Dog-Friendly Glamping in Wales - 6 Sites to Inspire You
Great holidays are even better when shared with your best friend. Going on a trip often means having to leave your beloved pet at home, but when it comes to glamping, your four-legged friend can join in on the fun.
In today’s blog post, we’ll introduce you to everything you need to know about dog-friendly glamping in Wales. We’ll give you some tips on taking your dog camping as well as going over six dog-friendly glamping sites in beautiful Cymru.
1. Wigwam Holidays Abersytwyth
The seaside university town of Aberystwyth has long been a popular UK travel destination thanks to its sandy beaches, charming and bustling town centre, and the beautiful nature that surrounds it. Located seven miles outside town, Wigwam® Holidays Aberystwyth makes for a great destination for a dog-friendly glamping holiday in Wales.
The site benefits from private wood-fired hot tubs and al fresco dining space. Both allow you to sit back and relax as you take in the stunning scenery around you over Rheidol Valley, Cardigan Bay, and Snowdonia. The surrounding area has plenty of dog-friendly hikes for you and your pet to explore, and the town of Aberystwyth has a number of pet-friendly pubs and cafes for meals and refreshments.
2. Wigwam Holidays Brecon
The majestic beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park is right on your doorstep when you choose Wigwam® Holidays Brecon for your glamping trip with your dog. The site sits right on the edge of the 1,344 km² national park, filled with adventures from mountain climbing to cave exploration to fishing.
This glamping site offers a chance to retreat into a peaceful, green corner of the Mid Wales countryside on a working farm, surrounded by awe-inspiring hills. Three of the six Wigwam® glamping pods have hot tubs of their own, perfect for unwinding after exploring the surrounding countryside with your dog.
3. Wigwam Holidays Builth Wells
Slow down and enjoy the beauty of simple rural living in Mid Wales at Wigwam® Holidays Builth Wells. Here, you’re within easy reach of Brecon Beacons and all that it has to offer, as well as charming, quirky market towns like Built Wells, Machynlleth, and Hay-on-Wye, offering a host of festivals, markets, galleries and independent shops.
This site benefits from its own lake, perfect for swimming and kayaking, as well as private hot tubs. Outside your glamping pod with running water, you can enjoy a campfire meal prepared on your own fire pit as you take in your beautiful surroundings.
4. Wigwam Holidays Hafren
When it comes to dog-friendly glamping in Wales, you can’t go wrong with Wigwam® Holidays Hafren. Situated in the Cambrian Mountains this site makes for the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful corner of Powys.
The site sits halfway between Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons, and plenty of opportunities for things like bird watching, fishing, and cycling can be found within a mile of the site. Wigwam® Holidays Hafren offers ensuite glamping pods with hot tubs, as well as outdoor dining areas with stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
5. Wigwam Holidays Knighton
For those looking to go hiking with their dog, Wigwam® Holidays Knighton is a fabulous choice thanks to its proximity to two National Walking Trails: Offa’s Dyke and Glyndwr's Way. The small market town of Knighton is five miles away, offering attractions like a working observatory and a local museum.
The site boasts ensuite glamping pods, electric hot tubs with jets, and a private decking area for you to enjoy your meals on. The site is secluded, and its two glamping pods are 35 metres apart, giving you plenty of breathing space.
6. Wigwam Holidays Snowdonia & Coast
If your heart is set on some dog-friendly glamping in North Wales, you’ll love Wigwam® Holidays Snowdonia & Coast. With the beaches of Llyn Peninsula and the mountains of Snowdonia a stone’s throw away, there’s plenty for you and your four-legged friend to explore.
The site is situated on a family farm, with clean and convenient communal showers and kitchen. You can access the Lon Eifion walking and cycling path from the site, and the wider area boasts castles, railway rides and adventure activities to keep you busy.
Tips for going glamping with your dog
Now that you’ve found some inspiration for dog-friendly glamping in Wales, let’s talk about practicalities:
Call ahead. If you’re thinking of bringing your dog glamping with you, phone the site before booking to tell them. When booking with Wigwam® Holidays, you can filter locations based on whether they allow dogs, but sites want to know if your furry friend is joining you beforehand. There may also be a small extra fee for pets.
Research the local vets. It’s good to have one vet clinic’s number saved before you head off just in case something happens.
Make sure your dog’s microchip and vaccinations are up to date.
Pack extra poop bags and towels - you can’t have too many!
For more dog-friendly glamping tips, check out our blog post on holidays with pets.