OUR TOP TEN UK PET-FRIENDLY BREAKS — No. 10 —

Northumberland

Darling Cottage, Northumberland

A plethora of beaches along the coastline and unspoilt vistas for miles around combine with a magnificent National Park to offer the best of both worlds, where dogs can run free on the sandy shores, or head for the hills to sniff out something spectacular in the heath. Covering over 640 square miles, we think the National Park has more than enough space for walkies, don’t you?!

Witness the grand feat of Hadrian’s Wall in the south of the county, where tourists flock from near and far to see the structure, or wander along the fringes of the North Pennines for yet another stunning array of wildlife and glorious landscapes. Many of the beaches on Northumberland’s coast also welcome dogs for much of the year, so you can be guaranteed a furrnomenal escape with your furry friend if digging and splashing is what they love!

Hop between countries by staying just on the south side of the Scottish border in Northumberland at the gorgeously named Darling Cottage, or sleep in the heart of the National Park at Rochester House Barn for a taste of country life in a traditional stone cottage.

Labradour on beach, Northumberland