Harrogate: The Dog Friendly Spa Town
Harrogate is known as a dog-loving town, with regular championship dog shows being held nearby at Harewood House every July. A few years ago Harrogate was voted into the top three dog-friendly places in the UK – and this is surely to be re acknowledged for 2017.
We have already established we are particularly fond of Labrador Retrievers from a previous article of ours. According to Pets4Homes, The Labrador is still a firm favourite within the UK closely followed by the Cocker Spaniel. However, now there is all sorts of pedigrees and cross breeds that are favourites amongst the dog lovers of Harrogate. A few popular Harrogate-based Instagram profiles showcase some of the popular and well loved breeds. Dogs of Harrogate, Ollie The Giant and Winston The Wiener Dog are all worth a follow!
If you are looking to splash out on some new dog accessories or interested in local dog walking services, there are plenty of chain and independent dog focused services and shops in and around Harrogate. Here is a selection of Harrogate’s local dog shops and supplies, listed in our resources. As well as these, there’s now even a deluxe dog department in the Orvis if you are wanting to spoil your pooch! So there are plenty of options for every budget for our furry friends.
As most dog owners love their dog just as much (if not more) as humans, you will definitely be interested in bringing your canine companion for a visit to Harrogate! We have put a list together of restaurants and bars that are dog friendly.
1) The West Park Hotel
‘We welcome well behaved dogs in the bar and some of our West Park Double accommodation (supplement applies).’
2) Hotel Du Vin and Bistro
3) The Majestic Hotel
For a full list of bars and pubs, follow this link.
As Harrogate is so close to the Yorkshire Dales and surrounded by many woodlands, there are plenty of options for dog walks. Even a walk over the Stray or around the Yorkshire Show Ground are great spots to let the dog off the lead.
For more information of places to visit in and around Yorkshire, here is complete list of dog friendly destinations!