If you’re wondering where in the UK to go for a Valentine’s break, Holidaycottages.co.uk has done all the hard work for you. Based on their research, they’ve created a list of the UK’s most romantic locations.

According to Holidaycottages.co.uk, 76% of Brits are planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, so with this in mind and restrictions easing, it makes sense to think about a romantic getaway instead of staying home. Here are their 6 most romantic destinations.

Portmeririon, Wales

Perfect for: those who want to imagine they are in the Med

This quaint village in northern Wales has all the Italian charm but it’s right here in the UK! Designed and built in the style of an Italian village with inspiration from Portofino, this unique village is quirky and colourful and transports you to the shores of Italy. The village makes the perfect place for a romantic getaway too - marvel at the architecture or relax amongst the gardens, Portmeirion offers a taste of Italy perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Salcombe, Devon, England

Perfect for: those  wanting beautiful scenery with added adventure

When wandering through this coastal town, you may be mistaken for thinking you’re abroad! With Its sparkling blue waters and rolling countryside, the beauty of South Devon makes for a romantic staycation sure to blow your loved one away. There are many other activities to enjoy whilst you explore the lovely town too. such as sailing or kayaking, or strolling through the boutiques and gift shops. The options are endless in this romantic town!

There are lots of events going on throughout Salcombe and the South Devon area, take a look at some of them here.

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, England

Perfect for those looking for a beautiful beach get away

This port town on the North Norfolk coast is known for its outstanding beauty, and it’s easy to see why it would make a great destination for a romantic getaway with your partner. Its sandy beach with iconic colourful beach huts is perfect for romantic strolls or even picnics with your partner. The charming harbour is a great place to try your luck at some crabbing or fishing, and the town has an abundance of cafes and restaurants to enjoy too. It’s a beach getaway perfect for Valentines!

The Cotswolds, England

Perfect for those who love quaint English villages

For a cosy romantic getaway, there’s nowhere like the Cotswolds. And for Valentine’s Day, you can’t miss the romantic road driving route. The route takes you north over Cleeve Hill and through many of the picturesque villages which the Cotswolds has to offer such as Stanway, Cirencester and Moreton-in-Marsh, just to name a few. The trail starts and ends in the spa town Cheltenham, known for its horse racing but also offering a great romantic location in its own right.

See events and things to do in the Cotswolds here.

Fort William, Highlands, Scotland

Perfect for outdoorsy couples who love exploring.

Fort William is a town in the stunning Scottish Highlands, which is often known as the gateway to the magnificent Ben Nevis as it sits under its shadow. The town is described as the ‘outdoor capital of the UK’, which makes it a great Valentine’s staycation for couples who love being outside! You won’t run out of things to do either as it is home to cinematic landscapes such as Glencoe, and attractions such as Lochaber Geopark and the Jacobite Steam Train.

Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire, England

Perfect for those that love coastal walks and scenery.
This tiny fishing village tucked away on the North Yorkshire coastline is a wonderful romantic destination that has an abundance to offer its visitors. From its beautiful sandy beaches to its cobbled streets and nearby walks, this hidden delight is perfect to explore with your special someone.

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Commenting on the UK’s best romantic staycations, Shannon Keary, Digital PR Manager at holidaycottages.co.uk, says: “Whilst these locations are great at all times of year, there is nothing like spending quality time with your partner exploring beautiful locations on Valentine’s Day. With the big day falling on a Monday this year, it’s the perfect excuse for a long romantic weekend. Whether it’s taking a stroll in Fort William or fishing in Wells-next-the-Sea, there is something to suit every couples tastes in this list.”