If you're on your honeymoon and yet also a homebody, what are you to do? Thankfully the British Isles is literally packed with wonderful honeymoon ideas so be prepared to be inspired. If you want to explore the British Isles whilst saving a little money, then we hope our suggestions fuel your fire.
Leave your part of the UK
The number of people who have not left their square of the UK to explore the great wide yonder is pretty vast. Even seasoned explorers have not yet been to Wales, Scotland or Ireland. If you've yet to traverse the length and breadth of the UK, consider moving further afield. Scotland's rugged beauty meets a harmonious sense of history in Edinburgh whilst Dublin packs fun, frivolity and franticness. The UK packs in so much diversity, history and culture that there's really no excuse to be bored.
Stay in a castle
Ensconcing yourself inside a statuesque castle might sound unrealistic but in the UK it's utterly feasible. The UK's historic sense of culture ensures that there are endless quaint castles to explore making this an utterly novel way to enjoy your honeymoon. Dalhousie Castle, located in Scotland, boasts utterly modern rooms in an antique exterior and also offers relaxing spa treatments to boot. Just what's needed after all that wedding organising!
Cosy up in a cottage
The UK is peppered with picturesque cottages that are cosy, comfortable and perfect for a little alone time. Unique Home Stays offers a range of striking homes all set up for you to move into and enjoy. With homes located all over the country, you can pick your desired spot and enjoy some time away. Ideal for sojourns in summer or cosy cuddles in winter, cottages are perfect for all seasons.
Sanctuary in the City
London always has a buzz about it but on your honeymoon, you might want a little peace. Surprisingly, it is possible to achieve this in the city! Claridges, The Convent Garden Hotel and The Haymarket Hotel are all ideal venues which will give you all the hustle and bustle of the big city whilst keeping you safely tucked up inside.
Forest Holidays offer woodland cabins for honeymooners who want to feel closer to nature. Romantic and idyllic, the cabins offer a little respite from a mad, bad world and help you focus on one another and enjoy your new love. With a plethora of walkable woodland trails and local attractions, this is ideal for nature loving couples.
Pick a feature
Pick one of your favourite features of the UK and base your honeymoon hot spot around it. If you love rolling hills, choose Shropshire, if its peaks you're after, try Derbyshire. Cheshire is famous for its glorious gardens and Brighton for its easy vibe. Focusing on your favourite feature will help open you up to a truly memorable honeymoon experience.
Head to Kent
The Garden of England boasts glorious countryside and wonderful beaches. From Margate to Ramsgate, and Whistable to Stone Bay, beaches are everywhere as are wonderful garden expanses to explore. Lose yourself in Kent in a little peace and quiet whilst indulging in natural surroundings too.
Cornwall and Devon are absolutely wonderful honeymoon locations. The Headland Hotel provided the setting for the hit film The Witches and boasts brilliant views that are haunting in their heady beauty. Incorporating a little fame to proceedings adds a real boost to the celebrations.
Contrary to cliché it's not all grim up north; head to Cheshire, Manchester, Liverpool or Newcastle or even further afield in Scotland to enjoy an utterly different experience. If you're a true southerner, go and see what the north is all about.
Stay on the water
A stay in a houseboat is a majestic honeymoon experience that is unlike any other and is just perfect for water babies who like to be close to nature in its entirety. You can hire out your own house boat at Hoseasons, with boats quietly moored in the Norfolk broads. It's also easy to catch sight of local wildlife or explore what's going on nearby. If you prefer, you can just chill on the boat with a bottle of bubbly whilst cruising along and watching the world go by.