Super Dog-Friendly Holidays in Yorkshire (in 2023 + Reasons)

The top dog-friendly holidays in Yorkshire for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy in 2024, plus reasons why and examples of where.

From luxurious lodges to dog friendly pubs, this guide covers the best dog friendly short breaks in North Yorkshire for you and your four legged friend. Keep reading to find the perfect dog friendly holiday for you.

Top destinations for dog-friendly holidays in Yorkshire

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Where is good to holiday in the UK with a dog?

The Yorkshire Dales are packed with idyllic towns and villages full of character, where you can explore historic natural landscapes, quaint market towns and popular walks through hill farms and forests.

With dog-friendly pubs and cafes, pet friendly accommodation and plenty of green spaces, there are plenty of things to do with your dog in Yorkshire.

Are dogs allowed in National Parks in the UK?

Yes! The UK is home to 15 national parks, all of which are dog friendly. Just be aware of of regulations in certain areas where you may need to keep your dog close by on a lead. Look out for signposts requesting you to keep your dogs under control, you'll often find these around sheep fields. As long as you are a responsible dog walker, you're good to go!

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Grassington is a picturesque market town not far from Skipton, where you're sure to find pleasant walks and local dog friendly cafes.

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Kettlewell is a small and scenic village just north of Grassington. With many walking routes including the Kettlewell Circular, this is a great place for dog friendly stays in Yorkshire.

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Littondale is a tranquil village round the valley of the River Skirfare near Kilnsey. Its countryside landscape and very little through traffic makes it perfect for dog friendly walks.

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Upper Wharfedale stretches from Kettlewell and Oughtershaw. This is one of the best places to see rivers and streams, grasslands and ancient woodlands in the Yorkshire Dales.


Skipton is a famous market town in North Yorkshire, rich with history and culture, with independent shops, pet friendly food and drink places and the iconic Skipton Castle.

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Malhamdale is a small village in the Pennines, famous for its limestone dry-stone walls, hill farms and a stream running right through the middle of the village.

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Gordale Scar is known as one of the hidden gems of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This awe inspiring gorge is part of the Malham Landscape Trail which is an ideal walking route with dogs.

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Long Ashes Park in Threshfield is the perfect holiday park for dog friendly short breaks, with an on site dog friendly pub, plenty of walking routes to choose from and spectacular views.

Dog-friendly lodges in Yorkshire

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The Gamekeeper's Lodge

The Gamekeeper's Lodge in Long Ashes Park is a perfect Yorkshire retreat for short breaks with dogs in the UK - and it's just next door to a dog friendly pub and restaurant! Spacious and welcoming, The Gamekeeper's Lodge sleeps up to 5 guests with 2 double en-suite bedrooms and a pull out sofa bed. The Gamekeeper's Lodge features a fully equipped kitchenette and its very own outdoor picnic table, so you can either stay in, eat out or dine alfresco.

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Dalesgate Lodge

For a perfect short break in the UK with dogs, the Dalesgate Lodge at Long Ashes Park, Yorkshire sleeps up to 6 people with a double bedroom, second bedroom which can either be 2 single beds or 1 double bed, and a pull out sofa bed. The Dalesgate Lodge's fully fitted kitchen gives you the option to eat in, dine out at the dog friendly pub The Gamekeeper's Inn or get a pizza to take away from Woodland Cafe all on site.

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Dog-friendly pubs in North Yorkshire

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The Gamekeeper's Inn

If you're looking for hearty homemade food in the Yorkshire Dales, The Gamekeeper's Inn in Threshfield, near Grassington is the perfect dog friendly pub for you and your four legged friend. Serving seasonal dishes with fresh local ingredients, alternative afternoon tea, speciality nights and their famous Sunday lunch, The Gamekeeper's Inn is the ideal place to let your dog relax by a roaring fire while you tuck into a homemade meal.

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Which of these dog friendly holidays in Yorkshire is your favourite? For the best quality time together with your four legged friend, don't miss out on the perfect dog friendly holiday for 2023.

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