Tips for Travelling with Pets to York, UK

Tips for Travelling with Pets to York, UK

Cobbled streets and narrow alleys. York is like something out of a story, it has a magical feeling to it and people visit from all over the world. It's one of my favourite places in the UK and it's very pet friendly. With that being said and to help you get the most out of your pet adventure, lets get into our tips for travelling with pets to York.  


Tips for Travelling With Pets to York, UK


Is the Grand hotel York dog friendly? It is a one-off £25 fee for the full stay of your dog. You should call the hotel in advance to let them know your dog is joining you.

Is York Minster dog friendly?

No, unfortunately not. 

Can dogs walk on York City Walls?

Only assistance dogs are allowed on the city walls. Your pet dog cannot walk on them.

Are dogs allowed on buses in York?

Yes they can, providing they are quiet, well behaved and do not go on the seats.



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This article is primarily about travelling with pets to York but lets start with some facts about York! 


York, North Yorkshire in the United Kingdom (England).


How many people live here? 




york busy day


What is it famous for?


A perfect city break. The 'York Castle Museum' has cobbled streets and narrow alleys of Victorian York. There are live actors in here too. Then there is the York street market which has stalls selling burritos and even dumplings. Near the markets you will find 'The Shambles' which is a popular street giving you the true 'quintessential British' feel whilst you shop and explore. Think J.K Rowling. The problem with York is there's just too much to list.


Most Popular Pets in York


You will probably see little cockapoos, French Bulldogs and Yorkies. York is very pet friendly and most places will welcome your furry friends. You can feel comfortable with your cat or dog or ferret in York so long as you buy a northern beer! 



The Weather


You could visit anytime of the year but Spring is the best time (March to May). The flowers will be in full bloom but hotel prices could be steep. At this time it will be between 10 to 16 degrees Celsius. 



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The Shambles for the pretty cobbled streets. 

Lower Petergate 

For a quirky shot try the 'The Hairy Fig & Merchant Adventures' Hall

York City Walls and Clifford's Tower 


The Shambles York


The Shambles @tranceandtrails


York city water


Pet Travel Accessories to Take with you

It has to be some tweed for you and your pets to look 'quintessentially British together'. All you need is a little tweed bandana, collar and lead. Pair these with your overnight tweed bag and some shiny shoes and you will definitely look chic enough to grace York with your presence. 



Pet Friendly Restaurants


The city of York is a fantastic place to eat if you are looking for traditional British cuisine. 

If you love a very good and tasty burger then 'Burgsy's is cracking and pet friendly.




Alternatively, if you love some cheese and wine try 'Pairings Wine Bar' - It's pet friendly but book in advance!

Always be aware of the pet policy in restaurants!


Pet Friendly Play & Walking Areas


Try the 'York Cat Trail'. Just because it's called a cat trail does not mean its only for the cats on leashes, dogs can walk it too. It's free and great if you have kids with you. You will find statues of cats on the York buildings as you go and you can download the route from here:


Yorkshire Museum Gardens for botanical beauty - It's not often places like this are pet friendly.


Yorkshire Museum Gardens



Transport Methods with Pets


Your best bet is to drive and park outside of the York centre and then enjoy a nice walk in. Park on Hull Road in Heslington, near the Travelodge and then walk in.



Accomodation - Hotels where Pets are Welcome


If you want very cheap and cheerful and pet friendly then use the Travelodge on York road in Heslington as mentioned above. You will have free parking and it is a 15 minute walk into York city Centre. 

For something quite high on the market and to really treat your pets, go for it and experience York's most luxurious address at The Grand, York. It's Yorkshire's only AA rated 5-star hotel -


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