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Dog Friendly Lake District

We love dogs here at Rothay Manor and treat them as one of the family, from Pomeranian’s to St Bernard’s! We have a dedicated dog friendly dining room so your canine companion can join you for breakfast (they may even be treated to a cheeky sausage!) and dinner. You can even enjoy our fabulous 3 rosette awarded fine dining cuisine with your dog by your side! To make sure they feel at home, we provide our canine guests with luxurious George Barclay dog beds, towels and treats!

The Lake District is very dog friendly, so there really is no reason that your Best Friend shouldn’t join you on your Lakeland holiday.

5 of the best dog friendly attractions:

  1. Windermere Lake Cruises – there’s a perfectly good reason that this is the most popular tourist attraction in Cumbria, why would you not want to take a tour of England’s largest lake? With interesting commentary throughout, a bar and toilets, it’s a few hours well spent. There are also lots of places to get off and explore, and fabulous shore-line walks that dogs just love. What’s more, dogs travel free!
  2. Grizedale Forest – OK, so forests are always going to be a dog’s idea of heaven, and the woodland trails in Grizedale do not disappoint. There’s also the opportunity to hire bikes and Segway’s, so you can have a chance of keeping up with your four-legged friend!
  3. Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway – Situated in the picturesque Western Lake District, the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway is one of the oldest and longest narrow gauge railways in England – a day out not to be missed!
  4. Windermere Canoe & Kayak – People and dogs alike all love playing in the water, and at Windermere Canoe and Kayak you can take your dog aboard your kayak or paddleboard…I guess the one problem may be trying to keep them on board (we would recommend that your dog wears a bouyancy aid for any water-based activities)
  5. Lowther Castle & Grounds – Dogs are allowed (on leads) almost everywhere, so explore to your hearts content the 130-acre gardens and the castle ruins, and stop a while in the cafe to refuel, before visiting the exhibition and shop.

If you have something on your list that you simply must do that isn’t dog friendly, or perhaps a big day’s walk that little legs may struggle with then we can help with that too. Ambleside Dog Walker will happily care for your dog during the day (and evening’s too if they can’t bear to be without human company). Fully licensed, insured and pet first aid trained you know your dog will be in safe hands. https://www.amblesidedogwalker.com/

So, what are you waiting for? It may be time to book your dog-friendly escape to the Lakes!!

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