Lake District named the most romantic place in the UK

Lake Windermere jetty and romantic sunset
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There are many romantic holiday destinations in the UK, from the South Coast beaches to the wilds of the Scottish Highlands – but a new survey has named the Lake District as the number on spot for lovers.

In a recent poll by Premier Inn, 2,000 Brits were surveyed just in time for Valentines Day, and found that Windermere, in particular, is the romantic holiday location of choice among the majority of couples.

Lake Windermere boats
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With a lake that extends over 10 miles long, the picturesque surrounding fells and the towns of Bowness and Windermere we couldn’t agree more. The Lakes is the perfect romantic place to plan a holiday away.

Durdle Door sunset
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The Valentines survey also highlighted a number of other natural beauty spots including Loch Lomond, the Peak District and Dorset’s Durdle Door, which made the list of the UK’s most romantic spots.

The research found that most Brits believe that many UK romantic destinations are underrated when compared to those abroad.

A place to watch the sunset – 64%, quiet and secluded areas – 58%,  greenery – 44% were the most important features of a romantic destination. While more than half of those polled said visiting a romantic place with a partner keeps the relationship strong.

Top 20 Romantic Holiday Destinations in the UK

Here’s the list of the top 20 romantic holiday places in the UK along with links to local holiday parks and campsites nearby:

1. Windermere, Lake District

2. Loch Lomond, Scotland

3. St Ives, Cornwall

4. Peak District National Park, Peak District

5. Grasmere, Lake District

6. Bourton-on-the-water, Cotswolds

7. Durdle Door, Dorset

8. Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh

9. New Forest, Hampshire

10. Royal Crescent, Bath

11. York, North Yorkshire

12. Brighton Pier, Brighton

13. London Eye, London

14. Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

15. St Paul’s Cathedral, London

16. Torbay, English Riviera

17. Giant’s Causeway, Belfast

18. Kynance Cove, Cornwall

19. Little Venice, London

20. Stow on the Wold, Cotswolds

Happy Valentines!

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