Minimoon…in the UK!

Ariel view of London - perfect minimoon in the UK

More couples than ever are having minimoon breaks following their wedding day. With apprehension about travelling abroad and with Brexit still looming, couples are understandably concerned about travelling abroad for their honeymoon. Consequently, couples are choosing luxury minimoon breaks to unwind after their wedding before thinking about a honeymoon later on.

Here are 5 reasons why having a minimoon in the UK could be the best thing you’ve ever done.

  • Explore the city
  • Take it easy
  • Bring your dog along
  • Escape to the coast
  • The adventure playground

Explore the city

We often miss what’s on our ‘doorstep’ when we’re not seeing our captivating cities as a tourist would. Visit London and be a tourist – soak up some culture at London’s museums, ride on famous landmarks such as the London Eye, take in a West End show, see the city’s iconic skyline from the Shard, discover the Tower of London’s 900-year history.

St Pauls Cathedral in London - perfect city for a minimoon - Photo by Anthony DELANOIX on Unsplash

Take it easy

Brimstone Hotel and Spa, Lake District, is the perfect getaway where your every need is looked after. The Brimstone Spa is a sensory indulgence, using products made locally using natural and organic ingredients. 

Ascot’s Coworth Park has a timber and glass spa, topped with a ‘living roof’ of thyme and lavender, which houses a blue-lit pool with underwater music, steam rooms, and mood showers. Once you’ve relaxed in the spa, enjoy one of the Michelin-starred restaurant at the hotel. 

Luxury tented treatment rooms lit by lanterns at the Scarlet Spa in Cornwall focus on your holistic wellbeing. Enjoy the cliff top hot tub while watching the sunset across far-reaching views of Mawgan Porth.

Woman in a spa - a perfect place for a minimoon in the UK - Photo by paje victoria on Unsplash

Bring your dog along

An ideal destination for walkers and lovers of the great outdoors, Cumbria & the Lake District regularly features highly on dog-friendly holiday destinations

North York Moors offers the perfect mix of rural moorland and beautiful coastline, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. No two walks will be the same, with plenty of varying backdrops to enjoy. 

North Wales has a vast and varied landscape of lush countryside, imposing mountain ranges (including North Wales’ highest peak, Snowdon), rolling hills, deep valleys and picturesque villages.

Man stroking his dog at the Lake District - perfect minimoon in the UK - Photo by Joseph Pearson on Unsplash

Escape to the coast

Although the Isles of Scilly are just off the coast of Cornwall, they feel a world away with an enviable laid-back way of life. 

The Isle of Skye, the largest of the Inner Hebrides, is home to some of the most captivating scenery in the world. 

Pembrokeshire is a county packed with award-winning beaches, glorious coastline and Victorian seaside towns.

Isle of Harris in Scotland is the perfect minimoon destination in the UK - Photo by Petia Koleva on Unsplash

An adventure playground

Wild swimming is an adventure each and every time you take to the water, and there will be plenty of opportunities around the Cornish coast and the Isles of Scilly. 

Scapa Flow offers some of the best diving in Europe; divers of all levels can see a number of shipwrecks, including seven German ships scuttled at the end of the First World War. 

Cycle the the Atlantic Highway, from the top of Northern Ireland all the way down to the southern tip of the Republic of Ireland, hugging the entire western coast.

Scuba diving is a great adventure minimoon in the UK - Photo by Mael BALLAND on Unsplash

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