Staycation honeymoons you can reach by train!

Weddings take a lot of time and a lot of money. After the ceremonies are over, you may not feel like you can afford or be bothered to travel abroad – but you don’t have to!

More couples are choosing to staycation for their honeymoon or go on a ‘mini-moon’ whilst saving for a more extravagant trip abroad. The UK is home to many beautiful locations perfect for a romantic getaway.

So, forget the long queues at the airport and forget the jetlag. Here’s an idea of what you can get up to right on your doorstep!

Edinburgh

Arguably one of the most stunning cities in the UK, the whole essence of Edinburgh is enchanting. The combination of the winding streets, dramatic cliffs and the view of the skyline from Arthur’s Seat.

There’s plenty to see and explore including Edinburgh Gin Distillery, Edinburgh Castle and a wide selection of incredible restaurants to dine in.


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York

Do you and your partner love British history? The cobbled footpaths and old architecture of York offer a gateway into the past – you can even take a historic ghost tour. York is known for its quirky stores, historic buildings and old English pubs. For the foodies among us, you can take advantage of the chance to make your own chocolate at The Chocolate Story.


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Bath

Have you ever dreamed of watching a sunset on a rooftop pool? You can do just that at Thermae Bath Spa. The spa is Britain’s only natural thermal bath with a range of treatments available.

Film buffs can enjoy The Little Theatre, a 1930s cinema offering private screenings for you and your loved one. If you find yourself seeking more of a thrill, you can take a ride on a hot air balloon and sip champagne above the sights of Bath.


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Durham

Looking for a quaint location for your honeymoon? Durham is a small traditional university city with a timeless feel. As you pull into the station, the beauty hits you with views of the cathedral and old English buildings. You can hire a rowing boat and recreate scenes from your favourite romance novel or explore local stores, boutiques and bars. Why not pop to Newcastle for a day out? It’s only a ten-minute train journey.


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Norwich

How amazing would it be to spend your honeymoon in a medieval city? Norwich is home to a large selection of buildings spanning over 1,000 years.

As well as numerous medieval sites Norwich has an inspiring arts, music and cultural scene. You can watch amateur plays at The Playhouse or get your art fix at Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts (which weirdly appears in a Marvel film).


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If you fancy going completely off grid for your honeymoon, why not check out our blog on beautiful wild camping spots in Scotland? Whatever you decide, make sure you get the best prices on your train tickets at NationalRail.com.