Where Should You Go For Your UK Honeymoon?
August 28, 2017
Amazingly a honeymoon in the UK is becoming ever more popular for couples who are tying the knot.
You might be thinking that staying in the UK is an odd idea for your time away to celebrate your new lives together however the UK provides some of the nicest beaches, forests and cities without the hassle of travel, language barriers and needing to find that passport!
Here is a guide to help you pick the perfect UK destination for you whatever time of year you are choosing to tie the knot.
January - Scotland
Scotland is just a winter wonderland in January, you are able to wrap up warm with woolly hats and scarves and explore the stunning city of Edinburgh. The country is full of stunning scenery, and historical buildings. Whether you are staying in a hotel or a cottage snuggling up in front of a log burning fire is a perfect way to spend your honeymoon in the winter.
February - North Wales
North Wales gifts you with high mountains which dominate the horizon in one direction and the Irish sea in another. Although February weather is quite unpredictable and you will probably get a lot of wild winds, you might also get lucky for some brighter day too. For Winter, honeymooners that have a passion for snowy sports, North Wales, Snowdonia National Park has slopes and runs which rival overseas resorts.
March - Heart of England
If you are looking for a mix of peaceful countryside and the liveliness of the city than the heart of England could be the place for you. You get the choice of the rolling hills of Shropshire, stunning peaks of Derbyshire to the city and riverside romance of Oxfordshire. Using a cosy cottage to set up a base and travel around this beautiful area to new places and seeing the sights.
April - Bath and Bristol
Easter weather can be difficult to predict ahead of time. For this case, we would suggest a destination with plenty of indoors and outdoor activities so you are not stumped of things to do if the weather takes a turn. Both Bristol and Bath provide a decent nightlife in the city centres, with restaurants and shopping districts but also rural spots through Somerset's countryside and historic features like the Roman baths.
May - Yorkshire
Yorkshire has a lot to offer so any honeymooners, from the food, beautiful countryside and golden sandy beaches. Hopefully, by this time of year, the sun will be making more of an appearance so you will be able to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Yorkshire is also home to rolling hills, impressive waterfalls and a stunning coast. Although the sea may be a tad on the chilly side a boat trip around the county's many rivers and canal networks is a wonderful way to spends the day together and seeing the sights.
June - South Devon
Finally, hints of summer are starting to show, and Devon is for sure the spot for a bit of early summer sunshine. Riverside towns of Dartmouth and Brixham are very romantic with long walks to be done along the harbours and quays. There are also endless opportunities to taste the freshest catches of the day in the area's best seafood restaurants.
July - Cornwall
For the warmer months the best place in the UK to get the most out of the sunshine, your best bet will be to head down to Cornwall. Cornwall is the surfing home of the south so any budding water sports couples would love to spend their time in the county. Cornwall has a lot to offer with its beautiful towns such as St. Ives and St. Agnes. Wandering around the pretty streets and unique shops is the best way to soak up the Cornish atmosphere, and of course, you can't forget about trying the famous Cornish pasties too.
August - Dorset
For the height of summer, there is no better place to explore on your honeymoon than the Jurassic coast in Dorset. Although we know that a lot of people will be having the same idea through the summer holidays there are however so many secluded coves that you won't see a holiday maker in sight. Lulworth and Eype have stunning beaches where you are able to settle down for romantic picnics and a drink in the local pub often with stunning scenery.
September - North Devon
There are so many perks of honeymooning in the UK in September. September is the prime time of year seeing as it's often hotter now than it is in June, All the school children are heading back to school and the sea is at its warmest as it's been heating up all season. With these reasons, Devon is the place to be. It has numerous beaches, coastal paths and country trails to follow as well as catching the last of the summer evenings at the local beauty spots.
October - Cotswolds
Autumn in the Cotswolds is a blanket of Golds, Green and Ambers and is just stunning. With its mild climate, it means you are still able to enjoy the outdoors, walking through woodlands and country lanes, take a break in traditional pubs where a log fire crackles for home made pub lunches.
November - North of England
November is the month of fireworks and bonfires. You are able to celebrate the season up in the north of the country where there are great stargazing opportunities. The Don Valley in Sheffield is world famous for its awesome firework displays that draw in over 20,000 spectators each year.
December - Norfolk
Norfolk is the ideal place for a festive honeymoon getaway. This is where German markets are starting to pop up around the country. There a number of top sights to see such as Norwich castle and Blickling Hall. Norfolk provides wintery walks along the area's finest beaches and with everywhere preparing for Christmas it will be a flood of fairy lights and festive tunes throughout the towns and villages.
So there we have it. A destination for each month of the year for any UK honeymooners. We would love to know if you have been on a UK honeymoon and where you would suggest the best places to go.