Top romantic travel spots in the UK revealed

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  • The Lake District has topped a list of the 40 most romantic spots in the UK.

    A study of 2,000 Brits discovered the most idyllic spots in the UK, including St Ives and Loch Lomond.

    The popular Cotswolds villages of Bourton-on-the-water and Stratford-upon-Avon also featured, as did Dorset’s Durdle Door.

    Windermere in the Lake District took the top spot and Scotland made up two of the top 10 places, with Arthur’s Seat joining Loch Lomond.

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    Although 64 per cent would opt for the countryside when thinking of romantic places, London sights including St Paul’s Cathedral, Little Venice and Greenwich Park made the top 40.

    Simon Ewins, managing director for Premier Inn UK, which commissioned the research said: “The UK clearly has lots of romantic destinations for days out or weekends away to escape the busy everyday and enjoy quality time away.

    “Whether you opt for a city skyline or secluded green space, there are plenty of idyllic spots to enjoy.

    “It’s important to experience new destinations with a partner and enjoy what the UK really has to offer.”

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    The Lake District was voted the top romantic getaway in the UK (Credit: Getty)

    The research also found half the nation believes UK romantic spots are underrated compared to those abroad.

    Coastal destinations in the top 40 list include Tenby in Wales, Langamull on the Isle of Mull and Liverpool’s Crosby Beach.

    The ideal recipe for a romantic place was found to include a viewpoint to watch the sunset (61 per cent), a quiet and secluded area (58 per cent) and greenery (44 per cent).

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    Popular green spaces in the list include The New Forest, Richmond Park and Windsor Park.

    The most favoured places Brits have been proposed to include Arthur’s Seat, Durdle Door and Brighton Pier.

    More than half of those polled said it’s important to visit romantic destinations with a partner to keep the relationship strong, and 47 per cent have revisited a favourite spot.

    Valentine’s Day inspired you to get back in the mood with your other half? Here are the top 40 most romantic spots in the UK.

    Top 40 romantic spots in the UK

    1. Windermere, Lake District
    2. Loch Lomond, Scotland
    3. St Ives, Cornwall
    4. Peak District National Park, Peak District
    5. Grasemere, Lake District
    6. Bourton-on-the-water, Cotswolds
    7. Durdle Door, Dorset
    8. Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh
    9. The New Forest, Hampshire
    10. Royal Crescent, Bath
    11. York, Northeast England
    12. Brighton Pier, Brighton
    13. London Eye, London
    14. Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds
    15. St Paul’s Cathedral, London
    16. English Riviera, Torbay
    17. Giant’s Causeway, Belfast
    18. Kynance Cove, Cornwall
    19. Little Venice, London
    20. Stow on the Wold, Cotswolds
    21. Hyde Park, London
    22. Greenwich Park, London
    23. Windsor Park, Windsor
    24. Langamull Beach, Isle of Mull
    25. Richmond Park, London
    26. Castle Combe, Wiltshire
    27. Sandbanks Beach, Poole
    28. Llanddwyn Island, Northwest Wales
    29. Tenby, Pembrokeshire
    30. Cambridge Quayside, Cambridge
    31. Southbank, London
    32. Three Cliffs Bay, Swansea
    33. Bournemouth Beach, Bournemouth
    34. Suspension Bridge, Bristol
    35. Crosby Beach, Liverpool
    36. Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
    37. The Quayside, Newcastle
    38. Alderley Edge, Cheshire
    39. Barry Island, Vale of Glamorgan
    40. Clevedon Pier, Clevedon

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