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10 Most Romantic UK Valentines Destinations

It’s almost that time of the year again. Cupid flaps his sprightly wings and couples everywhere look to get away for valentines day. Whilst travel is still a somewhat tenuous proposition, there are fortunately dozens of gorgeous getaways right here in the U.K.

Also, with 'Free Cancellation No Payment Methods' offered by hotels and booking websites you don't have to have the risk of losing money if your booking is cancelled due to restrictions.

Given that everyone is desperate for an escape, it's likely the best hotels, spas and cottages will be booked well in advance, so be sure to secure your romantic retreat early to avoid disappointment.

Here are the 10 Most Romantic UK Valentines Destinations

1) Windermere, Lake District

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The Lake District is the ultimate getaway: peppered with stunning villages, historical castles and beautiful scenery, the Lakes makes for a great outdoor adventure.

But for romance, Windermere, in particular, holds a special allure. England’s largest lake offers a serene blanket of water, perfect for a relaxing cruise complemented with a romantic meal. It’s hard to not feel in loving spirit when your closest neighbour is a graceful swan.

2) Loch Lomond, Scotland

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5-star luxury holiday lodges? Check. World-class suites with stand-alone baths and room service? Check. Gorgeous award-winning landscapes? Check.

Scotland and in particular, Loch Lomond is unique. Nowhere is so heralded for it’s stunning aesthetic whilst being criminally underrated by its next-door neighbour. Take a wee look at just how stunning it is! Your partner will be grateful that you were curious enough to give it the once over.

3) Peak District National Park

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Heather moors, grit-stone plateaus, limestone cliffs and charming chocolate-box villages. The Peak District is a slice of the English countryside that oozes “quality time with your partner” vibes. It’s long walks are as storied as a marriage in its golden jubilee and there is a beautiful escape for you and your loved one to fit any length of stay or budget.

It’s also in reasonable proximity to some fun days out. Visit Chatsworth house for a Regal outing, or head to Alton Towers to reflect the white knuckle ride of your relationship thus far!

4) Burton-on-the-water, Cotswolds

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This village in the Cotswolds is a is quaint enough and cute enough to look at home as the backdrop of a Beatrix Potter novel. Long wide greens stitched across the river River Windrush provide a plethora of picturesque picnic spots (if the weather allows for it). The entire village is a postcard-worthy sight so a stroll in any day direction is pleasant and the DragonFly Maze can be a fun experience to get lost in.

5) Brighton Pier, Brighton

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Is anything more fun than a trip to the seaside with your loved one for some arcades, fish and chips and a stick of rock! It might be a bit cheesy, but it’s rollicking good fun.

For accommodation, there are chic stylish offerings like Hotel Una, Victorian Townhouses like Cavalaire Guest House and boutique spas such as The Charm Boutique Hotel & Spa. All of these fabulous offerings are within a Brighton beach pebble’s throw of the pier and there are few places with more fun activities in the UK than Brighton.

6) Edinburgh

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Situated in eastern Scotland near the North Sea, Edinburgh offers spectacular panoramic views, a hub of entertainment and rich history and the perfect city break location for a romantic valentines day. Perhaps a tour around Edinburgh Castle is the perfect place to show you are indeed her knight in shining armour! That's not the only fun to be had in Scotland's culture capital.

The view from Arthur’s Seat, a now extinct volcano, also make for wonderfully romantic viewings and a splash of the world’s most premium whisky may just be the tipple to set the mood.

7) Durdle Door, Dorset

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Durdle Door already sounds like it’s in a fairytale, but one glance at the coastal contours shows it also looks fairytale worthy. It’s home to the largest natural harbour in the country and makes for a great place to take a gentle cruise out to sea to really get away from it all.

Dorset is also home to Monart Spa Poundbury, a new multi-million-pound complex offering rejuvenating experiences for him and her and is well worth a visit.

8) Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a slice of Italy on the coast Wales? Now you need not wonder. Portmeirion is the romantic European slice of serenity you didn’t know you needed, until now. What’s not to love about rich green woodlands, offering idyllic walking paths and romantic clifftop views?

Airbnb's in this region enables you to rent a fairy house, chalets with hot tubs, or a cute little cottage, making your valentines stay even more memorable.

9) Cambridge

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For sapiosexuals where could be a more befitting romantic getaway than the historied home of boffins, Cambridge. Cambridge’s romantic appeal has gone somewhat under the radar but it’s been subtly rising the ranks as one of Britains most romantic cities. A bicycle tour of the city is a great way to get around, or perhaps walking hand in hand by the River Cam would suit you better.

For a coast along the water, go punting with a spot of prosecco! For dinner, we recommend Midsummer House. Fine dining poised in a Victorian villa makes for a meal fit for King and Queen.

10) New Forest National Park

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For the true outdoorsy couples among us, New Forest National Park is nirvana. Fantastic walking trails, cycling routes, 26 miles of coastline, farmland, heathland, ancient trees and rivers and streams.

Cottage getaways provide a cosy home away from home ambience whilst more grand dwellings such as Forest Park Country Hotel offer activities like horse riding and an exquisite selection of wines to sample.