Wiltshire has so many things to offer the discerning holidaymaker, but undoubtedly top of the list is its oodles of distinct natural beauty. From the North Wessex Downs to the eerie site of Stonehenge, the county's natural landscapes are diverse, offering something for everyone. Whether you're in Wiltshire for the gorgeous walks or the picturesque views, one thing's for sure - you'll want to take your pet along for the ride. Fortunately, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels in Wiltshire to accommodate you and your pooch.
Picnics at Stourhead
The colossal 2,650 acre estate of Stourhead is one of the county's best tourist attractions. The beautiful Palladian mansion with its artwork and Regency library is well worth the visit, but the gardens are equally inviting.
The lawns at Stourhead are ideal for picnics on summer afternoons. After 4pm, dogs are welcomed in the gardens, although during the winter months you can bring your well behaved critter into the gardens at any time of day.
The Prince Leopold Inn is a family-friendly hotel that also welcomes pets. Located in Warminster, it's just a stone's throw from Stourhead. The hotel's six rooms all offer free WiFi, TVs and tea and coffee making facilities.
Walking the Dogs at Stonehenge
There's plenty of stunning open countryside in which to walk your dog, but there are certain parts of Wiltshire that offer a unique charm. Stonehenge is one of the nation's best-known tourist attractions and, surrounded by blissfully tranquil countryside, it also makes a spectacular starting point for long country walks.
The prehistoric stone circle is one of the most incredible and mysterious sights in the world, not that your dog is likely to pay much attention to that! Access for pups is somewhat limited at the stone circle itself, but there's plenty of land to explore with your dogs nearby.
Grasmere House Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel located in nearby Salisbury, which is just eight miles from Stonehenge. Situated in the historical district of the cathedral city, the hotel is equally ideal for families and couples. There's free WiFi throughout and an on-site restaurant.