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Dog-Friendly Weekends:




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Dog-Friendly Weekends: 50 breaks in Britain for you and your dog is a compendium of brilliant escapes the whole family can enjoy. Each chapter explores a different destination and offers ideas for things to do with your dog beyond just going for a nice walk.


Did you know there are museums you can take the dog to, for example? And were you aware that many of the UK's heritage railways offer dogs-go-free tickets? There are also castles, stately homes and even boat trips you can do with the family pet, and this book will feature the best of them.

I've sought out the best accommodation, great dog-friendly pubs that go out of their way to welcome their four-legged patrons, and practical bits like local vets and pet supplies shops. This book is the only title dog owners need for amazing adventures with their pets.

Want to buy it?

Dog-Friendly Weekends is available to buy from my publisher, Bradt Guides,, Waterstones, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Which destinations are included in the book?
The book covers Britain, so that's England, Scotland and Wales. I'll be travelling to almost every county, from the far reaches of Cornwall to the lofty heights of the Scottish Highlands and islands, and a whole lot of destinations in between. There will be city breaks, beach breaks, rural adventures and small town explorations. I've already covered the likes of lovely Lincoln, Northumberland, Scilly Isles and Oxfordshire (my home county), and so the research continues...

Who am I and why am I writing this?
I'm a professional travel writer with almost a decade in the industry, a few guidebook contributions under my belt and countless articles written for newspapers like The Telegraph, The Times, the i, The Independent and magazines from Nat Geo Traveller to woman&home (more on my work here).
I've spent several years doing significant amounts of travel with my dog and have found a dearth of useful, practical and inspirational content that goes beyond hotels and pubs. I was frustrated by the lack of coherent information from trusted sources for travelling dog owners, so I pitched this guide to Bradt and here we are.

Photo by Amanda Forman for Rutland Pet Photography

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