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Posts tagged ‘National Trust’

Scotland’s National Trust: Dog-friendly places to visit and stay

East Lodge at Crathes Castle (a dog-friendly vacation rental)

Scotland has its own National Trust organization, and like its counterpart to the south, it protects and offers public access to dozens of homes, monuments, gardens and landscapes important to Scotland’s history and heritage. It also makes some of its properties available as vacation rentals.

Dogs are welcome to visit several of the Trust properties — click on “Visits” on the main page, then select “Dogs” under “Special features” to get a  … Read more

Dog jaunts: Visiting the National Trust’s dog-friendly properties

Brecon Beacons (photo by the National Trust)

I’ve written about National Trust properties before, because the National Trust offers dozens of small, historic buildings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for vacation rental (and many of the properties are dog-friendly). The Trust is best known, though, as the guardian of historic houses, gardens, monuments and landscapes that the public can visit — including Chartwell, Sutton Hoo, and Lindisfarne Castle. I visited their site last night, after finishing a massive coffee-table  … Read more

Dog-friendly vacation rentals: History and charm in Britain

How would you like to vacation here?  “This most picturesque row of 17th-century cottages is in the Gloucestershire village of Snowshill, set high in the northern Cotswolds, two miles south of Broadway. The home of the Diston family for three generations, is a charming stone cottage with roses by the door, has a rear garden and an old fashioned stable door from which you can watch the world go by.”

Diston’s Cottage

Or  here? “The Early Gothic Revival is alive in Culloden  … Read more