North Wales is a terrific area for a family or couple’s holiday and if you want to take your pooch along, there are plenty of pet-friendly things to do. You all get the benefit of the lovely fresh air and the beauty of the Welsh countryside.
Here are some of the top dog-friendly attraction in North Wales to enjoy when you stay at a Lyons Holiday Park. Most of our parks have some pet-friendly caravans and we welcome well-behaved dogs who should be kept on a lead at all times within the confines of the park.
The highest mountain in Wales is not only an attraction in its own right but it stands in the stunning beauty of Snowdonia National Park. You can choose to simply meander along the various walks through the park or if you and your dog are up to the challenge, actually scale the mountain. There are seven routes up the mountain, so you can attain the summit at 1,085 metres if you’re fit enough. The Snowdon Ranger Path is one of the easier options while the most difficult is Grib Goch – best avoided with pooch in tow. The bets for dog walkers is the PYG track – you’ll have stunning views from all angles.
Llanberis Lake Railway
If pooch is accustomed to rail travel or behaves well on a lead around people and in a confined space, the Llanberis Lake Railway is a treat. There’s a small charge for pooch but the cute steam engine takes you on a round trip of five miles through the heart of Snowdonia. You’ll pass the twin lakes of Llanberis and the Dolbadarn Castle which dates back to the 13th Century. The train makes stops at Cei Lleydan, a charming place for a picnic, and also at the National Slate Museum at Gilfach Ddu.
Conwy Water Gardens
One of the nicest free attractions of pet-friendly attractions in North Wales is the Water Gardens at Conwy. It’s worth popping some money in the donation box as funds raised goes to the garden’s upkeep. For a few coins, you can walk some pretty nature trails, skirt three lakes, and find little surprises along the way. If doggy loves water, there’s plenty of places for a swim. The gardens also have an aquatic centre with pond and tortoise area, and if you’re feeling peckish, the Dutch Pancake House always gets good reviews.
Dog Friendly Beaches
Dogs love the beach as much as humans and the beaches of North Wales are very welcoming. Conwy Morfa Beach is one of the loveliest. It is a long, wide sandy beach west of the Conwy River with plenty of room for pooch to run around, play catch, fetch the stick, or run in and out of the water. A lesser-known alternative but equally appealing is Talacre Beach. As well as the wide swathe of sand, it is also home to the disused Point of Ayr lighthouse.
There’s no need to leave your beloved pet at home when you holiday in North Wales. With pet-friendly accommodation and dog-friendly attractions, you can all enjoy a fabulous time.