With the sunshine finally upon us here in the UK, it might just finally be time for a little romantic getaway. You shouldn’t need to be told twice to get out of the hustle and bustle of London for the weekend and take a trip just for two, so here are some top choices for you to do just that. And hey, if you’re single, why not go for a weekend of fun and frolics with your friends? You might just meet a heart-warming holiday romance!
St Ives, Cornwall
The classic UK minibreak, St Ives has all the sun, sea and sand that you could wish for – with generous helpings of quaint and quirky British charm to go alongside it. Catch that special someone’s eye by trying your hand at surfing the waves or simply share an ice cream with the one you love; Cornwall has all the makings of a picturesque beach romance. Just don’t forget to bring your bucket and spade! Image source
The East Midlands might not immediately strike you as the place for the weekend break of your dreams, but the Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District are undeniable beacons of beauty and the ideal setting for your holiday romance. Steeped in history, Chatsworth is a chocolate-box town and there’s no shortage of little cottages for you to call home for a few days of rolling hills and windy moors. Make sure to also check out the indulgently grand Chatsworth House! Image source
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I’m a little biased here because Norfolk is where I hail from, but the little seaside village of Blakeney on Norfolk’s north coast has just been voted as one of the top places to live in the UK – so it’s not just me that has fallen privy to its charms. Just an hour from the medieval market city of Norwich, Blakeney is the perfect place to hole up for a few days in countryside luxury. With no one else for miles around, this is probably more of a go-to place for loved-up couples looking for a little romance than singles on the prowl. Image source
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Brighton, East Sussex
Love it or hate it, Brighton is your quintessential seaside town. Sure, it’s a favourite of stag and hen ‘dos, but they’re easily avoided (unless that’s what you’re into!) and the town has more than enough kooky allure to make up for it. Whether you spend your afternoons perusing the vintage shops or reigniting your flame over a cup of Fairtrade coffee, you’ll find plenty to love about Brighton – and it’s less than an hour on the train from London! Image source
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The heart of Scotland’s thriving cultural scene, Edinburgh is a great location for a weekend getaway with a bit of a bite. Mixing stunning countryside with metropolitan bustle, Edinburgh is sure to have something for lovers everywhere. For those with their heart set on romance, climbing to the peak of Arthur’s Seat in time to see the sun rising is the ultimate icing on the top of your weekend break cake. Image source
Do you have a favourite spot for a weekend break in the UK?