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It's common for couples to plan a smaller city break or romantic get away in England to spend some quality time together. More and more couples are also booking a mini-moon escape, a few weeks or months before their main honeymoon takes place.
But where are the best locations to mini-moon in the UK?
QUIZ Clothing, retailers of long sleeve dresses, have created the ultimate mini-moon map, which includes the following destinations:
1. Jesmond Dene House
If you're looking for a local escape with your other half, Jesmond Dene Hotel should be high up on your list. The venue prides itself on its idyllic country manor house setting that isn't too far out from Newcastle's city centre. By day you'll be able to take romantic strolls through the grounds, and on the evening get dressed up to the nines for an evening enjoying the renowned nightlife of the city.
Perfect outfit: Go glitz and glam for a night out in Newcastle with a stunning midi sequin dress. Pair with your favourite clutch and barely-there sandals to complete the look.
2. Eshott Hall
Eshott Hall is a favourite in Northumberland and is arguably Britain's best kept secret. Ticking all of the boxes for your mini-moon break, this country house is conveniently close to the A1 but feels a million miles away from the rush of everyday life. Venture down the tree-lined driveway, unpack your luggage and explore nearby heritage sites including Bamburgh and Alnwick Castle.
Perfect outfit: Stay photo ready when you're out adventuring with your other half in a flattering casual jumpsuit. Wear with practical flats or trainers when you're out and about and slip into your heeled sandals when you arrive somewhere for lunch.
3. Walworth Castle Hotel
Walworth Castle Hotel is a heritage site that you should be considering for the most romantic getaway of your life. This luxury venue has a strong history too, hosting the likes of King James VI of Scotland who was travelling to his coronation to become King James I of England. Whether you stay in one of the four-poster suites or the exclusive lodge, we're confident that you'll create some incredible memories during your stay.
Perfect outfit: Channel vibes of royalty and luxe with a midi pastel lace dress, perfect for a fancy dinner or evening drinks with your other half. Add your best glitzy jewellery and you're ready to go.
4. St Mary's Inn
Residing in a relaxing environment is essential to any couple looking to book their mini-moon getaway, and St Mary's Inn offers just that. Located near Stannington village in Northumberland, this B&B will let you and your beau snuggle up by the toasty log burners with some of the region's most flavoursome foods and beverages!
Perfect outfit: Even if it's warm outside, you'll want to channel cosy vibes when you're tucked up together indoors. Pair a chunky knit jumper with your favourite comfy joggers and slip on your boots when you're ready to explore.
5. Seaham Hall
This venue has everything you're looking for — fine dining, extravagant sleeping arrangements, a luxurious spa and an exhilarating landscape. If you're looking for escapism, this five-star boutique hotel in Durham should be at the top of your list.
Perfect outfit: Go all out with a stylish Bardot dress for Seaham Hall. You won't feel out of place when you're enjoying the food and it might be your only opportunity to get dressed up if you're spending the next day in a swimsuit by the pool!
6. Roseberry Hotel
You've had the perfect fairytale wedding and now you're looking for a mini-moon to match. The Roseberry Hotel in Jesmond will live up to your grand expectations with its eccentric interior that will make you feel as though you're in a storybook. Whether you're looking to go on a walking trail of Jesmond Dene Park or indulge in the chaotic nightlife of the toon, book your bed now!
Perfect outfit: If you're planning to head out for a night in Newcastle, keep it glamorous with an evening jumpsuit. Choose a style in your favourite colour and pair with heeled sandals and a box clutch bag.
7. Headlam Hall
Live like the Lord's and Lady's of Downton Abbey with a reservation at Headlam Hall in Darlington, although you'll enjoy the addition of a spa and a golf course! This authentic 17th century country house is surrounded by farmland and has 38 rooms that all have their own charming features. From chilling in the hot tub to showing off your golfing skills, this place has it all.
Perfect outfit: Get the golf look down to a tee with a cute peplum top or slogan t-shirt, pair with flat plimsoles and a cap to complete the outfit. Then, swap into something fancier for when the sun sets!
8. Dowfold House
If you're looking for something small and petite, then look no further than Dowfold House. This luxury, award-winning bed and breakfast sports a Victorian look with breathtaking gardens to accompany. As one of Durham's finest hidden gems, what makes Dowfold House so special is that they use local produce for your meals and welcome your four-legged friends!
Perfect outfit: Durham is a great place for dining and daytime cocktails. If the weather calls for it, pair a printed day dress with block heel sandals and a pastel cross-body bag to look the part.
