Cornwall Holidays with Dogs
Dog-Friendly Holidays in Cornwall
We are a nation of animal lovers, and for many families, their holiday wouldn’t be complete without their four-legged friends. Although home boarders or kennels can look after dogs, many people consider their pooch part of their clan and therefore want to take them on holiday too. Cornwall is an excellent location for a dog-friendly holiday with plenty of fur-friendly attractions and accommodation, so let’s take a closer look.
There are loads of holiday cottages in Cornwall happy to have dog visitors. Hotels tend to be less accommodating, but with some fantastic holiday cottages to choose from, you won’t have any problem finding what you are looking for. There are a couple of things to check before you book. Firstly, some holiday rentals have a maximum number of dogs, so if you have more than one fluff to take away, make sure they are all welcome. Many places do charge a little extra for your hound, and some have a damage waiver which will be refunded once your holiday is over, and they have confirmed your dogs didn’t cause an issue. Some venues will ask you to bring a crate, and it is expected that you cannot leave the dog alone, so be prepared to take Fido wherever you go!
Cornwall Holiday with Dogs
Thankfully finding dog-friendly activities in Cornwall is easy! Part of the county appeal is their expanse of stunning beaches and the rugged coastline. So, walking your four-legged friend won’t be an issue. Some beaches do have dog zones so just take care to observe any restrictions, clearly displayed on signs, before you venture out onto the sand. In some cases, you will have to keep your dog on a lead, but there are also plenty of places to give your friend a good off lead run.
King of the Castles
Cornwall has some amazing historical venues, including stunning castles, and many of these welcome your dog. Tintagel Castle is the legendary home of King Arthur, and you can take Rover right to the top. You have to keep them on a lead for safety as the site is high on the clifftop and could be dangerous if they were to run off. There is a lovely little café and gift shop on-site, and a Land Rover will pick you and your dog up to get back to the town as it is quite a long trek down. Dogs are also welcome at Launceston Castle, Pendennis Castle, St Maws Castle and Chysauster Ancient Village.
It is possibly one of the most accessible attractions ever; Eden has catered to everyone and their pets! There are some lovely walks, but your four-legged friend isn’t allowed in the Biomes, so it is worth checking before you go.
Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Another lovely experience is the steam railway, and you are welcome to take your dog on the train, provided they are kept on a lead. There is plenty to do, and they have some lovely nature trails in the station area so you can explore the gorgeous countryside.