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Find the perfect holiday getaway or day out adventure in South & Borders for both you and your dogs to enjoy.
On Castle Knowe, about 1 mile North West of Glencorse or 2.5 miles South West from Lothianburn Junction on the City Bypass, off the A702 • NT 229 638.
A beautiful Countryside retreat just a short distance from the beach. Coldingham Bay is a peaceful holiday park offering hire and touring in the heart of Berwickshire. Nearby you can find a range of attractions, watersports locations and walking routes for the whole family to enjoy.
Set in the rolling countryside of the southern uplands not far from the dramatic Solway coast. Trigony welcomes dogs and their owners to explore this hidden corner of Scotland, relax in front of open fires and enjoy our award winning rustic cuisine. You will be greeted by Bess our Black [...]
We are dog friendly pub. Located at Solway Firth we are a perfect spot to bring dogs for a lovely walk on the beach. We offer free treats to every dog! We also allow dogs in our self catering cottage.
Click on the link to discover a great selection of dog friendly holiday cottages across the south of Scotland and the Scottish Borders. With your best canine friend welcome, the whole family can look forward to a holiday together. Many holiday homes welcome more than one dog.
5 miles North West of Port William on the A747. • NX 278 489.
Take your four legged canine companion to a one of Hoseason's holiday parks where the whole family can enjoy a memorable break together. Click on the link to find out more about dog friendly holiday parks in this area. Note - the map link goes to one of the [...]
Set in a secluded location, dog walking paddocks available, doggie day care available. Dog training talks and performing dog demos available, behaviour advice and gun dog lessons. 75 acres of grassland to walk on. Dog friendly garden centre situated locally.
1 mile South of Drem off the B1377 • NT 507 782.
Take your four legged canine pal for break at one of Hoseasons' pet friendly holiday parks in Dumfriesshire and enjoy the areas mix of unspoilt hills, wooded valleys and plains bordering the Solway Firth. Red squirrels and birds of prey thrive in the great forests.
We've joined with cottages.com to offer a collection of self catering cottages and holiday homes across the UK and Europe. All holiday accommodation on our partnership site is pet friendly so when you book you can be sure your dog will be welcome.
1.5 miles South West of Biggar. On A73 Biggar to Lanark road • NT 018 362.
Kirkcudbrightshire is famed for its rugged coastline, lovely beaches, forests, wild moorland, ancient castles and charming little towns, this corner of South West Scotland provides a delightful backdrop to this range of Hoseasons' holiday parks that allow dogs.
Our partnership with cottages.com offers a superb choice of quality assessed holiday cottages across Scotland, the UK, Ireland and Europe. All holiday properties on the site are pet friendly so you can book with assurance your dog is welcome too.
4 km South East of Edinburgh off the A7. Grid reference NT 283705. Parking - adjacent to visitor centre.
Take your four legged canine companion to a one of Hoseason's holiday parks where the whole family can enjoy a memorable break together. Click on the link to find out more about dog friendly holiday park holidays in this area.
We have teamed up with cottages.com to bring you a collection of self catering holiday cottages in Dumfries and Galloway and across Scotland. The partnership site has only pet friendly so you can book with assurance your dog is welcome too.
9 km North West of Lanark off the A72. Grid reference NS 815463.
Take your four legged canine companion on a Hoseason's holiday park so the whole family can enjoy a memorable break together. Click on the link to find out more about dog friendly holiday parks.
Any length of stay from 3 days or more; any day of entry. Free use of indoor heated pool and sauna. Dog friendly pub on site.
4km south west of Pathhead off the A68. Grid reference NT 380 611. Parking available is 550 metres away.
Dog walks, rural location, beach nearby
Our partnership website with Cottages.com brings you a superb collection of quality assessed self catering holiday options in Edinburgh and The Lothians and elsewhere in Scotland, the UK and Europe. The site displays only pet friendly holiday properties so you can book with assurance your dog will be welcome [...]
Off Brockburn Road, Pollok, South West of Glasgow city centre. Exit M8 at Junction 26 • NS 525 627.
