The Tan Hill Inn – the Highest Inn in Britain

For February half term we booked ourselves a dog-friendly stay at the famous Tan Hill Inn near Richmond, North Yorkshire. The Inn, which is famous for being the highest Inn in Britain standing at 1,732 feet (528m) above sea level, stands proudly in the remoteness of the scenic Yorkshire Dales. Just the drive up to it is enough to stir excitement and the feeling of being on top of the world! Our stay there was definitely worthy of making it on to our website.

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Brandelhow dog-friendly apartment.

“luxurious, contemporary accommodation in a classic lakeland building”

Keswick Holiday Homes

Keswick Holiday Homes offer self catering accommodation in Keswick, Cumbria. We often book their dog-friendly apartment ‘Riverside View’. You can check out our previous blog post of Riverside view under the Lake District section of our website. On this occasion we were invited along to stay in Brandelhow for a weekend getaway in February.

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A weekend in Saltburn -by-the-sea

The Breaks, Saltburn

Rainbow beach huts, wide open sandy beaches and the oldest working, water balanced funicular tram in Great Britain! Saltburn-by-the-sea has lots to offer in the way of dog-friendly activities, and you can explore them all from a beautiful Victorian town house, The Breaks.

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Keswick – Riverside View

“….the simple reason why we return so often is because it’s the perfect home from home! “

We have just got back from an amazing stay at the dog-friendly Riverside View Apartment in Keswick. This is our 4th visit to this apartment; the simple reason why we return so often is because it’s the perfect home from home!

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Cleveland Way – Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay

The North York Moors National Park is home to the popular trail The Cleveland Way. The walk from Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay is only a small section of the trail but a section that will reward you with beautiful views of rugged cliffs, picturesque bays and if you’re lucky you may even spot a pod of dolphins like we did.

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The Principal York

When you think of city breaks in a luxury hotel, some people would say you’d have to leave the dogs at home! Well the Principal York, situated just a short walk away from York Minster would beg to differ. As we were soon to find out after being invited there on a complimentary stay to experience their dog-friendly package.

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South Causey Inn – dog walk breakfast

Every first Saturday of the month, the South Causey Inn, situated in Stanley, County Durham, holds a group dog walk followed by breakfast. A couple of my friends and I are always on the look out for places we can get together with the dogs and have a good catch-up! This event sounded perfect.

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Noses Point & The Blast Beach – Durham Heritage Coast

The view of the coastline from Noses Point

For a North East, dog friendly, coastal adventure, steeped in history and interesting facts, look no further than Noses Point and the Blast Beach. Very close to the town of Seaham in County Durham you’ll find this extraordinary hidden gem. Once one of the most polluted beaches in Europe, this stretch of the Durham Heritage Coastline is now a place of scientific interest and a haven for wildlife.

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Whinlatter Forest


(n) One who is fond of forests or forest scenery; a haunter of the woods.

There’s nothing we love more as a family than a forest trail with the dogs and Forestry England have some superb choices.

We particularly love to visit Grizedale Forest near Hawkshead and also part of Forestry England but we felt like we needed a change. A few people had mentioned Whinlatter Forest to us and it’s close to one of our favourite places in the Lakes, which is Keswick. So it was decided that we would head there on our first day.

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New Year at The Watermill Inn & Brewery

Ideally situated 2 mile outside of Windermere on the A591, in the peaceful village of Ings you’ll find the super dog friendly Watermill Inn and Brewery.

This is not the first time we have visited this family run, award winning pub. We first discovered it back in the early 2000’s and have visited around 4 or 5 times since (I should really keep a track). It is however the first time we have stayed over the New Year period and we were all really looking forward to it. Especially so due to originally having booked to spend the New Year of 2020 there, only to find ourselves back in lockdown therefore our trip was postponed to this New Year. The much longer wait was definitely worth it and we were looking forward to our 3 night stay.

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