NEW services have been brought into effect at a Northumberland castle to better cater for canine guests.

Langley Castle has created its own 'Doggy Guide to Canine Castle Capers', which offers dogs and owners the choice to book a special holiday together at the castle.

Dogs can get their own Bed and Breakfast option known as a 'Poochy Déjeuner', comprising 'Scrumptious Sausages and Scrambled Egg' as breakfast and a snoozing zone of dog beds with a nearby water bowl.

It is hoped this boosts the number of dog visitors to the castle, to enjoy dog-friendly accommodation in the Castle View rooms, specially catered meals and freedom to tour the castle.

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The accommodation is within the castle's relaxed rooms and will suit whatever a dog may need throughout their stay.

Langley Castle asks dogs are kept off beds, sofas and chairs during their stay, and that owners don't leave their dog alone in the room.

Dogs are also given the privilege to flash their own Doggy Pawsport at Langley Castle reception to receive a small treat.

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Langley Castle's executive general manager Margaret Livingstone-Evans says they can be the envy of their canine friends by getting their Doggy King or Queen of the Castle certificate, bearing their name and verifying they were a paw-fect guest during their castle stay.

The castle also offers suggestions for 'Doggy Scents of Place'.

Canine guests have the option to sniff out all the best scents in Langley Castle's extensive 10-acre wooded and lawned estate grounds, from those left by squirrels, rabbits, peacocks and other dogs, to woodland trees, bracken, and waterside plants.

Margaret said: "We have always been dog-friendly but not made the most of what we can offer to dogs and their owners, so our new guide showcases all that we can do and demonstrates our desire to keep dogs safe and healthy whilst in the county too. 

"It contains a wealth of information and should do a lot to help boost visits to Northumberland from dog-friendly individuals, couples and families."

Within the guide there are also suggestions for dog-friendly places to visit, including visitor attractions, Northumberland National Park walks, Hadrian's Wall locations, and beaches.

Advice on staying safe, safeguarding local wildlife, vet care and car travel is also provided.

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