Area Guide South West England
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South West England


Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Dorset, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

This region is one of the UK's top holiday destinations, famed for its mild, sunny climate, sandy beaches, coastal villages and gentle landscapes. It is well-known for being particularly dog friendly and has a wide choice of accommodation where dogs are welcome.

The South West has lots of wide open spaces to explore including Dartmoor (Devon) and Exmoor (Somerset) National Parks, together with Bodmin Moor in Cornwall and the Quantock Hills in North Somerset.

The South West Coastal Path connects Minehead on the northern coast in Somerset with Poole to the south in Dorset. Named one of the world’s top ten long-distance walks, it has won praise for being especially dog friendly. The scenery, heritage, and wildlife along the way are said to be inspirational.

The Isles of Scilly is a collection of small picturesque islands 28 miles off the tip of Cornwall where dogs are welcome. Visit by dog friendly ferry (The Scillonian) from Penzance for a day trip, or plan a stay.

Top dog friendly attractions for South West England include Land’s End, Britain’s most south westerly point at the tip of Cornwall, surfer havens at Newquay in Cornwall and Braunton in Devon, the Eden Project, an attraction which has been dubbed the “eighth wonder of the world”, and the ancient monument Stonehenge in Wiltshire. There are also the caves at Wookey Hole in Somerset, Tintagel Castle with its connection with King Arthur in North Cornwall, and the huge chalk figure white horse in the hillside at Uffington in Wiltshire - all of these are dog friendly.

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