When it comes to going away on Valentine’s Day, countries like Paris, Bruges and Venice are destinations that almost immediately come to mind. As beautiful as these cities are, we often forget that the UK is an incredibly varied and gorgeous place. From lakes and mountains to blossoming cities, romance is right on your doorstep, so why not visit one of our top romantic destinations in the UK this year with your special someone.
1. Lake District
The ultimate place to get away from it all, the Lake District offers all the rolling hills, open lakes and forests your romantic heart can handle. Poetry-inspiring vistas await you at every turn, and it remains one of the perfect places for you to explore together and be alone this Valentine’s. Rent a small cosy cottage for a weekend and enjoy all the tranquility that the Lake District has to offer.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, London offers couples the chance to lead a very urban adventure this Valentine’s Day. All the romance you could wish for is available in London if you know where to look. Watch a show on the West End, have a candle lit dinner or take a moonlit boat trip down the Thames. If variety and choice is what you desire this Valentine’s Day then London, with it’s endless possibilities, could be the destination for you.
For a combination of beautiful scenery, historic cobbled streets and all the shopping, entertainment and cuisine choices you could want, Edinburgh has you covered. Edinburgh offers all of the comforts of a modern, prospering city, but this has done nothing to dampen the delightful surrounding countryside or the capital’s rich history. Why not take a trip up to Arthur’s Seat, hand in hand, and enjoy the best view you could ask for this Valentine’s Day.
Cornwall, with its famous cliffs, beautiful beaches and delicious ice cream is a certain win for young couples to spend time away. Perfect for a picnic or laid back boat trip, Cornwall offers a chilled out escape that is never boring. Explore the hidden coves together during the day, collapse at the end of the day in one of the small pubs or restaurants, and stare out over the moonlit harbour at night. Why watch romantic films when the real thing is a small journey away?
The small cottages and rolling hills make the Cotswolds another obvious choice for lovers this Valentine’s Day. The idyllic honey-coloured houses and picturesque market towns provide pleasant escape from a fast paced modern lifestyle. Have lunch in one of the many cafes and spend time with your loved one, in some of the finest countryside the UK has to offer.
Beauty can be found in every corner of the UK, so why not save money on an expensive trip to Paris this Valentine’s Day and explore some of the romantic treasures to be found on your doorstep. Here at Spicers we offer a selection of Valentine’s Day hampers, which make the perfect accompaniment to a romantic picnic on your weekend away. What’s more, you can get 14% off by entering the code S16V14 at the checkout. Enjoy!