Top 10 UK honeymoon destinations

Deciding whether to honeymoon in the UK should be an easy decision to make. With some of the most romantic cities, villages and towns that the world has to offer, the answer to honeymooning in the UK should always be yes!

From the quiet corners of the Cotswolds to mountain tops in the Lake District, the UK has a honeymoon destination perfect for you and your beau.

This guide includes the top 10 honeymoon destinations in the UK. So, whether you’re searching for unique, quirky and unusual honeymoon ideas or romance, passion and excitement this guide will have something you’ll love.

Our hand-picked UK honeymoon ideas

Cornwall honeymoon

Due to its picturesque views, remote location and delightful reputation, Cornwall is a sure-fire hit with honeymooners from around the country.

Switch on the romance with wine tasting tours, cookery workshops, dinner by the coast as the sun goes down and handheld country walks.

Why not spruce up your wedding trip by staying in a converted lighthouse for a truly unique and unusual honeymoon experience? Still a fully operational lighthouse, you’ll be at the front of all the action if you choose to stay at Lizard Lighthouse.

Lake District honeymoon

With miles of gorgeous scenery and natural beauty, honeymooners have been travelling and returning to the Lake District for years!

From couples canoe rides and moonlit walks along the lakes to an array of Michelin-rated restaurants and cocktail bars, there are endless romantic activities available for newlyweds to enjoy in the Lake District.

Choose to stay within the grounds of Netherby Hall, a grade two mansion house dating back to the Romans. Enjoy 36 acres of parkland to admire and explore.

Honeymoon in the Cotswolds

Home to the world’s most striking coastlines, scenic walks and attractions, the Cotswolds is a romantic haven admired by all who visit.

Spend a day at the races, take a brewery and distillery tour or enjoy the glorious sunsets and the beauty of the countryside, whatever you do, one on one time with your sweetheart can’t be beaten.

Turn up the heat at Botloes Cottage situated at the Three Choirs Vineyard and hosts a copper bath within its one bedroom.

Honeymoon on the Isle of Wight

Continue life in your love bubble and escape to the remote island of Isle of Wight for your honeymoon. For a slow pace, remote location and the best scenic views, choose the Isle of Wight for your honeymoon destination.

Explore the island’s history, beaches and landmarks by day and catch a show at the Shanklin Theatre, dine under the stars and kick back with a cocktail by night.

St Catherine’s Lighthouse offers a remote location to stay on the Isle of Wight with the sea and sand literally on your doorstep. For an isolated yet eccentric trip, book now!

Pembrokeshire honeymoon

A sight for sore eyes, Pembrokeshire’s dramatic coastline is the perfect backdrop for your and your partner’s first trip as a married couple.

Enjoy hands-on spa treatments, romantic meals by the coast and sunset strolls all in the heart of this Welsh hot spot.

Get warm and cosy in The Dairy, an attractive den well suited for two. Sit by the log fire and cuddle up all night long.

Dorset honeymoon

Overrun with beauteous beaches, wondrous walking paths and excellent eateries, Dorset is a fail-safe choice for your UK honeymoon.

Watch the sunrise through the keyhole of Durdle Door, sit under the stars at the outdoor cinema at Lulworth Castle or take a harbour cruise to see the wonders of Dorset from a new angle.

Live like a king in your own private kingdom while staying at The Courtyard House. This mid-18th century building holds onto historic charm with high ceilings, tall windows and a roaring open fire. With huge, paved courtyards and stone brick walls, you really will be the king of the castle.

Orkney honeymoon

The Orkney Islands in Scotland have everything to satisfy the hopeless romantic inside of you. With a host of beachfronts, wondersome walks and unique sites you’ll be left wanting to stay for longer.

A trip to the iconic Italian Chapel, beaches of the west coast or the Orkney Folk Festival are all unique experiences, exclusive to Orkney that you and your someone special can enjoy.

Cumbria honeymoon

With beautiful nature, unique wildlife and picturesque bodies of water at every turn, Cumbria is a world of romance.

Hiking trails you can walk hand in hand, historic waterfalls destined to be the romantic backdrop you deserve and a short distance from the Lake District, there’s something for everyone in this passionate county.

A hut just big enough for two serves as the perfect base for a newlywed couple to retreat. Elm Retreat is located by the river Petteril giving you some of the best views in the Northwest. Enjoy laid-back living with a log fire in the secluded woodland.

Devon honeymoon

For the romantic trip of a lifetime, spend your honeymoon in Devon discovering the beautiful beaches, first-class views and charming eateries.

Tunnel beaches, memorial museums and botanical gardens display the history and beauty of what Devon has to offer. For a unique day out visit The Big Sheep, an amusement sheep farm park with the largest roller coasters in and around Devon.

Honeymoon on the Isle of Skye

This small island off the coast of Scotland is a magical place known for its landscapes, castles, fishing villages and history.

With unmatched scenic views from mountain peaks to sandy land, boat trips around the harbour, distilleries as far as the eye can see and historic museums the list of things to do on the Isle of Skye is practically endless! No matter your age or duration of stay, the Isle of Skye has something for every couple looking for a dreamy honeymoon in the UK.

If you need more information, please visit our hand-picked romantic cottages for couples.


Clear all selectedShare this list Are you sure you want to clear your shortlist? Confirm Cancel

Your shortlisted properties

There are currently no properties in your shortlist.

Begin your search and when you find a property that you like click on the icon and your chosen property will then appear on this page for you to compare.

Begin searching