Survey Says Northern Ireland is Now Dog-Friendly
The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) recently conducted a survey of accommodations across the country and found that 173 of them welcomed pets inside.
“Some owners can find it stressful to leave their pets at home and it can also be very costly to find someone to look after them while they are away, so that’s why we decided to conduct this pet-friendly accommodation survey,” NITB Destination PR Officer Nigel Tilson told the Belfast Telegraph.
The survey also found that 276 providers allowed pets to remain outdoors, while 60 allowed pets by prior arrangement.
“Many people view their pets as part of the family and want them to be included in the family holiday, so it’s fantastic to know there are so many options for pet owners holidaying in the region,” Tilson said.
According to the survey, there are 333 self-catering options, 123 B&Bs, 26 guest houses, 24 hotels and three hostels in Northern Ireland that accept pets.
Be sure to check out our travel tips to Europe before you head over there with your dog.
For more information about the country’s dog-friendly accommodations, visit Discover Northern Ireland.
Note that Northern Ireland is not dog-friendly to Pit Bulls, banning them and dogs that look like them, so be sure to leave your Pittie at home.