If you’re tying the knot but don’t have the money straight away to be able to afford a lavish honeymoon abroad then consider a mini-moon break. This is a short getaway just after the wedding, generally not far from home and more affordable, to be taken while you’re saving up for your honeymoon. The UK is stunning all year round so we have put together our top mini moon destinations for you to enjoy a romantic get away.
One of the most romantic places to visit in the UK is Edinburgh; a popular choice for couples all year round. The Scottish capital is full of history, culture, beautiful scenery and entertainment, meaning there is plenty for to be doing. Edinburgh castle is a must see and a climb to the top of Arthur’s Seat will give you the best view of the city. If it’s a sunny day be sure to take a picnic to St Andrew’s Square where there is often live entertainment in the gardens. During the evenings in Edinburgh, you are spoilt for choice as it full of first class restaurants, pubs and quirky bars.
This is a great choice for your mini moon and you it’s perfect all year round. August is festival time – the largest arts festival in the world – and the city is buzzing with venues ranging from large halls to people’s homes hosting comedy drama and musical performances. In 2017 acts include Americans, Aussies, double acts and of course Scots – it’s a perfect mini moon for those of you planning a July wedding.
This is only a small but vibrant town in the north of Wales with plenty to do and many natural wonders. As well as high mountains, white rivers and the canals where you can take trips on a horse drew canal boats, there are also castles and forts, historic buildings and beautiful gardens for you to visit. While you’re there you will not want to miss a trip to the Llangollen Steam Railway. This takes you through some of a gorgeous scenery that the country has to offer. Check out the Station Café and Bar nearby for a romantic dinner beside the canal.
With its breathtaking scenery and charming little pubs to cosy up in, Cornwall is a perfect spot for a mini moon. It’s the place that captures the heart of anyone who visits and you will instantly fall in love with its sandy beaches and rugged coastline. If you’re lovers of nature check out the Trebah Gardens, which are home to exotic flora and a stream from the River Helford that runs through making it a special place for a walk with your partner. Take a trip to one of its stunning beaches or have a romantic dinner in one of the many restaurants it has to offer.
If you’re looking for the perfect spot to stay in while in Cornwall, check out Classic Cottages and take your pick from over 50 cottages with hot tubs! Perfect place to relax on your mini moon.