Unsurprisingly, here at Fuze HQ we love nothing more than a good wedding, but let’s face it, planning a celebration of L.U.R.V.E can be exhausting! While you 100% deserve a relaxing holiday once the big day is done, the prospect of organising flights, accommodation and activities might be the last thing you want to do.
Enter the magical mini-moon!
These short breaks, which typically last for a few days, allow couples the opportunity to relax, recoup and embrace their newlywed status and guess what? Scotland offers IDEAL mini-moon territory. From cosy cottage retreats to some of the UK’s best visitor attractions and outdoor pursuits, Scotland makes for the perfect stress-free, romantic destination.
This week, we’ve teamed up with the great people at Visit Scotland who have put together a fab list of mini-moon inspo to get you thinking about your couple’s break in Scotland.
Head for a romantic city break
For a city break with a twist, the Edinburgh Green Boat is a great way to see Scotland’s capital from a different perspective. Edinburgh’s stunning architecture, cosy pubs and leafy outdoor spaces make the city a ridiculously romantic spot for newlyweds and staying on the Green Boat is a great option for a budget break.
Immerse yourself in nature
Why not head to the Outer Hebrides and explore its wild landscape to shake off those post-wedding blues. Uist Forest Retreat is the perfect mini-moon destination giving you the opportunity to explore Scotland’s wildlife and natural fauna. Once you have finished exploring for the day, kick your feet up and watch the world go by as you take in the mesmerising views of the Atlantic Ocean. Seafood lovers will also not want to miss out on trying some of the UK’s freshest shellfish.
Get a taste of luxury
If luxury is more your style, head for the Ardanaiseig Hotel. Nestled in 120 acres of woodland on the shores of Loch Awe in Argyll, the hotel was voted as the most romantic hotel for two years running in 2017 and 2018, by UK Good Hotel Guide. Each room is filled with eccentric antiques and the restaurant serves fresh, local produce making it the perfect spot for an extravagant mini-moon.
Unwind on a spa break
For the ultimate mini-moon spa break, look no further than Stobo Castle. Located near Peebles, couples will feel like a pampered pooch while they relax and indulge with a wide range of spa treatments. Enjoy a relaxed lunch between treatments and in the evening put on your glad rags to enjoy a delicious 3-course meal. If you’re partial to a cocktail or two, head upstairs to the cocktail lounge with over 30 different drinks to choose from – what better way to de-stress?
Chill out on a summer getaway
Soak up the sun at Achnagairn Castle. Awarded the best wedding venue in Britain by Harper’s Bazaar, this charming castle opens its doors during the summer months as a boutique hotel. Of course, no castle would be complete without beautiful grounds; and Achnagairn Castle certainly does not disappoint! Soak up the stunning views and atmosphere by going on a leisurely stroll around its grounds or why not enjoy some outdoor activities including archery, fishing, Segway riding and much more.