Cumbria has been a countryside favourite for generations. With its breathtaking scenery, wonderful English lakes and panoramas this has become a favourite hotspot for romantics and poets for decades. The Winster Valley offers the most beautiful backdrop with wonderful walks and pubs in the area. Favourites are The Brown Horse Inn in Winster and the The Masons Arms located at Strawberry Bank. It’s a close call to find a more lovely setting.
Oban in south west Scotland offers a haven of romanticism and peace and quiet. This retreat is the ideal setting to get away from it all. One of the rare attractions here is seal spotting! Another attraction is fresh local seafood. The Crafty Kitchen, a beautiful restaurant is not unknown to serve freshly caught langoustines in the morning.
Moving further a field, Italy is renowned for being one of the most romantic havens in the world, as well as being a top lovers’ holiday destination. This country has so much to offer beyond even Venice and Rome, so let us explore some beautiful destinations.
Lake Como is drenched in glorious villages and villas, with a long-standing reputation for romantic travel. Within Lake Como is Bellagio, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Lake’. This is a beautiful village to kick off your adventure. The area is encompassed by breathtaking mountains and hills. An idea for romantic sightseeing is to take the convenient funicular from Como Town to Brunate. Taking this route will allow you to fully experience the lake and alps – enjoy!
The Amalfi Coast is equally glorious. Located here is the amazing destination of Positano, arguably one of Italy’s most romantic hubs. This gorgeous town is actually built on a cliff face, giving voyagers views of the breathtaking sea. The destination has a mild climate so can be visited all year round. A truly stunning location.
Of course we can’t forget France! From the beauty of Paris to the enchantment of Provence, this county has a whole host of cities perfect for devoted sweethearts. Here are a couple to whet the appetite.
For amazing boutiques, art galleries and pavement cafés, St Paul de Vence is the destination of choice. Prepare to be amazed at what sights a short walk through the village’s winding streets can give you. You’ll pass truly elegant fountains, stone walls entrenched in vine and stunningly beautiful statues found in small nooks in the walls. There’s much to see here! Particularly the wonderful views of the sea and mountains. This is a great location, just 5 minutes from the area of Vence. Here, loved ones can experience a beautiful Matisse designed church.
For the more active, Montsegur offers lovers the chance to climb the famous Pog Mountain! Situated in France’s Midi-Pyrenees region on the tip of Cathar Country, this destination also offers the chance to explore the Cathar Castle ruins, the Middle Ages last architecture of the religious sect – a remarkable piece of history.