Dog-Friendly Holidays in Inverness

Our Luxury Dog-Friendly Accommodation

When planning a trip away with the family, you won’t want to leave your beloved dogs behind. That’s why our luxury dog-friendly accommodation at The Kingsmills Hotel is a fantastic choice. Here, we welcome your furry friends, and we have rooms to accommodate all the family. The Scottish Highlands is a fantastic destination for your four-legged friends. Here, you’ll find dog-friendly cafes and pubs, and plenty of walking trails where your dogs can enjoy an adventure. So, start planning your dog-friendly break in the Scottish Highlands at the Kingsmills Hotel today.

At The Kingsmills we have spacious Patio Rooms that can accommodate you and your pet. Large doors open out to your private patio and our large gardens, so your dog can run around and explore. Also, opposite our hotel, there’s Kingsmills Park, which offers plenty of space for a run-around. We charge £20 per dog for the additional cleaning of the room. But please note, whilst your dogs are welcome in your Patio rooms, we don’t allow them in the bar or restaurants.

A Dog-friendly Holiday with a View

The Scottish Highlands boasts some of the country’s most dramatic scenery, with soaring mountains, rolling hills, and shimmering lochs. So, why not take your canine companion on a beautiful walk, exploring winding valleys, rushing rivers, cascading waterfalls and national parks? Here are some of our favourite dog walks and activities in Inverness …

Pooch-Friendly Beach Walks

Nothing gets a dog more excited than the sight of a sandy beach and the sea. Whilst many beaches are off-limits to dogs at certain times of the year, there are still many that welcome your furry friends. Just north of Inverness is the beautiful Brora Beach with its golden sand and views of the Moray Firth and North Sea. Here, you might spot mink whales and dolphins too. Dores Beach sits seven miles south of Inverness and has fantastic views of Loch Ness. Here, you can walk from the pebbly shores into Torr Woods for a three-mile circular walk. The beaches near Nairn are also great, but some restrictions apply during peak season.

Woman playing with dog on a beach in Scotland

Woodland Walkies and Nature Trails

The Scottish Highlands is full of scenic walking trails that wind through valleys and woodlands and are great to explore during your holidays with dogs. Here, your pooches will be in their element as they explore the sights, sounds and smells of Scotland. Torbreck Woods one of the best walks near Inverness, particularly if you have a busy schedule and want a quick walk. Through the Farigaig Woods at Inverfarigaig, you’ll be treated to magnificent views over Loch Ness and colourful wildflowers. Hazelgrove is a great option for dogs as you won’t need to go on any roads. And, two miles from Hazelgrove, the Falls of Foyers are a must-see. Then, in Glen Affric, walk through the Caledonian Pine Forest where you’ll reach the powerful Dog Falls, where water cascades over a rocky gorge.

Trains, Boats and Gondolas

Enjoying Scottish holidays with dogs has never been easier. Now, you can take your furry friends on many boats and trains, allowing you to explore the area by public transport. Ride the steam train through the Highlands on the Strathspey Railway through the Cairngorms National Park. Or, hop on a boat with your dog and cruise along Loch Ness or the Caledonian Canal. And if you want to head to higher ground, the Nevis Range Mountain Experience has a mountain gondola that is dog-friendly. Here, you can enjoy views of the magnificent Highlands from 2,150 ft above sea level. Also, you’ll find a wide range of pubs and cafés in the area, where well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Dog on a boat holding a lifebuoy in its mouth

Book your dog-friendly holiday in the Scottish Highlands

Whether you’re planning a family holiday or a walking weekend with your pooch, our luxury dog-friendly accommodation is perfect. So, look at our special offers, book your stay in the Scottish Highlands, and get ready to explore the great outdoors!