If you want a romantic getaway with your partner, why bother with the drudgery of airport queues, delayed flights, and the expense of European cities?
Stay right here in the UK and you will find that Britain has many romantic, cost-effective alternatives where you can spend some quality time with your other half.
The Somerset town of Glastonbury is most famous for the music festival that takes place just a few miles away, but this peaceful market town has a lot to offer you the rest of the year too.
It is a gateway to the romance and mystery of the beautiful West Country, and is a great location to get away from city life and enjoy some quiet time. Try visiting beautiful Glastonbury Abbey or heading up GlastonburyTor to enjoy the views.
Of course you should also taste some of the locally produced cider during your bed and breakfast stay – it could prove to be an aphrodisiac.
In Anglesey you will find a plethora of quiet, beautiful beaches that are ideal for romantic strolls. Newborough Warren is one of the largest areas of sand dunes in the British Isles and is situated against the dramatic backdrop of the Snowdonia mountain range.
You can also take long walks through nearby Newborough Forest, a 2,000-acre area of woodland. Or why not park at Newborough Beach and walk along the expansive sandy beach at Llanddwyn?
From here you will be able to access Llanddwyn Island and visit the ruins of the 16th-century church of Saint Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers.
This ancient city has an air of romance that is perfect for an intimate break with your loved one. During your bed and breakfast stay you will be able to really soak up the atmosphere of intrigue and mystery, and enjoy the ancient castles and churches, varied architecture and dramatic surrounding landscapes that make this city what it is.
For a romantic walk with great views, stroll around the cultured New Town or climb up the Pentland Hills and Arthur’s Seat, the tallest of Edinburgh’s seven hills. An Edinburgh sunset as seen from the top of Calton Hill is a must-see for lovers!
Durham is one of the most beautiful English cathedral cities. With its delightful, compact city centre situated on a bend in the River Wear, where the famous Norman cathedral perches opposite the magnificent DurhamCastle, this is an eye-catching city.
There is a particular air of romance at night, when the cathedral and castle are illuminated. The whole of the centre of Durham is designated a conservation area due to the wealth of historic structures contained within.
Take a stroll along the river banks, explore the 17th century terraces and orchard of Old Durham Gardens, or get lost in the tropical plants and bamboo groves of Durham University Botanic Gardens.
Enjoy the idyllic lakes, hiking trails, bucolic green mountains, and cosy pubs and restaurants of The Lake District. This location was the inspiration and muse of many writers and poets including John Ruskin, William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter and is renowned as one of England’s ultimate destinations for romantic holidays.
There are lots of things to experience during your stay – go sailing on the lakes, explore miles of countryside, visit the quaint villages or go pony trekking, before retiring to your cosy bed and breakfast, enjoying a drink or two, and watching the sun set over Lake Windermere.
For romantic exploration, you can’t get any better than the splendour of Kensington And Chelsea Palace. Visit the bedroom of the young Queen Victoria, stroll along the King’s Gallery, wander through the beautiful gardens and stop for tea, cake and wine in the 18h century Orangery.
Just down the road, you will find the neo-classical Banqueting House, with its stunning ceiling which was painted by Peter Paul Rubens in 1635. Hampton Court Palace is another royal location that’s perfect for romance. Soak up the atmosphere of the Great Hall, get lost together in Hampton Court Maze, and explore over 60 acres of celebrated gardens.