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Dog-Friendly Breaks at Galgorm

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Everyone deserves a little luxury in their lives, even your furry companions. Enjoy the tranquility of secluded woodland and a riverside setting in the celebrated Northern Irish retreat of Galgorm. An impressive location set within 450 acres of verdant parkland, sitting on the banks of the River Maine, close to the dramatic seascape of the Causeway coastal route and only 30 mins from Belfast City Centre. Galgorm is home 125 bedrooms and dog friendly lodging accommodation around the estate, because a break isn’t a break without the dog.

Dog friendly Shepherd’s Huts in the grounds of Galgorm Wood.

Nestled in Galgorm Wood (500m from the hotel) with the cascading River Maine running alongside, the Shepherd's Huts are perfect for a luxurious yet laid back rustic living. Each two-person hut has a beautifully appointed double bed, lounge, shower room and a mini kitchen – everything you need for a relaxing break including leisurely access to the award-winning Thermal Spa Village and Celtic Sauna Infusion experience. Disconnect from noise of everyday life and reconnect with nature from the comfort of your private tub on the terrace. Bathe surrounded by charming woodland adorned with festoon lights among the trees and the peaceful soundtrack of the cascading River Maine. Sit back and relax on the terrace with a complimentary gin and tonic and watch the sun go down, dog curled up by your side and the warmth of the fire pit making for a wholesome woodland retreat.

Dog friendly Cottage Suites & Log Cabins

Other dog-friendly accommodation at Galgorm includes the option of one, two or three bedroom dog-friendly Cottage Suites and Log Cabins that sleep between 6 – 8 adults. Set within the serene grounds of the Resort, a collection of Cottage Suites offer contemporary country living in spacious surrounds, with either a garden or courtyard setting. Located in close proximity to the hustle and bustle of the main hotel, a Cottage Suite is not only a fantastic option for the adults, but is also perfect for a dog friendly staycation with woodland walks and trails close by for those all-important walkies. For milestone birthdays, family celebrations and overdue get togethers with all the family – four-legged friends included - a range of charming Log Cabins are situated a short walk from the main hotel and close enough to immerse yourself in the tranquil sounds of the River Maine nearby. Offering seclusion and privacy for groups, you can expect all the amenities and considered touches you would expect at Galgorm, with the addition of your own private hot tub on the terrace. Set in a picturesque location and closely linked to the River Maine and woodland walks, your dog will feel right at home.

Dog friendly Residences

For a getaway that the extended family can enjoy, choose from three standalone Residences dotted across the estate. The Linen MerchantsCharles Lanyon and Red Oaks Residence exude style and character in abundance, sleeping between 10 – 12 of your favourite people – with enough extra room for your dog. Set within their own private grounds yet within walking distance of the Resort, guests can enjoy the glorious scenery with country walks perfect for early morning jaunts to stretch your legs or evening walkies guaranteed to tire out the pup. During a visit to Galgorm, all dogs on a lead are permitted into the Mulberry Garden area of the Resort where owners can order drinks to the outdoor seating areas. Only assistance and guide dogs are permitted into the main Resort including the restaurants and The Spa.

Dog walks close to Galgorm

A stunning walk close to Galgorm is along the Maine Riverside. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times. The walk can be started from Gillies Bar to the rear of Galgorm where the signposted route takes dog walkers along the enchanting River Maine. Dog walkers can also do a spot of birdwatching. Look out for Kingfishers, Goldcrests, Chiffchaffs & Sedge warblers. Dog walks a short drive from Galgorm Causeway Coast Way (35 min drive from Galgorm) offers some unforgettable walking routes, from Portstewart to Ballycastle, passing through the Causeway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (World Heritage Site) and several Areas of Special Scientific Interest. It includes views of wide bays, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and off-shore rock formations.

Dogs must be kept on leads. Dogs are charged at £15 per dog, per night. Guests are permitted a maximum of 2 dogs. Further information on our Dog Policy can be found here.

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