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Official: Exeter judged to be one of the UK’s most dog-friendly locations

Published: 31 January 2024

Official Exeter judged to be one of the UK’s most dog-friendly locations UK’s most dog-friendly locations

Exeter is officially one of the most dog-friendly holiday destinations anywhere in the UK, according to new research.

The study carried out by outdoors retailer Millets is no shaggy dog story – it’s based on a range of factors including the welcome given by bars, restaurants and hotels to our four-legged friends as well as the number of outdoor trails, dog groomers and vets in and around the city. 

Exeter was revealed as the second most dog-friendly UK holiday destination, behind only Carlisle.

The judges said: “Though a small city, Exeter is a vibrant place with many historical attractions. The city’s scenic setting makes it a great destination to visit with your four-legged companion throughout the year.

“Exeter is also a top location with plenty of dog-friendly bars and pubs, including Double Locks, a traditional country pub with a huge beer garden and plenty of dog treats.”

The top 10 list was:

  1. Carlisle
  2. Exeter
  3. Preston
  4. Sterling
  5. Norwich
  6. Worcester
  7. Gloucester
  8. Plymouth
  9. Lancaster
  10. Chester

If you're a dog owner planning a visit to Exeter, find out more on Visit Exeter: A dog-friendly day out in Exeter - Visit Exeter

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