There are many superb UK honeymoon destinations in the UK that we’d like to introduce to you, starting with an all-time favourite, the area surrounding many lovers’ dream wedding venue – Gretna Green.
UK Honeymoon Ideas after Marrying in Gretna Green
Wonderful UK honeymoon ideas go hand in hand with getting married in Gretna Green – one of the most romantic places, if not THE most romantic place for a wedding in the UK. This beautiful wee village, nestled away in Dumfries and Galloway, is, after all, synonymous with runaway lovers seeking to get married.
After the ceremony, couples are within easy reach of some of the most beautiful UK honeymoon destinations. The city of Edinburgh (the Scottish capital) is one of the most handsome in Europe. Well known for its vibrant arts and music culture, the city hosts world-famous events, including the Fringe Festival and the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Enjoy Edinburgh’s splendid Georgian architecture and cobbled streets, world-class shopping and fine dining opportunities.
Northumberland National Park is within easy reach for those who prefer quieter honeymoon destinations in the UK. Being the most sparsely populated of the UK’s National Parks, as honeymoon UK destinations go, it takes some beating. The awesome scenery, beautiful wildlife, and wonderful night skies are perfect for nature lovers and stargazers.
You can rent one of Belvilla’s lovely holiday homes, giving you easy access to many nearby places of outstanding natural beauty and interest.
Honeymooning in the Yorkshire Dales
Another UK honeymoon destination to consider is the Yorkshire Dales. It’s where one of the best-known fictitious love stories of all time took place – Cathy and Heathcliff’s in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. Although not actually part of the book, the scene in the original movie where the couple is seen running towards each other, calling out each other’s names, was filmed in the Dales and is one of the most haunting romantic scenes of all time.
The Yorkshire Dales are stunning, and the superb scenery will melt anyone’s heart. It’s one of the best honeymoon destinations in the UK, along with the adjacent Forest of Bowland, another well-recognised area of outstanding natural beauty.
The Forest of Bowland covers 312 square miles of magnificent outlooks. There are dramatic sweeps of moorland dotted hither and thither with picturesque villages and farms – a beautiful place to honeymoon. You can enjoy the view in seclusion and, when the mood suits, seek out some of the local village folk whose hospitality is well-renowned – especially toward honeymooners.
From the lovely little stone village of Barley, you can climb Pendle Hill. At its 577-metre-high summit, enjoy an amazing vista across the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland itself.
Honeymooning or Minimooning in the Lake District
Whether you are looking for a minimoon or full-blown honeymoon destination in the UK, the Lake District should be right at the top of your list. Its unique beauty and quiet surroundings are the perfect backdrops for UK honeymoon getaways – perfect for a jet-lag-free minimoon in the UK – especially when there are more important things to do than just sleeping.
Walking the lakes after walking down the aisle is one of the best honeymoon experiences you could wish for, and it’s ideal for taking a third member along with you. No – nothing kinky – we’re talking about a pet dog. The open expanses of the Lake District are perfect for your pooch too.
There’s a reason we say this is one of the best honeymoon destinations in England, and it’s because there is so much to do – if you both feel up to it, of course.
You can cruise Lake Windemere – at 11 miles long and 1 mile wide at its widest point, the largest natural lake in England. You can hike up Scafell Pike – at 1,354 metres high, the tallest mountain in England, or you can go air ballooning – a little less exerting. You want to have some energy left for other honeymoon pastimes.
Choose the right Belvilla holiday home, and you’ll get the opportunity to see and do so many wonderful things to make your minimoon or honeymoon one of the most memorable experiences of life.