Have you considered UK honeymoon destinations as the perfect getaway to celebrate married life? Though many brides still favour further flung places, there are plenty of reasons to consider having your break a little close to home. According to a survey by Hitched, a honeymoon is the second biggest wedding related expense, so if you’re trying to be a little more thrifty, this might be something that you want to think about.
And make no mistake… Choosing UK honeymoon destinations doesn’t mean that you have to forfeit beauty or luxury. There are so many beautiful places to choose from, and the shorter travel time can be a big selling point for couples who have spent the past few months carefully planning out every element of their day.
Not too sure? We think we can change your mind. Here’s a selection of UK honeymoon destinations that might just tick all of your boxes…
With gorgeous little villages, beautiful countryside views, and some of the best restaurants that the UK has to offer, the Cotswolds is a popular choice with UK couples who want to get away from it all and enjoy a romantic break. Think plenty of walking, relaxing in country pubs, and traditional British food.
It’s also only about 90 minutes outside of London, making it easily accessible via public transport. Still though, consider taking a car so you can explore everything that this place has to offer.
Holy Island, also known as Lindisfarne, is a tidal island a mile away from the mainland. It’s seriously tiny with just a few accommodation and dining options, but for many people, that’s all part of the charm. The North Sea tide cuts the island off twice per day, so make sure that you carefully plan your crossing times. Many drivers have found themselves stuck on the crossing, so don’t let this happen to you!
Check out The Ship Inn, which is known for its hearty portions of fish and chips.
If ice creams, sandy beaches, and pebbled coves sound like your cup of tea, then Devon might just be your ideal honeymoon destination. Its location on the south coast means that it enjoys some beautiful sunny weather during the summer months, and there’s plenty of water sport activities to choose from if you fancy getting a little more active.
Of course, there are many seafood restaurants with an excellent reputation, and you should definitely sample one of the many local ales.
THE LAKE DISTRICT
The UNESCO protected scenery of the Lake District includes mountains and lakes, making it a peaceful break for those who want to get away from the big cities and get back in touch with nature. If you’re in the mood for adventure, then you can try out cycling, rock climbing, or even enjoy the views from a hot air balloon.
Accommodation options here are plentiful. If you want to enjoy romantic nights staring at the stars, you might want to consider a local campsite. Alternatively, there are cosy log cabins, boutique B&Bs, and luxury hotels complete with spa facilities.
These places are really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to wonderful UK honeymoon destinations, and there are so many fantastic options right on our doorstep. If you’re looking for other ways to effectively manage your budget, read our post on saving for a wedding.
Are you considering any of these destinations?