The beautiful Strathearn Valley - plenty of hills, rivers, lochs, and trees for your lovely four-legged friend to explore. Our 900-acre estate surrounding Crieff Hydro Hotel is the pawfect playground, and our self-catering properties are dog-friendly. Unfortunately, dogs aren’t able to come into the hotel at the moment (except guide, hearing, or other assistance dogs).
Just around the corner lies our Murraypark Hotel, where dogs are welcome as well. Explore the nooks and crannies of the lovely gardens or chill out in the hotel. Not to mention the incredible walks in and around Crieff:
Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Perth and Kinross, Crieff offers a delightful array of dog-friendly walks that showcase the beauty of the Scottish countryside. One of the most cherished routes is the Lady Mary's Walk, a riverside trail that meanders alongside the River Earn. Shaded by towering trees, this path provides a serene atmosphere for both you and your furry companion.
MacRosty Park, with its lush greenery and vibrant flower beds, is another favoured destination. Dogs can roam freely in designated areas while you take in the views of the surrounding hills. For a more challenging adventure, the Knock of Crieff offers a moderately steep hike that rewards breath-taking panoramic views at its summit. With its blend of riverside walks, park strolls, and hillside explorations, Crieff provides a variety of options to suit every dog walker's preference.
Peebles, historically the main town of the royal burgh, Peebleshire. Nowadays, it's home to two of our hotels, Peebles Hydro Hotel and The Park Hotel. Both of our Borders hotels are dog-friendly, meaning they can enjoy the rolling hills and the cool water of the River Tweed.
Now, onto our favourite walks. The Tweed Valley is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and their canine companions, with the iconic Neidpath Castle providing a captivating backdrop to the scenic riverside paths. A leisurely stroll along the banks of the River Tweed unveils breath-taking vistas of rolling hills and tranquil waters, creating a serene escape for both you and your four-legged friend.
The nearby Glentress Forest is a haven for adventure seekers, featuring a network of trails that cater to various fitness levels. Dogs will revel in the freedom to explore alongside you through towering pine trees and babbling streams. The beauty of Glentress extends to the viewpoints that offer sweeping panoramas of the surrounding landscape – a well-earned reward after a satisfying hike.
For a touch of history and culture, the town of Peebles itself boasts charming streets and a welcoming atmosphere. The Hay Lodge Park, a verdant oasis within the town, provides a serene space for leisurely walks with your dog amidst well-tended gardens and tranquil ponds. Whether it's the riverside tranquillity, forested adventures, or the quaint streets of Peebles, the Borders offer an array of dog-walking experiences that capture the essence of this captivating region.
Red deer, hares, pine martens...your four-legged friend will be amongst the best of Scottish wildlife in Glencoe and the Highlands. At Kingshouse Hotel, your dog(s) will have a whole new environment to explore. Get outside in the crisp, fresh air, or relax in front of the cosy fire. At Isles of Glencoe Hotel and Ballachulish Hotel, Loch Linnhe is on your doorstep. Walking along beautiful paths and spotting wildlife will be the main goals of your visit, whilst your pet(s) enjoy roaming around.
Heading north to the captivating landscapes of the Scottish Highlands around Ballachulish and Glencoe unveils a realm of rugged beauty and wild terrain perfect for memorable dog walks. The Ballachulish Slate Quarry Trail offers a unique historical backdrop as you and your four-legged friend traverse the remnants of an old slate quarry, surrounded by towering cliffs and reflective waters. Glencoe Lochan, a tranquil forest and lochan near Glencoe Village, is an ideal setting for a peaceful stroll. The network of paths weaves through towering pine trees and around the mirror-like lochan, creating an atmosphere of calmness that both you and your dog will relish.
For more intrepid explorers, the hidden trails around the Glencoe region offer unmatched vistas of dramatic mountains and glacial valleys, promising an adventure that will leave tails wagging. Whether it's the remnants of industrial history, serene lochside pathways, or the grandeur of the Highlands, Ballachulish and Glencoe present a dog walker's paradise that seamlessly blends natural beauty with captivating history.
One of the most enjoyable walks near Dundee is through the captivating Tentsmuir Forest, located at the River Tay's mouth. The forest features well-maintained trails that wind through pine trees, dunes, and woodlands.
For all those beach-loving pups, keep walking through the forest to discover Kinshaldy Beach. This serene stretch of coastline offers a picturesque escape from city life, boasting expansive sandy shores where your four-legged companions can frolic off-lead, exploring the sandy expanse and paddling in the waters of the North Sea.
No matter which of our eight hotels you choose to book your dream getaway to, we can guarantee that your dog will enjoy the break just as much as you will.