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dog_at_the_bar.jpgHere in the Scottish Highlands, you don’t have to leave your pet at home when you go on holiday.  There are a number of pet-friendly options for travelers.  Many people love walking their dogs, and enjoying the breath-taking scenery of the Scottish Highlands can be even more memorable when one’s canine companion is along.  Pet-friendly accommodations come in the same wide variety as all the rest in the Scottish Highlands—you can easily find the type of accommodation you desire which will also welcome your four-footed friend, such as hotels, bed and breakfasts, campsites and caravan parks, pub accommodation, and self-catering cottages, chalets, and houses.  Most accommodations will indicate that they are pet-friendly with a sign or notice in their brochure stating “pets welcome.”  Many pets enjoy travelling as much as their owners, so accommodation owners are quite used to answering queries about their pet policies.  After all, almost 25% of UK residents own at least one dog, so travelling with pets has become more and more the norm.
So, with a bit of planning, and the willingness to pay slightly more for your furry friend’s accommodation, you should be able to find a lovely accommodation where you and your pet can relax and enjoy the beauty of the Scottish Highlands.  Remember to bring your pet’s basic necessities along with you, as the accommodation generally will not provide food and water bowls, leashes, toys, carriers, etc.  When you are searching for a pet-friendly accommodation, keep these things in mind:  most accommodations will require your pet be kept on a leash when in public areas; some will require health and vaccination documentation; others will have a limit as to size and weight of the pets allowed; and some will not allow you to leave your pet unattended in the room while you are out exploring.  You can imagine how a strange environment could lead Rover to wreak havoc all alone in his room! 
The term pet-friendly generally applies to dogs and oftentimes cats, so if you are considering travelling with another kind of pet, please check with individual accommodations and restaurants before assuming your pet will be welcome.  Also, most accommodation will have very specific guidelines or restrictions about their expectations for their pet guests, so please familiarize yourself with these before heading off on your holiday.  A deposit for Fido may be required as well. 
The Scottish Highlands are a wonderful, diverse place well-suited to travelling with pets.  There are myriad locations for walking your dog, hiking, and visiting historic sites.  All it takes is a wee bit of planning, conscientious communication with the accommodation owner, and the willingness of the pet owner to be respectful and courteous, and you can have a fabulous holiday with your best four-footed friend.  So, take a browse through the many accommodations available and get started planning your special Scottish Highlands pet-friendly holiday now!


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Coul House Hotel
Coul House is owned and operated by my wife and I, it is a beautiful country house secluded in the hills above Contin, Ross-shire. Centrally located in the Northern...
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Great Glen Holidays
Welcome to Great Glen Holidays - Self Catering Scottish Country Cottage Accommodation, Riding Holidays and Trout Fishing near Fort William, Highlands of Scotland. ...
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Birchbrae
Seven luxury self catering Scandinavian style holiday lodges set in a peaceful and secluded woodland clearing eight miles south of Fort William.  Ideally situated...
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Resipole Holiday Park
For that special place where you can relax and unwind, Resipole is well positioned to enjoy the peace, the silence and the stunning views. On the Ardnamurchan...
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Appin Holiday Homes
Self catering log cabins, cottages and lochside caravans in the district of Appin midway between Oban and Fort William on the West Coast of Scotland. To check...
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Dalraddy Holiday Park, Aviemore
A quiet family park set in 25 acres of birch woodland with spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountains range, which now forms part of the Cairngorm National Park. ...
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Logie Country House
Welcome to the ancient and historic Logie Elphinstone House, luxury holiday let and wedding venue, set within its own private estate at the foot of Bennachie. Turrets...
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Achindarroch Touring Park
This friendly, family run site lies in a quiet, picturesque location at the foot of Glen Duror on the southern boundary of Lochaber. The park is well sheltered and...
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Hazelgrove Self Catering Holiday Cottage
Hazelgrove Self Catering accommodation overlooking Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland Sleeps 4 ~ Pet friendly:- up to 4 pets welcome (free of charge) ~ Wood...
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Knipoch House Hotel, Oban
Nestling beside Loch Feochan in Argyll, Scotland, lies Knipoch Hotel (pronounced neepoch -och as in loch).  This four star country house hotel is privately owned...
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Highland Lodges
We are situated in a remote part of the Scottish Highlands, combined with forest and loch location, this is truly a holiday for the nature lover.     Two...
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Croft Holidays, Newtonmore
Croft Holidays comprises three, well equipped and comfortable self-catering cottages, which each sleep 1- 4. These can be booked singly or together for groups of up...
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The Portsonachan Hotel and Lodges .
Offering both hotel and self catering accommodation in an idyllic scottish location. Portsonachan Hotel and Self catering lodges is an excellent Scottish holiday...
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Lagnakeil Highland Lodges
Welcome to Lagnakeil Lodges A truly unique and unrivalled location for a self-catering holiday near Oban. This beautiful Scottish land of mountains, lochs and...
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Airdeny Chalets
Welcome!    Our seven comfy cottages offer the perfect hideaway in beautiful Western Scotland. Choose from two-bedroom or three-bedroom timber chalets,...
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Borlum Farm Country Holidays
The MacDonald-Haig family have been providing quality accommodation and riding at Borlum since 1963 and love welcoming old friends and new to sample the peace and...
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West Coast Cottages
A truly unique and unrivalled location, this beautiful Scottish land of mountains, lochs and islands can be experienced from the comfort of one of our self catering...
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Kilcoy Chalets
A n ideal base for couples sightseeing and touring both the north and west coasts of the Scottish Highlands All our self catering holiday accommodation chalets are...
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Bunroy Caravan and Camping Site
Welcome to Bunroy Caravan & Camping Site...  ....a haven of peace in the heart of the Highlands, surrounded by breathtaking scenery, within easy reach of Ben...
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