Looking to splash out on your honeymoon? Give yourself the royal treatment with a post-“I do” itinerary that includes one of these three other-worldly spots in the UK and Ireland.
You’ll find England’s most exclusive and tony country retreat just a stone’s throw away from St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot. Cliveden House has a rich 350-year history, with a country estate that was established in 1605 and a fixture of royal happenings for centuries. Its storied past as a private home includes visits from Winston Churchill to The Beatles (where scenes from “Help” were filmed), and in 1961 it was the spot where model Christine Keeler met then-Secretary of State for War John Profumo which lead to the Profumo affair, the biggest political scandal in British history.
Cliveden House Spa Grounds
In 2016, Condé Nast crowned Ballyfin Demesne king of its “Best Hotels of the World” awards. If you have visited as I have (twice), you’ll discover why within minutes of arriving. From the moment you pull up to the estate’s grand gates and winding drive, you’re swept from the bustle of modern life and ensconced in a bygone era of tradition, romance and luxury. Ballyfin was the secret spot Kim and Kayne retreated to after their 2014 wedding.