Pease Bay is a stunning beachfront holiday park popular with families, couples and outdoor enthusiasts. Up to 2 dogs per caravan are welcome at a charge of £25 per week or £15 per short break per pet. Please bring dog bedding/basket with you and request a ‘Pet Unit’ at time [...]
We've joined with cottages.com to offer a collection of quality assessed self catering holidays across Scotland, the UK, Ireland and Europe. All properties displayed on our partnership website are pet friendly so you can be sure your dog will be welcome too.
In Cross Road, Peebles on the A703. NT 250 407.
Set in 175 acres, Thurston Manor offers a rural retreat, yet close to Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. Up to 2 dogs per caravan are welcome at a charge of £25 per week or £15 per short break per pet. Please bring dog bedding/basket with you and request [...]
Choose from a great selection of pet friendly holiday cottages across southern Scotland. With your best canine friend welcome in self catering holiday accommodation, the whole family can look forward to a holiday together. Many holiday homes welcome more than one dog; simply check via the website for further information. [...]
3 km South of Maybole on the A77. Grid reference NS 275083.
Set in the heart of the beautiful Ayrshire countryside, Viewfield Manor Leisure Park provides an ideal base from which to explore the wealth of historic attractions, thriving market and seaside towns or world famous sporting locations that Ayrshire has to offer. Up to 2 dogs per caravan are welcome at [...]
Beside Soutra Aisle, just off the A68 on the B6368. NT 452 580.
In Dirleton village 5 km West of North Berwick on the A198. Grid reference NT 516 839. Parking is available 110 metres away.
Get fit and have fun with your dog. 5km events around the UK.
7 miles North East of Dalbeattie, among farm buildings off the A711 • NX 869 682.
13 km South East of Melrose on the B6404, near St Boswells (turn left onto the B6356). Grid reference NT 591 316. Parking available 100 metres from abbey.
In the village of Dundonald on the A71, 18km from Ayr and 8 km from Kilmarnock. Leave A77 onto B730 follow signs for Dundonald. Grid reference: NS 363345. Parking available off the main street.
10km south east of Kirkcudbright on the A711. Grid reference NX 749475. Parking close to site.
1m North West of Cockburnspath off the A1. 67 NT 766 718.
On the North East slope of Cockburn Law, about 4.5m from Grantshouse, 1 mile walk from the A6112 Duns road, then a footpath for 2 miles • 67 NT 772 603.
In Edrom, 3.5 miles NE of Duns just off the A6105. NT 827 558.
In Foulden 4 miles South East of Chirnside on the A6105. • NT 931 558.
3 km North West of Glenluce village off the A75. Grid reference NX 185586.
0.5m West of Gordon on the A6105 Earlston road. NT 639 428.
1.5 miles South West of East Linton of the A1. 67 NT 574 757.
10km north east of Newcastleton, B6399. Grid reference NY496961.
At the foot of the Canongate, Edinburgh, in the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Access to Holyrood Abbey is through the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
1 mile South of Blackwaterfoot on the West side of Arran off the A841 • NR 906 262.
In Kilwinning. Off A78 Kilwinning to Ardrossan road • NS 303 433.
In the Rhinns of Galloway, 2 miles South West of Sandhead on the A716 • NX 080 483.
At New Luce on the Southern Upland Way about 5 miles from Balmurrie Farm by foot. From New Luce take the minor road past the church to Balmurrie Farm • NX 222 716
On the western outskirts of Dumfries in Abbey Lane on the A76 • NX 966 779.
In Linlithgow off the M9. Grid reference NS996774.
Turn right 2 miles South of Dalmellington on the A713 on to an unclassified road signed for Loch Doon • NX 484 950.
On the shore of Lochmaben Loch 1.5 miles from Lochmaben on the B7020 • NY 088 811.
At the northern coast of Arran off the A841 • NR 931 506.
3 miles North of Blackwaterfoot on the West side of Arran off the A841 • NR 910 324
In Kirkcudbright on the A711. Grid reference NX 682 510.
In Maybole on the A77. Left at crossroads in town centre and then first right • NS 301 098.
