Abundant in wide open spaces, river valleys, and expansive golden beaches, Yorkshire is a wonderful place for you to bring a four-legged friend or two. Yorkshire folk are friendly to humans and dogs alike, and there are plenty of hotels, self-catering cottages and cosy B&Bs ready to welcome you and your dog.
Here’s our shortlist of dog-friendly accommodation in Yorkshire, from a cosy B&B and atmospheric 17th century coaching inn to quaint cottages and the ultimate country manor.
The historic cottage:
Calderdale, West Yorkshire
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Dating from around 1650, this charming one-bedroom stone cottage is the perfect size for singles, couples or a family of three, and of course, a beloved dog. The old beams and stone inglenook fireplace set the scene, yet you have all the mod cons you could desire for a comfortable stay. It’s the perfect base from which to explore the Calderdale moorlands, wooded valleys and streams leading into the River Calder.
The luxurious country manor:
Austwick, Yorkshire Dales
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A truly dog-friendly gem, this five-star hotel welcomes dogs in all rooms, and the ground floor rooms are especially suitable as they open onto the beautiful gardens. The hotel can accommodate up to two dogs per room at £10 per pet per night. You can eat in the bar with your pooch or leave them in your room if you want to try the award-winning restaurant that serves the best local ingredients.
Located in the village of Austwick, just a few miles from Settle, you are in the heart of the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales National Park. The hotel is popular with walkers, many with dogs, and the lovely surrounding countryside begs to be explored.
The intimate B&B:
Richmond, North Yorkshire
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Nothing is too much trouble for the attentive, engaging owners of this unique B&B. The setting is a Georgian house with period furniture and a magical walled garden attached to the property. The breakfasts and overall level of service are legendary. A minimum of two nights’ stay is required, but this shouldn’t be a problem, as you’ll likely never want to leave!
Located in the heart of the vibrant market town of Richmond, the riverside walks and wooded trails are loved by humans and dogs alike. It’s a beautiful bolt hole for you and your pet.
The atmospheric inn:
The Lister Arms
Malham, North Yorkshire
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The Lister Arms is packed with warmth and character. You and your pup will be very well looked after – they provide homemade doggie treats, and there’s a dog wash room next to the entrance if yours needs a hose down after a day on the moors. For you, there’s legendary food, award-winning ales and a sumptuous bed to climb into at the end of the day.
Pets cost £15 per stay, and 10% of this charge is donated to the Search and Rescue Dog Association. Dogs can’t go into the restaurant area but are very welcome in the bar where they also serve food.
The coastal escape:
The Castle House
Whitby, North Yorkshire
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Less than a mile from the heart of Whitby, the property sleeps five across three bedrooms and welcomes dogs free of charge. The property has a good-sized rear garden which is fully enclosed and offers a home-from-home experience. Whitby is divided by the River Esk, and the beach on the east side, Tate Hill, welcomes dogs all year round. If you fancy walking up to the magnificent ruins of Whitby Abbey, dogs are allowed, provided they’re kept on a lead.