The most romantic places in the UK

They say romance is dead, but here at Travelodge we beg to differ. No need to fly off to Paris, there are love-boat loads of romantic places in the UK where you and your special someone can have that perfect couples getaway. Follow your heart and check out our guide to the most romantic places in the UK.

Ynys Llanddwyn

Ynys Llanddwyn
So long St Valentine, there’s a new kid on the block. Welsh lovers have long been celebrating St Dwynwen’s day, on the 25th January. The patron saint of lovers, Dwynwen was a 4th century princess who, after having no luck in love, became a nun and prayed for true lovers to have better success than she in their romantic endeavours. St Dwynwen built a church on Ynys Llanddwyn, a small island off Anglesey, which has become a site of pilgrimage for couples far and wide who seek a saintly blessing for their union. With a beautiful beach, spectacular nature reserve, and stone altar which remains from Dwynwen’s original church, Ynys Llanddwyn is Wales’ very own Love Island, and a superb place to say “Rwy’n dy garu di” (Welsh for I love you).

Where to stay nearby

 

Bangor

 

Porthmadog

 

Caernarfon


Isle of Wight

Steephill Cove Isle of Wight
Popular amongst amorous royals and celebrities, the Isle of Wight is a lovely spot for a spot of love. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert spent many romance filled years on this beautiful island, and Churchill’s parents began their courtship here at Cowes esplanade. With breathtaking sunsets, meadows filled with wildflowers, and secluded beaches for secret smooching, even the most hopeless romantic will be overwhelmed by the Mills and Boon nature of the Isle of Wight. Take your better half down to Steephill Cove for a passionate picnic on the beach and see for yourself why the Isle of Wight is one of the most romantic places in the UK.    

Where to stay nearby

 

Newport Isle of Wight

 

Ryde Isle of Wight


London, Hill Garden at Hampstead Heath

Hampstead Heath Hill Garden Pergola
London can be a difficult place to find a secluded spot that you can have all to yourselves. Well, there’s no need to search endlessly amongst the crowds of couples in Hyde Park for a place to plop your picnic blanket. Just head over to Hampstead Heath, walk straight past everyone else, and mosey on down to the Hill Garden and Pergola. With a reflective pond, fabulous flowers, and stunning Georgian terrace boasting panoramic views, this quiet corner of London is ideal for whispering honeyed words to your beloved. Especially enchanting in spring and summer, when beautifully unmanaged wisteria clings to the raised walkways, the pergola makes for the perfect place to steal a secret kiss.

Where to stay nearby

 

London Cricklewood

 

London Brent Cross


Brighton

Brighton Pavilion
Brighton is a city of love. It’s long promenade is perfect for a hand in hand stroll with your beau, and there are plenty of intimate restaurants and bars for wining and dining. The city’s most famous landmark, Brighton Pavilion, is based on the world’s greatest memorial to love, the Taj Mahal, giving Brighton unparalleled romantic credentials. The newly built British Airways i360 viewing tower is a fabulous place to take your partner, with stunning views spanning 26 miles guaranteed to sweep your flame off their feet. Whether it’s a first date, couples mini-break, or the perfect proposal, Brighton has everything you need to ramp up the romance and steal your crush’s heart.

Where to stay nearby

 

Brighton Seafront

 

Brighton


Peak District National Park

Stanage Edge Peak District
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that the Peak District is one of the most romantic places in the UK. Sweeping landscapes, winding rivers, and dramatic peaks characterise this idyllic national park that was inspiration for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. As well as having a well mannered, chivalrous, and perfectly chaste walk with your partner through the breathtaking countryside, there’s ample opportunity to see charming villages, visit opulent stately homes, and indulge in fantastic local food. Whilst you’re here, make sure you take your better half to the most romantic spot in the whole park, Stanage Edge, a 4 mile long cliff from where Keira Knightley looked longingly over the spectacular landscape of the Peak District in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Since then, Stanage Edge has become a popular location for proposals, so prepare to get on bended knee, just make sure you don’t drop the ring over the edge!         

Where to stay nearby

 

Glossop

 

Ashbourne

 

Macclesfield Central

 

Chesterfield