Romantic UK Destinations – Our Top Tips For Your Special Trip

The Lake District is often considered to be the UK’s most romantic holiday destination. Add to this historic towns and stunning coastal locations, and you’ll see why the UK is so popular for that special break – it will definitely bring out the romantic in you!

1. The Lake District

Located in the Cumbria region of the UK and boasting some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery is the Lake District. The countless lakes, stunning mountain scenery and activities make it a popular choice.

Highlights include a visit to the Lake District National Park, where you both can enjoy romantic walks, savour the magnificent scenery, plentiful wildlife and cultural heritage. A visit to the 10-mile long Lake Windermere (which inspired the famous poet Wordsworth), and the plentiful forests (Dodd Wood and Warriners Wood) make it well worthwhile.

The region is dotted with charming villages set against the backdrop of majestic mountain ranges (of which one Scaffell Pike is the tallest in England).

The Cumbrian Coast is another wonderful place to visit, where the cliffs of sandstone meet the sand dunes and the waves come rolling in.

2. Cornwall

Cornwall has emerged in recent years as one of the most popular destinations in the UK. Stunning coastal scenery, watersports, delicious food and outstanding places to stay -Cornwall has it all!

The Cornwall coast is almost 300 miles long, so when it comes to beaches you’ll be spoilt for choice – there are almost 150 beaches in the region. Why not have a relaxing afternoon exploring the wonderful Eden Garden Project near St Austell, or pay a visit to Tintagel Castle where it is rumoured the legend of King Arthur begun?

The National Maritime Museum is well worth visiting, along with with the picturesque fishing villages of St Mawes and Penberth. Discover the hidden romance of the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Another spot well worth visiting is Lands End, the most westerly point in the UK. From here you can take in the views of the Scilly Isles located about 28 miles off the coast.

3. Edinburgh

The capital city of Scotland is renowned for its famous castle, which permeates the city skyline. There’s so much to see and do here, from museums and galleries, a trip to the city zoo, bags of shopping options, to top class bars and restaurants. Edinburgh truly has something for everyone!

4. Bath

Widely renowned for its 18th century architecture, Bath is the perfect spot for a luxurious romantic break. It’s the only city in England to hold the UNESCO World Heritage status.

What could be better from a romantic point of view than taking a trip in a horse drawn carriage to see the sights of the city? Not to mention a visit to the Thermae Bath Spa where you can treat yourself to some relaxing pampering treatments, or indeed a visit to the renowned Roman baths of the city.

Bath also offers wonderful romantic stroll settings for visitors, including the National Trust Skyline Walk, which is a 6 mile walk around the city affording wonderful views. Another popular way to spend a few hours is to take a romantic boat trip on the River Avon

Bath has a vibrant shopping area, with plenty of jewellers selling sparkling diamonds. The city is also home to some of the country’s finest gourmet resturants.

Why not top off a wonderful visit to the city by taking a hot air balloon ride, sipping champagne and taking in the stunning views of the city below?

5. Brighton

Brighton is one of the UK’s most popular seaside locations. It’s located in East Sussex and is well known for Brighton Pier, also known as Palace Pier. With shopping and seascapes by the day, and candlelight romantic dinners by night, the city of Brighton is a wonderfully romantic destination, and has so much to offer couples.

Take a look at our article: Day Trip from London – Brighton.

6. Derbyshire

Derbyshire is a wonderfully romantic destination comprising of bustling market towns, villages, valleys, lakes, rivers and dales and affords visitors unique scenery. A trip to the region will enable you to not only savour the majestic landscape, but also enjoy the culture, heritage, history and the many tourist attractions that the region has to offer.

The charming villages and towns of the region make it an enchanting place to visit for a couple looking to get off the beaten track and enjoy life at a slower pace. The Peak District National Park, the UK’s first national park, is a place to enjoy the peaceful countryside air.

Thinking of travelling to the UK this year for a romantic break? By far the best way to get around is by car. If you haven’t booked a car yet check out our car hire UK page.

Have you any tips for a romantic UK getaway? Please let us know – your comments are always appreciated!