Where should you and your dog visit while on your last minute Norfolk cottage holiday?
It is no great secret that Britain is a country of dog lovers. In fact, we love dogs so much that, apparently, we’re as serious and devoted to them as we are our own children. They’re a part of the family, we enjoy their company, we worry when we’re not around them and they love adventure — so it is only right that they should accompany us on holiday. Fortunately, there are no shortages of quality pet friendly holiday cottages across our animal-loving country, and these holidays are quickly becoming the norm.
However, you might worry about what to do with your pet while you’re out and about. If you’re planning a trip to Norfolk, you’re in luck: Norfolk is a very dog-friendly county, and if you plan your holiday just right, you won’t have to be apart for a second.
Pop over to The House on the Green
There are a number of dog-friendly pubs in Norfolk, but The House on the Green in King’s Lynne is a truly special one. Not only is this pub as open and welcoming to dogs as it is to people, but they have gone the extra mile and provided their very own canine menu. Every dog is given a cold bowl of water and lots of attention. On top of this, there is a wide open field behind the property, providing the perfect opportunity for you and your dog to play fetch. If you have children in tow, they will be ecstatic with the play area, so make sure to put The House on the Green on your Norfolk to-visit list.
Have a run along the coast at a number of beaches
Most Norfolk beaches are happy to welcome dogs, which is a very fortunate thing as dogs will love Norfolk beaches. Depending on the beach and the time of year, there might be certain restrictions and you may be required to keep your dog on a lead. However, there are certain beaches that are entirely dog friendly throughout the year, including Holkham Beach and Brancaster Beach. Throw a ball for your dog, let them go swimming and relax with them on the warm sand dunes as you take in the scenery.
Have a coffee in the Old Boat House Café
If you’re eager for a warm, comforting drink after a trip to Old Hunstanton Beach, walk your dog over to the Old Boat House café. The café is right on the edge of the famous Norfolk beach and sells a range of delicious dog treats, as well as a few choice items for humans to enjoy. Even if your dog has decided to indulge in an impromptu ocean dip, the staff will be happy for him to come inside and dry off; otherwise, you can sit outside and take in the beautiful view. The best time to visit this café is during the summer months, as there are limited opening times in the winter.
Travel and transport with your four-legged friend
If you don’t want to be spending your entire holiday driving from place to place, you will be happy to know that the Coasthopper Buses allow dogs on board. Hop on and the helpful bus driver will get you to where you want to be.
Introduce your dogs to boats and seals
If you can’t envision going to Norfolk without visiting the seals at Blakeney Point, you’ll be thrilled to know that dogs are allowed on board the seal trip boats. Your dog will be able to stay by your side as you observe the beautiful grey seals, which are best seen in the months of November and December. Of course, remember to keep your puppy under control if they are prone to getting excited around other animals.
Take your dog with you to a stately home or two
Norfolk is home to quite a few beautiful and ancient stately homes. You should really take full advantage and visit as many as you can during your time in the area. This doesn’t mean that you’ll have to leave your dog at home, as many stately homes allow dogs to be walked around their grounds. A few examples include Blickling Hall, Felbrigg Hall and Houghton Hall.
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