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Sponsored: Great deals on the best pet-friendly holidays Scotland has to offer

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FOR some people it’s all about the sun, sea and sands of exotic, distant shores but where do you go if you don’t want to put your beloved pooch into a kennel for two weeks?

Dogs are part of the family and it can be really tough saying good bye when you can’t take them on holiday with you and with our great pet friendly holiday ideas, you don’t have to leave them behind.


You don’t need to go far for some of the most beautiful countryside and picture post card scenery in this country and here’s the best bit; you can walk around most of it with your faithful companion in tow.

We’ve found some really lovely spots for pet friendly holidays in Scotland. Choose from gorgeous cottages in both town and countryside locations such as Edinburgh, Aberfeldy, St Andrews, Callander, Oban and many more.

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Staying in one of these ideal properties allows you the freedom of coming and go-ing at your own pace and your own schedule as well as being in some of the best spots for long, leisurely walks with your dog.


There are so many wonderful walking routes in Scotland as well some spectacular beaches that are just perfect for embracing the outdoors, getting a bit of fresh air and exercise as well as a change of scene. It’s sometimes all we need.

You and your dog are probably happy with a nice long walk and a game of fetch but if you fancy taking in some of the attractions, here are some of our favourite pet-friendly attractions in Scotland:

Firth of Forth Boat Trips

The 90 minute cruise on the Firth of Forth departs from Hawes Pier, South Queensferry. Dogs are welcome on-board, and on Inchcolm Island but must be kept under control and on a lead.


Floors Castle, Kelso

Dogs are welcome in the gardens and grounds of this stunning country house, seat of the Duke of Roxburghe


Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh


A great dog walk with stunning views for the master!


The Dog House, Balloch


Pet friendly pub and handy pit stop on a long walk along the shores of Loch Lomond.


Culzean Castle, Ayrshire

Culzean Castle, Ayrshire on a sunny day

Work up an appetite and take your pooch on a stroll around the spectacular grounds of Culzean Castle and Country Park.


Holiday deals

If a nice relaxing break away with your furry friends sounds like a plan, here are some of the best deals around on pet friendly accommodation:

Pet Friendly Cottage Holidays Scotland, Book 7 Nights from £218pp

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottages in Scotland, Book 7 Nights from £275

Haven Pet Friendly Summer Holidays in Scotland from £341 Per Family