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Unconventional Romantic Destinations for British Couples

Travel is one of the best activities any couple can indulge in. As well as providing new experiences and creating unforgettable memories, the thrill of this shared adventure will bring you closer romantically. The next question is, where should any couple from Britain go? There are so many options, but it might be worth considering some of the more unconventional destinations. There are beautiful locations throughout the four component nations of the UK, as well as further afield in Western Europe. So, let’s look into the most recommended possibilities and also what you need to do to plan your excursion.

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Discuss Preferences with Your Significant Other 

Do you already have a partner you enjoy holidaying with? Or are you a single searching for a travel companion? For the former, you can start preparing your shortlist of British destinations right now. If it’s the latter, then your first port-of-call should be the optimum place for successful connections with other singles. Here’s a tip. Check out the assessments of online dating outlets you’ll find on review platforms. There are many top-notch matchmaking resources where you’ll encounter all sorts of singles eager to commit to a partnership with a fellow traveler. But maybe only one of those best dating sites will provide you with access to the most suitable pool of single talent. So, pore over the reviews of each service, looking into aspects such as navigation, user-friendliness, the tools available for advanced searching, and so on. Once you’ve decided which dating website (or equivalent app version) seems likeliest to present the features you’re looking for, sign up. As soon as you begin exchanging direct messages with a compatible single, you can mention your desire to explore the world with someone special. Next, narrow down your romantic destination.

Consider the Following Unconventional Romantic Places

By all means, whet your appetite with British locations, but also be prepared to expand your horizons. One of the most romantic places in Europe is Iceland, a mere two-and-a-half-hour flight from Scotland. Head towards the Golden Circle centered on Thingvellir, this Nordic nation’s first national park. The scenery is rugged but breathtaking, and geysers erupt periodically (this whole area lies on the point where the massive tectonic plates of Eurasia and North America collide).

Isle of Skye, Scotland

The largest island of the Inner Hebrides archipelago lying off Scotland’s west coast, Skye is a rugged but serene place for romantics to drop by. There are hills to walk, with several slopes attracting the attention of more seasoned climbers. Keep an eye out for some fabulous wildlife, including white-tailed and golden eagles and otters. The shores are the playground for seals, while the Atlantic waterways are often prowled by dolphins, porpoises, minke whales, and orcas. The beauty of this tranquil escape is that it is easily accessible by a road bridge.

Portmeirion, Wales

Built in the early 20th century to resemble a classical Italian village, Portmeirion has been used as a TV and movie location many times. Fans of the cult (and decidedly unconventional) 1960s science fiction series, The Prisoner regularly make a pilgrimage. The Victorian fantasy author Herbert George Wells was another fan, while other famous visitors have included the Hollywood icon Gregory Peck.

The Lake District, England

Located in the northwest corner of England, the Lake District is a scenic region renowned for its mountains (known locally as fells), coastal stretches, and of course, its lakes. Amongst the latter is England’s largest lake, Windermere, stretching for 18 km. Regular boat trips across these beautiful expanses of fresh water can be arranged, while there are numerous hotels and hostelries along their banks.

The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

Formed by 40 000 interlocking hexagonal columns of basalt (ancient rocks formed by volcanic activity), Giant’s Causeway is an intriguing geological phenomenon. One of the UK’s most popular natural wonders, the good news about this tourist hotspot is that it’s free to visit (and almost 100,000 visitors drop by per annum).

St. Ives, Cornwall

This seaside town lies on Cornwall, the peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean at England’s furthest southwest point. Regularly voted one of Britain’s favorite places to visit, there are countless delightful pubs, restaurants, and cafes serving local fare. This is an unconventional place to escape the hustle and bustle of the larger cities.

In conclusion, before you head off to one of these romantic destinations, it would be a good idea to create a shortlist. You and your partner could then spend some time debating the various merits of each one. It might also be a good idea to add new titles to this list throughout the year – as you travel to the different locations, you’ll undoubtedly pass other equally exciting vantage points.