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Good Afternoon to you all! I am back from New York with sore feet but some amazing memories. I landed yesterday and I couldn’t believe the weather. There are floods all over West Yorkshire. I hope you are all staying safe with this weather we are experiencing. This afternoon we are bringing Tom, our resident honeymoon expert, back to the blog. Today Tom is chatting about ideas for UK Honeymoons and Minimoons, which are becoming ever more popular! Tom shows us that you don’t just have to stay in hotels, and there is a lot of choice out there for the perfect stay in the UK.
Honeymoons in the UK and ‘minimoon’ breaks are a great way of saving a bit of money if you’ve overstretched on your wedding budget already. But just because you’re not jetting off to faraway lands, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on romance and style. There are plenty of amazing places you can stay in the UK; and these fabulous alternative honeymoon ideas will definitely get you in the mood for love.
If you’re looking for a winter honeymoon idea, why not check into a romantic log cabin somewhere in the UK. The stunning Scottish Highlands will be the perfect winter playground for those in search of privacy or peace and quiet, and if you catch a clear night sky, you may even be lucky enough to witness the incredible sight of the Northern Lights. Alternatively, relax in solitude around a lake in the Cotswolds, drinking champagne and enjoying the perfect romantic getaway. Or you could a glamping with hot tubs as an alternative to a Log Cabin.
Honeymoons should be about sealing your marriage with a good, happy and healthy start to many years of happiness; and this means spending some quality time together with no distractions. So if you’re planning on getting out to the middle of nowhere with your beau for some private husband and wife time and also to be at one with nature, where better than in an eco home that is also designed to be environmentally friendly? Eco houses come in many different styles and can be rented privately or through a self-catering accommodation website.
There are so many grand and magnificent stately homes available for private hire here in the UK; so you really don’t have to travel far to experience the high life. Imagine being the Lord and Lady of your own manor for the weekend and live the life of complete luxury with your new wife/husband to be. Whether you head for the beautiful countryside of Scotland or the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales, there are plenty of stately homes and manors that can make you and your beau feel like newlywed royalty. These large properties will make you feel truly special.
If a stately home isn’t grand enough for your honeymoon ambitions, upgrade to a UK castle instead. Castles such as Aldourie Castle in Scotland, Crom Castle in County Fermanagh, Swinton Park Castle in Masham and Eastnor Castle in Hertfordshire not only make magical wedding venues but they can be great places to enjoy your honeymoon too – in serious style. A top tip for couples who want to combine both wedding and minimoon / honeymoon together for big cost savings.
For summer honeymoons with a twist, why not try a few nights in one of the UK’s finest treehouse hotels? Treehouses come in many forms, shapes, sizes and locations so you’ll be sure to find something to suit your needs; whether that be a budget week in the woods or a high-spec treehouse complete with luxury spa bathroom or outdoor hot tub. For couples who love to spend their time being active the great outdoors or for couples who love to try new things, a treehouse honeymoon is perfect.
Thanks so much Tom, great advice as ever I’m sure you will agree. Pop back at the end of December for more Honeymoon and Travel advice.
Tom is a passionate traveller and blogger who loves travelling the world and discovering new cultures and experiences. After getting married to Claire in 2012, holidays changed from backpacking to flashpacking, but the intrigue to discover new places remains the same.
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