Dog-friendly holidays and destinations in the UK and Europe

Dog friendly destinations in Cumbria

Find the perfect holiday getaway or day out adventure in Cumbria for both you and your dogs to enjoy.



Opposite Penrith railway station (OS Map 90; ref NY 513299).

Family run dog friendly (2 resident labradors Chloe & Luna) guesthouse situated in the heart of Keswick town, open all year round for short breaks. Ideal base for walking, touring and enjoying the Lake District.

There are numerous dog walks available from the park, the pub in the village allows dogs as do several pubs in Keswick which is a short drive away. The park provides a dog blanket and towel, a few poo bags, biscuits and bowl. There’s also additional information in pet lodges [...]

Another Place, The Lake. A hotel in Penrith, Cumbria.

Another Place, The Lake is on the shores of Ullswater, the second largest – and for many the most beautiful – lake in England. Set in 18 acres of Lake District and with views over Ullswater to the fells beyond, the hotel is a haven from which to explore the [...]

The Pooley Bridge Inn. A pub in Ullswater, Cumbria.

Located in the centre of the pretty village of Pooley Bridge, at the northern end and adjacent to, Lake Ullswater. Featuring a traditional bar, timber beams, welcoming log fires, and beer garden. Dogs and walkers particularly welcome.

Dogpeople Rating: Top

Three very special Five Star cottages, The Byre, The Haystore and The Carthouse), situated in the beautiful Howgills, between the Lakes and the Dales. Lovely location on the fells, dog friendly pubs/shop 1 mile, walks from the door.

Located on Piel Island, 3.25 mile South East of Barrow-in-Furness (OS Map 96; ref SD 233636). Access by small boat: from 11am, from Roa Island, summer only; subject to tides and weather. There is a small charge for this service; for details, call Alan Cleasby on 01229 835809 or 07798 [...]

Take your four legged friend to a one of Hoseason's holiday parks so the whole family can enjoy a break and new surroundings together. Click on the link to find out more about a dog friendly holiday park break. Note - the map link goes to one [...]

Nestling in the delightful hamlet of Troutbeck and surrounded by breathtaking fells the Inn offers a cosy, comfortable and relaxed base from which you can easily access all of the Lake District.

Circle Café Bar serves fresh, interesting and affordable food in a comfortable, informal atmosphere. Dog bowl available, just ask. Close to railway and bus stations. Covered outdoor seating, perfect for rainy days.

Nestling in the delightful hamlet of Troutbeck and surrounded by breathtaking fells the cottages and adjacent Inn offer a cosy, comfortable and relaxed base from which you can easily access all of the Lake District.

Water bowls available at Ravenglass terminus. Dogs welcome on trains - small charge applies. Dog friendly pubs and walking routes available close to various stations.

Broadoaks Country House. A hotel in Windermere, Cumbria.

We are surrounded by some excellent walks as we are based in the heart of the Lake District. We even have our own special 4 Paws Menu created by our own hotel dog Molly!

King George IV. A pub in Eskdale Green, Cumbria.

The King George IV is a classic Lake District inn, with log fires, oak beams, slate floors and an abundance of history to go with it. The inn is situated in a magical place, nestling amongst the stunning fells of the western Lake District in the heart of Eskdale. [...]

Cottages.Com in Cumbria. A self-catering holiday cottage in , Cumbria.

Our partnership with cottages.com brings you a collection of quality assessed holiday cottages across the UK, Ireland and Europe. All properties displayed on the partnership site are pet friendly so you can book with the assurance your dog is welcome too!Check out the cottage selection in Cumbria and the [...]

1/4 mile East of Ravenglass, off minor road leading to A595 (OS Map 96; ref SD 088959). Railway station a short distance away.

Great walks for all abilities in the nearby, secluded, Howgill Fells and the Eden Valley. Dogs welcome in our bar area where our full menu is also served. Water bowl available.

Dogpeople Rating: Top
Croftlands Cottages. A self-catering holiday cottage in Keswick, Cumbria.

Fantastic choice of scenic walks both low and high level right from the door. Dog friendly pub serving great food (and in the Good Beer Guide) within walking distance (15 minutes). We have been successfully assessed by the Cumbria Tourism Quality Assessment Scheme.

1.5 miles West of Shap, on the bank of the River Lowther (OS Map 90; ref NY 548152).

Family, dog and people friendly. Already non-smoking. Real Ales. Fine wines.

Fisherground Lodges. A self-catering holiday cottage in Eskdale, Cumbria.

