North West England’s Lake District has been voted as the UK’s most romantic destination, probably having something to do with its incredible setting, accessibility, and leisure activities.
The area itself oozes romance for any couple, whether you like quiet evenings in by the fire or water sports and climbing.
Because of this, we believe that the Lake District is the perfect place for a romantic break with your special someone and, if you don’t believe us, here are 3 reasons why you should.
When we think of Lake District accommodation, we often think of roaring fires and quaint stone buildings.
We spoke to Lake District Country Hotels who said: “Many of our guests come to stay with us on romantic getaways, not only because of our cozy buildings and attentive staff but also because of our locations.”
“Our hotels can be found lakeside to Windermere, offering stunning views of the surrounding waters and green areas and allowing you to wander out of the premises and find yourself in front of England’s biggest lake in just a short walk.”
It’s not just gorgeous hotels in which you can indulge though, as camping in the Lakes is a particularly popular activity, especially when the weather is nice. Keswick, Ambleside, and Ullswater are all great places for camping, where you can enjoy each other’s company under the sunrise and sunset.
Of course, this should go without saying, but having the scenery of the Lake District as the backdrop to your break is the epitome of romance. Known for its hills, fells, and waters, the Lakes offers only the best of picturesque, creating a wholly charming vibe.
Particularly special and celebrated views are Bassenthwaite Lake from Dodd Wood, Haystacks from Buttermere, and Windermere from Bowness Jetty. It’s incredibly easy to while away hours taking in these scenes and bringing your significant other to gaze at these views will be sure to earn you a few brownie points.
We also think that the hills and fells of the Lake District are also perfectly romantic places for a proposal…
Some say the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach and, with the variety of top-notch eateries in the Lakes, your hearts will be full to the brim.
For an innovative but still sophisticated dining experience, head to Michelin-starred L’Enclume where Simon Rogan brings you almost experimental twists on classic British meals.
Even if you just fancy a chippy tea in a quaint Lake District area, Windermere’s The Little Chippy, can give you a meal to remember, with all of the classics, a creative specials board, and some wildcards, too – deep fried Cadbury’s Creme Eggs have been known to be served here.
These are just 3 reasons why the Lake District is the ideal setting for a romantic getaway. If you’re curious, why not book a trip to the Lakes for your next staycation with your beau?