5 romantic weekend away ideas in the UK for couples

You might think that ideal romantic weekends away for couples can only happen in cities like Rome, Barcelona or Paris but the United Kingdom has plenty of amazing things to do for couples that are definitely worth exploring.

No matter the stage of your relationship or their idea of a romantic weekend away, couples are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a weekend break in the UK. From stunning scenery, idyllic rolling hills and entertaining cities, here is our list of top weekends away for couples in the UK.

Enjoy the romantic views of Edinburgh

Apart from walking in the beautiful Medieval Old Town and checking out Edinburgh Castle, you can go stargazing at the Royal Observatory and enjoy an unforgettable evening under the stars. If you ever dreamt of recreating the iconic pottery scene with Patrick Swayze from Ghost, then the Ceramic Experience in Leith is your chance to a hands-on experience where you can paint a piece of pottery with your partner and create a romantic memory.

Enjoy a Spa Weekend

If you and your partner need some time to unwind, a spa weekend makes a perfect getaway for couples. With an abundance of spa offers around the UK, you won’t have a difficult time picking the perfect one for you and spend a few nights enjoying each other’s company. On top of that, a lot of spa resorts feature nice restaurants and bars where you can indulge in romantic, candlelit dinners or drinks by the pool.

Plan a visit at the Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most popular destinations in the UK to explore outstanding natural beauty – ideal for a loved up weekend away for couples. Even if you want to relax and feel pampered or take long walks to explore and soak up the glorious views, the Lake District has something for you. Some of the best places to stay include Grasmere, for everything gingerbread, the picturesque Hawkshead and the famous tourist hotspot of Bowness-on-Windermere.

Explore historic Bath

Bath is one of the most romantic cities in Britain and a wonderful place for a romantic weekend away for couples who enjoy a bit of history as well. From numerous sightseeing options such as the Roman Baths, the Jane Austen Centre and Bath Abbey to various upscale dining spots like Casanis, La Perla or Sotto Sotto, Bath is the place for you. See The Royal Crescent by foot or book a hot air balloon ride, if money is not a problem, for the ultimate romantic experience. You won’t be disappointed.

Have some quiet time in Cornwall

There is something unique about the rugged beauty of the British coastline, with Cornwall being a long-time favourite for families. However, it’s also perfect for a little bit of romance during a weekend away for couples. You can go for the honeypot, tourist resorts or you can choose quieter beach spots to explore and enjoy some quiet time with your significant other. Pack a picnic and some wine, and enjoy the serenity of the sun and the sea in a secluded beach such as Lantic Bay, Prussia Cove or Fox Cove for a little romance by the coast.

There you have it, our 5 top ideas for weekends away for couples in the UK. Register today on Match to find yourself a date and try out some of our date ideas or, check out our dating advice section if you’d like to read more on dating.

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