DUG Category: Pet Travel

Keswick Launch Company

Lake Road, Keswick on Derwentwater, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ. Tel: 017687 72263

Not a pub, cafe or hotel but it is a great, activity to do with your dog. Dogs travel free on the lake ferry launches. Buy a 50-minute cruise around the lake, or a hop on/off ticket which allows you to sail and also do some walking with your dog. There are a couple of dog friendly hotels (Mary Mount Hotel and Lodore Falls Hotel) at the south end of the lake where the boat stops and food and drink can be purchased.

– recommended by Elaine Reid (visited


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McGill’s Buses

McGill’s has depots in Greenock, Barrhead, Hamilton, Inchinnan and Johnstone.

Small animals are carried, at the discretion of the driver. Dogs must be on a lead and are carried on local services only. Please note that we do not carry dogs on any motorway routes, and that we allow only one dog to travel at any one time on a bus. All other animals must be secured in a suitable cage or carrying case.

The driver may require an animal to be taken off the bus at any time.

Animals taken onto a McGill’s bus are the responsibility of the


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North Link Ferries

NorthLink Ferries is an operator of passenger and vehicle ferries, as well as ferry services, between mainland Scotland and the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland.

With the exception of support dogs, animals are not allowed in the internal public areas including cabins.

Unfortunately, dogs have to be placed in the Kennel facilities which are on board and this needs to be booked in advance. For more information visit: http://www.northlinkferries.co.uk/
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Orkney: Day Trip

John O’Groats Ferries
Dogs can travel free of charge on John o’Groats ferries and also are welcome on the coach tour over to Orkney. We know this as Bailie has been on it. Its also confirmed on their website. So you can Visit Skara Brae, Scapa Flow, Stromness, Kirkwall, Churchill Barriers, Ring of Brodgar, Standing Stones of Stenness and the Italian Chapel with your dog!

We went on the Maxi day tour. Click here for more info



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