Britain's Most Romantic Destinations 2019

With it being Valentine's Day soon, this month is all about love and making a fuss of your other half, but for me it doesn't have to be just Valentine's Day we celebrate our love for each other it can be anytime of the year. Me and my boyfriend don't actually buy each other gifts or cards for Valentine's Day because we like to be more spontaneous other times of the year or take a trip somewhere which is more about making memories then buying a physical gift. Below are some of our favourite romantic destinations in the UK!


Bath

The city of Bath was voted the third most romantic place in the UK and I can see why! I spent a romantic weekend in Bath last year with my boyfriend and it was absolutely perfect. With plenty to do and see you really can't go wrong. From gazing at the beautiful architecture such as the Royal Crescent, Bath Assembly Rooms or The Circus. Or alternatively you could 
Indulge in couples relaxation at the Thermae Bath Spa after all Bath is of course famed for its ancient baths and healing waters.


If you prefer a romantic stroll there are many parks in Bath including Parade Gardens which offers unbeatable views of the iconic Pulteney Bridge. Or wander around Royal Victoria Park, where you'll find The Botanical Gardens and perfect views of the Royal Crescent.





St Ives

Depending on where you live in the UK, Cornwall can be a bit of a drive but it's totally worth it! St Ives is one of my favourite UK getaways and one of the prettiest Cornish ports with its mesmerising views and picturesque beaches. In fact you can see the sea from almost anywhere in St Ives! One romantic thing you can do in St Ives, is enjoy a traditional cream tea whilst gazing out at the beautiful harbour or take a stroll around the cobbled streets and see where it takes you. If you like to drive you could even follow the coastal roads from St Ives to Land’s End.



Oxford

Living very close to Oxford I have been there numerous times and every time I discover something new and exciting around every corner. Known as "The City of Dreaming Spires", this romantic city has plenty of things to do including admiring the historic architecture such as the University of Oxford buildings, punting on the River Cherwell or walking around the beautifully maintained Botanic gardens which are the oldest in Britain. It is also home to my favourite french restaurants - Pierre Victoire situated on Little Clarendon Street in the centre of Oxford.




Bourton on the Water

Another romantic place in the UK very close to me is Bourton on the Water. Often referred to as the Venice of the Cotswolds (what's more romantic than Venice?) due to the River Windrush running right through the centre of this lovely village and the low bridges crossing it creating a rather charming scene for a romantic weekend away. The cute Model Village, Motor Museum, Bird Sanctuary or The Dragonfly Maze are all worth a visit and there are plenty of tea rooms to enjoy a traditional cream tea. If you enjoy walking and fancy visiting surrounding villages take a stroll towards Naunton and The Slaughters. 



Edinburgh


I highly recommend Scotland's capital for a romantic break, from the spectacular and mysterious castle overlooking the city to Edinburgh’s many galleries and museums and not forgetting its thriving dining scene perfect for a romantic meal with your loved one. And that's not all there is to do! If you want to admire the city’s beauty from above head to Arthur’s Seat or Calton Hill, just remember to wrap up warm if you're exploring Edinburgh in the winter months.



Stratford Upon Avon

Last but not least I can't forget my very own hometown and where I met my very own valentine - Stratford Upon Avon. Some say it's romantic because the romantic poet William Shakespeare was born and lived here but for me I love the charm of the town. With its beautiful river banks, cosy pubs and historic architecture, I highly recommend a visit soon.




Where in the UK is romantic for you?


Liz x

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