Romantic Break Locations in the UK
Spending a romantic break together doesn’t have to mean hopping on a plane and jetting off to far-off destinations. Why not consider a romantic break in The UK?
From the Scottish capital of Edinburgh to the bright lights of Brighton, there’s sure to be a destination to suit you and your loved one.
These travel inspired articles will be helpful with your search …
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Campervan in Scotland photo by Tim Woolliscroft
Looking for a romantic experience with a difference? You could make things even more intimate (not to mention affordable), by considering a romantic campervan breakaway!
With the right landscape for a romantic backdrop – read on for some ‘Romantic Break Locations in the UK’ for inspiration – some good food and drink, (don’t forget the right campervan insurance) – your romantic break could have the winning formula for a future romantic break away tradition!
So, which destinations for a staycation are worth looking into? Let’s take a brief tour through some of the UK’s most romantic.
11 Romantic Break Locations in the UK
Edinburgh photo by Natalie Parham
The Scottish capital has a great deal going for it, particularly when it’s just the two of you. Not only do you have eye-popping historic landmarks to marvel at; you’ll also be able to choose from an assortment of world-class restaurants and cocktail bars, like the famous Cauldron.
If you are a couple that likes exploring cities then it is hard to beat Oxford. One of the UK’s prettiest and most prestigious cities, there is a huge amount to see and do here, including a tour of the legendary university, Ashmolean Museum and Christ Church. With the medieval centre, it is also the perfect place for simply wandering the streets hand-in-hand.
If you are seeking somewhere a bit quieter then Norfolk is a great choice. This beautiful country in East Anglia has pretty villages, gorgeous beaches and surrounding natural beauty. Cycling holidays in Norfolk are perfect for a couple as you can explore the villages and finish on a beach for a romantic fish and chip dinner with amazing views.
If you’d prefer your getaway to be a little more remote, with ample servings of countryside charm and windswept, sandy beaches, then it’s difficult to beat Cornwall. While you’re in this part of the country, you should make a point of sampling pasties, cream tea, ice cream, and all of the region’s other treasured cuisines.
Brighton Pier Photo by Rhys Kentish
Just a few hundred miles along the south coast, you’ll find a town like no other, in the form of the famous Brighton. The pier is worth a visit, as is the pavilion. If you’d like a distinctive, memorable shopping experience, however, you’ll want to make a point of visiting the Lanes.
Bath is another great city as it is very pretty, and historic and has lots to see and do. Of course, you also can enjoy the thermal baths together which is an ideal activity after a day of walking the streets, punting on the river and enjoying the great food and drink here.
The so-called ‘Garden of England’ provides plenty for couples to see and do. There are plenty of paths, cycle trails and bridleways to explore, and the place is extremely accessible if you’re travelling from London. Make a point of visiting the famous white cliffs, as well as Canterbury Cathedral.
Millenium Centre Photo by Jonny Gios
Let’s round out our list with another capital. There are plenty of activities for couples to enjoy here, including the famous Craft Beer Tour, which will take you through three of the city’s breweries and taprooms. The city is actually quite small, so if you know what you’re doing you can actually cover quite a lot of ground in a relatively short timespan. There are museums, an arts centre, and plentiful chances to indulge in a little bit of shopping.
During your stay, you’ll want to make a point of visiting the city’s famous harbour, and all of the associated attractions along the waterfront. And that’s before we even mention the castle, which has stood since Roman times, and remains an excellent way to spend a portion of your trip!
Nature lovers and those that like to be active on their trips away will do well to beat the Lake District. The Lake District boasts the UK’s most breathtaking natural scenery with rugged mountains, thick forests and glacial lakes making it the ideal place for hiking or cycling holidays with your partner.
The Cotswolds is the perfect countryside retreat for a romantic trip with your partner. Here you can enjoy exploring the quaint, charming towns and villages where you can enjoy cosy pubs, cafes and shops. You are also surrounded by breathtaking countryside for walking and cycling excursions.
Jurassic Coast, Devon Photo by Tom kitto
Devon is also known to be a popular romantic spot and this is for good reason. Here you have the dramatic and historic coastline, sandy beaches, medieval towns and national parks to discover. This means that it has something for every type of couple and it is a lovely place to visit all year round.
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Tips For Planning The Perfect Date Night ⬇
So now that you have a snapshot of ‘Romantic Break Locations in the UK’, it’s important to remember the importance of date nights whilst away on a romantic trip.
To help you here are ‘4 Tips For Planning The Perfect Date Night’:
Go Out to a Restaurant
Having trouble choosing the perfect location? You can’t go too far wrong with this Ullenhall restaurant. Food dates are great for your first, second, or hundredth date, wherever you decide to go for it.
Not interested in having a full meal? Try combining food and entertainment on a date such as bowling, a trip to a fast food venue followed by a karaoke bar or grabbing a snack before heading off to a mini-golf session.
Enjoy a Romantic Evening ‘at Home’
Although it is always a good idea for couples who live together to venture out on dates, some of the best date evenings also take place at home – or if you’re travelling in your hotel, or rental home.
Plan a romantic evening in the garden or on your patio, or spend the evening watching a movie and ordering takeout. You can also use a recipe kit to replace your takeaway with a home-cooked meal if you’d like to try something different or enjoy cooking together. Or ditch the real food an opt for a delivery box of treats!
Photo by Aleksandar Andreev
Dress for Success
You will want to leave a lasting impression and dressing to impress is unquestionably a great way to do this. Planning your outfit will make it seem even more special, whether it is a bold splash of colour sure to draw attention or looking for exquisite date night attire for a nicer occasion.
Remember dressing to impress is not just for first dates! Planning a look that will impress your spouse will also liven up your time together if you have been together for some time, especially if you both go shopping separately for an outfit!
Discuss your Mutual Interests
One of the best pieces of advice when going on a first date is to be engaged and express interest in your date, this advice does not change when it’s your 50th date!
By paying close attention and demonstrating that you are paying attention, you can show that you care and ensure that the date starts off on the right foot. You can also choose something in advance that they have mentioned liking in the past, something they’re involved in or a current personal project. Of course you can always just talk about happy memories and how you plan to make new ones!
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