One of the most special parts of any marriage is the honeymoon. The run up to the wedding is often fraught with last-minute mishaps and the demands of friends and family, so couples welcome the chance to tie off the experience by spending some quality time together away from it all.
Although honeymoons are typically associated with far-flung locations and the height of luxury, with places like the Caribbean, Thailand and the Maldives topping the most popular romantic holiday destinations for 2022, exploring cultures closer to home can be just as enchanting – and cheaper, too.
Especially if you have already had an exotic honeymoon with a previous partner, consider England for your celebratory holiday this time around. Easily accessible and calmingly familiar, England will nonetheless fail to delight with its stunning scenery and exquisite escapes away from its city centres. The slow pace of country life and alluring atmosphere provide the perfect setting for seasoned lovers to unwind and create lasting memories together.
Whether you are seeking beautiful beaches, idyllic inland countryside, delicious food, or luxurious hotels and hideaways, England is guaranteed to be an unforgettable honeymoon for you and your other half. Discover our top 6 England honeymoon destinations for older couples:
Just two hours from England’s enigmatic capital, Suffolk is an Area of Outstanding Beauty with a countryside that captured the heart and imagination of famous painter John Constable. Pretty villages give way to medieval market towns and a stunning coastline stretches across the horizon.
Suffolk’s neighbour may seem out in the sticks, but Norfolk is easily accessible via trains to Kings Lynn and has just as much to offer. This remarkably flat landscape boasts the Broads National Park, a network of rivers and lakes leading out to the sea. Stroll Holkham beach and feast on fresh crab.
Keen walkers should look to the other side of the country, to England’s sweeping south-west coastline. Dorset is a great place to base yourselves for hilly hikes along the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the awe-inspiring natural rock formations and fossils found here.
Cosy countryside retreats where peace and privacy are a given will be the cherry on top of the icing on a Hampshire honeymoon. It is hard to imagine a more magical setting with the South Downs on one side and New Forest, where wild ponies roam freely, on the other. Don’t miss Winchester and the cathedral that is its crowning jewel.
This is the ultimate UK honeymoon destination for foodies. In between strolls in the picture-perfect countryside and through quaint villages straight from a film set, pause for sustenance and glorious views at picturesque picnic spots, authentic pubs, and pretty cafés serving traditional cream teas.
Given the size of Yorkshire, it is not surprising that satisfies all interests and cravings. Walk through beautiful national parks, both inland and along the coast; discover historic cities; unwind at luxurious spas and eat and drink delicious local fare as you go. There are endless accommodation options to choose between, from stately manor houses to isolated cottages.