National Geographic : 1955 Feb
HONEYMOONERS IN ROMANTIC NORTHERN IRELAND-WHERE THE MOUNTAINS OF MOURNE SWEEP DOWN TO THE SEA. The best wedding gift of all a honeymoon in the British Isles THE New Elizabethan Age has brought back many of the good old British ways. It has also led to the revival of at least one fine old American custom: the honeymoon in Britain. Today, literally thousands of young American cou ples find they can afford the surprisingly modest cost of a British honeymoon-less than $600 each for a two-week stay (including round-trip fare for very comfortable accommodations). There are so many timeless, changeless reasons why this hospitable old country is still the most perfect honeymoon land on earth. First and foremost, you'll meet such friendly people everywhere-people who speak your language. The British aren't a bit standoffish, but they will never invade your privacy. Theirs is a quiet kindliness, a humor that's warm but soft-spoken. Next, you'll find the British countryside reflects the national character. Serene. Good-tempered. Restful and, somehow, reassuring. Weathered villages, ances tral homes, places famous in history, literature and legend-all have this tranquil air about them. Travel is easy in small, compact Britain. And you'll find British prices, by American standards, are stag geringly low. So, if you're going to get married-or feel it's time you had a second honeymoon-start planning now. See your Travel Agent, and write for free illustrated literature to The British Travel Association, Box 184, 336 Madison Avenue, New York 17, N. Y.