The UK’s Most Romantic Staycation Spots
A romantic minibreak might be just what you and your partner need about now, especially if your annual leave or budget is an issue. The UK is full of elegant countryside retreats with majestic coastlines, quaint towns, and stunning landscapes. A romantic getaway can give you an opportunity to reconnect and explore a new area of the UK together. Here are some of the most romantic staycation spots in the UK.
If you like history and winding cobbled streets, York is the destination for you. Spend the day strolling around the plethora of independent shops and cafes in The Shambles before taking a guided tour of the city wall. Or, head to the North York Moors National Park to live out your wildest Wuthering Heights fantasies. You can finish the day with a candlelit dinner overlooking the magnificent cathedral.
St Ives, Cornwall
Drive down south to the ultimate UK beach destination in St Ives, Cornwall. Stay in a cosy lodge or glamping pod by the sea and spend your days lying on the beach and taking in the picturesque views. Sometimes all you need is a sea breeze and sand between your toes.
Wales has some fantastic spots for couples looking to escape their everyday routine. The Brecon Beacons lies among breath-taking landscapes and country inns. Hike the Four Falls and spend a night stargazing in the wilderness.
The Lake District is beautiful at any time of year. Wander around vast glassy lakes and take a hike to some of the UK’s largest mountains. Or, spend a relaxing day pottering around the local market towns and watching the world go by. The Lake District has plenty of romantic cottages and campsites for adventurous couples – or spa breaks for those looking to relax.
Enjoy a city break for the weekend and head to Bath. You can visit the hot springs in Roman Baths and head to the modern Thermae Bath Spa for a dip. Take an evening stroll around the city and stop off at a few bars for date night. The golden-coloured 18th-century buildings are stunning in Bath and make the perfect backdrop for a new couple’s photo.
The Scottish capital is a popular choice for couples in the UK. Trek up to St Arthur’s Seat to see unparalleled views of the city and take a tour of Edinburgh Castle. Listen to the tune of bagpipes as you wander around the city and stop off at a few of JK Rowling’s favourite spots. You might even spot some students playing Quidditch on the fields behind the university. Edinburgh has a magical atmosphere and some grand hotels to stay in. Sleep in a four-poster bed surrounding by luxurious décor and an enticing bathtub.
The UK is home to some of the best romance writers in history. Embrace your inner romantic and book a UK staycation for the end of the year.