Honeymooners have increasingly become aware of just how beautiful the Cotswolds are, somewhat due to the fact that the covid-era has left many honeymooners seeking out romantic locations in the UK and rightly so, as there’s some absolute treasures almost on our doorstep.
A Cotswolds Honeymoon
You often hear the Cotswolds described as a picture postcard location, with chocolate box cottages and outstanding views that could have come straight from a classic novel.
Where To Stay In The Cotswolds
When trying to decide on which Cotswolds honeymoon hotels to stay in, it can often be sensible to have a look at the reviews from other travellers on sites such as TripAdvisor. previous travellers have listed the below as the Top 10 honeymoon hotels in the Cotswolds:
- Tewkesbury Park
- Queens Hotel Cheltenham – MGallery
- The Lygon Arms
- Charingworth Manor
- Number Four at Stow Hotel & Restaurant
- Chester House Hotel
- Hotel Du Vin Cheltenham
- The Swan Hotel
- Stonehouse Court
- The Broadway Hotel
Many couples choose to stay in a more budget friendly hotel for the main part of their stay and then opt to stay for a couple of nights in one of the more high end hotels that the Cotswolds has to offer, so this is something to bear in mind for your own honeymoon.
As with many hotels throughout the UK, hotels in the Cotswolds often offer honeymoon or romantic weekend offers and so this is something to definitely enquire about regardless of your budget, as there are some fantastic deals to be had.
Honeymoon Activities In The Cotswolds
As the Cotswolds is more rural, there are a larger number of outdoors activities that couples can participate in and this area would suit those who like to be in the great outdoors all day but then relax in luxury in the evening. Some ideas for honeymoon activities in the Cotswolds include:
- Visit the Cotswolds Wildlife Park and Gardens
- Take a tour of Gloucester cathedral
- Take a picnic up to Broadway Tower
- Stop at the Cotswolds Brewing Company
- Visit the Model Village
Dining Ideas In The Cotswolds
As the Cotswolds is such an amazing outdoor rural space with lots of opportunity for walking and climbing, it’s no surprise that holidaymakers are especially in need of great food in abundance and the dining offerings throughout the Cotswolds are often exceptional.
Whilst the amount of Michelin star restaurants is slightly fewer than in other popular honeymoon locations, don’t let this detract from the outstanding dining options that are available throughout the Cotswolds, including:
- The Wild Rabbit, Kingham
- The Porch House, Stow-On-The-Wold
- The Wild Duck Inn, Cirencester
- Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham (Michelin Star)
- Purslane Restaurant, Cheltenham (Michelin Star)
- Dormy House, Broadway
- Lords Of The Manor, Upper Slaughter (Michelin Star)
- The Potting Shed Pub, Crudwell
- The Feathered Nest, Nether Westcote
- The Royal Oak, Whatcote
There’s also the amazing opportunity to experience “dining in the sky”, with multiple companies in the Cotswolds offering the chance for newlyweds and tourists alike to dine al fresco, suspended about the amazing scenery of the area. it’s not one for the faint hearted but it’s definitely a memory that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.
Other UK Honeymoon Destinations
If the Cotswolds don’t meet your honeymoon needs, we’ve got plenty more suggestions for you to consider.