Dog-friendly holidays in Wales
Wales has something for every breed, from rugged coastal paths and mountains to delight the rough-haired rangy types, to cosy pubs where big-eyed pups can nap by the fireside or wander the tables making eyes at people eating anything that smells delicious. All you need to get tails wagging is a great dog-friendly place to stay, which is where we come in. Or rather, where we invite you to come in. Our dog-loving team personally inspect every place we work with, to make sure that your dog and you will be both welcomed and wowed. For each one, you’ll find our honest, first-hand description, alongside some tips from the owner on where to go, what to do and great dog-friendly places to eat. So all you have to do is choose one you love and set off to explore the wonders of Wales.
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About Paws & Stay dog-friendly holidays in Wales
Where did Paws & Stay come from?
Paws & Stay came from the people who brought you Sawday’s Special Places and Canopy & Stars. It’s based on the same idea – personally inspected, small-scale, independent places to stay that have character and a bit of magic, but with a dog-friendly spin. We realised over years of visiting places to stay that there’s a big difference between dog-friendly and dog-tolerant, so we created Paws & Stay to showcase those that go the extra mile to welcome, not just accept, our four-legged friends.
How do we know each place is good enough?
Because we’ve visited in person, often with a dog in tow, and written a full report, although some of the dogs’ typing is very much hit and miss. Our inspection trips are about getting a feel for the place as well as checking the facilities. We make sure everything’s up to scratch, but also that it will put a smile on your face and a wag in your tail with the welcome you receive and its character and charm.
Where should I visit in Wales?
That depends entirely on what your dog loves most. If you’ve got a swimmer, then the beaches of Pembrokeshire would be a great place to start. You’ll always need to check for seasonal restrictions on dog access, but Barafundle is dog-friendly year-round and something of a team favourite. Mountain dogs should head for Snowdonia, or Yr Wyddfa as it will soon be known, to scramble up the eponymous peak, while wildlife lovers (who can be trusted not to get too excited) should head for Anglesey to see the seals and puffins.
Where will I find Paws & Stay places?
We only have a few dog-friendly places in Wales at the moment, but our team are out there rustling up more all the time. You can still find Paws & Stay places across the rest of the UK though, from rambling Devon estates to the banks of lochs in western Scotland. Browse all our dog-friendly holidays here, and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know about any new discoveries.
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