Posted on 02/06/2016 by David
There is no denying North Wales is a beautiful place, and its idyllic scenery makes for a truly romantic spot that’s perfect for honeymooning or minimooning! After the build up to the big day it’s essential to capture the magic of being newly-weds and spend some well-earned time together, relaxing and unwinding. However, many couples are opting for a minimoon following the big day, this short romantic getaway allows time to plan and save for the honeymoon of a lifetime. So, whether you decide to visit for a mini-moon or spend some time travelling around North Wales as a loved-up newly-wed, we’ve found the perfect places to visit!
Betws-y-Coed is a popular destination for those visiting North Wales and there is definitely a reason for this! For couples who enjoy spending their days walking in the fresh countryside air, Betws-y-Coed has a lot to offer, including the Swallow Falls, one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Travel out and explore the castle or perhaps add some adventure to your honeymoon and try the Zipline Adventure parks. Find a cosy cottage in Betws-y-Coed and spend your week exploring all that the area has on offer.
Portmeirion, otherwise known as “little Italy”, is the perfect honeymoon spot. With its picturesque statues, views over the bay and oldy-worldy feel, it really is a magical destination. Take some time to explore the Central Piazza, surrounded by houses inspired by the Riviera, stop off for a romantic lunch in the conservatory brasserie of Castell Deudraeth, or if you’re a music-loving couple, why not visit in the summer months and enjoy the sunshine at Festival No. 6.
Llangollen is a small town nestled in Denbighshire, and has activities to keep you busy for weeks. Whether you take your time seeing the sights on the Llangollen railway, visit the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (the longest and highest aqueduct in Great Britain) or have a day of culture in the Valle Crucis Abbey, it is the perfect place to spend some quality time with your other half. During the summer months, the town hosts an Eisteddfod, which is a very popular Welsh festival of literature, music and performance, this is definitely not one to be missed. Plus, Llangollen is just a short drive away from Chester, an old town full of history, or Llandudno, a beautiful seaside resort with activities such as skiing. Llangollen is a great base for exploring everything North Wales has to offer, so find a cottage for two and make the most of your time together before heading back to the hustle and bustle of everyday life!
Beddgelert is a beautiful, unspoilt village in the heart of Snowdonia. If you enjoy long lunches and evenings spent in interesting and unusual pubs, Beddgelert is a wonderful place to visit. Amble along the scenic country paths, stopping along the way for an ice cream from Glaslyn Ices – an award-winning ice cream parlour attracting visitors from far and wide. Take a trip on the Welsh Highland Railway, cycle through the Beddgelert forest or head underground and explore the Sygun Copper Mine. Beddgelert is perfect for couples who want to relax or spend their time seeing everything there is to see. It won’t disappoint.
If you’re looking for a mix of relaxation and exploration on your honeymoon, Beaumaris is a great choice! Located on the Isle of Anglesey, there is plenty to do, including exploring the medieval castle, taking in the work of local artists or sampling the local shops and, if your guests were kind enough to donate towards a wedding fund, you might want to buy a memorable gift to remind you of your honeymoon in North wales. If you want a week of relaxing – visit a local market, pick up a tasty lunch and spend hours sat on the beach, or take a day trip to Puffin Island – enjoying the scenery with the one you love! After spending time taking in that well needed fresh air after weeks of meticulous wedding planning, you can spend your evenings cosied up in a big armchair near a warm fire– enjoying the local food and drink in one of the many pubs and restaurants of Beaumaris, before heading back to your charming cottage.
North Wales is a picture-perfect honeymoon destination. Whichever beautiful spot you decide is the one for you, you can rest assured that your time will be relaxing and exciting, with a chance to try new things and spend some quality time together.
Why not check out all our cosy cottages for two and plan your perfect honeymoon, now!