Thinking about “embarking” on a dog-friendly holiday in Scotland? Or simply looking for a fun day out for you and your pooch? Look no further! We’ve got plenty of ideas for dog-friendly activities to enjoy and places to go in Scotland, as recommended by our cute furry friends over on Instagram.
And then there are the lochs, dogs find them pretty exciting too! Check out ruruglasvegas‘s doggy who’s about to make a splash in Loch Lomond.
You can even take a regal walk in the grounds of many of Scotland’s castles, like Miss Maisy, snapped here at Culzean Castle & Country Park. Castle ruins are great for exploring too says Casper the Wee White Dug at Dunskey Castle:
I love visiting castles. I visited this one in Portpatrick at the weekend with Mum & Dad. Portpatrick loves four legged visitors. A photo posted by Casper, Scotland (@theweewhitedug) on Apr 19, 2016 at 11:28pm
Jetdug with ben cruachan in the background, 2 munros done yesterday on what felt like a summers day in October! A photo posted by Harry Cunningham (@harryc7) on Oct 17, 2015 at 11:15pm PDT
Adventurous dogs just can’t get enough of the mountains. Here’s a photo taken by Harry Cunningham of Jet having a well-earned rest up Beinn a’Chochuill.
Places to stay
Thinking about my holiday @skyeshepherdess last year, great fun woof A photo posted by Cluanie (@cluanie) on Apr 11, 2016 at 12:21pm PDT
After a day of walking, sniffing, and investigating, every pooch needs some great dog-friendly accommodation to rest their heads in. Cluanie the jack russel has struck lucky at Skye Shepard Huts.
Tree dweller. A photo posted by Eddie (@edward_the_tt) on Apr 10, 2016 at 5:04am PDT
Rooting about amongst the trees in Scotland’s forests and woodlands comes naturally to dogs – just ask Edward the Tibetan Terrier, pictured here at Tyningham Bay.
Cassie at Finnich Glen, this place is just magical. A photo posted by Dan (@ruitheadair_dan) on Apr 10, 2016 at 1:49pm PDT
Don’t forget the gorgeous glens! Cassie found this magical spot just north of Glasgow in Finnich Glen. Photo taken by Dan.
Many ruins also welcome dogs, so you can get your history fix with your furry friend in tow. fergus_the_sprollie here is very interested in the spiritual past of Dryburgh Abbey, as it happens.
Eating and drinking
Today's guest of honour is Maud, a miniature Australian labradoodle! And at just 1.5yrs she's not shy and is taking pride of place on the most comfortable seats in the house! Just a wee reminder that we're dog friendly all day every day and child friendly until 8pm! A photo posted by Bert's Bar Edinburgh (@bertsedinburgh) on Apr 9, 2016 at 5:25am PDT
All that activity can make a dog-friendly day out tiring! Maud here, at Bert’s Bar in Edinburgh, recommends planning a break at café, pub, or restaurant that welcomes pets.
Anyone play golf? Me at #sunrise on the green at the #oldcourse #standrews in the #homeofgolf A photo posted by Sally the Samoyed (@babydirewolf) on Nov 27, 2015 at 3:41pm PST
You read that right! Even some of Scotland’s most prestigious golf courses can be visited by dogs. Sammy the Samoyed, snapped at the Old Course in St Andrews, advises sticking to paths and staying on leads.
Looking out for my daddy on the SUP A photo posted by Zakky Boy (@zantestrayzak) on Mar 24, 2016 at 4:53am PDT
Whether you’re canoeing, sailing or surfing, a dog with sea-legs will love it. Here’s Zakky Boy showing how it’s done at Peninver – check out his wee lifejacket!
More doggy delights
If you adore dogs and love Scotland then keep an eye out for news about VisitScotland’s Ambassadog – we reckon it’ll be right up your street! Or if ponies are more your thing, then make sure that you check out our recent post about horsing around in Scotland.
Check out our 10 dog-friendly accommodations that will get tails wagging for ideas on places to stay in Scotland.