Are you dreaming of a romantic honeymoon destination surrounded by stunning panoramic views of Scotland’s countryside?
Or are you thinking about treating you and your loved one to a unique, rural Scottish mini-moon before you jet off to the other side of the world?
This post has everything you need to give you some spectacular, romantic and unique UK honeymoon ideas & mini moon destinations.
Scotland truly is a hidden gem for idyllic romantic escapes; perfect for making life-long memories with your other half whilst situated in the most stunning locations.
There is no need to fly to the other side of the world to make your honeymoon dreams come true; as Scotland is home to some of the most gorgeous hotels and inns, self-catering lodges, and unique rural locations, perfect for relaxing after all of the excitement of getting married.
Instead of having to frantically find your passport, make sure your luggage is under a certain weight and research covid entry requirements, you can instead fill your car with all your prized possessions and drive to some of the best UK honeymoon destinations Scotland has to offer.
From an outside spa experience surrounded by stunning scenery on the Isle of Mull to adventuring up munros in the Cairngorms, there are endless possibilities for unique, romantic getaways in Scotland, perfect for all your honeymoon needs.
We’ve rounded up some of the best honeymoon destinations and minimoon ideas in the UK and Scotland to help you start planning your dream honeymoon retreat.
Scotland Honeymoon Ideas
If you’re looking for rural escape honeymoon ideas, Glencoe is easily one of the most picturesque, romantic villages in Scotland, located on the banks of Loch Leven.
Surrounded by towering munros, plummeting waterfalls and streams, and home to an amazing variety of captivating Scottish wildlife, you will never fall short of spectacular things to do with your loved one.
Discover the Glencoe three sisters, take a romantic stroll around some of the glen’s most scenic walks, uncover the enchanting waterfalls, or spend some much needed quality time together on a road trip down Glencoe's famous A82 scenic road.
When the adventures end, you can cosy up by the fire in Glencoe Inn’s Island View self-catering island view cottage with a private hot tub which overlooks Loch Leven and the surrounding mountains.
Isle of Mull
Spend your honeymoon indulging in the peacefulness of island living, with a romantic escape to the Isle of Mull, surrounded by extremely unique wildlife and spectacular landscapes.
The Isle of Mull is an amazing honeymoon location to relax and take part in whale watching, exploring magical waterfalls, and strolling along beautiful white sand beaches. Home to Fingal’s cave, and the brilliantly unique harbourfront town Tobermory, Mull is the perfect location to sit back, experience island life with your loved one and take in the stunning backdrops on offer.
When it comes to resting your head for the night, our Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa features a dual therapy room for couple’s body and beauty spa treatments, a 17-metre swimming pool and more. Enjoy even more honeymoon luxury, with our sea-view suites, which have their own private terrace and outdoor hot tub, and boast astonishing views over Calgary Bay and beyond.
Royal Deeside is an area perfectly located in the Scottish highlands, perfect for you and dearly beloved to experience the escapism from rural living on your Scottish honeymoon.
The small village of Ballater is simply stunning to experience, therefore it is understandable why Queen Victoria decided to acquire a second home here after a brief visit. While visiting this royal area surrounding the River Dee, you can fill your days with romantic strolls along the River Dee with backdrops of lochs, munros and forests along the way. Take some time to visit Queen Elizabeth’s second home of Balmoral Castle and experience royalty on your special break.
Additionally, for the more adventurous newlyweds, the Cairngorms is home to five of the UK’s ten highest mountains, offering some fantastic hill-walking, winter sports, mountain biking, and many more activities to experience throughout the year; you might even find the Balmoral Pyramids along the way.
After your adventure across the Balmoral Estate and the Cairngorms, rest and retreat with a stay in our Balmoral Arms (formerly Deeside Inn) in Ballater, where you can have a drink in our beautifully ambient lounge, relax in our highland inspired rooms, and dine by an open fire in our traditional and friendly restaurant.
UK Minimoons Ideas
Overlooking the ribbon-like waters of Loch Fyne, Inveraray is a traditional county town in Argyll, and a romantic location for a special minimoon.
The town is home to gorgeous forest trails and lochside walks surrounded by stunning views, for you and your loved one to go on a romantic stroll and discover the local history of Inveraray, including the 19th century Inveraray Jail and the town’s enchanting Inveraray Castle.
In the evening, for a luxurious date night, dine in our Cladach Mor Bistro located in Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa, and taste the mouth-watering locally sourced seafood, meats and produce that Scotland is known for. Following a relaxing night’s rest in our cosy rooms and suites, indulge in a couple's spa treatment before you enjoy lunch and drinks in our Loch View Bar, a stunning spot for a tipple, boasting stunning panoramic views of Loch Fyne.
Nairn is a comforting and joyful seaside town located in the Scottish Highlands, with a range of gorgeous sand beaches, stunning scenery and lovely walking and cycling routes that can be enjoyed on your relaxing Scotland minimoon. The seaside town is also a short train journey from the city of Inverness, so you can also experience some city life on your romantic break.
For accommodation, situated between a beautifully maintained garden and the romantic sands of the Moray Firth coast, Golf View Hotel & Spa is a unique and luxurious hotel that offers the perfect destination to relax and indulge in some much-needed self care after your long day of activities exploring the north coast. Home to two generously sized tennis courts, you and partner can enjoy some friendly competition with the Moray Firth coast as your backdrop, before you indulge in luxurious spa treatments, take a dip in the pool and relax in our outdoor hot tub.
A short distance away from the city of Aberdeen, the attractive market town of Inverurie, situated in the valley of the River Don, is a beautiful location for those newlyweds looking to explore rural Aberdeenshire whilst remaining close to city life.
With a range of gorgeous riverside walks and many majestic castles to explore, the cultural town has been lovingly known as the ‘Heart of the Garioch’ due to the amount of history there is to explore and discover. If you’re seeking a truly unique and romantic stay, Thainstone House has transformed an 18th century grand family mansion into a luxurious country house hotel. With 44 acres of woodland, y0u can experience true privacy and escapism on your romantic minimoon retreat.
What better honeymoon idea than the beautiful seaside town of Oban?
Oban is the perfect destination for a romantic honeymoon or minimoon in Scotland due to its ease of access to nearby islands and stunning surroundings overlooking the bay and the Inner Hebrides.
There are regular short ferries throughout the day leaving from Oban Town Centre, travelling towards gorgeous nearby islands, where you and your significant other can escape and see Scotland in all its glory. Additionally, you could spend days discovering castles, exploring gardens, strolling beaches, and touring unique attractions.
Once you’ve explored all that Oban has to offer, retreat to our Oban Bay Hotel for a luxury stay where you can enjoy our thermal spa experience with our Canadian style outdoor hot tub, Swedish oak barreled sauna, Roman acrylic steam room and Zen relaxation room, aswell a range of gorgeous rooms for a peaceful night’s rest.
Explore Crerar Hotels & Inns for Romantic Honeymoon Inspiration
Whether it’s a rural escape to the countryside or a romantic retreat to a peaceful seaside town, explore our luxurious Scotland hotels and inns, located in the most picturesque destinations across Scotland in the UK, and book today to make your honeymoon dreams come true.