Hundreds of walks right from the door, mountain, valley and riverside. Good pubs nearby welcome dogs and serve good meals.

1.5 miles North of Newby Bridge off the A590 .OS 96/97,OL7: SD372881 Close to the popular walk of High Dam and Stott Park Heights from where you have lovely views of Windermere. Water bowl always available

The pub is family friendly, with highchairs available for the little ones, and also welcomes 4 legged friends in the bar and pool room. Disabled access and assisted WC facilities make the pub open to all. Outside there are two of areas for seating, with a couple of benches to [...]

Dogpeople Rating: Good
Hidden River Cabins. A self-catering holiday cottage in Near Lake District, Cumbria.

Completely secluded log cabins, brilliant for dog owners, dogs enjoy their own private woodland and river walks to sniff and run around.

Treasure Trails are a new way to explore and have fun. They are self-guided walking Trails in great locations in Cumbria, perfect for a dog walk with a difference. The Trails are between 1 and 3 miles and are treasure hunt, spy mission or murder mystery themed. Visit our website [...]

The Boot Inn. A pub in Boot, Cumbria.

Located in the beautiful Eskdale valley in the tiny hamlet of Boot, a traditional pub dating back to 17th century, recently refurbished to a high standard, with cosy log fire. Selection of real ales. Walks at all levels – riverside, fells and mountains right on the doorstep! [...]

Dogpeople Rating: Top
Fishing Hideaway. A self-catering holiday cottage in Carlisle, Cumbria.

Completely secluded log cabin, brilliant for dog owners, dogs enjoy their own private woodland and river walks to sniff and run around. Back to basics eco friendly experience.

Ullswater Steamers. A day out in Glenridding, Cumbria.

Dog friendly pier houses. Water bowls. Small charge for dog for boat journey. Walking routes. Lakeside access.

Well behaved dogs welcome in the bar and some hotel bedrooms – water bowl and titbits available

Sykes Holiday Cottages. A self-catering holiday cottage in Lake District, Cumbria.

Choose from our great selection of pet friendly cottages in the Lake District. With your furry friend welcome, the whole family can look forward to walkies in some of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Many of our cottages welcome more than one dog; simply check our website [...]

In Wetheral village; 6 miles East of Carlisle on B6263 (OS Map 86; ref NY 469541). Railway staion about 0.5 miles away.

Dogpeople Rating: Top
The Mortal Man. A pub in Ambleside, Cumbria.

Beneath the rugged fells of Troutbeck Valley, just outside Windermere and Ambleside in the English Lake District. Please keep your dog on its lead in public areas Please consider other people, if your dog misbehaves you may be asked to take the dog to your room if residents. Children welcome.

182 metres (200 yards) West of Waterhead car park, Ambleside (OS Map 90; ref NY 372034). Managed by the National Trust.

Located 0.5 mile Nort of Barrow-in-Furness on a minor road off A590 near Furness Abbey (OS Map 96; ref SD 224715).

8 miles South East of Appleby South of A66 (OS Map 91; ref NY 791141).

1.5 miles South East of Penrith off A66 (OS Map 90; ref NY 537290).

In Carlisle city centre (OS Map 85; ref NY 396562). Disabled parking only, but sign-posted city centre car parks nearby.

Next to Clifton Hall Farm, 2 miles South of Penrith on A6 (OS Map 90; ref NY 530271).

1/4 mile East of Brougham on A66 (OS Map 90; ref NY 546289). WARNING site on a very busy main road.

Furness Abbey. A day out in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Located 1.5 miles NORTH of Barrow-in-Furness, off A590 (OS Map 96; ref SD 218717). An exhibition on the history of the abbey, with a display of elaborately carved stones, can be seen in the visitor centre. Audio tour with hearing loop included in admission price. Parking 5m from [...]

9 miles North East of Ravenglass, at West end of Hardknott Pass (OS Map 96; ref NY 218015). The pass road is narrow and very steep in places. WARNING: Access may be hazardous during the winter months. Managed by the National Trust.

Off a minor road South of Lanercost, 2 miles North East of Brampton (OS Map 86; ref NY 556637).

1 mile South of Penrith off A6 (OS Map 90; ref NY 519284).

Muncaster Castle. A day out in Ravenglass, Cumbria.

Dogs on leads are welcome throughout the gardens and in a special viewing area for dogs and their owners on the Meadow for the afternoon “Sky Hunters” bird of prey display. Everyone (including dogs) is welcome at the Wild Heron Feed, afternoons daily year round on the Cannon Bank. Plenty [...]