Pet-Friendly Staycations Spike: UK Cities Best for Pet Accommodation Revealed!

  • The city with the most pet-friendly accommodation is Leicester, with 96% of Airbnb’s allowing pets
  • Sheffield, Swansea, Belfast, and Aberdeen are among some of the best cities for pet-friendly accommodation
  • The cities with the fewest pet-friendly accommodation are Nottingham, Birmingham and Cambridge

A recent story by iNews states that there has been a surge in UK staycation related Google searches due to the Covid-19 restrictions and pet-friendly accommodations are particularly sought after!

With that in mind, the pet lovers at OnBuy Pet Supplies sought to discover the cities in the UK with the most pet-friendly accommodation. To do so, they looked at the number of Airbnb’s in each city and found out what percentage of them allow pets.

Cities with the most pet-friendly accommodation

If you’re visiting Leicester with your furry friends, you’ll have no problem finding a place to stay as 96% of the Airbnb’s allow pets!

Second on the list is Sheffield with 78% of Airbnb’s allowing pets. That is followed by Swansea with 68% and Belfast with 66%.

Cities with the fewest pet-friendly accommodation

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At the other end of the scale, the city with the fewest pet-friendly accommodation is Nottingham – shockingly, only 8% of the Airbnb’s found there allow pets!

Cambridge and Birmingham are joint next with only 10% of the Airbnb’s there allowing pets.

If you’re visiting Blackpool or Wolverhampton with your pet, you might have a difficult time with finding accommodation as only 12% of the Airbnb’s allow pet.

Image credit: dezy/Shutterstock


OnBuy scoured Airbnb for stays from 1st March to 2nd March 2021 for 4 guests. The percentage of stays available to pets were found for each city and the results were ranked. Data was collected on 01.02.2021 and is accurate as of then.


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