When Graham Greene penned the famed literature ‘Far from the madding crowds’ surely he must have had one of the picturesque British countryside in mind where a romantic couple could enjoy unhindered moments of intimacy and make the best of their solitude. Whether it is a special date, a better half’s birthday or an anniversary, replacing the usual candle-light dinner and flowers with a short vacation to a place which evokes romantic feelings is indeed an idea worthy of consideration especially since in UK there is no dearth of such places.
In UK, it is the following destinations which feature on the list of romantic getaways and choosing one among them is definitely a tough job –
– Aptly described as the most beautiful corner in England, the Lake District in Cumbria is perfect for a cozy and romantic get-together with all its elements of lakes, scenery, villages, wildlife and cultural heritage. Along the coast are cliffs of sandstone into which the waves come rolling in and at the other end there are quaint villages set against the backdrop of majestic mountains inhabited by varied flora and fauna. The highlights of the trip are Lake Windermere which extends for over 10 miles, the highest mountain Scafell Pike and the deepest lake named Wastwater.
– Being the sole city in England to have been accorded the World Heritage status, the spa town of Bath is home to authentic Roman architecture which dominated the city as long back as 2000 years ago. Hiring a horse drawn carriage is one of the best ways to enjoy the city and undergoing relaxing treatment in the warm and mineral-rich waters of the Thermae Bath Spa is a must. For couples who love to walk together, attempting the 6-mile long National Trust Skyline Walk would prove to be memorable as would a boat ride on the River Avon.
– The 300-mile long Cornwall coast is home to as many as 150 beaches and having got tired of lazing around on the beach and trying all the water sports, exploring the Eden Garden project near St. Austell is a good option. Reliving the legend of King Arthur at the Tintagel Castle, discovering the Lost Gardens of Heligan and spending time in the fishing villages of St. Mawes and Penberth are some of the other activities for couples in addition to the National Maritime Museum for history lovers.
– On laying eyes on the moorlands of Yorkshire it is but natural that James Herriot, who was a vet in this part, was so much in love with this place and has described it so eloquently in all his writings. Life in this region proceeds at its own pace and for nature loving couples this is an ideal place to rekindle the special feelings of love. While walking and cycling through the charming stone villages, it is difficult to remain oblivious to the beautiful surroundings and the rich cultural heritage of the place.
– A seaside location in East Sussex and popularly known as Brighton Pier or Palace Pier, it is a vibrant romantic location with plenty of avenues for shopping, gourmet meals and boat rides.
This post was submitted by Elijah Bitson.