You've heard the folk song, now visit the historic, pet-friendly town of Scarborough on Yorkshire's dramatic coast. With picturesque ruined castles and stretches of golden sand to discover, Scarborough is a unique seaside resort town to explore with man's best friend. The Yorkshire Moors are minutes from your accommodation, and seaside attractions on your doorstep.
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What to do with your dog in Scarborough
There are many unmissable experiences in Scarborough to enjoy with your furry friend. For instance, hiking with your dog along sweeping beaches and heather-crowned cliffs is both invigorating and life-affirming.
1. Dog-friendly parks
Head to North Riding Forest for a relaxing tramp through this ancient maritime forest with your furry friend. Surrounded by stunning farmland and historic features like Keldy Castle, the forest backs onto the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Ruins and ancient villages can be seen for miles in this paradise for dog lovers. Enjoy spectacular views from the elevated areas of the park.
The Yorkshire coast offers holidaymakers some of the most spectacular landscapes in the British Isles. Between May and September, there is a dog ban on the main beach in Scarborough. However, dogs are permitted on Scalby Mills, North Sands and the southern end of South Sands, which are less popular with human beachgoers in high season.
3. Scarborough Castle
While you and your family pet enjoy the waves that run up Scarborough's beaches, the shape of Scarborough Castle in the distance makes a dramatic destination for your family walk. This medieval stronghold was home to royalty and has a history that stretches back for three millennia. Open to the elements, you can enjoy panoramic views from the castle with your entire family.
4. Dog-friendly pubs
After a thrilling hike through Scarborough's stunning scenery, head to the North Riding Brew Pub, or the Scarborough Arms for a restorative drink and a bite to eat. Furry friends are welcome.