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All our dog-friendly properties will have their own list of doggy do’s and don’ts on their website, which will vary by property. Please check them and make sure you are happy to abide by them before you book. Not all dog-friendly properties have enclosed gardens,
but you can select "Enclosed Gardens" if you specifically need one. We have two categories of dog-friendliness:
Does exactly what it says on the tin! A charge may apply in some cottages (please check individual cottage for details). This filter will automatically include the "Dogs Welcome" cottages, which offer a higher level of service.
In these cottages, the owners go the extra mile to make sure your dog has a great holiday. These properties all provide a doggy welcome pack including poo bins, poo bags, water bowls, dog towels and sofa throws. They will also provide some extras such as dog crates blankets, kennels, holiday collar tags, toys, treats, etc. These
may vary from property to property. Charges for dogs may apply, so please check individual properties for details.
Most people are aware of Somerset through the internationally-renowned Glastonbury Festival. However, there is much more to this glorious county than a weekend in a muddy field - from the ancient myths and legends and historic buildings to the beautiful countryside and rugged glory of its coast. The countryside is littered with rural, rustic villages where you can buy local produce and hand-crafted goods. However, if you prefer more contemporary shopping, it also boasts metropolitan shopping centres and market towns.
A trip to Somerset isn’t complete without a trip to Glastonbury Tor, which you’ll find close to Glastonbury town. The view from the Tor is truly spectacular and it becomes easy to understand how so much folklore has built up around this iconic site, supposed to be the home of Gwyn ap Nudd – Lord of the Underworld.
Nearby, the city of Wells offers a more sedate example of Somerset’s past. Wells is England’s smallest city and offers one of the finest examples of 12th Century architecture in its astonishing cathedral.
Wookey Hole provides a fun and fascinating day out for families with children. A guided tour through this labyrinth of spectacular caves will see you encountering stalactites and stalagmites and learning the local story of the Witch of Wookey.
Fantastic Food in the West Country
The West Country is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the UK’s best providers of farm produce and seafood. As a result, there are many superb restaurants springing up and cementing Somerset as a culinary hotspot. Be sure to check out the Olive Mill in Bridgwater for an informal, delicious meal. Romantic couples might want to book a table at The Willow Tree restaurant in Taunton, where they can enjoy fine dining in an intimate, 17th Century building.
The Independent Bath Literature Festival is at the centre of local, national and international debate featuring some of the most intelligent, creative, and cutting edge thinkers alive today. (photo ©VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester)
A huge selection of bikes old and new. (photo ©VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester)
Exploring the landscape through literature. Creative, comedy and blog writing workshops, poetry, performances and events featuring the works of Enid Blyton, T.E. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy and contemporary authors many of whom lived in or were inspired by Purbeck. (photo ©VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester)
2 unplugged stages, a greater selection of beers, extra ciders, kids’ circus skills workshops and even a fire-eater, the Lyme Regis Easter Season definitely starts here. Everything involved in this show is locally sourced. (photo ©VisitEngland/Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight Festival)
An exhibition of fine real ales from across the country on your doorstep. (photo - VisitEngland/Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight Festival)
Beaulieu Boatjumble has over 1000 stands of boating bits, new trailerable boats, dinghies, equipment and craft from classics to nearly new. With thousands of new and used boating bargains, it makes for an unmissable event for all sailors. (photo ©VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester)
Dorset's very own wedding festival. It's like a wedding fair only way bigger!
Featuring live music, entertainment, exhibitors, vintage wedding fair, food, wedding bazaar, makeovers, groom's tent. (photo - VisitEngland/Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight Festival)
This festival has numerous guided walks to choose from. We are starting each area with a 'Welcome Evening' which is a simple get-together in a local pub to meet the guides.
The UK’s only film festival dedicated to the adaptation of books into films. (photo - VisitEngland/NewcastleGateshead Initiative)
All the best local finds from collectors and local traders. Talks about the fossils found on the Jurassic coast. (photo ©VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester)
As the largest sport and music festival in the world, Bournemouth 7s Festival is a must attend event in 2014. With over 320 rugby, netball, cross fit and dodgeball teams competing in a range of competitive and social competitions, the festival is an action packed weekend of sport, music and more
Celebrating all types of vehicle with wheels. (photo ©VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester)
The world-famous Dorset Knob Throwing competition returns as part of the Frome Valley Food Festival. (photo - VisitEngland)
Lyme Regis Jazz and blues Festival featuring live music at various venues around the town. (photo ©VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester)
An impressive cultural programme, encompassing visual art, music, dance, film and story-telling. (photo ©VisitEngland/Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight Festival)
Music and arts events, a celebration of life in Sherbourne. (photo ©VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester)
The biggest, best and newest kites on the beach. (photo - VisitEngland/NewcastleGateshead Initiative)
Includes a brilliant programme of music, both classical and jazz, literature and an art exhibition of the work of local artists, potters, sculptors and furniture makers. (photo- VisitEngland/VisitDerby/Matthew Jones Photography)
The BRIDPORT FOOD FESTIVAL will be celebrating its 11th anniversary with exciting foodie events for all ages to enjoy. (photo - VisitEngland/VisitPortsmouth)
The finest live acts and biggest names attend this huge festival.
(photo - VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester)
Taking place at the majestic Lulworth Castle, set against the backdrop of England’s dramatic Jurassic coastline in Dorset. (photo - VisitEngland/Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight Festival)
The Royal Navy’s premier airshow
See the red arrows in full display
Europe's largest annual hot air balloon festival. (photo - VisitEngland/Destination Bristol /
Nine days of action packed activities for the whole family.
Carnival programmes are available from the Carnival Kiosk on the Marine Parade, the T.I.C on Church Street and in various shops around the town.
Beaulieu’s most famous motoring event, the International Autojumble is the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic (photo - VisitEngland/Isle of Wight Festival).
Meet artists in their studios and find out about them and their work.
Follow the art trail through the town, enjoying a great variety of work displayed in over 100 shops and businesses.(photo - VisitEngland/NewcastleGateshead Initiative)
There are new and exciting range of walks for all ages and abilities. The beautiful Isle of Purbeck is a walker's paradise. (photo - VisitEngland Visit Hull and East Yorkshire)
Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival Grand Firework Display, this firework display is the Curtain Raiser to Bridgwater's biggest night of the year. (photo - VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester/Tony Hickey)
Be wowed by the explosive and dynamic fireworks display. (photo - VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester/Tony Hickey)
Explore their spooktacular castle this Halloween, if you dare! Find the ghosts and pumpkins on our family trail and enjoy the other hair-raising activities on offer.
Sherborne's third annual film festival which brings you exceptional films that you would not ordinarily be able to see in this part of the world so hopefully they will stretch your senses, tantalise your imagination and keep you thoroughly entertained. (photo - VisitEngland/Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight Festival)
For lovers of good books and creative expression.
An annual festival in the town of Sherborne including a variety of author talks, writing workshops, and children’s events. (photo ©VisitEngland/Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight Festival)
Writers of fiction and non fiction will intrigue, enlighten and entertain audiences who are encouraged to engage in discussion on subjects of all kinds in venues all around the town. (photo ©VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester)
Christmas at Beaulieu is a time of magic with fun, activities and entertainment for all the family
Save the Children Christmas Appeal Day, includes musical and dance entertainment in the morning and the Grand Parade with Santa in the afternoon and a carnival parade of floats. This is followed by street entertainment and Santa's Grotto in the Square.
Take a step back in time and discover how Christmas was celebrated during the two world wars and beyond!
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