9. Hedgefield House
To strike a balance between your love of countryside and the hustle and bustles of city life, Hedgefield House in Newcastle will make your mini-moon trip a one to remember. Located four miles from the city centre, you'll be able to relax in the rural space.
Perfect outfit: After enjoying a continental breakfast, choose a floaty day dress and flat shoes to explore the gardens of this beautiful Georgian Mansion House.
10. Langley Castle Hotel
If you're looking for an experience like never before, visiting this medieval castle that channels the world of Game of Thrones could make for a unique choice. Langley Castle Hotel sits peacefully in the Northumbrian valley of the South Tyne and is perfect for any Instagram snaps. As well as this, there's nothing better than taking a trip to Hadrian's Wall on a morning!
Perfect outfit: Pick out a flawless maxi dress before dining at Langley Castle. Go for a sequin dress for ultimate glam or keep it simple and sleek in a wrap dress.
11. Maften Hall
Maften Hall is a stunning stately home that is awaiting your arrival. Hidden in the heart of Northumberland, this place has everything you need — from its renowned Aqua Spa to an extensive golf course that you'll spend your day exploring. Once you've made your way back to the hotel, make a reservation at one of the food halls!
Perfect outfit: There are many different dining areas in Matfen Hall for you to relax with your other half. Choose a stylish culotte jumpsuit for sipping a drink at the juice bar, or something glitzier for a meal in the Library Restaurant.
12. Close House
If you and your loved-up partner are fans of golf, then a trip to Close House is a must for your mini-moon. This venue embodies the sport and has become a popular resort with people from around the world. You may remember that Lee Westwood opened up the 18-hole golfer course back in 2011! When it comes to your overnight stay, there's countless options to choose from and when you're feeling peckish, head over to the No. 19 restaurant for some fine dining!
Perfect outfit: If a round of golf is on the cards, dress the part with a stylish t-shirt, casual skinny jeans and cap. Enjoy some friendly competition with your other half on the stunning grounds of this venue.
13. Le Petit Chateau
You may have considered this French-inspired venue for your wedding, but if it didn't make the list, then visiting for your mini-moon will do. If you're all about glamour and lavish interior design, this venue will definitely not disappoint. When you're ready to set off outside and take a romantic stroll, why not take a drive to Kielderhead National Nature Reserve or the Northumberland National Park?
Perfect outfit: Channel love and romance through your outfit with a floaty off-the shoulder dress. Perfect for heading down for dinner with your partner or posing for a few photographs in your delightful room.
14. Warkworth House Hotel
A fun atmosphere is everything when it comes to planning your mini-moon break, and family run hotels are renowned for offering just that. This premium hotel located in located in the Northumberland countryside and is pet-friendly, which is always an added bonus if you can't go anywhere with your pooch! Warkworth House Hotel offers an all-in-one service too, with a bar and restaurant to explore!
Perfect outfit: This venue is definitely more suited for those who love to be exploring the outdoors. If the weather suits, pair a flirty playsuit with trainers and a denim jacket or wrap up in a chunky knit and skinny jeans.
15. Joiners Arms
If you love quaint village pubs and hotels, The Joiners Arms is the ultimate treat for your mini-moon. As a five-star village pub and inn, you'll experience everything from its gorgeous boutique bedrooms and its award-winning restaurant to adventures not too far away at Newton-by-the-Sea. When you're not chilling at the inn, take a trip to Alnwick and see the real-life Hogwarts!
Perfect outfit: A floaty midi skirt and t-shirt would be a perfect outfit for this venue. Enjoy some good quality pub food before exploring Alnwick with your loved one.
16. Newton Hall
Newton Hall is truly breathtaking and is located within driving distance of both Newcastle and Edinburgh, meaning that you're never restricted with just the scenic views of the countryside. This traditional country house offers sophisticated bedroom suites that you are sure to remember forever.
Perfect outfit: Turn heads with a stunning bodycon dress for Newton Hall. It's the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and get some Instagram shots of you two enjoying the views.
17. Doxford Hall
If you're looking for a taste of what life is like in Northumberland, this Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa will give you just that. With astounding Georgian rooms that will make for a remarkable night stay to the dining experience you'll encounter at its restaurant, you'll be treat like royalty at this venue. Once you're done for the day, why not relax in the spa
Perfect outfit: Relax in your room in a floaty day dress before slipping on your heels and heading down for dinner. This venue is the ultimate place to relax so don't forget your loungewear either.
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