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Honeymoon in England and Wales
With historical castles, rolling countryside, and diverse cities, a honeymoon in England and Wales is perfect for culture, history and nature lovers…
From The Beatles to Bansky, Big Ben to Bridgerton, a honeymoon in England is a tour through a cultural juggernaut. England has been intriguing couples from around the world with its charming scenery for years.
Start your honeymoon in England in the capital that needs no introduction, London. Soak up all the iconic sights such as London Bridge and Buckingham Palace. Go to the London Eye and visit Westminster Abbey. Shop till you drop on Oxford Street and Covent Garden. Have afternoon tea in a luxury hotel like Claridges, the Savoy or the Ritz. Take a stroll through Hyde Park. Spend the day or night in a cosy pub. Wonder at the sheer number of museums and galleries. We love the Victoria & Alfred Museum, Somerset House, the National Portrait Gallery and the Tate. Catch a show in the West End. Explore the neighbourhoods of East London for some of the world’s best nightlife and dining.
You’ll be steeped in history on a honeymoon in England, with no shortage of things to see and do. Nature lovers will be in heaven too with national parks, protected forests and expansive coastline. Head west into the rolling green hills by car or train and stop at Windsor for a visit to Windsor Castle.
The pagan worship ground and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stonehenge is usually on many honeymoon in England itineraries. The Stonehenge inner circle is almost 5000 years old. Visit the historical cities of Bath & Bristol or the home of Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon. Take a few romantic days in quintessentially English villages like Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds.
Stroll around Highclere House of Downton Abbey fame. If you’re planning a honeymoon in England, on the far southwest corner lies Cornwall, with Britain’s most beautiful coastline and stunning beaches. Make some time for the incredibly beautiful Isles of Scilly. Learn how to surf. Hike the coastal pathways. Go sea kayaking. Eat fish and chips.
Head north and discover the natural beauty of the Peak District. Marvel at historic houses like Chatsworth House. This is the best preserved stately home in Britain and a must visit on a honeymoon in England. Go further north to the Lake District and stop at Windermere. This area has inspired many writers, from William Wordsworth to Beatrice Potter. Walk the Hadrian’s Wall path. Visit the medieval city of York and explore Brontë Country. England’s famously down-to-earth and cool northern cities like Manchester or Liverpool won’t disappoint. Treat yourself to a few nights in an old country house hotel or luxury castle hotel.
If you’re planning a honeymoon in England, consider a road trip detour through Wales. This lesser explored part of Great Britain packs a punch. Stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Conwy Castle. Hike in Snowdonia National Park and marvel at the windswept beaches of Pembrokeshire National Park. Visit the quaint seaside town of Tenby. The village of Portmeirion, with its mock Italian architecture, is a must.
With its scenic countryside, cosy pubs and luxury hotels, a honeymoon in England and Wales is ideal if you want to be steeped in history and culture.
Have you got more time and been thinking about planning a multi-destination honeymoon? You can fly from London and other English cities to pretty much anywhere in Europe (and the much of the rest of the world!). Think about an island hopping honeymoon in Greece or Croatia. A foodie tour through Italy or Spain. Consider pairing England and Wales with a romantic road trip in Scotland or maybe hop over to Ireland (you can easily take the ferry from Wales). You could take a cruise from Southampton to Scandinavia or the Norwegian Fjords. Use the Eurostar train from London to Paris to start an inter-railing honeymoon around Europe’s capitals. Upgrade to a more luxurious, romantic train journey on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Best time to visit England and Wales
The best time to visit England for a honeymoon is from April to October. The mild climate means the weather can be pleasant from March onwards, although this is never guaranteed. From June to August, the weather is warmest, with average temperatures around 20°C / 70°F in London. Winters, from November to February, are cold and damp and average temperatures in London of 5°C / 40°F in December/January.
Is England and Wales good for a honeymoon? Yes, a honeymoon in England and Wales will be packed full of culture, history, beautiful countryside and great food.
How long do you need for a honeymoon in England and Wales? We recommend at least 10 nights for a honeymoon in England and Wales.
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