With travel rules and regulations constantly changing, newlyweds and nearlyweds will be looking to the UK to celebrate post-vows, and minimooners will be spoilt for choice when sticking to destinations closer to home and here's two to whet your appetite:
Situated deep in the Scottish Highlands, 57 Nord occupies a dramatic position between three ancient sea lochs and surrounded by the majestic Kintail Mountains. With floor to ceiling windows that frame the panoramic views stays here are largely elemental, particularly in the autumn and winter months when the weather is ever more startling.Cosy up by the fire and watch the weather roll in with a dram of specially selected whiskey from the honesty bar and tuck into the hamper of artisan goodies. There are ample wet weather activities for epicureans: from the neighbourhood Fairy Tale Distillery to the internationally acclaimed Talisker; fine dining at Kinloch Lodge or fresh crayfish cooked at home from Duncan, the neighbourhood fisherman. At night watch the famous Eilean Donan castle light up from the cottage and spend the evening on a tour of the night's sky with the help of the in-house guide – how romantic!
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Just over 30 minutes from the famous Yorkshire Dales, Middleton Lodge Estate is perfectly located to explore the rolling hills and quaint villages of the north of England. The limestone gorges of Nidderdale provide boundless hiking and cycling routes that showcase the natural charm of the region, punctuated by traditional market towns and cosy pubs. With 200 acres of parkland on the doorstep, Middleton Lodge Estate has plenty to explore even when the weather is not so kind. The lovingly restored Georgian Estate has roaring fires in every corner and plenty of snug spots to nurse a cup of Yorkshire's finest, or something stronger, while looking out over the frosty landscape outside. Each room has its own identity inspired by the building's original function, though almost every room has its own wood burner and roll top bath – the Dairy Cottage comprises a 6-foot round bathtub and hot tub on the terrace. Dining is hearty and seasonal, showcasing the abundant harvest from the estate's two-acre kitchen gardens and the in-house spa offers a range of naturally derived treatments from local and international brands such as Voya, REN and Kiss the Moon.