Between last year's royal wedding and this year's Olympic Summer Games, London has become increasingly expensive as a honeymoon destination. Hotels have upped their rates and the average round-trip airfare has climbed to nearly $900 per person from the U.S., according to Travelocity.
But just across the Irish Sea, Dublin offers a similar romantic city feel -- with museums and pubs, as well as medieval castles and cathedrals dating back to the 11th century -- without the pricey premium. That's helpful for those on a budget since one round-trip ticket is still about $750 this time of year, Travelocity said.
While in Ireland, the Knot's Kristin Koch suggests a two-night stay at the remote Ashford Castle Hotel where honeymooners are treated to a package that includes dinner, rose petal turndown service, breakfast in bed and sabered champagne for less than $2,000.
Need to break out of the winter doldrums? You can beat the crowds and save money if you book now.
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