Dog friendly holidays and breaks are becoming ever popular, so what can you do to ensure that your hound enjoys your break as much as you do? If you are looking for things to do in Yorkshire with dogs, we’ve rounded up a few ideas to keep that tail happily wagging.
Things to do in Yorkshire with dogs
Walk Bolton Abbey
With miles and miles of dog friendly walks straight on your doorstep, you can wake up in one of our dog friendly hotels or boltholes and be straight out into the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. From moorland to riverside there is a terrain and trail to suit all dogs and owners! Just grab your boots and explore all that the Abbey has to offer. Quite possibly one of the best things to do in North Yorkshire with dogs.
If you are not staying with us why not stop off for a meal at one of dog friendly restaurants and spend the evening relaxing by an open fire together? Both The Fell at Burnsall and The Brasserie at The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa welcome pup’s, but please do call ahead in advance and let us know they’ll be coming.
Visit Embsay Bolton Abbey Railway
If you both fancy a well-earned rest, how about stepping back in time and taking a ride of a beautiful steam train at Embsay, where your well-behaved friend can enjoy a journey in one of the trains dating back to the 1920’s. Prices starting from £13.50 but be sure to check the website and timetable for further details and specific train running times.
Admire Skipton Castle
A dog friendly trip to the local castle in Skipton would rank highly in our top things to do with dogs in Yorkshire. A superbly preserved medical castle is one of the most complete and best-preserved medieval castles in England and is well worth a visit in any season, with beautiful woods beneath for more walking adventures together.
See the Skipton Canal Boats
A river cruise is a relaxing way to spend the afternoon and different from many other adventures you can have with your dog in Yorkshire. Canal trips can be booked at canaltrips.co.uk/
Gliding along on the waterway with your best friend and experiencing some the canals that Yorkshire is so famous for! Prices from £8.50 for an hour
Explore Mother Shiptons Cave, Knaresborough
One of England’s oldest visitor centres. Mother Shipton was a known Prophetess during the reign of Henry VIII and foresaw the great fire of London. The petrifying well and caves are a unique experience when thinking about things to do in Yorkshire with your dog! The surrounding woodlands and the local town of Knaresborough are great to explore and make a great day out with your dog.
Or if you fancy venturing slightly further afield and finding more dog friendly things to do in North Yorkshire then why not visit the rugged coast.
Travel to Whitby Abbey, Whitby
Whitby is famed for Dracula and the historic ruins of the Abbey are perched above the quaint seaside town, which is great to explore with your trusty sidekick. The ruins have recently undergone a refurbishment programme, are fully accessible and dogs are welcome on leads. Be inspired by the dramatic seaside views and understand why England first named poet Caedmon and of course Bram Stoker chose this spot. Another one that makes our list of things to do with dogs in North Yorkshire. Don’t forget they are closed on Tuesdays.
If you are keen to find things to do in East Yorkshire with dogs, the traditional seaside town of Bridlington is a dog owner’s paradise. It has two huge dog friendly beaches and is also the starting point to a six mile walk to neighbouring Fraisthorpe Beach and back. There are a number of dog friendly places to eat, one of our favourites is The Lobster Pot which has well priced food and welcomes dogs in the patio area. There is also a dog friendly land train from Bridlington to Sewerby so all in all a prefect day out awaits if you have man’s best friend in tow.
If you would like to stick around for a bit longer than a day with your canine buddy, then fear not as both The Devonshire Fell at Burnsall and The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa will welcome you and your furry friend with open arms. We pride ourselves on offering dog friendly places to stay across the group.