6 staycation ideas for a perfect honeymoon
You don’t have to travel to the other side of the world for a great honeymoon. You can enjoy a fantastic romantic getaway without leaving the country.
Planning a wedding can be difficult. From choosing the right dress to finding the perfect wedding venue, there is so much to think about.
One of the hardest decisions is choosing where to go on honeymoon. Many couples feel that they have to travel abroad to have the perfect honeymoon but, if you would prefer to stay closer to home, the UK has some fantastic locations that are ideal for a romantic getaway.
The Scottish Highlands
Blessed with a diverse range of wildlife and stunning scenery, the Scottish Highlands is the perfect destination for nature-loving newlyweds. Explore the beautiful coastline, spot golden eagles or spend a couple of hours in a hide looking out for native species such as pine martens and badgers. Aigas Field Centre offers accommodation and a range of wildlife activities that you can tailor to create your perfect honeymoon.
St Davids, Pembrokeshire
Another great destination for nature lovers is St Davids in Pembrokeshire. Enjoy beautiful scenery as you stroll some of the Pembrokeshire coastal path, or sail out to sea and spot porpoises, dolphins, basking sharks and, if you’re lucky, maybe even a whale or two. You could even spend the night on nearby Skomer Island – a haven for seals, puffins and other wildlife. When you want a break from the natural world, pay a visit to St Davids cathedral and explore Britain’s smallest city.
Spitbank Fort, Hampshire
If you’re really looking to get away from it all, how about heading to Spitbank Fort – a unique, secluded hotel in the middle of the Solent? After arriving by boat, you can take your pick from an array of indulgent features, including an al-fresco fire pit, rooftop sauna and hot tub, and a champagne bar – and when it comes to getting your head down, you have a choice of nine opulent suites, so you can be sure to sleep in style.
Supernova, Isle of Skye
An island getaway doesn’t have to mean jetting off to exotic climes – the Isle of Skye off the coast of North-West Scotland has been voted fourth best island in the world by National Geographic, and is known for its picturesque villages, medieval castles and rugged landscapes. Stay at Supernova, a converted chapel complete with a real fire, sauna, spa bath, and panoramic views over Loch Harport and the mountains beyond. At night, make the most of some of the world’s darkest skies with a little stargazing from the living room’s very own telescope.
Badgers Bower, Buckinghamshire
If you’re looking for somewhere to relax and recharge after your big day, head to Badgers Bower. It may be just an hour outside London but you’d never guess it; situated on the edge of an ancient forest, this handmade tabernacle offers a scenic and peaceful haven, complete with stunning views and luxurious touches such as a double-ended bath and king-size bed. You may even spot a badger or two!
The Love Nest, East Sussex
The unique and quirky Bell Inn in East Sussex offers newlyweds their very own ‘love nest’.Set in its own gardens, the perfectly round love nest is home to a number of luxurious features including a large waterfall shower, log burner and a freestanding copper bath. You will also enjoy access to a private roof terrace which offers great views over the gardens and surrounding countryside.
Honeymooning in the UK doesn’t have to mean compromising on quality. And with so many great British honeymooning options to choose from, you’re sure to find something that will give you and your spouse the perfect start to married life.