Golden sand, palm trees swaying, clear waters and scorching sunshine; all the components of a classic honeymoon. But what if you don’t want to stick to tradition and fancy something a little bit different? Well, if that is the case why not try out some unusual honeymoon hideaways in Cornwall?
Here are some of our favourite plans that offer an alternative to your usual honeymoon resorts.
Lost Gardens of Heligan
On a spacious estate in Cornwall and now known as one of the most mysterious and romantic places in England, the Lost Garden of Heligan has been restored by Tim Smit to its original beauty after being untouched for 75 years. Open all year round except Christmas Day, you can spend your whole day walking round the incredible two acres of garden, exploring the wildlife, farm and jungle.
Only five miles of the Lost Garden of Heligan, stay in one of the 27 self catering cottages from Classic Cottages.
The Eden Project: The World’s Largest Greenhouse
Showcasing over one million different types of plants all nested in one big crater, The Eden Project is jam packed with things for you to do, hosting evening gigs and education demonstrations. Nicknamed the Eighth Wonder of the World by some, this global garden is the size of 30 football pitches and has been recognised by the British Travel awards as one of the best UK Leisure Attractions for five years running. You’ll experience a vast amount of smells and sights and discover tropical plants you didn’t even know about.
Make sure you check Eden’s events calendar before your visit so you don’t miss out on a thing. It has it all under one roof so just worry about taking yourselves and nothing else.
The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
This museum is located by the Harbour in Boscastle dedicated to European witchcraft and magic. Full of exhibitions devoted to folk music, Freemasonary, Wicca and ceremonial magic it is described as one of the largest collections in the world. The museum was founded by an English Folk Magician named Cecil William back in 1951 so that he could display his own collection of artefacts.
An open air theatre built on a cliff by a British woman, Rowena Cade. Minack Theatre is Cornwall’s world famous theatre that has been carved into granite cliff and set in magnificent gardens that looks over Porthcurno Bay. Visitors can explore this open air theatre as the season runs from May to September presenting musicals, dramas and opera.
Despite the fact it is in an impractical location, five miles from the theatre Classic Cottages have 40 different cottages for you to choose from and find your perfect honeymoon spot.
St. Micheal’s Mount
An island only reachable by a causeway on a low tide and known to be one of the earliest Western European locations to be identified. This is a manmade causeway that serves a passage to a tidal island during times that only the water allows. You can only get to this via boat. St. Michael’s Mount has harboured a variety of monastic buildings such as abbeys churches and escapes for pilgrims and devotees. A perfect and romantic spot to walk around but just be sure to not get caught when the tide is coming in!Unusualplaces:HoneymoonhideawaysCornwall