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Dog-Friendly Holiday Guide for Thurston Manor

The perfect countryside setting for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy a great holiday

Dog-Friendly Holiday Guide for Thurston Manor

The perfect countryside setting for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy a great holiday

Thurston Manor is the perfect setting for you to enjoy a great holiday with your four-legged friend. The local area boasts some of the most beautiful coastal and woodland walks around. Our Reception team are knowledgeable on the local area so please drop in and ask for advice on the best places to visit, or pick up your printed Thurston Manor walks map.

Dog Rules

Thurston Manor Rules

Your pet is always welcome at Thurston Manor! As we want all our guests (including those with four legs!) to enjoy themselves and be safe, there are a couple of things we'd like you to remember for everyone's security and well-being.

  • While in the park, please keep your dog on a lead and make sure it is wearing a collar with an ID tag;
  • Please pick up any dog mess and place it in one of the dog bins on the park; if you don't have ane poo bags - don't worry, these can be supplied, just pop into Reception;
  • Please keep dogs under control and don't leave them unattended at any time;
  • Only assistance dogs are allowed into our Bar and Restaurant complex, there is an outside seating area where all dogs are welcome.
Enjoying dog friendly holidays at Thurston Manor
Dog Walking

Dog-Friendly Walks around Thurston Manor

Thurston Manor is conveniently located close to several walking routes. The options are endless for those who love an adventure in the great outdoors!

Walking near Thurston Manor, Dunbar Clifftop Trail harbour

Dunbar Clifftop Walk

This two-part circuit includes the iconic red sandstone cliffs through to the historic Dunbar high street and harbour. It is advisable to keep dogs on a lead as there are steep drops in places.

Walk the John Muir Way and read his words of wisdom

John Muir Way from North Berwick to Dunbar

The John Muir Way is a fantastic coastal path spanning from West to East Scotland. The final section of this impressive 134 mile walking route takes in the sights between North Berwick and Dunbar. From farmland to saltmarshes and dramatic clifftop paths, this walking route has everything.

Walking in the Lammermuir Hills

Lammermuir Hills 

The Whiteadder Reservior to Priestlaw Hill circuit allows you to see some of this breath-taking area in all its glory, especially from the summit of the hill. This 7 mile walk includes the route taken down the Herring Road by the fishwives of Dunbar to carry herring over the hills to the nearby town of Lauder.

Dogs will love the trail at Pressmennan woods


This beautiful mature woodland sits on a vantage point overlooking Pressmennan Lake and the surrounding countryside. It’s home to an abundance of wildlife such as deer, owls, otters and bats.

Couple on autumn holiday with their pet

Woodhall Dean

On the edge of the Lammermuir Hills, Woodhall Dean is an ancient semi-natural woodland dominated by sessile oak. Visit in May for bluebells or April to September to spot basking adders! The area is known for songbird breeding too!

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Dog-Friendly Beaches around Thurston Manor

Sand, sea and so much space to run - no wonder our four-legged friends love the seaside! Here's some of the best dog-friendly beaches around Thurston Manor.

Yellowcraigs beach is an ideal location for a run during your dog friendly holiday at Thurston Manor


Visit the Bridge to Nowhere at Belhaven Bay during your dog friendly holiday at Thurston Manor

Belhaven Bay

Let your dog stretch its legs during your pet friendly holiday at Thurston Manor


view to whitesands from barns ness

Whitesands & Barns Ness

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Dog-Friendly Businesses near Thurston Manor

From local groomers to our favourite food spots - both shops where you can stock on your best friend's meals as well as dog-friendly restaurants and bars.

Your ideal dog break

At Thurston Manor we have a dedicated doggy lodge! This lodge has a dedicated dog bedroom, treats and decking with gate, plus more!

Experience a New Lifestyle

When you own a holiday home at Thurston Manor, you can enjoy endless holidays with your four-legged friend!

Have any questions about Thurston Manor?

We are on hand to help, call us on
01368 840643

or request a brochure

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