Traveling to Scotland with your pets!
Edinburgh, Scotland is a terrific destination jam packed with adventure and great tourist sites to visit with you and your family! With your dog along for the move, it is rather easy to take your pet to one of the many parks, nearby towns and villages for an enjoyable day out together. Traveling with pets is all about finding little things to keep them occupied so that they dont get bored, especially while you and the other members of the family are floating high above the Scottish countryside in a hot-air balloon, hurtling down the beach on a wind-powered Blokart or visiting the Edinburgh Zoo. The kids may also enjoy a day out at Edinburgh Castle, Blair Drummond Safari Park and for interactive in depth planetary educational experience do visit Our Dynamic Earth.
Of course you can also wander aimlessly through the streets of the city of Edinburgh with your lovable pet close by your side. Do visit the beach but remember that as most dogs donҒt consider lying on the beach to be a fun-filled day out; they will jump at the chance of a run and play on the sand, playing fetch or chasing some waves!
Do organize a bike ride around the ancient city or if you prefer a simple pleasant walk this will definitely get his tail wagging! There are many relaxing and enjoyable things you can do with your pet while visiting Edinburgh; you just need to be a little creative and plan your holiday so that he is included.
Pet Friendly Accommodations:
Scotland is typically a pet-friendly country and you will find that dogs are usually most welcome. Self-catering is often the best way to go which means thinking along the lines of caravan parks, cottages, private homes and such.
Menzies Belford Hotel - Edinburgh: One of Edinburgh's leading 4 star hotels, in a quiet secluded area just minutes away from the historic city center.
San Marco Guest House - Edinburgh: Scottish run Victorian guest house completely modernized in a lovely area of Edinburgh and served by an excellent bus.
Kellys Guest House - Edinburgh: Kelly's offer excellent large en-suite rooms tastefully decorated with all mod cons, together with private car park.
Crosswoodhill Farm Holiday Cottages: Fantastic location so close to both Edinburgh and Glasgow but seemingly in the middle of nowhere with an excellent woodland picnic area one mile away, adored by dogs! Perfect!
Finding pet-friendly restaurants that will allow your sweet four-legged friend to dine with you and your family isnt too difficult if you know the rules and how to get around them! There is an increasing demand for restaurants that offer dog-friendly outdoor seating these days; do ask the staff if it is possible to grab a bite to eat and where you and your furry travel companion should sit! Chances are you will be directed somewhere out of the way, but comfortable none the less. And voila- you get to dine out with your lovable pooch!
Love good old fashioned fish-n-chips? Edinburgh serves up the best, with salt Ғn sauce a runny brown sauce that local folks swear by. Traditional pub food is another must do. Do sample some of the best cuisine in the world- that֒s Scotlands fine fare!
A few helpful hints:
ҕ Make sure you can access the outdoor seats without having to walk through the inside of the restaurant.
Restaurants that require you to order your food inside and then take the food to an outdoor table are your best bet as these are more likely to allow dogs than an outdoor restaurant where waiters bring the food out.
Finally; Scotland is fun at any time of year but the weather can turn from sunny to rainy in just a few hours; so do pack accordingly! With lots of activities from nature walks and rock climbing to art galleries and museums, a family holiday to Edinburgh is a colorful blend of culture, old-fashioned fun and adventure.
Happy Pet Travels!