We love nothing more than being able to holiday away, taking time away for ourselves from our busy day to day lives. This time is important. In fact, psychologists regard holidays a source of happiness and an essential for quality of life (Filep, 2012; Richards, 1999). With our busy lifestyles, it can be difficult to make time for ourselves and our loved ones (pets included). When leaving your dogs with the kennels just doesn’t seem like the right choice for someone who considers them as much part of their family as children. For you, a dog friendly getaway is the answer. And what could be better for you and your dogs than beautiful Snowdonia, North Wales. The mountains, the lush green forest backdrops and the calming sound of nearby rivers make the best relaxing environment for you and your pets. It’s a good thing there’s plenty of dog friendly accommodation in Snowdonia to give you the best possible stay.
The principal village in Snowdonia is Betws-y-Coed. Due to its exceptional beauty and outstanding landscape, it has become an established yet undisturbed activity hotspot for dog walkers and cyclists alike. The riverside walks are well known, taking you on a journey over bridges, boardwalks and pathways through the trees. With a choice of paths available, you can choose a walk between 1-3 hours long. These beautiful paths are suitable for the whole family and even wheelchair users and pushchairs. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, Betws-y-Coed is only a short drive away from the more advanced walking routes over the Tryfan and Cwm Idwal mountains – also a place of Special Scientific Interest. Or perhaps you’re looking to climb the highest point in Wales and England; Mount Snowdon, only 6 miles away from Betws-y-Coed.
The Glan Aber Hotel, Betws-y-Coed is fantastic dog friendly hotel allowing up to two dogs to stay with you in your specially selected room. Dogs are also welcomed in the public bar area where guests are welcome to have their evening meals. Water bowls as well as a shaded outside area is provided. Perhaps you’d like to spend the day taking advantage of the many attractions around the area? Well the Glan Aber Hotel works closely with Snowdonia Animal Sanctuary to provide a full or half day dog sitting service so you can make the most of your stay. With a range of freshly prepared, family friendly meals available throughout the day, you needn’t worry about finding somewhere to eat. The hearty evening meals will finish your day off nicely in the ambient restaurant. Staying in this valley couldn’t be done any better.
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