Weddings can be an expensive time for couples, and nowadays the infamous mini-moon has become a favourite break away directly after the wedding, whilst choosing to save for a grander honeymoon abroad at a later date. It’s perfect for couples with families, on a smaller budget or unable to get extended time away from work. Here are some of our favourite places for a long weekend – perfect for your mini-moon.
The Lake District
The Lake District is a beautiful escape from the bubble of everyday life. The incredible views across the rolling hills and walks amongst the waterfalls, such as Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfalls, are spectacular, whilst animal lovers must visit the Lake District Wildlife Park. There are plenty of climbing tours for the adventurer out there, and with Beatrix Potter’s home nearby, it really is worth a visit.
A relaxing trip to the coast to sip champagne together as you watch the sunset over the waves – sounds perfect! Fill your trip with a visit to the popular Eden Project (the size of 30 football pitches!) and a walk across the causeway to St Michael’s Mount to explore the castle and gardens.
With plenty of parks, animal sanctuaries and some stunning architecture, there’s certainly plenty to see and do when you visit The Cotswolds. Bourton-on-the-Water is a particularly quirky place, with its own Model Village within it, whilst Gloucester and Cheltenham are also nearby for a spot of shopping or a visit to a museum or two.
Of course going in August will mean soaking in the Edinburgh Festival, but there’s plenty to do in this lovely city any time of the year. The castle is naturally a must-see on your visit, whilst the shopping opportunities and informative walking tours are great. The guides really know their stuff, especially on the ghost walks. How brave are you feeling?
In the summer, Broadstairs is alive with an incredible atmosphere for the annual Folk Festival. You can have fish and chips on the beach, wind your way around the streets packed with shops and market stalls, or have drinks in the local cat cafe. Dogs are also welcome almost everywhere (which we personally love).
Another place that is always buzzing with an electric atmosphere. Of course, Beatles fanatics will be in their element visiting the bands childhood homes and museums, but even if you’re not a huge fan, you won’t feel out of place. The Cavern club is an absolute must, whilst there are plenty of bars on the rooftop garden of the shopping centre – a lovely find in the middle of the bustling city.
Have you been on a mini-moon recently? Why not tell us your favourite places to visit.