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Escapes to Scotland with Your Emotional Support Animal

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In Scotland, there are numerous destinations where you and your emotional support animal (ESA) can find solace, relaxation, and a breath of fresh air. Here’s a guide for those memorable days out.

Serene Beaches

Scotland boasts a plethora of calming beaches. Stroll along the coastline, listen to the sound of the waves, and take in the tranquil vibes together with your ESA.

  • Balnakeil Beach, Durness
  • Cramond Beach, near Edinburgh
  • Calgary Beach, Isle of Mull

Read more here: Scotland’s Beaches

Majestic Lochs

There are over 30,000 lochs across Scotland and they come in all shapes, sizes and locations for you to explore. Head on a walk and you be likely to uncover one or two along the way, or take a trip to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park where you and your furry friend can explore this world-famous Scottish landmark.

Read more here: Lochs in Scotland

Historic Castles

Wander through the manicured grounds of these storied structures, providing a quiet moment for you and your support animal. Scotland is a haven for ancient castles, stately homes, dramatic fortresses and magnificent historic ruins. You can enjoy a regal walk in the grounds of many of Scotland’s castles, including

  • Culzean Castle & Country Park, Ayrshire
  • Tantallon Castle, East Lothian
  • Blackness Castle, Linlithgow
  • Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries & Galloway

Always confirm dog/animal entry policies in advance. You can do so here: Scotland’s Castles

Scenic Mountains

Reconnect with nature and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the mountains. You can wander, hike and explore until your heart’s content with mountains of all shapes and sizes located across the country. Tackle a challenging Munro or Corbett, or even take a relaxing stroll through a nearby regional park for an exciting day out with your pooch.

Abide by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code during your adventures.

Enchanting Woodlands

Forests are renowned for their therapeutic effects. Head out and explore coastal trails, woodland paths, nature walks and more across the country. From Rothiemurchus in the Cairngorms National Park and Galloway Forest Park in Dumfries & Galloway, to the Fife Coastal Trail and ‘Big Tree Country’ in Perthshire – there are hundreds of forests and woodlands across Scotland that will keep you and your canine friends entertained for hours. Read more here about the different woodlands in Scotland.

Breathtaking Glens

Scotland’s glens offer serenity and a gentle space to clear your thoughts. If you fancy something more challenging than a stroll, why not venture into one of Scotland’s glens. The Angus Glens in Dundee & Angus feature tranquil valleys and stunning landscapes to admire.

Remember to travel with the right documentation and always check ahead for ESA-friendly policies at your chosen destinations.

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