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A Dog Friendly Day Out In Edinburgh

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With a range of dog-friendly accommodation on offer, Drummohr Camping and Glamping Site is an ideal choice for a short break to East Lothian with your four-legged friend. Dogs are welcome free of charge on our tent and touring pitches and we have a range of two and three-bedroomed dog friendly holiday lodges with hot tub. We just ask that you clean up after your pet, never leave them alone in the accommodation and keep them on a short lead at all times when out and about on the site. We have a dog walk on site and there are lots of local options where dogs can be let off the lead including the woods of the Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum. There are lots of dog friendly attractions Edinburgh so what are our recommendations when visiting Edinburgh with a dog from Drummohr? 

2 Dogs sat watching the sunset

Dog Friendly Days Out Edinburgh by Public Transport 

Lothian buses welcome well behaved dogs on a lead and make no charge. The service 26 bus from Drummohr into Edinburgh takes around 1 hour, with the bus stop just a 5-minute walk from the Edinburgh holiday park. A day ticket on Lothian buses is just £4.50. 

Wallyford train station is a 15-minute walk from Drummohr holiday park, with Scot Rail trains direct to Waverley station Edinburgh running around once an hour taking just 10 minutes. A single journey costs from just £2.15. Domestic pets are welcome on the train with no extra charge: up to two per travelling passenger but they must be on a lead or in a travel cage. 

For city sightseeing Edinburgh, the Hop On Hop Off open top tour bus allows dogs and offers a variety of tours and excursions allowing easy access to the dog friendly attractions Edinburgh. Well behaved dogs are welcome at no extra charge on board Edinburgh tour buses. 

Dog Friendly Walks Edinburgh 

The beautiful city of Edinburgh is blessed with lots of outdoor spaces, making it easy to exercise when visiting Edinburgh with a dog. Dogs are required to wear a lead in most public spaces and owners should always clean up after their pet. Great dog walks in Edinburgh are Holyrood Park and Arthurs Seat, with views of the Firth of Forth, Calton Hill, Princes St Gardens, Water of Leith Walkway and The Meadows. 

There are also a variety of private or small group historic walking tours Edinburgh with expert guides that will help you discover the city. These include Historic Edinburgh Tours, Wee Walking Tours and City of Edinburgh Tours but check before booking that the tour is appropriate as some visited attractions may not welcome dogs. No visit to Edinburgh is complete without a trip to see the Greyfriars Bobby statue commemorating the Skye terrier who refused to leave the grave of his master. Located on George IV bridge, near Chambers Street, opposite the Museum of Scotland and outside the dog-friendly pub of the same dog's name. 

Portobello Beach is a dog friendly beach Edinburgh and can be accessed via the service 26 bus from Drummohr. There is also a lovely promenade for walking and plenty of cafes with outdoor seating. The Newhailes Estate at Musselburgh is also perfect for dog friendly walking Edinburgh. Cramond Beach is a dog friendly beach Edinburgh and there is a popular walk up the River Almond to Cramond Falls. 

Edinburgh town and the beautiful greenery

Dog Friendly Attractions Edinburgh

Located at the top of the Royal Mile in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is entirely dog friendly, is a great rainy day dog friendly attraction Edinburgh and is good fun for all ages. Five floors and over 100 interactive, hands-on exhibits. 

 For something different why not try the Unleashed Dog Adventure Park in Pencaitland around 30 minutes from Edinburgh City? The secure parks are perfect for owners wanting to let their dog off the lead and are designed to enrich agility and provide sensory experiences to keep them stimulated and help their fitness.   

 Camera Obscura and World Of Illusions Building

Dog Friendly Places to Eat Edinburgh 

Edinburgh is a very dog friendly city and it is not possible to list every café or restaurant that welcomes dogs. Visitors should be spoilt for choice with dog friendly places to eat in Edinburgh. If you are looking for a gourmet Edinburgh dog friendly place to eat then the Tom Kitchin owned Scran and Scallie, at Stockbridge is an award winning gastro pub that welcomes dogs.  

Honeycomb and Co in Merchiston Place is recommended for breakfast, weekend brunch and lunch.  The Caley Sample Room even has dog beer alongside its excellent food. The Piecebox fully licensed café offers a wide choice of vegan dishes. There are two Loudons café restaurants in Edinburgh and both welcome dogs.   

Dog Friendly Pubs Edinburgh 

You will find that many pubs in the city welcome well-behaved dogs, but these are a few of our favourites. Many of the dog friendly pubs Edinburgh offer doggy treats and water bowls as standard and many of the pubs also serve food. The Stockbridge Tap at Raeburn Place has a range of cask and keg craft beers, as well as plenty of whisky. The Wally Dug serves your pet water before offering you a pint. The Bellfield Brewery taproom and beer garden have gluten free beer and even have their own Dogtoberfest. Dogs are treated to biscuits made from the spent grain.

The Royal Mile Tavern, in the heart of the Old Town, real ale and whiskey bar Bow Bar and Oxford Bar, immortalised in Ian Rankin’s books as Rebus’ pub of choice, are all city centre favourites. Dogs are allowed on the ground floor of the Cold Town House  on the Grassmarket which has fabulous views of Edinburgh Castle. The Holyrood 9A has lots of craft ales and serve a haggis burger for those wanting to try something traditionally Scottish.