It’s the middle of August already, but there’s still loads of time to get away with your significant other. Here are Status’ suggestions of some places you can go for that well-deserved break together – all in the UK.
1. Double the romance, less than half the price!
Little Venice, London
Don’t worry if you don’t want to splash the cash this summer, you can experience the passion of the Italians right in the centre of London. Little Venice is a hidden gem in the city that was once voted the most romantic place in Britain. Enjoy a romantic stroll alongside the picturesque canals and exotic waterside cafes of Little Venice. Soaking up the sun in the wide terraces overlooking the water ways will help you and your significant other unwind together – with that added continental twist!
Where: Regent’s Park, London, England, W2 1T
2. Unwind in Britain’s smallest city
St David’s Peninsula, Pembrokeshire
The white sand beaches and breathtaking coastal paths of St David’s Peninsula contain some of the most stunning walking routes in Wales! St David’s has been attracting pilgrims to its historic cathedral since the 6th century. However, if a pilgrimage to the beach is more up your street, St David’s caters for that too – blending history and natural beauty effortlessly. Apart from the possible disruption of a passing dolphin, the tranquillity of this age-old coastal beauty spot will allow you and your partner to switch off the distractions of busy modern life and focus simply on each other.
Where: St David’s Peninsula, Pembrokeshire, Wales, SA62
3. Frolicking at the Fringe
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
The world’s largest arts festival surely won’t fail to disappoint. With acts ranging from circus, to comedy to spoken word there really is something for everyone. The Fringe is the perfect place to indulge the quirky sense of humour of your Significant Other, or let your hair down together by interacting with a street performer! With hundreds of venues across the city, many with free entry, it really is an art lover’s paradise.
Where: City Wide, Edinburgh, Scotland
4. Home to the king of love sonnets
The hometown of Shakespeare is the perfect spot for whispering sweet nothings to your other half. A town inspirational enough for Shakespeare provides the perfect back drop for a romantic date. Maybe take a leaf out of the bard’s book and try earnestly comparing the love of your life to a summer’s day?
Where: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, CV37
5. Sunset central
The Giant’s Causeway
Where better to watch the sun set slowly over the sea than hand-in-hand with your partner looking over the world famous Giant’s Causeway? With over 40,000 rock columns surrounded by buffeting waves, this place truly deserves its title as one of the greatest natural wonders in the United Kingdom. There’s nothing like some rugged natural beauty to inspire romance. It’s also a favourite spot for proposals – so watch out!
Where: Giant’s Causeway, Country Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT57 8SU
6. King of the Castle
Nothing says romance quite like a fairy tale castle. With plenty of exotic places to stay including some genuine medieval castles, the Highlands are a brilliant place to explore the chivalry and tradition of times long gone. On a budget? There are plenty of self-catered accommodation in castles too!
Where: Across Scotland, celticccastles.com
7. All you need is Love
The home of The Beatles is the perfect destination for a romantic city break. Explore the childhood homes of the legends that penned those iconic songs, wander along the beautiful dock sides and enjoy the skyline marked by two impressive cathedrals. Liverpool is also a perfect place to hit the dance-floor with your S.O. as the city is renowned for its nightlife. It’s the perfect fun-filled weekend!
Where: Liverpool, England, L1