With Valentine's Day just around the corner, stealing a quick breakaway is a great way to spend some quality time with your partner and get away from the rat race. However, finding a suitable destination is never easy - especially when you're trying to impress! We've searched the UK to found a few options to help make your weekend break special.
Best known for inspiring poets and artists for decades, the Lake District is a beautiful place to stop over with your partner. It provides fell-top panoramas and peace and quiet, in addition to a wide variety of fine dining options to tempt the taste buds, including traditional pub lunches teamed with the best beer!
Looking for breathtaking views and long countryside drives? The untouched coastlines of the west coast of Scotland will give you a sense of freedom. With plenty to see, eat and explore, you'll want to experience it all before heading to a cosy village with friendly B&Bs for the night.
Leave it all behind and escape to the classic English countryside that is steeped in history. From the wetlands of the Norfolk Broads to the beautiful green rural landscapes of Suffolk, this is a beautiful part of England to explore. Suffolk is a favourite for lovers looking to explore years of history, enjoy five-star fish and chips and a stay in one of the UK's most attractive country cottages. Visits to the waterfront in Ipswich and the tranquil Abbey Gardens in Bury St. Edmunds are great favourites during a Suffolk visit.
With its sandstone villages and cobbled streets, the Cotswolds is a picturesque location that offers all types of accommodation, from luxury boutiques and stately homes to B&B hotels and ancient cottages rich in history. With many picturesque villages, including Naunton, Bourton-on-the-Water and Upper and Lower Slaughter, the Cotswolds is a famous holiday hotspot for a good reason and never disappoints.
Offering plenty of quiet hideaways for couples, Cornwall is a gorgeous place to rest and refresh from everyday life. With 300 miles of picture-perfect coastline, good beaches, and scenic coastal paths, this location is as romantic as it gets! Food lovers can enjoy intimate meals and feast on freshly caught fish, while those with an active lifestyle can appreciate magical moonlight walks along the coastal path.
If you can't afford a whole weekend away, there are an abundance of romantic spots only a short drive from the capital and accessible with a rental car if you don't have one of your own. Not more than an hour to the south-east is the charming seaside resort of Whitstable, offering romantic sunset walks, boutique shops and that well-known aphrodisiac, oysters. In the other direction, the ancient spa town of Bath can be reached in a little over an hour with an abundance of historical architecture, smart shops and spa hotels offering a variety of treatment and ways to help you and your loved one to relax.