Our Guide To Dog Friendly York

Fancy taking your pooch to dog friendly York? You would be barking mad not to! York is a perfect destination for people who love history, quirky independent shops, and most of all, dogs! Here’s our round-up of dog friendly activities to enjoy in York.

Dog Friendly Things To Do In York

History & Heritage Sites

There are a number of heritage sites near York. This includes Steeton Hall Gateway, Spofforth Castle, Castle Howard and Howden Minster. There’s also Wharram Percy, one of the largest and best preserved of Britains deserted medieval villages.

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York is home to many interesting and intriguing independent shops that are ready to be explored by you and your dog. Enjoy a variety of independent shops in an historical and authentic setting in York’s medieval shopping street. This street has a claim to fame as the inspiration for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter series. You can also explore the outdoor market.

If you’re more interested in seeing the city from a higher perspective, why not book a trip on the city sightseeing bus tour. The tour runs every day of the week and has 21 stops conveniently located around the city. What’s even better about the tour bus is the free admission for dogs! That makes it a truly dog friendly and fun experience for you and your pooch. 

Dog Friendly City Cruises

Do you want to see the atmospheric and dog friendly city of York? Why not see it from the water! Traveling on the world famous river Ouse, York’s city cruises give you and your dog to see many famous landmarks. This includes the world renowned York Minster, the Clifford’s Tower and the medieval Guildhall. 

The York Cat Trail

If you fancy going on a walk which will really give your dog something to bark about, why not walk the York cat trail! On this winding walk you’ll see a variety of lucky statues, used for centuries to ward off rats and mice. You may have to keep your dog under control as they may get jealous of how praised felines are in the York city walk, as the route boasts 22 statues in total. 

Dog Friendly Accommodation In York

Galtres Lodge

Located in central York, this accommodation has plenty to offer. From their traditional British breakfast to scrumptious scones it’s an opportunity you should not miss!

This independently owned hotel and restaurant is set in two original Georgian townhouses. It boasts 12 unique bedrooms with stunning characteristics like exposed oak beams and brick fireplaces. The Galtres Lodge restaurant offers British classics cooked with quality local ingredients. It also welcomes dogs into the back half of the dining room.

Dogs are welcome for £15 per night.

Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel

This magnificent four star hotel is nestled in a small picteresque village between York and Harrogate. Set in 120 acres of stunning countryside, facilities include an 18-hole golf course and a spa and health club.

The historic manor house combines old and new with a combination of elegant period and contemporary rooms. Most importantly, Aldwark Manor understands that your dog is the pawfect travel companion. That’s why dogs are welcome for a fee of just £20 per dog per night.


There are numerous Travelodges around York including York Central, Layerthorpe, Central Micklegate, Hull Road and Tadcaster. Dogs are welcome for £20 per night.

Skipbridge Farm Glamping

This gorgeous glamping site is squirrelled away on a farm in Green Hammerton. The fun accommodations are furnished with tasteful, rustic interiors and each comes with its own quirks. Accommodations include glamping tents, pods and cosy shepherds huts. Some of the huts even include a hot tub!

You and your pooch can expect a warm welcome. Dogs are welcome to stay at the Skipbridge Farm Glamping free of charge, on request.

Igluhuts At Waingates Farm Huts

Part of the family run Roecliffe Estate. A modern working farm in the heart of North Yorkshire. Experience tranquillity, peace and nature as you relax in your unique accommodation.

Plenty of lovely walks can be had across the estate. Footpaths link the local villages of Roecliffe, Copgrove, Minskip, Staveley, Bishop Monkton and Burton Leonard to Waingates Farm. This is the perfect accommodation to explore York from. Expect to see breathtaking wildlife like hawks, owls, kites, deer, badgers, foxes, partridges and pheasants.

Dog Friendly Places To Eat & Drink In York

Dog Friendly Brew York

Are you a fan of fantastic craft beer? If so you should stop by Brew York! This award-winning brewery has three venues across Yorkshire, with dogs being welcome in all of them. If you like a large selection of beers Brew York is the place for you. 

Boasting a selection of 40 beer taps at their venue in Walmgate and a Bavarian-style beer hall, it has the largest selection of beers, lagers and ciders in the city. Don’t get too carried away with excitement, otherwise you might have a woof head the next morning.

Shambles Tavern

This historic tavern stocks Yorkshire ales and even brew their own beers, bitters and cider. There’s also locally sourced food available from the nearby Shambles market. Enjoy indoor and outdoor seating areas and a warm welcome for your pooch from the friendly staff.

Thirteen Thirty One

This bar has multiple areas you can enjoy with your dog. Take in the terrace bar, lounge bar and pool room, there’s even a cinema room! They serve daily until ten o’clock and the secluded garden around the back of the pub is a sun trap for you to soak up some rays.

Pavement Vaults

York’s first authentic smokehouse. Take your pick of world beers, contemporary wine, spirits and innovative cocktails. Pavement Vaults specialises in locally sourced meat which they smoke themselves in the “Ole Hickory Smoker”.

Tank & Paddle

This cool, vintage craft beer joint is a former merchants building that’s undergone major renovations. On the menu expect regional favourites as well as an extensive gin collection. They also offer delicious food like sourdough pizzas and a selection of vegetarian and vegan options.

Share Your Favourite Dog Friendly Places In York

Do you know of more dog friendly places to visit in York? Let us know in the comments!

Our website has plenty more where this guide come from. Check out our guides to dog friendly Manchester, Cardiff and Liverpool.


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