcome anytime. Most national parks and National Trust sites also welcome our four-legged friends year-round. Take a look at the best walks with dogs Wales has to offer.

There is of course certain etiquette when it comes to taking your dog out and about in the countryside. If you’re not used to following footpaths in farmland then you should read up on the rules of engagement. To help you out Natural Resources Wales has its own Dog Walking Code, but keeping your dog on a lead around any livestock is paramount.

Are dogs allowed in pubs?

There are many dog-friendly pubs in Wales that make for a perfect, refreshing pit stop on a long country walk. Some have areas where you can sit down for a meal with your dog, while others might specify the garden. There will no doubt be a bowl of water available for your pooch and possibly a jar of dog treats on offer too.

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