Dog Friendly Chester

A black dog walks down a tree lined pathway covered in snow in Chester Meadows

Chester is a compact and pretty city on the River Dee in the northwest of England, about 40 minutes drive from Liverpool and an hour from Manchester. Chester’s western edge shares the border between England and Wales, meaning that the Flintshire Coast is also not far away. Chester is a great place to visit to […]

Dog Friendly Manchester

Manchester city shot from above, showing a mix of old factory buildings, churches, new skyscrapers, and a crane

Manchester is a city in the north west of England at the heart of the sprawling Greater Manchester urban area. Originally achieving fame for textile manufacturing and its role in the Industrial Revolution, in the recent decades it has reinvented itself as one of Britain’s most cutting-edge cities, with notable successes in spheres such as […]

Dog Friendly York

Crowds walk along The Shambles, a busy shopping street in York paved in cobblestones with quaint buildings either side

On appearances alone, the ancient walled city of York is one of the most picturesque, characterful and charming places in the UK. But look past the cobblestones and cottages it also seethes with energy – the result of its rich, varied and occasionally chaotic history. York has seen both Roman and Viking occupation, as well […]

Dog Friendly Liverpool

A waist-up shot of a bronze statue of The Beatles, with Liverpool's cream buildings in the background

A port city on the north west coast of England, Liverpool stands where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. Historically one of the most significant trading posts and maritime centres in the country, Liverpool has since transformed itself into one of the UK’s most vibrant and welcoming cultural hubs. If you’ve never been – […]

Dog Friendly Cardiff

A man in a black coat walks a small brown dog in a green coat on a street in Cardiff

Both the capital of Wales and its largest city, Cardiff is also the 11th largest city in the United Kingdom. It is located in the south-east corner of Wales, standing on the River Taff and with a coastline provided by the Bristol Channel.  Originally coming to national prominence thanks to its coal mining and role […]

Dog Friendly Cambridge

The facade of the Cambridge Museum of Technology, which is a large brick building with a tall pylon to one side

A low-lying, attractive and historic city on the edges of both the Fens to its north and East Anglia to its east, Cambridge is notable for its impressive Gothic cathedral and, of course, some of the world’s finest universities. Your dog is unlikely to be moved by any of this, but will no doubt enjoy […]

Dog Friendly Shops in the UK

A shaggy black dog sits in the middle of a store selling various clothing and gifts

Believe it or not, there are no definitive laws in the UK stating that dogs are not allowed inside shops. In fact, our four-legged friends being excluded from the retail experience is purely customary: except for in some exceptional circumstances (for example, for reasons of health and safety), it is entirely up to a store […]

Dog Friendly Nottingham

Crowds enjoy Old Market Square in Nottingham, with Nottingham Council House in the background

Nottingham is a city in the East Midlands which sits on the River Trent, located 16 miles to the east of Derby and 30 miles north of Leicester. It is perhaps most famous for its role in the legend of history’s most famous outlaw, Robin Hood, but it is also a significant hub for lace […]

Dog Friendly Bristol

A man carries bags along the street beside a narrow brick building in Bristol

Bristol is a large, thriving and bohemian city on the south-west coast of England. It is nestled in between the Mendip Hills and the Cotswolds Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and stands at the confluence of two major English rivers: the Avon, which snakes its way through the city centre; and the Severn Estuary, which […]

Dog Friendly Brighton & Hove

A road sign says ‘Welcome to Brighton and Hove’, with a road and houses in the background

The city by the sea, sandwiched in between the South Downs National Park and the English Channel, Brighton and Hove has been a favourite British holiday destination for decades. It combines an uncompromising, traditional, windswept seaside charm with a modern, relaxed, trendy and bohemian vibe, creating a blend which is quite unique. For dog owners, […]