On a recent short break in the Falkirk area I was impressed by the many places I visited that welcomed dogs. I didn't have my own furry adventure buddy with me on this particular trip but I did think it would be a destination that I could take her to in the future and not feel like I was having to compromise on too many things that I wanted to see and do.
As a dog owner myself, I know how frustrating and time-consuming it can be having to research dog friendly options when I'm visiting somewhere so I thought it would be helpful if I put together this guide to the places that I came across that welcome dogs in the Falkirk area.
I'm sure there will be other options out there that I have missed and if you are a dog friendly business or know of a business that is definitely dog friendly in the Falkirk area, do drop me an e-mail and I'll add it to the list.
For those with furbabies, I hope you find this blog post helpful.
DOG FRIENDLY WALKS IN AND AROUND FALKIRK
From town parks to country estates and canal side strolls, there is a huge variety of walks around Falkirk where furry members of the family can enjoy a good leg stretch. It might surprise you to discover that Falkirk has been crowned Britain's best walking neighbourhood.
There are 383 miles of signposted and well-maintained paths so it would take me a while to list all the walking options but here are a few of my top picks with nice walking trails.
DOG FRIENDLY PLACES TO EAT & DRINK IN AND AROUND FALKIRK
I don't know about you but I don't really class places that make you sit outside as dog friendly, I mean, realistically, how often is the weather nice enough to dine al fresco in Scotland?!
From personal experience and feedback from other dog owners, the following places all allow your dog to join you inside for a drink or a meal so you will be made to feel welcome come rain or shine. Some even keep treats and water bowls for four-legged visitors which we all know is a way of bribing your dog to bring their owners back again!
DOG FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS IN AND AROUND FALKIRK
It is always good to be able to add a bit of sightseeing when you're travelling with your dog and Falkirk has a few great options, including its most famous sites!
DOG FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION IN AND AROUND FALKIRK
There are so many dog friendly things to do in the area that you might want to enjoy a longer break and you will be pleased to know there is a good range of dog places to stay with your dog. These are the ones I have come across so far and any other useful info about pet policies I could find - I did actually leave out a couple that had an especially long list of 'rules' as I don't consider that very friendly, especially when there are already steep surcharges in place.
I should mention that I don't have personal experience of staying at any of these suggestions with my dog so I can't personally recommend whether they are good places to stay or not, or comment on their general standard/facilities. Checking previous guest reviews or contacting the accommodation directly with any queries would be a good idea before booking.
Richmond Park Hotel, 26 Linlithgow Road, Bo'ness EH51 0DN
Dogs incur a £10 supplement per room per night and are allowed in all public areas apart from the restaurant.
Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa, Grange Rd, Polmont, Falkirk FK2 0YB
Dogs are allowed at a charge of £15 per room per night in Standard King & Deluxe Family rooms only. Includes use of dog basket and bowl.
Airth Castle Hotel & Spa, Airth, FK2 8JF
Dogs can be accommodated at manager's discretion, a daily charge of £10.00 per pet, per evening will be applied to reservations.
Rosie's Bed and Breakfast, 115 Oswald St., Falkirk, FK1 1QL
Spoke 'n' Boot, Greenbank Farmhouse, Falkirk FK1 5PU
Well behaved dogs are welcome (maximum 2). The cost is £2.50 per night.
Travelodge Falkirk, West Beancross Farm, Junction 5 M9, Falkirk, FK2 0XS
£20 supplement for dogs.
Ardtalla Guest House, 12 Kirkburn, Slamannan, Falkirk, FK1 3AE
Dogs are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Kesrebrock Kabins, Kersebrock Farm, Falkirk, FK2 8RW
They have 1 pet friendly cabin. You must select cabin 4 if you wish to bring a max of 2 well behaved dogs, there is a £20 additional fee.
OTHER DOG FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO IN FALKIRK
The Milk Barn, Glen Farm, Hallglen, Falkirk FK1 3AA
Treat your four-legged companion to a canine-friendly ice-cream
Black Prince Narrowboats, Falkirk Wheel, Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk FK1 4RS
For a longer break, hire a canal boat and cruise along the Forth and Clyde Canal or the Union Canal. First pet travels free of charge.
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