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Best places to visit for dog friendly holidays

Bring the dog on your holiday and lap up everything the South East has to offer with welcoming accommodation, pubs, restaurants, events and activities. Our ruff guide of the best places to take your dog will ensure you'll never have to leave your beloved pet at home.

Dog Friendly Beaches

The South East is a fabulous place for dog walking and provides an immense variety of landscapes to enjoy, from hills, parkland and woodlands to river valleys with most Country Parks accepting dogs on leads. There are many dog friendly beaches in South East England, but most have restrictions at certain times of the year so please check before you travel with the relevant local authority. The Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate coast is a perfect area for you and your four legged friend.

Dog Friendly Pubs

If visiting a Great Country Pub with your dog is your thing, then visit the Great County Pubs website for a selection of Great Country pubs that welcome dogs.

Find out which dog friendly places to visit offer the facilities to suit your needs, scenic routes for dog walking and details of dog shows that take place in the South East.

Top seven places to take your dog while on holiday

Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens in Oxfordshire has won a prestigious national award for its dedication to dogs having received the most nominations from the public in the Kennel Club’s Be Dog Friendly Awards, and took the lead to be crowned top dog in the Day Out category.

Unlike many attractions, we recognise our four legged friends are part of the family and therefore a big part of your day out which is why we welcome dogs at Batsford. All we ask is you keep them on a short lead at all times and make sure you clean up after your pet.

For a great family day out and miles of beautiful pathways ideal for dog walking, head to Hampshire and Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway.

Visiting the Isle of Wight and looking for somewhere to go without leaving the dog at home? Then visit Ventnor Botanic Garden with Guided Tours of an impressive collection of rare, subtropical and exotic plants, a complimentary Children’s Trail worksheet and an outdoor playground.

The forest tracks of Bedgebury Forest in Kent are perfect for allowing your four legged friends exercise off the lead and Rubie the Schnauzer has written her very own guide for dogs to enjoy the area.

This East Sussex vineyard England’s leading Eco-vineyard tourist destination and offers ‘Vineyard & Woodland Nature Trail + Wine Tasting’ for individuals, families and groups. Dogs are made very welcome, but have to settle for water rather than wine!

The pet friendly self-catering accommodation has an ideal spot to take your dog. With a waterfront house and a courtyard garden or an apartment over the archway leading into the same small waterfront, you'll find plenty of places to walk the dog.

Kent & Sussex Holiday Cottages have over 250 Visit England approved and graded properties to choose from – many pet friendly too with lovely gardens for your four-legged friends to enjoy.

Let the train take the strain as you travel through 10 miles of Hampshire countryside to the soothing sounds of the steam engine. Stations with period charm, picturesque towns and beautiful countryside walks can all be found on our line. Dogs travel free on the line so you can truly make this a day out for all the family, we also provide water bowls available at each station.

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  1. Add Dawn Weaver Agility Dog Show at Honnington Farm to your Itinerary

    Dawn Weaver Agility Dog Show at Honnington Farm

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    Participatory Event

    Location

    Tunbridge Wells

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  2. Snelsmore Common Country Park

    Add Snelsmore Common Country Park to your Itinerary

    Snelsmore Common Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Location

    Newbury

    Heathland, valley bog and woodland. Suitable for most quiet recreational activities such as walking and picnicking. Walking distance to Donnington Castle.

  3. Add Cliveden House to your Itinerary

    Cliveden House

    Location

    Maidenhead

    One of the world's finest luxury hotels, this grand stately home is set in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, surrounded by 376 acres of National Trust managed gardens. Cliveden has wonderful panoramic views over the River Thames and is one of the finest luxury hotels near London and...

  4. Add Southsea Beach Cafe to your Itinerary

    Southsea Beach Cafe

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    Café

    Location

    Southsea

    Southsea Beach Cafe is positioned right on the beach at South Parade Pier.

  5. Add Mote Park to your Itinerary

    Mote Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Location

    Maidstone

    Mote Park has been a popular place to visit for both visitors and locals being a huge green open space in the heart of town. Its vast number of mature trees create a landscape of tranquil beauty.

  6. Add Walk the Landscape to your Itinerary

    Walk the Landscape

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    Walking Tour

    Location

    Oxfordshire Cotswolds

    Guided, self-guided and customised walking holidays and day walks in the Cotwolds and Oxfordshire - for healthy exercise, good company and a whole new view of the glorious English countryside around you

  7. Add Borde Hill Garden to your Itinerary

    Borde Hill Garden

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    Garden

    Location

    Haywards Heath

    Set within 200 acres of spectacular parkland, the garden is a series of 'rooms' - each with its own particular atmosphere, form and planting design. Glorious heritage and collectors' garden.

  8. Add Limes Dine in Bakery to your Itinerary

    Limes Dine in Bakery

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    Tea Room/Coffee Shop

    Location

    Windsor

    We are a Boutique Family run Bakery situated in a charming cobbled street with views looking onto the walls of Windsor Castle

  9. Add Oxford Country Cottages to your Itinerary

    Oxford Country Cottages

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    Location

    Oxford

    Beautiful country cottages backing onto the stunning RSPB reserve of Otmoor, yet only 5 miles from the cosmopolitan centre of Oxford.

    Price

    from £550.00 to £950.00 Per Unit Per Week
  10. Add Ventnor Downs to your Itinerary

    Ventnor Downs

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    Enviromental Attraction

    Location

    Ventnor

    Enjoy the dramatic views from the highest point on the Island.