The Canine guide to Northumberland holiday cottages


The Canine guide to Northumberland

Ruth 28 October 2019

Hands up if you’re looking for an unforgettable break with your four-legged friend, where you’ve got an almost inexhaustible variety of scenic walks on offer, a huge selection of dog-friendly attractions to explore and numerous pubs in which you can find a new leash of life before doing it all again!

Sounds good? You’ll go mutts for Northumberland. With some of the country’s most spectacular coast and country to roam, it’s sheer doggy heaven, not to mention the array of dog-friendly cottages you can return to, with features like enclosed gardens, wood burners and hot tubs all ensuring you’ll both have a ball.


Let us lead the way in helping you discover the very best of dog-friendly Northumberland, so you can start planning the adventure of a lifetime with your canine companion.

What have we got to get tails wagging?

Click to fetch Northumberland's...
🐾 Top walkies
🏖️ Top beaches
🐶 Top days out 
🍴 Top dining spots 
🏡 Top places to stay

Or discover some of Northumberland's best dog-friendly destinations...

The best W-A-L-K-I-E-S in Northumberland

Northumberland walks

From Northumberland’s wild and rugged National Park that lies inland, to its Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that sweeps along the stony North Sea, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to the sheer variety of tracks, trails and thoroughfares to explore with your dog. Put your best paw forward and begin roaming this dog-friendly destination.

We’ve sniffed out the best dog-friendly walkies in Northumberland, so whether your pup wants to chase squirrels through ancient woodland or roam miles upon miles of unspoilt countryside, our guide is sure to set tails wagging.

Ulti-mutt dog-friendly beaches in Northumberland

Northumberland beaches

You’d be barking mad not to visit Northumberland with your dog; not only are all the beaches within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but absolutely none of them have dog restrictions, meaning your four-legged best friend is free to run wild along the sand, get salty fur and paws, and chase seagulls to their heart’s content.

From family-friendly beaches to secret coves perfect for just you and your pup, here’s our guide to Northumberland’s best dog-friendly beaches.

Sniff out the best attractions in Northumberland

Northumberland attractions

Yes, the breathtaking countryside and stunning beaches are huge draws for both two and four-legged visitors, but what do you do in Northumberland when the weather isn’t playing ball?

Come rain or shine, Northumberland is jam-packed with dog-friendly things to do – whether you want to roam around somewhere fancy with your top dog or you’re looking for a fun activity the whole family can enjoy. Here’s our guide to Northumberland’s top dog-friendly attractions.

Let Fido take the lead to the best Northumbrian places to eat

Northumberland pubs
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After a windswept walk, there’s nothing better than a round with your hound, and you’ve got plenty of places to choose from in Northumberland for a refreshing pint (or a bowl of water!)

From dog-friendly restaurants to family-friendly pubs, and everything in between, here’s our guide to the best places to eat with your dog in Northumberland.

Sit, stay and lie down in Northumberland’s most dog-friendly cottages 

Northumberland cottages

Sometimes you just need to let sleeping dogs lie, and our dog-friendly cottages don’t just allow dogs – they welcome them with open paws.

With so many amazing dog-friendly properties to choose from, we’ve pawed through our full collection to choose our favourite cottages in Northumberland; discover the perfect base for an adventurous holiday with your pup. 


We don’t mean to hound you, but a visit to Northumberland should be on your doggy bucket list: blustery walks, historic attractions and charming pubs are all yours to discover together. Whether you’re looking for a cute coastal cottage or a large house perfect for the whole pack, check out our great dog-friendly cottages in Northumberland. 


You can also take a look at our other dog-friendly guides to fabulous destinations in the UK and plan your next adventure with your top dog. We have some great cottages in Northumberland. Take a look at our guide to find your perfect place or click the button below.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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