7 Top Dog Friendly Wales Attractions & Days Out

The Best Places To Take Dogs in Wales

Each of our properties in south Wales have been expertly picked to make sure that your holiday away with your dog is great from beginning to end. Settle into your holiday home and take it easy for a while before heading out to discover all the dog friendly days out in Wales.

Mount Snowdon is the highest peak in Wales and part of the amazing National Park. Hiking and climbing are top of the list of things to do here, and it’s dog friendly which makes it so much better. There are also popular towns to visit such as Betws y Coed that has craft stores, art shops, coffee shops and tea rooms.

Pembrokeshire is known for its Blue Flag beaches. With miles of sand to stroll along, many beaches are dog-friendly and without restriction between October and April.

Devils Bridge spans the Rheidol Gorge near Aberystwth. There’s a steep climb to the top but well worth the trek through the beautiful nature and wildlife.

Wales is sometimes called the Land of Castles due to the number of Medieval fortifications to be found here. They range from ruins on the ground to almost-complete buildings with keeps, towers and moats to explore. Many castles welcome dogs inside, as long as they are kept on a lead.

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Snowdonia National Park

Covering 827 square miles of North Wales, Snowdonia National Park is a rugged mountainous region that contains some of the UK’s highest peaks. With hikes through hills, mountains and valleys, the family dog can roam this natural scenery right by your side, enjoying a fantastic holiday. There are planned routes of many different lengths so you can challenge yourself and your dog or take it easy – it’s entirely up to you.

Pet-friendly Beaches

The coast of Wales has many beaches, each with it’s own unique holiday feel. Rhossili Bay, on the Gower Coast Path, has been voted the UK’s best dog-friendly beach. With 3 miles of yellow sand, a beach cafe and terrific conditions for surfing, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy here. And your pet can be part of the holiday as there are no restrictions for dogs all year around.

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

For a serious walk in the fresh air, Pembrokeshire Coast Path offers 186 miles of trails taking in cliff tops, rolling hills and fishing villages. For your dog who has plenty of energy, it is a dream location for a holiday. There are circular routes mapped out, some of which take you past a pub or ice-cream parlour – ideal for a spot of refreshment with your pooch along the way.

Pembroke Castle

For history buffs with a doggy companion, a visit to Pembroke Castle is an ideal holiday day out as it is extremely pet-friendly. The inner bailey of this dog-friendly castle was built in 1093, and the keep was added in the 12th Century. Constructed over Wogan’s Cavern, there’s a lot to see here. Well-behaved dogs on a lead are welcome on regular visiting days, and water bowls are provided as well.

The Ffestiniog Railway

Step back in time and travel 13.5 miles from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog through the valleys and forests. Three of the wonderful locomotives still used on this narrow-gauge railway are more than 150 years old. Dogs are permitted with their owners in the pre-booked 3rd-class carriages for a small additional fee, so your pet can come along for the ride. This truly is a must visit attraction if enjoying a holiday here.

The Brecon Beacons

Located in mid-to-south Wales, the Brecon Beacons has spectacular natural scenery. A great area to hike with the family pet, there is plenty of wildlife to spot here as you roam. There is also a choice of outdoor activities to book such as climbing and caving. At night, this Dark Sky Reserve is the place to go stargazing as the lack of light pollution gives visitors the best views available.

National Cycle Museum

For push bike enthusiasts, a visit to the quirky National Cycle Museum in Llandrindod Wells is a must for a holiday like this, and it is also pet-friendly. They have bicycles through the ages from old bone-shakers to modern electric models. Vintage signs and adverts are part of the exhibition – there’s plenty to learn here. Your pet is invited too, in fact the volunteers here are usually delighted to welcome in your furry friends.
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