Despite the cloudy skies and the rainy weather, Autumn is one of our favourite seasons. It’s perfect for a romantic getaway, especially if you want to find the ideal location for fireworks on bonfire night. We’ve put together a list of the best destinations for a weekend away so you can cosy up next to a wood-burning fireplace after a day of adventure.
- Scottish Highlands
If you’re looking for wildlife, the Scottish Highlands are the perfect choice for a weekend away. Book for early October and you’ll spot three different types of deer. You may even be able to see rutting stags if you wake up at dawn. Nearby is Loch Ness, home to the mythical Loch Ness monster and the medieval ruins of Urquhart Castle.
For a weekend away in September or October, the village of Staithes on the coastline provides boat trips that can take you out to see dolphins, porpoises and whales. The perfect romantic getaway, Yorkshire has some of the most beautiful walks in the country and is a particular favourite for hikers.
Moving to the south of the UK, Hampshire is an excellent choice for wine lovers. It's the perfect location for discovering and tasting the UK’s best sparkling wine (especially if you’re stocking up for the holidays). There are currently 38 vineyards across the county offering award-winning English sparkling wines.
A location on everyone's bucket list, Edinburgh is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in the world. The city has stunning medieval architecture and attractions like the Royal Botanical Gardens and Edinburgh Castle. Why not spend an Autumn afternoon wrapped up warm exploring this breathtaking city?
The perfect location to spend bonfire night? London’s Southwark holds the largest firework display in the city and has food and drink and entertainment readily available to give you the best experience. The Autumn months are also the perfect time to go Christmas shopping, especially the Christmas displays at Harrods.