Even before Covid, a perfect honeymoon in the UK has been many couples’ dream. Choosing to honeymoon at home rather than abroad is the more environmentally sound choice, as well as making it easy to avoid flying for those with phobias. Saving money on flights also frees up plenty of cash to put towards swanky hotels and once in a lifetime experiences – so it’s no wonder honeymoon destinations in the UK have skyrocketed in popularity recently.
Considering all of the benefits of honeymooning in the UK, it can be a bit of a shame that parts of the UK are overlooked when discussing ideal honeymoon locations. There are countless amazing honeymoon locations almost on our doorsteps – which many newlyweds can attest to!
Whether you’re looking for budget honeymoon destinations in the UK or whether money is no object, there’s something for literally every honeymoon Wishlist (except perhaps the guarantee of warm weather) right here in the UK.
Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations
Bath is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the UK. With its outstanding Roman baths and Georgian architecture, along with the usually warmer weather due to its location in the South-West of the country, this little gem of a city has got everything you need for a romantic trip away including rooftop twilight spas and amazing restaurants.
The architectural beauty of Bath is considered some of the best in the world, and it is surrounded by open countryside providing plenty of opportunity for nature excursions. It’s up there with York with the most historic cities in the UK, so a great place to visit.
Read more on our dedicated Bath Honeymoon guide.
Isles Of Scilly
The Isles of Scilly provide an amazing opportunity to go island hopping. With the main island of St Mary’s being the place that tourists choose to stay on, there’s the option of visiting the four other uninhabited islands and creating your own romantic memories.
Read more on our dedicated Isles of Scilly Honeymoon guide.
With incredible historic landmarks, Michelin starred restaurants and outstanding natural beauty all around, it’s no surprise that Edinburgh is one of the most well-loved honeymoon destinations in the UK. Hotels in and around Edinburgh offer great honeymoon packages for this very reason.
Read more on our dedicated Edinburgh Honeymoon guide.
There’s nothing more romantic than spending your honeymoon in the delicious chocolate-box setting of the Cotswolds. With its gorgeous cottages and fantastic scenery, you’ll be transported back to a more simple time – ideal for spending some quality alone time together.
Read more on our dedicated Cotswold Honeymoon guide.
London may not strike you as being an overly romantic place to honeymoon, but with so much to see and do in the city, it’s ideal for a couple who like to be kept busy by sightseeing and experiencing the buzz of an active city nightlife. London is also a fantastic choice if you’re looking for winter honeymoon ideas, as it offers the security of always having something to see or do, even if the weather isn’t ideal.
Read more on our dedicated London Honeymoon guide.
Who says that honeymoon destinations in the UK can’t provide a fantastic seaside holiday experience! In Cornwall or Devon you can enjoy a really relaxing, mellow way of life on the coast – ideal for any couple who wants to take a break from major cities and enjoy a romantic beach themed honeymoon.
Benefitting from some of the warmest weather in the UK, honeymooning in Cornwall or nearby Devon can feel like you’ve travelled abroad. Cornwall boasts impressive coastlines, and amazing restaurants.
Read more on our dedicated Cornwall Honeymoon guide.
From cute little shepherd’s hut hideaways to impressive converted barns, North Norfolk has a massive amount to offer couples who want to get back to nature but with a bit of added luxury thrown into the mix. Popular with celebrities, North Norfolk offers a relaxing place to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life (without having to completely go back to basics).
Read more on our dedicated Norfolk Honeymoon guide.
The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
While it may seem like a bizarre thing to do to visit a popular tourist spot during your honeymoon, The Giant’s Causeway is one of the most breath-taking and outstanding pieces of landscape you’re ever likely to see – what better way to experience an exceptional part of history than with your new life partner!
Read more on our dedicated Northern Ireland Honeymoon guide.
For those couples who want to take a break from daily life, but still like to experience the relaxing buzz of a city, Brighton is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the UK! Being a short distance from London makes Brighton the ideal place for either a short visit or for a longer stay, without having to sacrifice some of the activities that a break away from a city can often cause.
Enjoy amazing nightlife, fantastic shopping and wonderful places to eat and drink, all a stone’s throw away from the beach!
Read more on our dedicated Brighton Honeymoon guide.
Royal Leamington Spa
If you’re after luxury, then look no further than Royal Leamington Spa! As the name suggests, it’s popular with Royals, celebrities and everyday visitors alike. One of the more highbrow honeymoon destinations in the UK, it boasts art galleries, gardens and museums. Royal Leamington Spa is the ideal getaway for couples who want a relaxing break, with some cultural sightseeing thrown in.
Read more on our dedicated Royal Leamington Spa Honeymoon guide.