County Durham is home to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the UK, notably the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which comprises stunning heather moorland, tumbling rivers and waterfalls and fragrant hay meadows and is the second largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Britain. So beautiful is the County Durham countryside that it would be a shame to leave your dog behind when you holiday there. Thankfully you don't have to, as there are several pet-friendly hotels and guesthouses in the region.
Explore the Countryside from Pet-Friendly Hotels and Guesthouses in County Durham
Exploring the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural is a great way to spend a day's holiday, especially if your dog tags (or should that be wags?) along. There are many excellent trails in the region, for example heading to High Force and Low Force Waterfalls. Taking in a mixture of terrain, and with the possibility of seeing some of Britain's rarest species. It has to be one of the best walking spots in the country - and, as is often the case, your dog is likely to enjoy it at least ten times as much as you do! In Bernard Castle, which is located just outside of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding, you'll find the charming four-star Home Lands Guest House, which as well as offering amenities such as free WiFi, also allows pets to stay for a small surcharge.
County Durham Pet-Friendly Hotels
Many pet-friendly hotels in Durham and the surrounding region are set in acres of extensive parkland. The magnificent four-star Macdonald Gisborough Hall, for example, boasts beautifully kept extensive grounds and a charming rural setting, overlooking the local woodland. Macdonald Gisborough Hall welcomes guests with pets in tow, for a small surcharge per pet, per night. Pet-friendly doesn't necessarily mean rural hotels and guesthouses only located away from the major cities, and Days Inn Durham is conveniently placed within six miles of Durham's top attractions, such as Durham Cathedral, Durham Castle and the Oriental Museum. Pets can stay at the Days Inn Durham for a surcharge.