You don’t have to travel to Paris for a romantic weekend away; there are plenty of places in the UK that were seemingly created with couples in mind. From idyllic woodlands to coastal villages, here are 13 of the most romantic spots in the country.
Stepping into the New Forest is like walking into the past. First designated as a royal forest in the Domesday Book, the protected area is home to many species of flora and fauna that can’t be found anywhere else in the UK. The winding paths through the trees and low valleys also make for an incredibly romantic weekend away. Set off hand in hand to explore the woodlands and keep an eye out for the famous New Forest ponies.
There’s nowhere else in the world quite like Portmeirion. Designed and built between 1925 and 1973, this unusual tourist destination in North Wales was built in the style of a traditional Italian village, bringing a hint of the Mediterranean to the UK. The town is filled with colourful buildings and quirky touches, but if you’re hoping for a romantic moment to yourself, head down to the beach or explore the clifftop path.