The United Kingdom is not usually considered up there with the most romantic destinations in the world. People usually visit the country for it’s history and culture. However, the many and varied cities and landscapes that make up the country offer plenty of romantic options for travelling lovebirds. After reading our 12 romantic things to do while on holiday in the UK, we are sure you will be desperate to visit the country with that special person in your life or to look for love.
Stay in a log cabin
Imagine you and your partner sitting in a hot tub surrounded by nature and wildlife while sipping on a glass of champagne. Sounds idyllic, right? Log cabins are available to stay in in destinations throughout the UK. Especially romantic destinations include Norfolk in the East of England and next to Loch Lomond in Scotland.
Visit the birthplace of Shakespeare
Whether travelling alone or with your other half, a trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon is bound to get you feeling all lovey-dovey. Situated in central England, this mediaeval market town is full of charming Tudor crofts and cottages. It also happens to be the birthplace of the very romantic and most famous playwright of all time, William Shakespeare.
Stay in a castle
The UK has an abundance of castles from Nottingham Castle to Belfast Castle to Edinburgh Castle. Many of these historic buildings have turned into tourist attractions. However, there are several castles in the country where you can have a romantic overnight experience.
Visit the sights of London
Strolling hand in hand with your other half along the banks of the River Thames and next to Buckingham Palace is a great way to spend a romantic holiday. If you are travelling solo, you may wish to check out travel dating in London to find a lovely local you can explore the city with.
Feel the sand between your toes
You may not think it based on the climate in the UK, but there are many stunning and popular beaches in the country. Visit Rhossili Bay in Wales or Fristal Beach in Newquay for a romantic stoll along the coast.
Have a luxury dining experience
The UK is home to hundreds of michelin star restaurants. They are mainly located in the capital cities of each country in the UK. Complete your romantic city break with a luxurious dinner at one of these fine-dining locations.
Climb a mountain
Hike up one of the county’s famous mountains, for example, Ben Nevis or Snowden. It will be hard work, but oh will it be worth it for the breathtaking views.
Explore a forest
Lose yourselves in the amazing Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, that has some of the oldest trees in Europe. The forest is also famously associated with the legend of Robin Hood.
Ride along the beach
Get your hearts racing while riding horseback along the dramatic coastline of Devon and Cornwall.
Enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation at one of the country’s many luxurious spas.
Pretend to be royalty
Relive the beginning of the relationship between Prince William and the Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in the Scottish village of St. Andrews.
Toast to your relationship
Finally, enjoy spending quality time with each other in one of the many cozy traditional pubs in the UK.