Dog-friendly accommodation in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

We know how hard it can be to leave your beloved four-legged friends behind as you explore the delightful landmarks of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, so we have collated a list of some of the warm and welcoming, dog-friendly accommodations within the North-east sure to make your trip even more pawsitive!

Aikenshill House, by Foveran

This luxurious guesthouse and a self-catering bothy lies just a 20-minute drive north from Aberdeen. Aikenshill House is the perfect accommodation to gather friends, families, and pups for any trip to the North-east, as you’ll be just a stone’s throw away from fascinating visitor attractions, memorable foodie experiences, and majestic Aberdeenshire countryside.

When staying, make sure you pay a visit to the farm to get up close with the beautiful herd of Highland cattle!

Ballater Caravan Park

Aberdeenshire is home to an array of dog-friendly caravan and camping sites, such as Ballater Caravan Park – an ideal spot to rest up if you’re looking to explore the delights of Royal Deeside.

This accommodation provides an excellent gateway to walking and cycling opportunities, whilst also being bordered by Ballater Golf Club.

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Sandman Signature Hotel, Aberdeen

If you and your four-legged friend would prefer accommodation in the city, then look no further than Sandman Signature Hotel. Located in the old Robert Gordon University building, this unique hotel boasts fantastic features sure to keep you happy and your dog's tail wagging.

You’ll also find the best of Canadian hospitality at the Sandman, as the popular Chop Grill & Bar satisfies diners with delicious dishes such as fresh calamari and mouth-watering steaks.

The Boat Inn, Aboyne

This delightful riverside inn can be found in Aboyne, another accommodation that is benefited by the gracious surroundings of Royal Deeside. With ‘dogs, kids, and muddy boots welcome’, The Boat Inn is a cosy and comforting stop to hang your wellies and dog lead.

You can also enjoy some locally-sourced dishes overlooking the river, or by the roaring log fire when the night is cooler.

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