Top 9 Romantic Breaks in the UK

Cornwall and the Coastline near Brixham, Near Torquay, South Devon

Best Romantic Holidays and Weekends Away for Couples

Plan a secluded romantic getaway in a hotel for two, or take a spontaneous short break and enjoy a luxury weekend break.

With so many places to choose from in the UK, it can be difficult knowing where to go. Take a look at our top suggestions and get inspired for your next UK break with your other half. 

Whether you’re looking for a coastal retreat or a getaway that’s quintessentially English, we’ve given you a helping hand and handpicked our favourite romantic breaks for couples to visit. 

Top 9 Romantic Places to Stay in the UK

Windermere, Lake District

If you’re looking for the perfect mix of activities and relaxation, the Lake District is the place to go. With its spectacular sweeping landscapes, Winderemere is the perfect base for your romantic getaway. 

Fantastic for couples who love the great outdoors, find a cottage with a hot tub to enjoy a well-earned soak after a long day of exploring.

The most active can enjoy challenging hikes, or hire a rowing boat whilst those looking for relaxation can visit quaint and charming villages, or relax in a hotel spa. 

Whether you spend a weekend or week in the Lakes, you won’t struggle for activities to fill your romantic holiday. 

Brixham, South Devon

There’s nothing more relaxing than being in the fresh sea air away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Underrated and unexpected, Brixham is a truly amazing place to visit, and not just because it serves unforgettable fish and chips. It’s a treasure trove of history, beautiful scenery, and delicious food.

Brixham, located in South Devon on the English Riviera, is brimming with things to see and do for couples. Picture coastal walks, romantic dinners, and beautiful scenery.

The Quayside Hotel, located directly on the bustling harbourside, is the perfect base to discover some of Britain’s most beautiful South Devon beaches in Brixham, stunning coastal walks along the English Riviera, and delicious food.

We may be biased, but Brixham is one of the best romantic breaks in the UK.

York, Yorkshire

Combine a city break with a stay at a luxury hotel. York has everything you could want for a romantic break of a lifetime attracting visitors from all over the world. 

For a start, the city is steeped in rich history, and amazing architecture, whilst the city centre is home to many shops and attractions including the famous York’s Chocolate Story.

Spend the day taking in the sights before settling down in one of the many highly-rated and popular restaurants.

St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives is a beautiful gem on the north coast of Cornwall. A truly magical seaside resort with shops, restaurants, and bars bordering the bustling harbour. 

Home to fantastic beaches, art galleries and cosy bays, the working fishing town also has an abundance of renowned restaurants to indulge in.

As one of Cornwall’s most popular destinations, it’s easy to see why. Embrace the slower pace of life with relaxing days strolling around the harbour, sampling fish and chips, and checking out the picturesque views. 

Bourton-on-the-Water, The Cotswolds

A romantic weekend away doesn’t get more charming than The Cotswolds. 

If you’re both fans of the great outdoors and love being surrounded by the best of the British countryside, Bourton-on-the-Water is the perfect mix. 

The Cotswolds has long drawn in honeymooners from around the UK thanks to its quintessentially English feel, beautiful scenery, and delicious food.

Stop off in cosy pub and snuggle up in front of the fire after exploring all that the picturesque town has to offer. 

Lymington, The New Forest 

Discover all that The New Forest has to offer from wild horses and the beautiful rolling countryside. 

Get lost in the forest and spend the day exploring pretty country walks and rolling streams.

Lymington is a coastal market town steeped in rich Georgian architecture making it a seriously pretty place to stay. 

The town provides the perfect base to explore the New Forest with plenty of shops, parks restaurants, and cobbled streets leading down to the beautiful quay.

Stratford, Warwickshire

There are not many places more romantic than Shakespeare’s birthplace. 

Spend the days leisurely strolling hand in hand through the picture-perfect town, exploring the boutique shops and beautiful riverside.

Visit Shakespeare’s birthplace, or wife Anne Hathaway’s cottage before stopping for a spot of lunch. 

Loch Lomond, Scotland

Loch Lomond is an idyllic retreat for couples who love the great outdoors thanks to the vast amount of hiking and walking trails on offer. 

Loch Lomond is a lake in Southern Scotland with the surrounding highlands area is home to red deer and oak woodlands.

You can go on a boat ride, discover the Scottish culture and local delicacies, or enjoy plenty of pretty country walks around the lake. 

Just make sure to pack plenty of layers as the weather can be quite volatile!

Bath, Somerset

If your other half is a big fan of all things history and architecture, then Bath could be the ideal city break! Discover the beautiful buildings around the city, and make sure to stop off and learn the fascinating history of the Roman Baths.

After a day of sightseeing, book a spa and indulge in some relaxation before sitting down at one of the many award-winning restaurants.

Summary of the Top Romantic Breaks in the UK

Our hotel in Southern Devon provides the perfect base for a loved-up retreat. Head away with your partner and let yourselves unwind, enjoying each other’s company away from the rush of everyday life.

Whether you’re visiting Brixham for a weekend or a week-long holiday, the Quayside Hotel is the ideal place to stay. You’ll be within walking distance of all the main activities and attractions. Click to see our best rates now.

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