Dog-friendly minimoon holiday destinations in Scotland

Looking for a dog-friendly holiday in Scotland? Here’s where to minimoon in Scotland with your pooch.

Principal Edinburgh – George Street

For a romantic dog-friendly break in Edinburgh, the Principal Edinburgh George Street hotel happily welcomes your furry friends.

Set in the heart of the city, this iconic four-star hotel is perfectly situated for some seriously beautiful walks together, whether you take to Princes Street Gardens, Arthur’s Seat or the Royal Botanic Gardens.

For a supplement of only £30 per night per dog, your pooch will have their own bed in the room and bowls for food and water. Plus, if you and your spouse want some time just the two of you, the hotel can even arrange a dog walking service.

Perfect for the city-loving pooch that loves the finer things in life!

For more information and to book a dog-friendly stay at Principal George Street, click here.


Aswanley, Aberdeenshire

With breathtaking views over the trees to the River Deveron Valley and distant Grampian Highlands, Jocky Milne’s Croft boasts the most scenic setting.

Tucked away on Aswanley estate, this cosy cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break with your four-legged friend, making it perfect dog-friendly cottage accommodation in Scotland.

Explore the open grassland and deciduous trees that surround the cottage or embark on one of the longer walks, which can take you up into the Highlands or down towards the River Deveron, where there are deep pools for wild swimming.

Plus, flowers, champagne and chocolates can be arranged for your arrival – a lovely romantic surprise for your new spouse!

For more information and to book a dog-friendly stay at Aswanley, click here.


Bridge of Orchy Hotel, near Glen Coe

For a romantic Highland minimoon with your well-behaved dog in tow, head to this four-star hotel.

Pets are welcome to stay with you in a variety of this hotel’s rooms including Black Mountain view, Glen Orchy view, River Orchy, and in the beautiful Orchy Cottage.

Standing on its own grounds, the cottage is spacious and overlooks the historic Bridge of Orchy as well as the surrounding mountains, with its own private decking area to give the upmost privacy.

A perfect getaway spot to retreat from the noise, stress and demands of daily life.

You can also upgrade to the Ultimate Romance package for a bottle of prosecco, rose petals and chocolate-dipped strawberries in your room!

For more information and to book a dog-friendly stay at Bridge of Orchy Hotel, near Glen Coe, click here.


Macdonald Houstoun House, West Lothian

Set amongst 20 acres of ancient woodlands, Macdonald Houstoun House and its 16th-century Tower House make a gorgeous and grand setting for a minimoon with your loved ones.

The dog-friendly rooms are located in an external annex with a courtyard and direct access to the beautiful grounds, which means you won’t have to worry about any muddy paws trailing through the hotel.

This hotel also has a spa (for humans only)!

For more information and to book a dog-friendly stay at Macdonald Houstoun House, click here.

Balmeadowside Country Lodges + Cottages, near Cupar

They have self-catering lodges across Scotland, but it’s the newly opened lodges at Solid Luxury’s Balmeadowside location that have caught our eye for a minimoon.

The cosy open-plan living area leads out onto your own private raised decking with spectacular views over the Fife countryside, plus the decking is completely fenced off to ensure your dog can’t scamper off.

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Blankets, bowls and treats are provided for your pampered pooch, as well as a handy info pack detailing all the local dog-friendly walks, cafes and more. There’s also a hot tub for you and your other half to enjoy!

For more information and to book a dog-friendly stay at Balmeadowside Country Lodges + Cottages, click here.


Loch Lomond Arms Hotel, Luss

Dating back to the 17th century, the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel is steeped in history, but has a luxurious feel.

For a pet-friendly stay by the bonnie banks, the hotel’s cottages have ground floor and first floor bedrooms, all with access to the beautiful gardens.

Your pooch will love exploring the quaint village of Luss; there are some lovely walks to enjoy and there’s even a village store where you can pick up pet products, from handmade dog treats to tweed collars and leads.

Then after a day out, you can all head back to the hotel and relax by the crackling fire with a well-deserved pint.

For more information and to book a dog-friendly stay at Loch Lomond Arms Hotel, click here.


Rufflets, St Andrews

With 10 acres of gorgeous grounds to enjoy, and located just a short distance from the beach, Rufflets really is a dreamy spot to take your happy hound.

There are plenty of dog-friendly accommodation options, from rooms to self-catering lodges.

This includes the Gatehouse, with its own parking and entrance (there’s also direct access to the gardens, and your own lounge too).

All four-legged guests receive a welcome pack on arrival, with everything from drying towels to dog beds all available to borrow from reception.

If you’re planning a day trip just for two, the hotel can recommend doggy day care services.

For more information and to book a dog-friendly stay at Rufflets St Andrews, click here.