Bath is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in England. Its unique fusion of Georgian architecture, Roman history, world class museums and galleries and natural thermal spas make it the pawfect spot for a weekend getaway. This sumptuous Somerset city isn’t just the ideal destination for humans, there’s plenty for your pooch in dog-friendly Bath. While your pup might not appreciate the thermal spas, there’s a multitude of pawstops to keep human and hound alike entertained in this charming and cosmopolitan city.
Dog-friendly adventures abound
When it comes to walkies, Bath offers no end of tail-wagging adventures. The rolling hills and wide green spaces are ideal for a spot of city-trekking. Start at the famous Royal Crescent and let your pooch promenade alongside the upper-crust canines of Bath.
If you’re looking for a plush place to put your paws up, you can stay in The Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa. This beautiful boutique hotel is at the centre of the city and welcomes canine and feline family members. Pet-friendly rooms also come with direct access to a private courtyard or garden. The Royal Victoria Park is just a short stroll away and offers 57 acres of green parkland and beautiful floral displays. If you’re looking for a spot of serenity the National Trust Bath Skyline is just a stick’s throw away from the bustling city streets and offers miles of walkways through ancient woodlands, deep valleys and sweeping meadows.
Tea and (dog) biscuits
Dog-friendly Bath has plenty of pawfect places for a post-walk pick-me-up. After roaming the city streets and green spaces, it’s the ideal time to refuel. Situated in Bath’s beautiful Antique Quarter, Café Lucca serves up modern Italian cuisine. Be sure to grab a seat on the sunny outdoor terrace to enjoy city views alongside your meal.
If a traditional inn is more your style, The Marlborough Tavern is a gastropub at the heart of the city. It’s an intimate spot that offers a country pub feel with a city twist. Alternatively, Hall & Woodhouse is a cosy, dog-friendly bolthole where you can snuggle up and enjoy hearty English fare in the ground floor Pantry with your pup. If you’re exploring Bath in the colder months, you’ll be grateful for the roaring fire!
Put your paws up
To enjoy Bath’s delights fully, you need a weekend. If you want a place to rest your paws that’s as lavish as the city itself, the 5-Star listed Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa is a luxurious home away from home. Set within 500 acres of extensive parkland, there’s plenty of space for morning walkies and they even offer a “Maps for Mutts” service showing the best local walks.
Afterwards, you can rest and recharge with a doggy goodie bag, packed full of treats for your canine chum and a room service menu available for you and fido!
If you’re looking for city chic, The Bath Priory Hotel is a peaceful haven in the heart of the bustling streets. Just a short stroll away from Bath city centre, this plush pawstop boasts a Michelin starred restaurant and garden spa. While your pup might not be able to enjoy a manicure, there’s plenty for furry friends too, with 4 acres of green space to explore and nearby walking routes including the Cotswolds Way.
Bath is a wonderful spot to relax in luxury. With plenty of dog-friendly destinations available, you never have to compromise on lifestyle. Your pooch will be as welcome as you are in this dog-friendly Somerset city. So why not make dog-friendly Bath your next pawstop?