Langley Castle Becomes A Dog\'s Favourite Watering Hole

Langley Castle Becomes A Dog\'s Favourite Watering Hole

Langley Castle Becomes A Dog’s Favourite Watering Hole

Luxury hotel and restaurant, Langley Castle, in Langley-on-Tyne, Northumberland has become the discerning dog’s favourite watering hole thanks to recognising the health needs of its canine customers.

The four-star 14th century hotel, which dates from 1350, has taken its dog-friendly policy up a tier, by ensuring its doggy guests have constant access to liquid refreshment in the form of H2O, by serving their supply up in the much-praised PetWeighter™ bowl.

By buying in bowls fit for a king, the castle has heeded PetWeighter’s H2Ovember message and fully appreciated the need for dogs to stay well hydrated all year round and not just in the hot summer months.

PetWeighter™, with its two-part design that encompasses a detachable bowl on top of a base that can be filled with water, sand or a combination of both, cannot be nudged by the dog, which means spillages do not occur. Similarly, it cannot be kicked over by human guests!

Its elevation is also kinder on an older dog’s joints, by not requiring dogs to stoop. This affords the extra touches Langley Castle likes to offer to all of its guests, human or canine.

The first dog to try out the bowl was hotel guest, Daisy the Whippet, who was suitably impressed by the new drinking and eating facility and adopted a regal air whilst enjoying her refreshment.

Also giving the bowl the thumbs up as an asset for sojourning canine guests, is TTouch Instructor, behavioural counsellor, author and animal shelter consultant, Sarah Fisher of Tilley Farm.  Sarah says: “I love the idea of PetWeighter™, particularly for people that travel with their dog and may not have much space to transport a stand.  Many fearful dogs are worried about lowering the head to drink from a bowl and easy access to water is so important when dogs are in a novel environment.”

With PetWeighter™ on tap, dog-friendly Langley Castle is looking forward to welcoming more pooches on its £10 per night doggy accommodation deal.  Whilst dogs cannot lounge on the sumptuous four-poster beds in the castle’s Feature and Deluxe rooms, they can still enjoy the luxury of the Castle View rooms and be treated to a soft bed and food and water, not to mention 12 glorious acres of grounds to explore and the delights of Hadrian’s Wall and Kielder Forest on the doorstep.

More details of Langley Castle, at which rooms are priced from £129.50 per person, per night, and its dog policy can be found at whilst PetWeighter™ can be bought at good pet shops, or online at for £24.99.  Further details are at

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Notes to Editors

Rooms at Langley Castle are either located in the main castle, where there are Feature and Deluxe castle rooms, or in Castle View, a charming converted stable block, 80 metres from the main castle building, or in CastleView Lodge, a further 100 metres away.  Dogs are most welcome in Castle View and Castle View Lodge.

Five great places to take your dog, whilst staying at Langley Castle are:

  1. Hadrian’s Wall: Langley Castle is just a few miles drive from Hadrian’s Wall and it is very easy for a dog and its owner to walk beside the wall.  You could head to a car park such as Housesteads (11 miles) Chesters (12.5 miles), or Cawfields (13.8 miles), park up and head off in search of Roman history.  Most of the sites along the Wall, such as Housesteads, Birdoswald and Chesters, allow canine visitors, but please be aware that dogs are not allowed to visit Vindolanda (9 miles), because of ongoing excavation work.

  1. Kielder Water and Forest Park: Kielder can be reached after a drive of around 31 miles and dogs are welcome to explore the beautiful forest off their lead, although there are adders in the forest and dog owners may prefer to keep their pooches on their lead. Dogs must be kept on their lead when visiting the main forest visitor centres.

  1. Hexham Racecourse: dogs are welcome at the racecourse, if you fancy a flutter and a day out watching the runners and riders.  You are just asked to keep your dog on its lead at all times.  The racecourse is a 12 minute drive from Langley Castle.

  1. Dogs are welcome at the community park, Northumberlandia, near to Cramlington, where the centrepiece is ‘The Lady of the North’ -  a stunning human landform structure of a reclining lady, 100-foot high and a quarter of a mile long.  Dogs need to be kept on their lead and a bin is provided for dog waste.  Travelling time from Langley Castle to Cramlington is around 50 minutes.

  1. If you fancy a day out, driving for around 70 minutes from Langley-on-Tyne will get you to Pooley Bridge in Cumbria, from where you can take a cruise on England’s most beautiful lake – Ullswater.  Dogs are allowed to enjoy the cruise with you, subject to a small charge.  Driving for around 90 minutes will allow you to explore one of the Northumberland’s lovely beaches with your dog. There are around 20 beaches on which dogs are allowed and a further ten on which their access is restricted, according to

Langley Castle reception also has a leaflet that details a short walking route around the grounds (0.7 miles), and longer routes of 1.8 miles, 4.5 miles and 5.5 miles.  Guests can also ask for details of the 11-mile section of the John Martin Heritage Trail, which is easily accessible from Langley Castle.