You may not think it but a city break in Bath is a great place to visit if you want to book somewhere with your dog.
Bath is located in the midst of beautiful open spaces, offering plenty of green areas to walk your canine companions! If you’re planning to stay in the city centre or close to the centre, the Royal Victoria Park has dedicated dog walking areas and there are several parks where you can let them off the lead and have a good game of fetch.
You’ll also have easy access to the Two Tunnels cycling track through disused railway tunnels. These tracks are perfect for cycling and walking and provide a great option for anyone wanting to bring their dog with them. One of the tunnels is over a mile long, so make sure to take a torch and plenty of water for you and your furry friend. There are lights and sounds installed through the tunnel to keep you safe but, in warmer weather, it can be a difficult route for older dogs.
That’s not all – you have the National Trust’s Bath Skyline Walk offering amazing views for right across the city, plus your dog will love the natural environment of the walk. The National Trust also has a property at Dyrham Park, just 8 miles from Bath. Although dogs are not permitted in the grounds or the house, there is a dog walking area for you to catch a glimpse of the estate. Bath is also a great base should you want to visit Lacock, where you’ll find plenty of walks, some of which are dog-friendly. If you’re feeling adventurous you can take a trip across Sydney Gardens to the Kennet and Avon Canal, where you can follow the canal all the way through to Bradford-on-Avon, if you and your dog have the legs for it! You can always catch the train back to Bath.
There are a number of eateries in and around the city that allow dogs, so you can be sure of a good meal knowing that both you and your dog will be able to spend a while resting your feet and enjoying your meal. In the city centre, the Chapel Arts Café accommodates dogs as does the Bath Brew House and Hall and Woodhouse. There are a number of pubs, such as the King William, the Huntsman, The Locksbrook Inn that are happy to provide food and have dogs on the premises.
There are plenty of pet-friendly places to stay in and around the city too. Be sure to check with your accommodation provider before promising your furry friend a trip away. There are a couple of hotels, bed and breakfasts and guesthouses in the city that will accept well-behaved dogs at their discretion, so it is always worth asking before you book. If you want the peace of mind that booking a dog-friendly property brings, check through our list. You’ll find plenty of properties that provide facilities for your dogs, including blankets, biscuits and more. Accommodation providers will also be happy to give you advice on the best places you can go with your dog and will have additional information about dog-friendly places to eat and visit in and outside the city.