If you’re planning a minimoon in the UK, here’s a little inspiration just for you! Lakelovers share the must-visit locations for a getaway in the Lake District…
“Minimoons are becoming an increasingly popular choice for newlyweds as a savvy alternative to a honeymoon, which can be unrealistically expensive depending on where in the world you’ve chosen to travel to.
This travel trend is a great way to recharge your batteries if you’re tight for time or cash, as it allows you to escape with your partner for some romance-filled quality time without being too far away from home. As well as this, you’ll be surrounded by some of the most beautiful getaways on your doorstep, perfect for either active adventurers or a weekend of relaxation. Here are the most romantic places to visit in the Lake District if you’re planning your own minimoon.
With 30 miles of traffic-free paths, Ennerdale is perfect for couples who are desperate for a getaway filled with utter peace and quiet, as this is one of the least visited major lakes in the area. From easy walking trails to more adventurous treks with glorious views of its impressive mountains, it’s the perfect scenic minimoon for outdoor-loving couples.
Top travel tip: If you’re feeling courageous, visit Pillar Rock, the place that saw the birth of rock climbing in the Lake District in 1826. Why not take on the challenge yourself and enjoy stunning views and waterfalls on the way?
Windermere was recently voted the most romantic holiday destination in the UK, so it’s a must that it’s considered as a minimoon. A very well-known area of the Lakes, Windermere is home to some of the Lake District’s most popular walks, but visitors can also explore this lake on a romantic cruise, with boat trips available at several destination stops throughout the area. The Yellow Cruise offers guests a detailed commentary on the history and attractions of Windermere, a relaxing alternative way to take in the scenery with your loved one.
Top travel tip: For some local culture, visit The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness, where the much-loved children’s author and illustrator has her own themed attraction, where there are seven areas to learn about Potter’s work and life. Her former occupancy at Hill Top is also available to visit, with the 17th century home left as it was by the author for tourists to see.
Grasmere is a perfectly picturesque village that is a relaxing haven for couples who wish to enjoy an undisturbed break. In this area, you’ll find tea shops, stone cottages and natural beauty at every turn. If you don’t fancy long walks and historical sight-seeing, there are plenty of food and drink spots to potter along with luxury Lake District cottages with hot tubs to rent during your stay.
Top travel tip: Head into the village centre for fine-dining and low-key bars where you can mingle with the locals. There’s a selection of restaurants to choose from, with Michelin star to local pub grub, which allows for all budgets and personalities to enjoy.”