Pet-friendly holidays and accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway
Overlooking the flowing tidal waters of the Solway Firth and renowned for its sandy beaches and dense forest teeming with wildlife, Dumfries and Galloway is a favourite destination for dog-friendly holidays in Scotland. When your canine companion wants to feel the sand between their paws, treat them to a paddle on one of the regions dog-friendly beaches – Sandyhills and Rockcliffe Beach are both great spots without restrictions near Dalbeattie, as are Sandhead and Marine Lake Beach near Stranraer.
The Galloway Forest Park offers 300 square metres of forest, woodland, lochs and mountains for pups to sniff out - and if you’re lucky, you might spot endangered red squirrels, pine martins and bounding red deer. There’s also heaps of tail-wagging fun to be had at the region’s pet-friendly attractions including Caerlaverock Castle and Cream o' Galloway near Castle Douglas which offers refreshing bowls of water and a designated 7-acre field as a dog-walking area.
Our Dumfries and Galloway dog-friendly holiday cottages are dotted amongst the coast and countryside, from Gretna Green in the east to the seaside town of Portpatrick in the west and Moffat and Sanquhar in the north. Whether you’re looking for a luxury pad for all the family to enjoy or one of our cosy lodges for two, our dog-friendly self-catering accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders places you in the heart of this extraordinary region.