Whether you want a romantic getaway or UK beach holiday cottages that are dog friendly, choosing a cottage in Alnwick will ensure a memorable stay in Northumberland.
Alnwick and Northumberland may not be the first place that springs to mind when booking cottages, but we think it’s one of the best places in the country for dog lovers.
It never gets mega busy in Alnwick, so there are plenty of peaceful spots to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Fido will love the acres of open Alnwick countryside, woodland and deserted beaches where he can chase a frisbee to his heart’s content.
A paradise for wildlife lovers and birdwatchers, a boat trip to the Farne Islands is a must, and yes, your pup can go too.
There are also plenty of places where you can enjoy a meal in Alnwick, a glass of wine or locally brewed ale that allow dogs too and don’t get us started on the food, from freshly smoked Craster kippers, Northumberland cheese, to Pease Pudding and “Singing Hinnies” your taste buds are in for a treat.
So, with all that, plus historic castles, museums, nature reserves, fishing and a host of activities, all the family plus the dog is guaranteed t make ever-lasting memories when you book dog-friendly Alnwick cottages.
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Warkworth Castle and Hermitage
Guests staying at holiday cottages in Alnwick will be spoilt for choice when it comes to castles, but this one is well worth visiting and dogs are welcome though they must be kept on a lead and certain restrictions apply.
Home to the infamous Percy family, you can explore the great hall, gatehouse, chapel and towering walls of one of the most impressive fortresses in the Northumberland with Fido by your side. Stroll through the extensive grounds, and enjoy a picnic at one of the delightful picnic areas by the river.
Only a 10-minute drive for those staying at dog-friendly accommodation in Alnwick, this magical woodland is the perfect escape away from the coast, which can get extremely busy in the summer months.
Bursting with wildlife and popular with cyclists, experience breathtaking views of the Cheviots from the hidden trails. Your canine companion will love sniffing out squirrels and you may even catch a glimpse of one of the resident deer.
There are tons of picnic spots and don’t forget your camera to snap those outstanding vistas.
Northumberland has countless beaches, but as you pass the old world charm pastel-painted cottages along the river Aln, you will be blown away by this beautiful stretch of golden sand.
Only a 5-minute drive, the beach is divided into three. There is the main tourist beach adjacent to the village, a section north of Marden Rocks popular with dog walkers and locals and arguably the best part to the south of the rive, backed by dunes and home to a host of wildlife and birds.