15th October, 2013 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
The United Kingdom is a wonderful place to honeymoon. The UK has rich green countryside and fascinating history. Of course, the Royal Family is a huge attraction and London is never short of things to do and see. It’s not just London though; there are many other beautiful places to visit.
The Lake District
The Lake District in the North West of England is close to the border city of Carlisle. Carlisle borders Scotland so the Lake District is the perfect place to stay and you have the added bonus of being able to see some of Scotland also.
Lake Windermere is the largest lake in England and is located in the small market town of Windermere. There is a vast range of hotels to stay in or if you prefer a smaller style of accommodation, there is an abundance of bed and breakfasts to choose from. Take a romantic train ride on the Carlisle to Settle in Yorkshire steam train where you can enjoy a lunch on board and see a little of where the famous Yorkshire Puddings are made.
Windermere is easily accessible from Kendal, the home of the famous mint cake and you can easily access Ambleside and take long ambles for the energetic among you. ScarfelL Pike is close to Ambleside. Scarfell Pike is a famous rocky pike that many people spend a day climbing and the views are stunning.
The Cotswolds is home to celebrities as it is easily accessible from London and is the weekend haunt of many celebrities who have a second home here. You can also easily access Stratford-upon-Avon which is the home of Shakespeare from the North Cotswolds where charming little towns such as Chipping Campden and Broadway are located. Take a visit up Broadway Tower and on a clear day, you can both view seven counties from the top. It’s a breathtaking view. Chipping Campden has a lovely history. The famous Robert Dover Olympic Games are held every year here in June. Cheltenham Royal Spa is close by and Cirencester another market town and all are easily accessible from the Roman Road, the Fosseway. This road stretches from Leicestershire right through to Cirencester.
The Norfolk Broads
You can honeymoon on water. The Norfolk Broads are a series of engineered canal networks which is a popular area in the UK. Hire a canal barge and enjoy the peaceful flora and fauna of the area.
It would be a travesty to miss out London. London is the multi-cultural capital of Europe and here you can enjoy many sites. Take a ride on the London Eye and enjoy a panoramic view of the City of London. Take a picnic in St James’s Park and take a trip down the River Thames. Visit Oxford Street for a range of shops and of course, visit the world famous Harrods’ department store. Chinatown and Soho are fascinating places to visit and you can taste the delights of different cuisines as you go. Covent Garden is a must-see and you may be lucky enough to see some movie premieres on Leicester Square. Take in a show in London’s West End and have a late dinner at one the many theater restaurants around.
Without a doubt, the UK has many beautiful areas to visit and beginning your married life together in the UK’s green and pleasant land will bring you memories to last you a lifetime.