Harry and Meghan – eat your heart out! 11 royally romantic UK honeymoon destinations

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will soon tie the knot and royally jet away, offering us ALL the #honeymooninspo we need! But before you start pinning on that over-ambitious Pinterest board, start your Royal Wedding fever right here with us as we list  

11 uber romantic UK-based honeymoon locations.

Because if love knows no boundaries, who says you have to honeymoon abroad, anyway?

For city loving

  • Feel the love in London

    For a romantic honeymoon awash with regal influences, whisk your loved one away to London. Whether you go for a dinner date in Covent Garden, cosy up on a river cruise or have a peek at Buckingham Palace (has to be done, right?), the capital city caters for every honeymoon budget.

  • Take in the sights of Edinburgh

    If you want a blend of history, nature and culture on your honeymoon, Edinburgh is a charming city that you have to visit. Be sure to explore the Old Town and Royal Mile during the day and later on, climb Calton Hill and watch the sunset over the city’s vibrant skyline. Beautiful!

  • Ramp up the romance in Bath

    Ideal for a honeymoon oozing with style and class, Bath is a city you can’t help but fall in love with. Relax together in the heated open air rooftop pool at the Thermae Bath Spa, then explore the must-visit Roman Baths by candlelight.

For rural retreats

  • Escape to The Cotswolds

    Picture this. You and your spouse getting away from it all, staying in a cute cottage and enjoying delicious pub food in between strolling along peaceful riverbanks. Sound like a dream of a honeymoon? Then add the Cotswolds to your list!

  • Embrace the outdoors at the North York Moors

    Pack your walking boots nature lovers – this one’s for you. The North York Moors is a haven of relaxation, a home to dramatic countryside and has medieval ruins just waiting to be explored.

For your culture fix

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  • Follow in the Bard’s footsteps in Stratford-upon-Avon

    It’s the hometown of Shakespeare himself and in Stratford-upon-Avon, you and your loved one can visit his house, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and even recite some poetry to each other (… or maybe not).

     

    And as a bonus, if you travel via National Express, you can get 2 for 1 Full Story Tickets at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust when showing your coach tickets on entry.

  • Find endless inspiration in Oxford

    Known as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires,’ you don’t have to look far for romance in Oxford. Whether you visit a museum, go punting along the river or simply wander down the historic cobbled streets, the city is brimming with things for you and your special someone to do.

For exercise enthusiasts

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  • Get fit in the Lake District

    If you’re envisioning an activity-packed honeymoon, get your fitness fix at the Lake District. You can climb Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain, ride on forest segways, set sail on the Lakes and much more. Which will you do first?

  • Discover new thrills in Snowdonia

    So you’re both adrenaline junkies? Then your dream honeymoon awaits in Snowdonia, where you can take on the mighty mountain and soar through the treetops of Zip World Forest.

For a beach break

  • Go on an adventure to Devon

    From staying in a pastel beach hut to a holiday home kitted out with a hot tub, Devon’s packed full of places perfect for a seaside honeymoon. While you’re there, be sure to explore your surroundings with hand in hand walks along the beach. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, go for hikes across the wild moors and windswept cliffs.

  • Feel your heart set aflutter in Cornwall

    When in Cornwall, we recommend climbing to the summit of the stunning St Michael’s Mount – legend says if you touch the stone at the highest point of the Mount’s bedrock, a truly romantic wish will come true!

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