Honeymoon in the UK
English themed weddings are in vogue so what about an English honeymoon? OK, the weather cannot be guaranteed but a cosy hideaway with a bottle of wine is very romantic!
If you want to avoid airports, exchange rates and ash clouds consider your honeymoon at one of the many beautiful locations around England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Here are a few ideas to get you started and why not visit the wedding venues page on relevant sites for details on a luxury hotel in each area.
Beside the SeasideThe UK boasts many fabulous beaches so head for the sand at popular resorts like Scarborough or the fabulous sandy beaches near Alnwick in Northumberland. Portsmouth is famous for its naval dockyard and you will discover a variety of attractions at this ancient seaside city. Away from the beaten track the coastal drive heading north from Belfast is the longest in Europe and one of the most scenic. Whilst in Ireland the spectacular and unique Giant's Causeway is a must-do from Belfast and Derry.
City BreakCombining convenience, luxury, lots of attractions and great places to eat, enjoy a city break as your main honeymoon or for a quick get-away after the big day. We'll say more about our historical cities in a mo but for great UK cosmopolitan cities you can't beat Birmingham. Did you know it has more canals than Venice? And more than enough chocolate at Cadbury's World? If the arts are your thing book tickets for the theatres, concert halls and mega arenas like the NEC. In the north, Leeds and Newcastle are vibrant hubs of culture with superb clubs, restaurants, theatres and easy access via road, rail or air. Check out a visit to the Welsh capital city Cardiff or to Belfast. The Belfast site features the Lagan Boat Company that combines fascinating history with a fabulous modern cruise.
Walk on the Wild SideNot only is the Lake District a top spot for weddings it is also the number 1 destination for holiday makers including those on honeymoon. With fabulous scenery and lots to do this is the place to go if you want something active for honeymoon. Check the luxurious hotels on our Keswick and Windermere sites. The UK is blessed with beautiful natural destinations so discover the beautiful Peak District, Cotswolds, North Yorks Moors or landscapes of the south west. Northern Ireland is one of the last undiscovered beauty spots and Belfast is the perfect base for exploring the mountains of the west coast.
Get ActiveSome of us need only a book and a beach for the perfect holiday whilst others want to be out and about. Each of the destinations mentioned in the last paragraph provide a range of activities if mountaineering, cycling, surfing or caving are your thing.
Something OldWander among the castles, cobbles and thatched roofs in one the beautiful historic destinations such as York, Stratford, and Alnwick; each of these is a great honeymoon location in its own right or makes a super day-trip from cities like Leeds, Birmingham and Newcastle respectively.
Send us your recommendations and suggestions for honeymoon destinations and activities in the UK, we would love to hear from you.
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