In Melrose off the A7 or A68. Grid reference NT 548 341.
At Woodhouse Farm 1 mile North of Kirkpatrick Fleming on the B7076 • NY 250 721.
Majestically situated on a promontory overlooking Morton Loch. Take the second turning on the right, 1.5 miles East of Carronbridge off the A702 • NX 891 992.
3 miles North of Blackwaterfoot on the West side of Arran off the A841 • NR 900 326.
In Port Glasgow on the A8 at Newark Roundabout. Grid reference NS 328745. Parking available close to the castle.
6 miles South East of Castle Douglas on the A711 • NX 817 551.
In the village of Ormiston, 2 miles South of Tranent off the A1. NT 414 692.
0.5 miles South of Prestonpans off the Coast Road or 0.5 miles North East of the B1361 near the railway station• NT 391 740.
1 mile West of Whithorn, behind Rispain Farm on the A746 • NX 429 399.
In Rothesay, Isle of Bute. Grid reference NS 088645. For travel details see Historic Scotland's website.
At Ruthwell 8.5 miles South East of Dumfries, sited within the parish church on the B724 • NX 100 682.
2 km South East of Cockenzie off the A198. Grid reference NT418751. The grounds are more easily accessible in dry weather and the church can be entered. This site has toilets for visitors.
In Largs on the A78. Signed from the High Street. • NS 202 594.
At the south end of the Isle of Bute • NS 094 535
In Douglas. Access from the A70 Lanark to Cumnock road, follow signs • NS 835 309.
On the eastern outskirts of Haddington off the A1 • NT 521 739.
On the outskirts of Rothesay • NS 086 636
Physgill, on the coast 4 miles South West of Whithorn on the A747 • NX 421 359.
At Isle of Whithorn on the A747 • NX 807 598.
In New Abbey village on the A710. Grid reference NX 965 622. Parking (two disabled spaces) is available 90 metres from the abbey.
5 km East of North Berwick off the A198. Grid reference NT595850.
4 miles West of Wigtown on the B733 • NX 382 565.
In Torphichen village. 1 mile on the B792 from A706.
4 miles North of Blackwaterfoot on the South West side of Arran off the A841 • NR 921 232.
Treasure Trails provide the family with a way to explore and have fun with their dogs. They are self-guided routes in great locations perfect for a dog inclusive family walk with a difference. Our Trails are between 1 and 3 miles and murder mystery , treasure hunt or [...]
In Wanlockhead village off the A76.
At Whithorn on the A746. Grid reference NX 444402.
0.5 mile East of Twechar, signposted from village. Access from B8023 Kirkintilloch to Kilsyth Road • NS 706 759-714 762.
On Roman Road, Bearsden, Glasgow. Signed from Bearsden Cross on A810. Approximately 600 metres down Roman Road. NS 546 720
4 miles North of Blackwaterfoot on the East side of Arran off the A841 • NR 893 346.
In Paisley Abbey, in the centre of Paisley • NS 485 639.
On the edge of a promontory above Barsalloch Point, 0.75 mile West of Monreith on the A747 • NX 347 412.
In Biggar. Located in Gas Works Road off A702 Edinburgh to Abington road • NT 038 376.
6 km North East of Linlithgow on the Firth of Forth off the A904. Parking is available at the site.
At Uddingston off the B7071. Grid reference NS 688593. Parking is available 200 metres away.
13km south east of Dumfries on the B725. Parking available a short distance away. Visitors with disabilities can be dropped near the property. A nature trail in the nearby woodlands is not suitable for those using wheelchairs or visitors with limited mobility. Video presentation available.
6.5 miles South East of Creetown, on the A75 • NX 518 540.
5 km North of Bathgate, 2 km from Torphichen. Grid reference NS 987 717. Strong footwear is recommended.
2 km South West of Gatehouse of Fleet on the A75. Grid reference NX 590 522.
3.5 miles North East of Lagg on the West side of Arran off the A841 • NR 990 262.
3.5 miles South of Creetown on the A75 • NX 494 541.