The Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in the UK
One of the most exciting things about getting married is planning the perfect honeymoon. When narrowing down your guest list and choosing table centrepieces gets too much, you can turn to Instagram or Pinterest and scroll through a never-ending source of inspiration for the most romantic getaway of your life
Although things are beginning to look up and the weddings we’ve all been longing for could be on the cards later this year, it’s unlikely international travel will be back up and running in time for exotic 2021 honeymoons or destination weddings. But that doesn’t mean you have to dip out on your special trip.
From small villages seemingly unchanged for decades to undulating mountain landscapes rich in beauty, the UK is filled with dreamy, magical places to spend your first holiday together as a married couple. To help inspire you and give you something to look forward to, here are our top picks of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in the UK.
England’s largest national park is famous for its breathtaking scenery. Teeming with imposing mountains, lush greenery, breathtaking sunsets and mirror-like expanses of water, the Lake District is the ideal honeymoon destination for couples who love the great outdoors. Soak up all its natural beauty by hiking or rambling through the countryside before enjoying a different kind of soak in a roll-top bath in your own private cottage.
A fairytale that’s come to life, the Cotswolds is the ideal place to get away from everything and enjoy a simple, more rustic way of life. Full of quaint villages with charming cottages, rolling green hills and pubs filled with character, this outstanding region in the south of England is a dream. Spend your days exploring the cobblestone paths and popping into shops selling all kinds of artisan goodies, before heading to a nearby traditional pub for an evening feast made from local, seasonal products.
An epic landscape offering breathtaking views everywhere you turn, the Scottish Highlands is a pleasure for everyone. Boasting ancient castle ruins that let you step back in time, spectacular lochs and waterfalls perfect for high-adrenaline sports and blissful mountain landscapes the envy of the world, this region is an amazing choice for the couple that wants it all. Visit during summer for mild temperatures that allow you to make the most of what the Scottish Highlands has to offer.
Discover the rugged beauty of Northern Ireland by taking a laid-back road trip along the famous Causeway Coastal Route. Spend time enjoying the buzz of Belfast before hopping in your car and cruising past age-old castles, craggy valleys and peaceful seaside villages before arriving at your destination — the iconic Giant’s Causeway. Take your time, stopping off at places along the way, to turn the road trip into a honeymoon adventure.
Consider a honeymoon anniversary
You don’t have to swap a far-flung honeymoon for a staycation in the UK. You can always enjoy a small holiday this year and then delay your “real” honeymoon for another year or so.
Not only would putting off your big trip give you something to look forward to, but it will also give you an extra year to save up for something incredible and will work as a wonderful anniversary present you can both enjoy.