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10 tips for a Pet Friendly holiday on the Isle of Wight

As a nation of animal lovers, we just adore taking our pets on holiday!  How can we go on holiday without them?

Just lovely to take your dog on holiday

Just lovely to take your dog on holiday

When we are packing up the car with cases and bags, those questioning eyes are wondering what’s going on, something is up… Taking a dog on holiday adds so much, exploring the footpaths criss-crossing the countryside, taking leisurely walks along the beach or simply relaxing together by a woodburner, cosy on a winter’s evening.  Children love bringing their favourite furry friends on holiday, so how could you leave them behind?!  Well now you don’t have to.. we have lots of pet friendly holiday cottages on the Isle of Wight.

  1. Robin Hill Adventure Park & Gardens– this is a spectacular park and gardens situated in a valley, with lots of activities for children and adults alike. Dogs allowed in park on a lead.
  2. Carisbrooke Castle– Famous for being the place King Charles I was imprisoned, and now featuring the brand new Edwardian-style Princess Beatrice Garden. Dogs are allowed on leads.

    Great place for walking

    Great place for walking

  3. Isle of Wight Steam Railway– This award winning steam railway operates throughout the year. Dogs allowed to travel in 1st and 3rd Class but must be kept on short leads. Dog tickets are £3 so won’t break the bank.

    All aboard!

    All aboard!

  4. Blackgang Chine– We love this fantasy adventure park with a whole host of rides, activities, parks and attractions for all ages. Dogs are allowed in the park on a lead.

    Freshwater Bay is gorgeous

    Freshwater Bay is gorgeous

  5. Puckpool Park– Relax and spend time in this beautiful gardens set within an old Victorian Fortification Battery, with tennis courts, mini golf, and cafe. Dogs welcome on leads.
  6. Appuldurcombe House– This partly restored shell of grand 18th century house is set in 11 acres of gorgeous grounds. Dogs welcomed on leads.

    Lovely to be able to bring your dog on holiday

    Lovely to be able to bring your dog on holiday

  7. The Needles Old Battery– National Trust run this Victorian fort with spectacular views out over the Needles rocks and lighthouse. Dogs are allowed on leads.
  8. The Needles Park– Another family attraction park with lots of activities, well worth a visit, there’s a chair lift to beach with views to Needles rocks. Dogs are allowed in the park on leads, but not allowed into the buildings.
  9. Model Village Godshill– Got to see it to believe it, a beautiful scale model village of Shanklin and Godshill as they were in the 1920s and 30s. Dogs allowed on leads.
  10. Fort Victoria– huge expanse of woodland and coastline along the North West of the Isle of Wight, with stunning views over the Solent.

    Fabulous fresh air

    Fabulous fresh air

And when you are in need of a sit down and delicious meal, there are lots of great pubs on the Island where your canine friend will be welcome, with a bowl of water and a nice cosy rug to lie on.  When you have your energy back, you’ll be ready for a run around by the sea!

Isle of Wight beaches are the perfect playground for dogs on a pet friendly holiday on the Isle of Wight with a great selection of both sandy and stone beaches for them to dig up and race around.With lots of the beaches offering dogs a network of rock pools to explore, and of course plenty of waves to chase and bound about in, there is no end of choices for burning off all that excess doggy energy!

Come and stay in Beachside Cottage, with a view to die for!

Beachside, is right on the beach!

Beachside, is right on the beach!

The Cowes Townhouse, a great location, sleeps 8

the Cowes Townhouse is ideal for boaties

the Cowes Townhouse is ideal for boaties

 

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