When it comes to choosing a destination for your honeymoon, you can forget St. Lucia and the Maldives. Right here in the United Kingdom, there are plenty of jaw-dropping places where you can head for the ultimate honeymoon experience. From winding village roads to the Highlands of Scotland, the UK is right here and has so much for you to discover and enjoy.
The Cotswolds boasts rolling green hills, chocolate box villages, and excellent eateries, making it the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. Situated in the South of England, the Cotswolds has been named as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A dream location for your honeymoon, you can spend your days exploring the countryside, picturesque villages, or hiking or biking around the area. On the edge of Broadway, you will find the perfect romantic hotel for newlyweds, Dormy House. This hotel has a superb restaurant and a dreamy spa, making it perfect for some post-wedding indulgence.
The Scotland Highlands
The Scottish Highlands are magical, the area boasting waterfalls and lochs, ancient ruins and castles, and the most breathtaking landscape north of the border. Everywhere you turn you will be met with colorful heather, the area being perfect for newlyweds who love the great outdoors. From white-water rafting to mountain biking, or simply strolling around the area and taking in the breath-taking scenery, the area has something for every taste. Visit the stunning castles, or head for a local traditional pub and settle down by the open fire and snuggle up. The Duck’s Nest in the Cairngorms offers a honeymoon experience within the National Park in Inverness-shire that is second to none.
Lake District, England
The Lakes are well known for their breath-taking scenery, England’s biggest National Park recently receiving being awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status. The Lake District is famous not just for its lakes but for its mountain ranges, stunning landscapes, and stone cottages. The area has inspired poets and writers for centuries, the romance of the area being second to none. Hiking the fells, or sitting in front of an open fire in a traditional pub, or even taking in the sites on a steamboat on Lake Windermere are all perfect for your upcoming honeymoon. For the most romantic stay in the lakes, choose the Brimstone Hotel in Ambleside, a hotel that boasts roll-top baths and luscious private terraces.
The Isles of Scilly
Situated just off the coast of Cornwall, the Scilly Isles are a world away from the mainland of the UK, the islands being unspoiled, not overcrowded, and the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Life of the Isles of Scilly is also different to what you find at home; the laid back lifestyles of the five inhabited islands are envied by those across the water. Each island has its own unique vibe, St Agnes boasting untamed beauty and Tresco a subtropical charm. For a really secluded and romantic location for your honeymoon, try the Hell Bay hotel on the island of Bryher.
If you fancy heading to Wales as newly-weds, Pembrokeshire in South West Wales is the perfect setting for your honeymoon. The area boasts a glorious coastline with staggering views out to sea from the cliff tops, Victorian seaside towns, and award-winning beaches. Carew Castle is a must-see for those interested in history, Tenby Harbour is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and enjoy an ice cream. A perfect base from which to explore the area is Penally Abbey, a stylish coastal area perfect for romance and relaxation.
The Causeway Coast
If you fancy spending your honeymoon in Northern Island, the Causeway Coast is your perfect destination. A road trip along the Coastal Route that starts in Belfast will take you ancient castles and the Glens of Antrim, and to the breath-taking Giant’s Causeway, a natural wonder of the world is perfect for any honeymooning couple. Stay at the Galgorm Resort and Spa for the most relaxing and romantic of honeymoons, the resort boasting riverside hot tubs.
If you fancy a beach-themed honeymoon, head to Devon. Here you will find secluded coves and long, sandy stretches. Devon boasts five areas of outstanding natural beauty, two national parks, and two coastlines. With so much to explore, from the quaint villages to the local food and ale, you won’t be twiddling your thumbs and wondering what to do. The Tree Top Escape is the ultimate getaway for honeymoon couples, the romantic atmosphere here being everything you hoped for, and much more.
Isle of Skye, Scotland
If you love Scotland, you will love Skye and the Inner Hebrides. Here you will find miles of wild coastline, charming villages, rugged mountain ranges, and brooding castles. The unforgettable landscape of Skye is the perfect backdrop for your honeymoon, your time here is spent perfectly enjoying the scenery by day, and by night snuggled up in one of the many local pubs sipping the finest malt whiskey. For the finest dining in Skye, visit the Three Chimneys, this eatery on the shores of Loch Dunvegan also offering beautiful rooms where you can stay the night.