- August 18th 2017
Famous for its rolling hills, honey-coloured villages and brilliant walks, the Cotswolds is one of our favourite dog-friendly destinations.
For a break filled with fresh air, delicious local food and lots of off-lead fun, there’s no place better to escape to...
The best dog-friendly attractions...
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Four-legged friends will be in seventh heaven on this 2,000-acre estate! And history buffs will love the palace’s illustrious past – it is the birthplace of former Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. We suggest taking one of the park’s suggested walks around the perimeter. Make sure you pack a picnic!
Broadway Tower, Worcestershire
This 18th century, 65-foot high tower is definitely one of the Cotswold’s top attractions to see with your dog. Located along the Cotswold Way, the tower is a great place to start and end a hike with your pooch. Climb to the top for some of the most stunning views in England. And then stop by the tower’s dog-friendly café for some tea, coffee, cake and doggie treats.
Cotswold Water Park, Gloucestershire
Housing 150 lakes over 40 miles, Cotswold Water Park is the UK’s largest marl lake system and a must-visit for pets. It even has the UK’s largest inland beach! You and Fido can enjoy lots of circular walks around the park which range from 1 to 11 miles. Bring a picnic or stop in one of the many dog-friendly pubs, tea rooms and brasseries within the park.
The prettiest towns to visit with your pet...
Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire
This charming town in the centre of the Cotswolds makes a wonderful holiday base or as a stop along the way with your pet. Pop in one of the traditional tea rooms – Campden Coffee Company and Badgers Hall are both dog-friendly. Campden also hosts its own literature and music festivals during the springtime.
Upper Slaughter & Lower Slaughter, Gloucestershire
Their name may mean ‘miry place’ but both Upper and Lower Slaughter are considered the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds. And neither are tourist traps! The riverside café is great for some delicious food and river views with Fido. Then walk off your meal and take the short walk along the river from Lower to Upper Slaughter.
Winchcombe is a walker’s paradise for canine companions. There are some wonderful footpaths and trails for you to take, all with interesting sights to see. This pretty town even hosts an annual walking festival every May!
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