Wales certainly is a wonderful place to bring dogs on holiday. From the North to the South of this beautiful land there is plenty to keep paws entertained, from breathtaking walks in stunning scenery to accommodation that caters well for any visiting pet. Some self catering locations even include pet toys and beds as well as having their own enclosed garden area. Towns and villages across Wales welcome pets, not only in public houses, but also some shops allow pets too. This land is a perfect destination in which visitors and their pets can enjoy the rich scenery, history and warm welsh welcome.
In the North the coastal towns offer accommodation with pets and in the town of Llandudno pets are even permitted on the tram which climbs the Great Orme. This tram affords amazing views towards the island of Anglesey and is extremely popular with tourists. The beach at Ffrith, just outside the town of Rhyl, has an amazing promenade and sandy beach which stretches for over two miles and is perfect for running paws. Anglesey island itself offers numerous self catering properties that allow pets and boasts a myriad of walks both coastal and inland. There are numerous ancient sites dotted across this island which are both fascinating and fantastic areas in which to exercise dogs. On the North East coast of Wales lies the village of Abergwyngregyn, home to Aber Falls which is reached via a beautiful country path and visitors and their pets can marvel at the cascading waterfall and perhaps enjoy a dip in one of the many rock pools. Accommodation in the area for pets and owners is available. Further inland the town of Llangollen has much on offer for both visiting paws and owners. Beautiful riverside walks are accompanied with mountainous treks and canal path hikes and the town is dog friendly with many shops, bars and restaurants allowing furry friends in their establishments. There are many self catering properties that cater for pets and this town is a good central location for exploring North Wales and the coastline.
Take your dog to Snowdonia
Snowdonia National Park is stunning and has many trails which are perfect for exercising paws and the walk up Mount Snowdon is a unique and challenging experience for visitors and dogs with stunning views and safe paths where the dog can run and lakes which are perfect for a swim. Nearby the town of Llanberis has a multitude of accommodation allowing pets and the many bars and restaurants are very welcoming too. The lake at Bala is a wonderful place in which to walk and admire the fantastic views and any dog would enjoy racing around the shoreline of this magnificent body of water that was once a village. The walk passes through areas of woodland which are ideal for lively stick throwing games as well as stopping for a picnic and a doggy treat. There are self catering properties in and around this area for visitors with pets.
Barmouth is amazing for dog-friendly seaside breaks
The popular seaside resorts in mid Wales include Barmouth which is a superb place to choose when holidaying with a furry friend. The fabulous beach fringed by impressive mountains and lovely walks across the bridge to Fairbourne make this place exceptional. The town itself is extremely dog friendly and accommodation is widespread in and around this beautiful Welsh seaside haven. Shell island is also wonderful for walks and the amazing coves and beaches make it a doggy paradise. This island can be reached from Barmouth within twenty minutes and the towns of Tal y bont and Llanbedr along the coastal road offer great walks and hospitality for pets and owners. The town of Harlech with its' hilltop 12th century castle is also a wonderful area in which to take a dog with many coastal walks and pleasant beach, serving as a backdrop to this historical location.
Perhaps Gower is dog holiday heaven?
To the South of Wales there are a wealth of locations available to explore for visiting paws and feet and these include the fifteen mile Gower Peninsular near Swansea with its fine acres of beaches, the Brecon beacons with mountain hikes and woodlands, the walled seaside town of Tenby with its history,harbour and beach, and other lovely little Welsh towns and villages nestled amongst the attractive scenery. All offer holidays with dogs and are sure to delight visitors with lots on offer for dog and human tourists. Long beach walks, excursions across the hills with fine views and woodland fun, are but a fraction of the treats that await.
Throughout Wales there is plenty to keep those tails wagging with an abundance of accommodation available surrounded by excellent places to amuse pets and owners. The stunning landscapes and rich cultural history of this land will delight all who visit, with myth, legend and fable adding to the incredible scenery on offer. Here in Wales are wonderful experiences that will create a pleasurable and memorable break for all.
“Wales Welcomes Woofs”