Explore Durham with your dog from our dog-friendly accommodation
Boasting wonderful woodland walks, dog-friendly beaches and open expanses of countryside for ball-chasing, County Durham in the North of England is a tail-wagging treat for canines. After a hearty breakfast in one of our dog-friendly cottages in County Durham, pop on your walking boots and grab the lead for adventures in the Durham Dales, the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Durham Heritage Coast.
For pups who love sniffing out the biggest sticks, enjoy the 2,000 hectares of woodland at Hamsterley Forest or soak up the breathtaking views at Muggleswick Common. If you have a hound who prefers splashing about in the sea, head to a dog-friendly cottage on Durham’s unspoilt coastline, where a variety of pet-friendly beaches allow dogs all year-round including Seaham, Easington, Hartlepool North Sands, Horden and Blackhall beaches.
Humans and canines with an interest in history can visit Barnard Castle, Raby Castle and Durham Museum and Heritage Centre, not forgetting Hardwick Park where leisurely strolls are available through the historic parkland taking in the natural beauty of the woodland, lake and wildlife. For the perfect place to stay in County Durham with your dog, browse our collection of dog-friendly holiday cottages in Durham which are packed with features both you and your pet will love, from warming wood burners to large enclosed gardens. Our dog-friendly accommodation in Durham ranges from cosy cottages for two up to big, beautiful farmhouse for large groups.