Nicknamed ‘God’s Own Country’, Yorkshire has plenty to offer dog owner who loves the outdoors. It boasts three dog friendly National Parks – Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors, and the Peak District - and has three areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Nidderdale and the Howardian Hills), plus the Pennines and a stunning Heritage coastline featuring the white cliffs at Flamborough Head and the long sand spit at Spurn Point. Long distance trails include the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Pennine Way.
The region has unspoilt countryside and rolling hills with traditional market towns and quaint villages where dogs are welcome. There’s a dramatic coastline featuring Whitby, famed for its Abbey and a link to Dracula, as well as its dog friendly beach and traditional harbour, along with Scarborough, Britain’s oldest seaside resort.
Top dog friendly attractions include World Heritage Site Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey, and numerous castles such as those at Knaresborough and Richmond. There are numerous formal gardens and parks for you and your dog to explore, including Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Why not explore James Herriot country in and around Thirsk or take a ride on a steam train on the North Yorks Moor Railway or Wensleydale Railway? Dogs are welcome at both attractions.