Honeymoon guide to the UK and Ireland

Plan the perfect honeymoon in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Find the best sights, attractions and things to do at these exciting honeymoon destinations in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


England offers a huge range of activities for honeymoon couples. Explore the beautiful outdoor spaces on a hiking, biking or horseback riding honeymoon adventure.

Choose from numerous marked paths that reveal inspiring landscapes, including national parks, UNESCO World Heritage sites and regions designated as ‘areas of outstanding natural beauty’.

As often as not, these meandering trails lead to Neolithic monuments, Roman remains or medieval castles and cathedrals, providing an historical insight into this ancient landscape.

Discover the scenic splendour of the Lake District, walk in the footsteps of Roman legionaries along Hadrian’s Wall and hike or bike through the Pennines – one of England’s last great expanses of wilderness.

Experience honey-coloured limestone cottages and picturesque villages that dot green meadows, rolling hills and wooden vales in the Cotswolds.


Explore Scotland – one of the last true wilderness areas of Europe – on ancient trails that reveal a vast and often empty grandeur of purple heather and bracken-covered moorland; just perfect for adventurous couples celebrating their honeymoon.

Roam over scree-covered mountain slopes, through ancient pine forests and beside tranquil lochs and salmon-filled rivers that flow to rugged wind-blown coastal headlands indented with wide deserted beaches.

Cycle along the shores of Loch Lomond, Britain’s largest freshwater lake; hike the West Highland Way through the Great Glen and into the valley of Glen Coe, infamous for the 1692 Highland massacre; climb heather-clad slopes to the summit of Ben Lomond or Ben Nevis, Britain's highest peak; and follow ancient drovers’ trails past grazing deer in the Cairngorms National Park, Britain’s largest.


Walk in the footsteps of SAS warriors on the gruelling slopes of Pen y Fan or hike to the summit of Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales.

Saddle up and explore the Crychan Forest in the Brecon Beacons or rent a bike and cycle through meadows of wildflowers along the banks of the 56km-long Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

Explore Snowdonia on foot, horseback or by mountain bike the numerous trails that meander through some of the most spectacular countryside in Wales.

Northern Ireland

Explore Northern Ireland’s diverse terrain of dramatic coastline, gently rolling fields and lush mountains.

Cycle or drive along the winding roads of the scenic Antrim Coast past towering cliffs, ancient castle ruins, sandy beaches and picturesque harbours.

Tee-off at the Royal County Down. With traditions dating back more than 100 years, Royal County Down is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland

Discover the fascinating Giant’s Causeway, home to numerous hexagonal volcanic columns; step across the rope bridge into the dramatic cliff-top ruins of Dunluce Castle; hike into the cool greens of the Glens of Antrim or across the rugged moorland of the stunning Mourne Mountains – the distinct granite mountain range is Northern Ireland’s highest and a hiker’s paradise.


Experience the magic of Ireland on a honeymoon adventure; explore an endless maze of narrow roads that meander past Celtic ruins, ancient abbeys and medieval castles that sit perched on the edge of rugged cliffs or lie scattered amid lush green pastures and sweet-smelling peat bogs.

Hike along the 8km-long Cliffs of Moher and listen to the Atlantic Ocean roar against rocks 200m below.

Walk into the heart of the desolate Burren plateau to find ancient megalithic tombs and stone cashels. Roam the evocative ruins of 7th century Cong Abbey or glimpse the past inside Bunratty Castle.

Explore the cobbled squares and quadrangles of Dublin’s Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university (founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1) and home to the world famous Book of Kells.

Or head over to Kilmainham Gaol, where the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were executed.

Latest update: Where to honeymoon in UK & Ireland: 12 May, 2022

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