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Few places, the world over, are as primed for long walks with the dog than God’s Own Country. But what’s a walk without a revitalising post-stroll pint? In Yorkshire, it just so happens you’re more than spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a pooch-friendly pub. Introducing The Last Post in Harrogate, with this lovely local deemed one of the dog-friendliest pubs in Yorkshire. Serving great ales, wines and homespun a la carte food, simply pull up a stool and enjoy the regular evenings of live music, or head outside and have a sniff around the expansive outside spaces.

Dog’s Own Country is also something of a hotbed when it comes to culture, with many attractions – unbeknown to most – also open to canine companions. One such location is the magnificent York Museum Gardens. Found in the heart of the historic city, this tranquil garden lies in the shadow of the medieval ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey and is open to well-behaved dogs on leads all year round. Once you’ve spent an hour strolling  around the intricate rows of trees, flowers and plants, stop for some dog-friendly refreshments at the nearby Shambles  Market.

Step back in time with your pooch in tow as you board a steam train at Keighley and Worth Valley Railway and travel through the scenic heart of Brontë Country. Dogs travel free and must be kept on a leash, but there’s no shortage of destinations to hop off and do a spot of exploring. Don’t miss the opportunity to stroll along spectacular nature trails like the Top Withens Walk – taking you to the village where the Brontë’s lived and wrote, along pathways they walked and through the moorlands and waterfalls that inspired literary classics like Wuthering Heights.

Find out more about dog-friendly days out in Leeds, Sheffield and York.

Dog friendly days out in Yorkshire

Ready to set off on your next dog-friendly adventure? Leave the car at home, book an advance ticket and board a train to our extensive collection of destinations and look forward to spending less on parking and more on days out.

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Dog friendly days out in the North East

Whitley Bay Beach is one of the many beautiful beaches found in the North East. Home to a glorious stretch of golden sand, this Blue Flag awarded beach is primed for long walks along the coast in the company of your four-legged friend.

Dog friendly days out in the North West

Pups & Cups Bistro in Old Swan, Liverpool, is the city’s first restaurant dedicated to delivering a pawsome experience for canine customers, with ample space for dogs to runaround and make friends in the Pup Garden, before tucking into dog-friendly treats such as Pawfect Pancakes and Pupachinos. But fret not, dogs aren’t the only ones who can enjoy tasty treats at Pups & Cups: humans can also tuck into breakfast, lunch, dinner and a delightful menu of sweet treats and coffee.

Tips for travelling with dogs

We teamed up with Vets4Pets to bring you some great advice when travelling on the train with your furry friends.   Introduce your dog to stations and trains slowly, reassuring them particularly around new sights and sounds Take shorter train journeys at first to get your dog used to travelling on a train

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