10 Most Romantic Places In The UK For An Amorous Getaway

Seema Nande - Sep 01, 2022 - 1.1K Views

Along with Mills & Boon, the UK has benchmarked romance for the world in myriad ways. Castles, bridges, towers, palaces, markets and abbeys across the UK exude romance with a charm of their own stacking up against neighboring Europe. You may want to give an exquisite destination a miss with this list of 10 most romantic places in the UK perfect for warm snuggles and adrenaline rushing recreation alike. The best part - most of them are fit for weekend trip ideas in the UK, given the proximity and easy accessibility. Get cozy in lake houses or swim to your heart’s content at these beach towns, here’s a lowdown on romantic places to visit in the UK with your beau.

1. Lake District for its association with great romantic poets

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One of the most sought after holiday destinations in England, Lake district has got to be on this list of most romantic places in the UK. Featuring all the components of an ideal love nest, Lake District is replete with mountains, forests and of course lakes. Not surprisingly, some of the world’s best romantic poets including the likes of William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin and other Lake Poets have been associated with this place. The wide assemblage of the Lake District hotels is certain to leave you spoilt for choice. 

Things to do in Lake District: Windermere, Ullswater, Scafell Pike, and Buttermere

2. Broadway and its postcard perfection!

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If you and your partner are into quaint villages, Broadway will easily enchant you. The village, replete with tea rooms, art gallery, luxurious hotels, and antique shops is a popular choice with couples. Strolling along its wide grass-fringed main street, Broadway offers several secret corners and hideouts amidst red chestnut trees for warm snuggles. You may as well make your visit here further memorable by staying at the stunning Foxhill Manor!

Things to do in Broadway: Broadway Tower, Snowshill Manor, Gordon Russell Design Museum, and Broadway Museum and Art Gallery

3. Windermere and its Georgian-style country houses

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Known to be one of the most popular romantic places in the UK in winter, Windermere draws visitors with its mellow country houses. Credited to have the largest natural lake in England, this place is more than the queen of Lake District lakes. The outdoors of Windermere offer a plethora of activities to undertake, but nothing like checking into a Georgian-style country house to soak the vibe of this town. The Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is our pick for romantic hotels in Windermere for its beautiful backdrops, perfect for an amorous supper!

Things to do in Windermere: Lake Windermere, Orrest Head, Holehird Gardens and Rydal Water

4. Isle of Skye to soak up a Scottish romance

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With records that have civilizations dating back to the Mesolithic era, Isle of Skye is perfect for history lovers aspiring a Scottish romance. A multitude of waterfalls, natural pools, and outdoors in vibrant hues have won Isle of Skye its title of UK’s most romantic holiday destination. Adrenaline rushing activities like outdoor hikes and swimming are top rated couple activities here. Several accommodations offer a brilliant setting for cosying up on their rooftop terraces!

Things to do in the Isle of Skye: Quiraing, Dunvegan Castle, Bright Water Visitor Centre, and Museum of the Isles

5. Mawgan Porth and it's “only for grown-ups” hotels

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Dramatic sunsets, long walks, panoramas of cliffs, and just the right amount of outdoors to sum up for a romantic trip, Mawgan Porth in Cornwall is certain to make you exclaim “this is it!”. To add to the place’s draw are its only for grown-ups hotels with privacy assuring no one can see or hear you. The Scarlet Hotel gives an unparalleled romantic UK experience. Plenty of pubs, general stores, and beaches ensure you have a comfortable stay!

Things to do in Mawgan Porth: Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps, Watergate Bay, Porth Beach and Camel Creek Adventure Park

6. Lincolnshire to soak up some earthy country vibes

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Nestled in the midst of the fostering Wolds and seeped deep in the history of Lincoln, Lincolnshire effortlessly delights visitors. Along with a number of exciting things to do, what you must really look forward to in Lincolnshire are its lovely farm stays. Farmstay so beautiful, you wouldn’t miss anything staying in and calling on some naughty nibbles from the room service. We suggest the deliciously juicy, locally produced strawberries here, just in case if you feel a little extra peckish!

Things to do in Lincolnshire: Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle, Fantasy Island and Belton House

7. Cotswolds - that place straight out of your dreams

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Bequeathing you with pleasing rural fiestas Cotswolds is characterized by thatched medieval villages flanked by old-world churches. Choose from the many Cotswold stone houses that have been converted into Cotswolds hotels making for restful accommodations. The Barnsley House Cotswolds is by far the most popular choice of romantic places to stay in Cotswolds.

Things to do in Cotswolds: Westonbirt Arboretum, Hidcote Manor Garden, Sudeley Castle, and Pulteney Bridge

8. Stratford-upon-Avon - a dreamy market town 

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The birthplace of William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon appeals to visitors with its rich culture prolific. Apart from mushy romance, you and beau can indulge in the town’s culture of theatre, music, literature and various celebrations, eccentric to William Shakespeare himself. Should you be looking for romantic Stratford-upon-Avon hotels, the Ettington Park Hotel and Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel are extremely famous.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, and Church of the Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon

9. Orford - for a fairytale romance

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Home to one of UK’s most famous castles, the Orford Castle, Orford will surprise you with its novelty. A coastal town, tucked into the Suffolk Coast, Orford offers you a natural reserve, cruises, traditional pubs, fragrant bakeries, and even an island. Strolling around the town, any couple is sure to get easily intoxicated with the scents of lush foliage present all around in abundance. All in all, a great place to consider if you are not too resolute about romantic places in London.

Things to do in Orford: Orford Castle, Orford Ness National Nature Reserve, and Havergate Island

10. Bath - a city break beckons

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Popular as a student’s town with lots of universities and colleges, Bath’s youthful vibe gets to everyone, regardless of their age. From countryside stays to lavish hotels where dining and waking up to luxurious breakfasts is an experience in its own, Bath has no dearth of romantic accommodation. The Roman bath-suits are one thing you must look out for while exploring the city. Goes unsaid that an indulgence in the massive spa culture here is a must for couples!

Things to do in Bath: Roman Baths, Pulteney Bridge, Bath Abbey, and Royal Crescent.

With this list, rest assured, you and your partner are set to have one romantic getaway!