After you get hitched it’s protocol to jump on a flight to an exotic, tropical paradise for your honeymoon. For those of you looking for something a bit different or if you’re on a tight budget, here are three luxury UK honeymoon destinations to consider. You can even consider this as a mini-moon in preparation for a longer honeymoon following on.
Emporella know that as newly weds, the honeymoon period is an exciting and romantic time. We have handpicked destinations that are surrounded by beautiful landscapes and indulgent activities perfect for a tranquil, passionate honeymoon together.
1 – The Lake District
Our first pick was the Lake District, Cumbria. Located in the northwest of England, the Lakes charm and picturesque scenery are ideal for a romantic getaway. Whilst there, you can visit Keswick, Ambleside and Kendal, small market towns that are home to traditional, independent shopping outlets and historic, scenic landscapes. Explore surrounding trail routes for an extra bit of adventure and get yourself lost together in the masses of beautiful organic greenery.
Windermere; in the heart of Cumbria is one of the largest lakes in England, surrounding itself with gorgeous mountain peaks and attractive panorama.
Pick number one is Linthwaite House Hotel. A stunning venue perfect for a honeymoon with it’s rustic characteristic and rural charm, Linthwaite has unparalleled views of the remarkable Lake Windermere. The hotel is situated beautifully within 14 acres of private gardens, secluded and serene.
Linthwaite House: http://www.weddings.linthwaitehouse.com
Another 5 star hotel to consider is Gilpin Hotel. The most exiting feature is that Gilpin have a relative – the Gilpin Lake House! Surrounded by 100 acres of private grounds it shares it’s home with a stunning private lake, hot tub facilities and even a heated indoor pool leading out towards the lake. If you wanted to celebrate in style, seclude yourself from the outside world and share quality, romantic moments with one another this is a perfect choice!
Gilpin Hotel and Lake House: http://thegilpin.co.uk
2 – Northumberland
Bordering Cumbria is Northumberland, a quaint, historic county home to more castles than any other county in England – perfect for those wanting to sight-see, whilst still maintaining that luxurious element. It’s fascinating historical landmarks make this location perfect for couples who love their history. Northumberland is also renowned for it’s naked, undeveloped high moorland which is now protected as a National Park. Another huge tourist factor is The Northumberland Coast which is described as an area of natural beauty. However, the deal breaker is that Northumberland is usually very cold due to it being situated in the far north but it’s vibrant, unspoiled beauty won us over.
Our first choice is The Collingwood Arms. The Collingwood experience consists of traditional yet stylish decor, scenic views of the River Tweed and an award winning standard of service. For couples looking for a taste of history this hotel is the perfect marriage, coupled with it’s charming landscape and secluded location it’s completely idyllic.
The Collingwood Arms: http://collingwoodarms.com
Alternatively, you can stay inside a castle (I know, who would’t want to do that?) Here in Northumberland, Langley Castle lets you lodge inside soaking up the extraordinary captivity of these historic grounds. Once you’ve experienced a romantic mini-moon in this impressive castle, receiving royal treatment, we guarantee that you won’t want to leave.
Langley Castle Hotel: http://collingwoodarms.com
3 – Cotswolds
Another panorama heavy destination is Cotswolds, South Central England. It’s rural landscapes, uniqueness, historical towns and stone-built architecture makes for a key competitor in the best UK honeymooning spots. The picture-book surroundings ensure that you are never uninterested and show diversity in activities.
Our first pick is a cosy, secluded cottage. Field Cottages are great for idyllic, romantic settings surrounding itself with pure greenery and wildlife – perfect for those nature loving couples. The cottages are situated in Worcestershire, perfectly positioned for peace and quiet. The cottages would suit the rustic, bohemian type due to the naturist attributes.
Another luxurious, lavish option is Ellenborough Park. This gorgeous country estate won Emporella’s heart due to 90 acre pastoral grounds and rural charm – this hotel is a perfect place to retreat. The property is a bespoke and truly unique hotel, a faultless option for your UK honeymoon. We will not underestimate the UK’s beauty looking at this gorgeous establishment.
Ellenborough Park: http://www.ellenboroughpark.com
Other popular destinations include: Cornwall, East Sussex, Devon, Durham, Yorkshire and Scotland. Check these out too!
Let us know on our social media if you would consider swapping your tropical haven for one of these similarly amazing UK destinations. Also which one out of the six you would choose to go on a romantic mini-moon/honeymoon to.
By Lauren Sutherland.