As we know from the furry customers visiting us in Preston, caravan and motorhome users are also often dog lovers. Having a holiday home you can take on the road with you is ideal for people that want to take their dog with them on holiday. It provides a consistent, comfortable place where the whole family can relax and enjoy themselves, and dog-friendliness is guaranteed!
So in honour of Man’s Best Friend, we’ve sniffed out the best places for you and your dog to enjoy.
Lower Slaughter, Costwolds
Don’t let the gruesome sounding name put you off, Lower Slaughter was voted “most beautiful village in the Costwolds” – which is no mean feat in such a stunning area! The village’s riverbank is the perfect trail to take in the traditional English scenery, and it also features plenty of places to sit outside and have something to eat or drink. If you’re with your significant other (the two legged one!) you could also take a detour off the river to Copse Hill Road, which one “Britain’s Most Romantic Street” in 2011.
The Caravan Club’s Moreton-in-Marsh site is open all year to members and non-members, and is only 15 minutes away from the village. 01608 650519
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
Voted one of the top places to live in the UK, Lytham St Annes is a fantastic place wander with your dog. It has a clear expanse of coastline for strolling along, as well as the town behind (whose appearance has been recognised by “Britain in Bloom”). The town has a stylish, upmarket feel, and many of the cafes and pubs are dog friendly or have outside seating. Of course, another benefit is its proximity to our Clifton showroom and café, further down Blackpool Road, so it comes highly recommended by Managing Director Glen Campbell’s dog Benjy!
Eastham Hall Caravan Park sits right in Lytham St Annes, and even provides its own dog exercise field. 01253 737907
St Andrew’s East Sands Beach, Fife
It’s the University town where Prince William met Kate Middleton, and it’s easy to fall in love with the traditional scenery of St Andrew’s coastal walks. MyPawsOn, online hub for all things dog-friendly, told Preston Caravans and Motorhomes they’d recommend Scottish beaches for walking your dogs, because of their relaxed atmosphere.
Abbeyfordleisure is a great place to enjoy the views of the bay from your caravan or motorhome, and dogs stay free! 01334 474250
Dogs are free to be off their lead on the beaches and dunes on the Bamburgh Coast, so while they tire themselves out while you take in the views of Bamburgh Castle and the Farne Islands. If you don’t fancy the sand, there’s plenty of rolling countryside to explore.
Both Waren Caravan and Camping Park and Glororum Caravan are great bases for a walking weekend – you can wake up to views of the castle from both!
Glororum 01670 860256
Waren (01668) 214366
Fans of the Da Vinci Code will already have heard of Roslin’s famous landmarks, Rosslyn Chapel and Rosslyn Castle, both of which featured in the book-turned-blockbuster. There are hundreds of acres of countryside for your dogs to enjoy off the lead, and when you’re ready for a rest there is a dog friendly local pub and the dog friendly Roslin Hotel for you to treat yourself to something to eat.
Slatebarns Caravan Park sits right on the edge of Roslin Glen (a great place to start your walks), as well as being close to the Rosslyn attractions. (+44) 07867009915