Media Release: Pets are the flavour of the month in Lanarkshire

With springer spaniels Hector and Toby around, Craigend B&B welcome guests with canine companions

WITH National Pet Month focusing on the theme of companions for life this April, VisitLanarkshire is inviting visitors to take a break with all members of the family present – including the furry ones.

Offering spectacular scenic walks, pony trails, and country parks, Lanarkshire is the ultimate pet-friendly holiday destination. In honour of National Pet Month, VisitLanarkshire has complied four of the best accommodation providers which happily cater for you and your four-legged friends:

Craigend Bed & Breakfast, Lanark, South Lanarkshire

Having two dogs themselves, the owners of Craigend Bed and Breakfast welcome canine companions to their charming establishment set in beautiful Lanarkshire countryside.

Located between the towns of Douglas and Coalburn, Craigend is perfectly situated for those seeking to visit cities such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Stirling while offering endless miles of land for exploring with energetic pets, including scenic walking and cycling trails.

Scottish Equestrian Bed and Breakfast, Lanark, South Lanarkshire

Situated on the historic Lanark Race Course, the Scottish Equestrian Bed and Breakfast has all the comforts of a great bed and breakfast while also accommodating your dog and even your horse!

Offering single, twin or double family rooms; stables and kennels, the Scottish Equestrian Bed and Breakfast caters for all party sizes.

Together, visitors and pets can explore the famous Falls of Clyde waterfalls and the UNESCO World Heritage Site village of New Lanark only a mile and a half away.

Hilton Strathclyde, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire

Meanwhile, in North Lanarkshire, the Hilton Strathclyde invites guests to bring small pets with them for a refundable deposit.

Located just a couple of miles from Strathclyde Country Park, home to Scotland’s Theme Park, M&Ds, and four miles from Chatelherault Country Estate, the Hilton is a beautiful place to spend a weekend, with much to see and do.

MacDonald Crutherland House Hotel, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

MacDonald Crutherland House Hotel boasts fabulous bedrooms and excellent leisure facilities, ideal for those looking for a more luxurious option while also bringing their dogs along.

Set in 37 acres of tranquil gardens and woodlands, the four star hotel offers room types to suit all requirements from classic rooms to executive rooms, and is in a perfect location for exploring the Clyde Valley.

David Carroll, of VisitLanarkshire, commented: “Almost 50 per cent of UK households own at least one pet, and we know how difficult it can be to look forward to a few days away while leaving pets behind. We have a fantastic range of accommodation and things to do across Lanarkshire – there really is something for everyone, family and pets alike!”

Running from 1 April – 6 May 2013, National Pet Month promotes responsible pet ownership and the welfare and well-being of pets across the UK, while also raising money for local pet charities.

There’s always more to discover in Lanarkshire…. for more information on things to do and places to stay in Lanarkshire, visit:


Notes to Editors

VisitLanarkshire (this project) is part-financed by the European Union, European Regional Development Fund, Lowlands and Uplands Scotland Programme 2007-2013.

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