Durham is the second most dog-friendly location in the UK

  • The northern hilly city of Durham is found to be the second most dog-friendly location in the UK
  • New research shows that Durham has the most dog-friendly rental accomodation
  • Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance launches new dog-friendly index that reveals the most dog-friendly cities in the UK

Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance, has revealed a list of the most beloved dog-friendly destinations across the UK — and Durham is in second place, just behind Carlisle.

There are 12 million pet dogs in the UK and businesses in and around Durham are doing their bit to help pet owners enjoy more time out and about with their pets.

As part of its new Barks and Recreation campaign, Sainsbury’s Bank analysed the most dog-friendly restaurants, pubs, hotels, rooms for rent and walking routes in each city.

Nearly a third of British households own a dog and many families want their four-legged family member to accompany them on days out and staycations. So how does Durham measure up when it comes to accommodating our furry friends?

Durham: The city with the most dog-friendly rooms for rent  

Durham came second in the dog-friendly rankings. With the most dog-friendly rooms for rent according to SpareRoom, catering for young professionals with a pet dog.

Durham is just a 30-minute drive from the east coast and close to the North Pennines AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), with access to plenty of long walks in the countryside. The are also several other parks in the city centre for dog-friendly weekday walks.

Top tips for renting with your pet 

  • Make sure there is a clause in your rental contract allowing pets.
  • Try to find a rental with a garden so your dog can go outside.
  • Search for properties close to parks and green spaces so it’s easy to walk your dog.

Jason King, Chief Customer Officer at Sainsbury’s Bank, said: “Our customers tell us that their dogs are one of the family and so it’s great that our analysis shows that public spaces and hospitality owners are creating dog-friendly environments so that the whole family can get together for holidays and days out.”

For more information about the Barks and Recreation campaign and top tips for finding the best trips out with your dog, visit the Sainsbury’s Bank website here: https://www.sainsburysbank.co.uk/pet-insurance/guides/uk-dog-friendly-cities-index

Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance provided by Pinnacle Insurance plc offers a wide range of options so pet owners can select the right cover at a price they can afford, including lifetime insurance. It also provides multi-pet cover and cover in the case of pet theft.

Top 10 Dog-Friendly Destinations

  1. Carlisle
  2. Durham
  3. Plymouth
  4. Portsmouth
  5. Edinburgh
  6. Birmingham
  7. Gloucester
  8. London
  9. Aberdeen
  10. Manchester