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Top 10 Recommended Honeymoons in South West England

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Honeymoons in South West England
These are our recommendations for honeymoon destinations in South West England. We'd suggest you browse our other 'Top 10' lists for inspiration, especially those relating to hotels and accommodation. For more specific hotel honeymoon recommendations, look at our 'Top 10' lists in specific locations, eg Devon. By James Penman.

Burgh Island, Devon

First, there's the famous Art Deco Burgh Island Hotel in which to stay. We've done it and recommend it as a great place. Then there's Burgh Island across the sand, or sea, from Bigbury-on-Sea. And then there's the South Devon coastline.

Dartmouth, Devon

Bustling town on the River Dart and Estuary. Exceptional beauty with plenty to experience. Great choice of pubs and restaurants, hotels and shops. Also read our guides to the South Devon AONB and The English Riviera for many more local ideas and recommendations.

St. Ives

A gateway to The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula), St Ives is a classic UK holiday destination and we'd strongly recommend it. St Ives Bay is sublime. Try also the Isles of Scilly off the Cornwall coast. Mount's Bay close by.

Padstow, Cornwall

For the Camel Estuary. Lined with stunning blond beaches. Rock is across the water. Padstow is known for its fine food. Explore the surrounding area, eg Mother Ivey's Bay. South west, at Mawgan Porth, try 'The Scarlet', a luxury eco hotel.

Lyme Regis

Very impressive Dorset coastal town in a beautiful location. Looks out across Lyme Bay towards one of the most dramatic stretches of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site including Golden Cap.

Dartmoor Ponies, Dartmoor National Park

In Bovey Castle and Gidleigh Park Hotel, Dartmoor's home to two of the UK's top luxury hotels and some awesome wilderness. Special place.

Bath

The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is beautiful and fascinating. Class restaurants, bars and hotels. Click through for lots of recommendations and inspiration. Use as a base from which to explore the Cotswolds AONB.

Broadway, Worcestershire

Bath is on the southern fringe of the AONB. Going north, try Bradford-on-Avon, Malmesbury, Cirencester or the pretty villages of Lower Slaughter, Castle Combe or Bibury.

Salisbury City Centre, Wiltshire

Salisbury Cathedral and Salisbury Cathedral Close are unforgettable, the water meadows in which Constable once painted are a joy. In Wiltshire, try also Lacock and Castle Combe.

Dunkery from Luccombe, Exmoor

Lorna Doone country. We'd particularly recommend Lynmouth, 'England's little Switzerland'. If you're looking for sand and sea, head west into the North Devon AONB. For something different, try Lundy Island.