Pet-friendly holidays & accommodation in the Lake District
Vast lakes and emerald pastures make the Lake District a beautiful location for a relaxing break.
Dog-friendly holidays in the Lake District boast an array of stunning scenery, quaint towns and marked-out trails. The Lake District is a region packed with picture-perfect vistas and wide open spaces, speckled with chocolate box villages and what your dog would likely describe as a lots of giant drinking bowls (or lakes to you and I). There are plenty of walking routes around the National Park, meaning you and your four-legged friend will be spoilt for choice where to explore first.
The sublime Lake District is packed with eye-catching and awe-inspiring views, dazzling the senses as you enter a world far removed from the larger towns and cities of the UK. The famous Lake Windermere is well worth a visit; as the largest natural lake in Britain, it spans over 11 miles in length and is a popular landmark for water sports and leisurely boat trips. Around the lake many attractions and villages can be found, including Grasmere, known for its connections to William Wordsworth, and the tourist town of Bowness-on-Windermere, home to The World of Beatrix Potter. Other popular Lake District destinations include:
Ambleside - Cartmel - Coniston - Keswick
There are plenty of dog friendly pubs around the Lake District too, which means when you’re tired after a long day of discovery, your four-legged friend can join you in the warmth of a cosy pub to rest their weary legs too. Cumbria's pubs are renowned for their excellent food and drinks selection, making this the pawfect place for a self-catering getaway.
There are several castles and gardens dotted around the Lakes, perfect for a hit of culture, whilst the Cumberland Pencil Museum can be found in the market town of Keswick – you can look at lead, while your dog is looking at their lead! A haven for walkers, the Lake District also has some outstanding walking routes for both you and your pooch to enjoy; immerse yourself in a world of beauty that’s perfect for you, and pawsome for your pet.
For even more ideas on places to visit with your pet in the Lake District, take a look at our dog-friendly Lake District guide.
Browse our fantastic selection of Lake District dog-friendly holiday cottages to find the best fit for you. Whether you're after a short break or a longer holiday in the Lake District, we've got a variety of pet-friendly accommodation to rent in the Lake District perfect for both you and your dogs. Hide away in a lodge or a log cabin, unwind and relax at our cottages with hot tubs or pamper your pooch with our luxury accommodation - the choice is yours! Our collection of dog-friendly Lake District accommodation also includes lodges with hot tubs and glamping holidays for something a little different.