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This afternoon we have our resident Honeymoon expert Tom back to share with you all his knowledge on UK Honeymoons. When it comes to honeymoon planning I know my thoughts go immediately to somewhere exotic and hot but you can get some equally amazing places if not better right here in the UK. Many Thanks to Tom for sharing with us these great UK Honeymoons.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect minimoon or honeymoon, there are so many options here in the UK – especially when the weather is kind to us in the summer. With such a beautiful island to call our own, what better way to appreciate it than spending your honeymoon right here in gorgeous Great Britain? Here are 6 fantastic ideas for a UK honeymoon in the summer sun!
Canal boats really are the best way to explore the UK’s beautiful waterways; the peace and quiet plus the endless nature surrounding your boat will add to the romance of your trip. With no-one else around, narrowboats are a great place to spend your honeymoon. And you’ll be spoilt for choice with location. Explore the canals of Scotland, the Norfolk Broads, the River Thames, the Fenland Waterways in Cambridgeshire, the River Thames, the canals of Wales and more! Most modern canal boats are fitted with a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and a dining / seating area so you can relax in a home away from home with all the creature comforts.
If you want a beach experience without having to fly, Cornwall is a must-visit destination in the UK. It’s renowned for its variety and quality of beaches and some of the most beautiful beach locations include Whitsand Bay (very popular with honeymooners), Godrevy Beach (stunning and rugged nature), Praa Sands Beach (great for surfers), and Penhale Sands (a great seaside resort feel with shops, cafes and restaurants). Just be sure to find a beach house with sea views, outdoor decking and hot tub for that luxury honeymoon touch!
Log cabins have become a popular choice for honeymooners in the UK and you can find beautiful, eco-friendly log houses in the Lake District, the Peak District, the Cotswolds, Devonshire and across different areas of Scotland and Wales. Authentically built cabins from Finland make the most luxurious choice and they are super cosy in cold weather plus light and airy in hot weather, making them ideal for the fluctuations of British summertime.
They call it the “English Riviera” and when the sun is shining on the turquoise waters of Torquay, it really does feel like you’re abroad. For the ultimate UK beach break or a hiking holiday with endless nature trails and scenic walking routes, a week in Devon is a wonderful way to spend your honeymoon. The region is also home to some lavish hotels and self-catering homes plus four Michelin star restaurants (Treby Arms in Sparkwell, Mason’s Arms in Knowstone, The Elephant in Torquay and Gidleigh Park Restaurant in Chagford), so you can really get a 5 star experience.
The West Coast of Scotland is one of the UK’s most incredible natural attractions, with flowing countryside and beaches that have been mistaken for the paradise islands of Thailand. If you want to relax on untouched white sands with no-one to be seen, then a tour of the beaches here is perfect for you. Stop off in beautiful secluded Scottish holidays cottages along the way and you’ll have a honeymoon to remember.
Get back to nature and enjoy some eco-friendly glamping across various locations in the UK. Try tipi camping in Cornwall, gypsy caravanning in the Yorkshire Dales, canvas camping under the stars on the Welsh borders, or luxury yurts in the Lake District. Wherever you book your stay, don’t forget to make time for breakfast al fresco to watch the sunrise, fire pits and toasted marshmallows to watch the sunset, and some romantic stargazing after dark.
Thanks so much Tom, great advice as ever I’m sure you will agree. Pop back in June 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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