Five of the best dog-friendly places for your staycation

More than 19 million Brits are expected to take a holiday in the UK this year.

As we’re a nation of dog lovers, if you are looking to take your furry friend along with you on your travels, you will need to make sure you’ve found the perfect destination.

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Canine Cottages Campaigns Manager Shannon Keary reveals five most dog-friendly spots in the UK for you and your pooch to have a fantastic staycation this year.

1 Edinburgh, MidlothianThere’s so much to enjoy with your furry friend in Scotland’s capital. Take a walk and explore Holyrood Park, Arthur’s Seat and the Royal Mile, watch a film at dog-friendly The Cameo or chill out in one of the city’s many dog-friendly pubs, restaurants and cafes. There’s no shortage of activities to enjoy with your pooch in Edinburgh.

2 Brighton and Hove, East SussexA wonderful British staycation spot, Brighton and Hove is also a great place to take your pooch.There’s a beach and the South Downs National Park on Brighton’s doorstep for walks, but the city has lots of dog-friendly activities and businesses too.You can take your four-legged friend on a seafront train ride, and Brighton puts on lots of dog-friendly events, such as the Saltdean Lido Dog Swim.

3 Malton, North YorkshireNamed “Yorkshire’s Food Capital,” this town on the edge of the North York Moors is an excellent location for a dog-friendly staycation.The town has plenty of dog-friendly pubs, hotels, and cafes, as well as great walks nearby for you and your dog to enjoy.Malton is also a great base to explore more doggy-friendly places in North Yorkshire including York, Helmsley, and the beaches of Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington.

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4 Bristol, AvonBristol is a city that’s jam-packed with dog-friendly attractions and green spaces for you and your pooch to enjoy.Dogs are welcome in many of the city’s attractions, including Bristol Ferry Boat, Clifton Suspension Bridge and Ashton Court Estate.There are also plenty of dog-friendly eateries and pubs to relax in after a long day’s walking.

5 Newcastle, Tyne and WearNewcastle is a fantastic place to visit with your furry friend.Dogs can travel for free on the city’s Metro service and there’s plenty of dog-friendly places to eat and drink.There are also lots of great walks to enjoy as well, such as Jesmond Dene or Ouseburn Valley.No stop to Newcastle would be complete without a beach trip to Tynemouth or South Shields, so make sure to add these to the list on your trip to Newcastle.

Canine Cottages span locations in England, Scotland and Wales.

It has more than 4,000 immaculate, pet-friendly places to stay.

More than a quarter of the population of the UK own a dog, amounting to 9.9 million pet pooches.