If you’re considering a night or two away with your four legged companion in tow, then our list of recommended dog friendly hotels in Northumberland will give you some great options to consider. From a centuries old drovers inn to a stately home from the 1300’s we’ve included various options to cover different price ranges, different locations and different styles. But one thing they all have in common is that these are all dog friendly accommodation, so you can bring your pooch with you.
Located in the North East corner of England, bordering Scotland, Northumberland is one of England’s hidden gems. It is an ideal choice for a dog friendly holiday, with the most amazing walks, stunning locations, beautiful towns and an abundance of history. You have everything from forest to moorland, from desolate beaches to bustling towns. With other 5000 square miles to choose from you’ll be sure to find a corner just for you. Home to the most Northerly national park in England (https://www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk) it boasts the cleanest rivers, cleanest air and the darkest skies, making it a must visit for nature lovers.
Northumberland is also overflowing with history. It contains Hadrian’s Wall, the northern extreme of the Roman Empire, it was regularly visited by Vikings, the brutal battles between England & Scotland were often fought here and it was the stomping ground of the famous Reivers, the feuding consequence of bitter clan and family rivalries. Northumberland is home to over 70 castles, more than any other county in England.
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Dog Friendly Hotels Northumberland
So here are our 8 recommendations for a dog friendly place to stay in Northumberland, along with some ideas of things to do in the vicinity of each hotel plus a walk (including a map and gpx download) that starts and finishes at your chosen location.
Set in private grounds, the 17th-century Eshott Hall offers luxury bedrooms with period features. This 4-star guest house is just 20 minutes’ drive from Newcastle, and has free parking and free Wi-Fi in public areas.
It is a dog friendly hotel, with your pooch being allowed in most locations. A supplementary charge of £15 is charged per dog per night. Dogs are not allowed to stay in the Deluxe or Superior double rooms and are limited to the lounge areas if you wish for them to join you for a meal.
Their restaurants proudly serve local produce and fresh ingredients from their own gardens and have been awarded 2 AA rosettes.
Check out this lovely 5 mile dog walk directly from Eshott Hall. This walk contains sections on road so you will need to keep dog on a lead.
Alnwick Lodge offers a rural, picturesque, versatile, friendly and traditional bed and breakfast, right in the heart of Northumberland. Dating back to 1760, the Lodge was formerly a typical Northumbrian dairy farm, which has since been lovingly restored as a home, antique gallery and antique restoration workshops.
The building resembles a fortified farm around a cobbled courtyard. It has a mixture of contemporary and antique furnishings and an antique gallery incorporated within. Guests are welcome to wander round the antique gallery after breakfast.
Dogs are welcome and are charged at £15 per dog per night.
Here’s a lovely little walk that starts and finishes at The Alnwick Lodge Hotel. An easy but very pleasant 2.5 miles that would make a great morning walk with the dog before heading out for the day. And if you wanted to extend it slightly then we would very much recommend popping into Shilbottle and stopping by The Running Fox, a great dog friendly cafe and bakery to grab a bite to eat.
The Bamburgh Castle Inn
Nestled on the coast in the far North East of England, this dog friendly hotel is ideally located for exploring an area of the U.K rich in history. Surrounded by castles, forts and battle grounds this gorgeous harbour-side hotel features a restaurant, bar, garden and free WiFi. The Bamburgh Castle Inn is located in Seahouses, 450 yards from Seahouses North Beach and 1.7 miles from Farne Islands. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Certain rooms at the property include a balcony with a sea view.
Dogs allowed in most of the bedrooms but there are non-dog friendly rooms. There is also a separate section in the bar area where your dogs can join you for your meals and they have access to water and plenty of treats. The hotel has an extra charge of £10 per dog per night.
Here’s a great hike if you are staying at the Bamburgh Castle Inn, its a solid 13.5 miles, so is a fair walk, but there are plenty of options and alternative routes if you want to shorten it. A long circular hike starting and finishing at The Bamburgh Castle Inn. Heading down the coast to Beadnell before heading inland and working our way back to Seahouses
Clennell Hall Country House
Clennell Hall is situated in the Coquet Valley on the very edge of the Northumberland National Park, nestling in the valley of the river Alwin. It is the ideal base for exploring the Northumberland countryside, the Kielder area and into the Scottish Borders.
Clennell Hall dates from the 13th Century and retains many of its original architectural features. With its ornate ceilings, panelled walls, mullioned windows and rich furnishings, along with extensive gardens it delivers a memorable experience to all.
Dogs are allowed but they must bring their own bed, and they must be kept on a lead in the communal areas. There is an extra charge of £10 per dog per night. They are not allowed in the breakfast room.
Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant
Converted from an 18th-century farmstead, Battlesteads is a stylish country inn with en suite rooms and an 80-seat restaurant. It is set in beautiful countryside close to the Roman Wall. The traditional inn retains a Northumbrian country atmosphere with beamed ceilings and cosy wood burning stove. A light and airy conservatory opens onto a patio and walled garden.
Situated in the beautiful little village of Wark, this is one of our favourite dog friendly hotels we’ve covered. Perfectly located for exploring Hadrian’s Wall, the amazing Housesteads Roman Fort and museum is only 15 minutes away. Dogs are welcome here but cannot go into the museum. You can find out more and book tickets here.
Billed as the best boutique hotel in Northumberland, Beadnell Towers Hotel is a stunning place. Located in the beautiful town of Beadnell, it is an ideal location for exploring the wild Northumberland coast. With many dog friendly bedrooms and a designated area in the dining room your beloved pet can join you for your stay. Dogs are charged a fee of £25 to stay.
The newly refurbished Beadnell Towers Hotel Kitchen, Bar and Terrace re-opened in June 2019, with 18 individually designed and quintessentially Northumbrian inspired luxury bedrooms. The Towers Kitchen use the best locally sourced produce that can be enjoyed in the restaurant, bar or outdoor terrace area.
Blenkinsopp Castle Inn
Located just outside the town of Greenhead, in the very west of Northumberland, this beautiful 13th century coaching stable makes for wonderful dog friendly accommodation right in the heart of Hadrian’s wall country. Attached to the inn is the grade one listed Blenkinsopp Castle, the history of which an be found here. You may even catch a glimpse of the resident ghost, The White Lady of Blenkinsopp Castle!
Dogs are welcomed throughout the hotel and are charged at £10 per night.
Here’s a great hike if you stay here. A 4 mile loop starting and finishing at Blenkinsopp Castle Inn. Taking in a section of the Pennine Way, Hadrian’s Wall and the remains of Thirlwall Castle
The Holly Bush Inn
A beautiful 300 year old drovers inn set in the heart of the Northumberland National Park and within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. This fantastic option is ideally located for exploring the are around the famous Kielder Water where there are spectacular walks and adventures to be had.
Dogs are welcome in the bedrooms, gardens and within the bar are. They are charged at £10 per night.
Here’s a great 6 mile loop that starts and finishes at The Holly Bush Inn. It heads out of the village and picks up the River Tyne Trail before turning back along the Border Country Ride.
We hope you like our recommendations dog friendly hotels in Northumberland. This is just a tiny selection of the number of options available, and we encourage you to fully delve into this fabulous county. If you are looking for suggestions then be sure to check out our other articles exploring dog friendly days out and activities you can partake in.