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POSTED BY May 7, 2022

Thinking about taking a romantic getaway in England? You will be spoilt for choice as England is one of the most romantic destinations in Europe. So here are our recommendations for the 7 most romantic getaways in England.

1. The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are a chain of hills located in the southwest of England. Named an Area of ​​Outstanding Natural Beauty, this region will captivate you with its romantic atmosphere. Stroll through the quintessential English countryside to discover beautiful quaint British villages!

Nestled on the banks of the Windrush River, the village of Bourton-on-the-Water is full of traditional little cottages and green spaces. The perfect setting for a relaxing stroll, followed by dinner for two, sitting by the fire in a local pub!

Another must-see place in the Cotswolds is the city of Bath. Spend the weekend exploring this beautiful historic city, and indulge yourself in the ultimate spa experience! Make sure to take a break to explore the Roman Baths. The city is also full of bars, restaurants and shops for a memorable weekend!

Do not miss the charming little village of Bibury and its picturesque streets. Bibury is one of the most iconic places in the Cotswolds! This village was used as a filming location for the films “Stardust” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary“… so romantic!

And for adventure seekersHillwalk Tours offers a wonderful hike on the Cotswold Way. Nothing better than to cross the vast meadows and the medieval villages side by side, in love!

Walkers passing an Oak Tree near Stanway on the Cotswold Way

Also check our article on the most beautiful Cotswolds villages and towns: 6 hidden treasures

2. The Lake District

The Lake District is a mountainous region located in the northwest of the country. A perfect place for romantic getaways in England, especially if you like to spend time in touch with nature!

Want to experience the best of the English countryside? Head to Grasmere, a picturesque village in the Lake District. Walk through the green hills, stop at one of its pubs for a typical English meal or snuggle up in front of the fireplace for the evening and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

You can also go for a romantic getaway to Windermere. From there, stroll through the Lake District National Park or take the sunset boat for the most enjoyable romantic cruise on Lake Windermere.

The Lake District

3. Cornwall

St Ives is one of the most famous destinations in Cornwall! For decades, it has attracted many artists who come to capture the natural beauty of the region. This small port town is a haven of peace that could not be more romantic! Stroll hand in hand along its magnificent golden beaches, visit its many art galleries and dine in its fabulous restaurants!

Another magical atmosphere can be found in Porthcurno Bay. Discover an incredible theater carved in the granite cliffs overlooking the ocean! Theater lovers will certainly be blown away by the idyllic setting in which the Minack Theater stands! During the day, you can admire the beautiful surrounding landscapes and in the evening, you can attend an outdoor performance of one of your favorite pieces!

Cornwall is home to many amazing places, and if you want to experience this region to the fullest there is nothing better than hiking! Check out the famous South West Coast Path trail that covers the Cornwell coast!

Trevose Head Lighthouse
Trevose Head Lighthouse, South West Coast Path

Also check out our blog post: 7 Facts About The South West Coast Path

4. The Isles of Scilly

Have you ever heard of the Isles of Scilly? Off the coast of Cornwall, this enchanting island is one of the best places for romantic getaways in England!

On Tresco, the second largest island in the archipelago, discover Abbey Gardens, one of England’s most romantic gardens. These 19th century gardens contain a wide variety of plants, trees and flowers, as well as many species not found anywhere else in the country. Nothing could be nicer than strolling through the alleys of Abbey Gardens admiring the view from the high terraces, and taking advantage of the many little hidden corners to sit and relax.

If you are more looking for sandy beaches then head to St Martin’s Island. The island is only 3 kilometers long but it has some of the most beautiful beaches in the British Isles! In addition, you can also discover an exceptional flora and fauna. Nature lovers (or simply lovers!), You will never tire of the ocean views along the steep paths covered with heather.

The 10 most romantic places in England

5. The South Downs

From Jane Austen to Tennyson, the beauty of the South Downs has frequently inspired tales of romance, joy and passion.

Watching the sunset over the South Downs National Park is a must and can be made extra special with views of the Seven Sisters cliffs.

This National Park is also an International Dark Sky Reserve so why not stay out longer and gaze at the stars together.

For beautiful walking trails, check out the South Downs Way which runs right through the National Park from Winchester to Eastbourne.

The Seven Sisters, South Downs Way
The Seven Sisters, South Downs Way

6. The Peak District

A mountainous region located in north-central England, the Peak District could be the perfect destination of your next weekend for two! With its spectacular scenery, the Peak District offers an idyllic setting, perfect for a romantic getaway.

Let yourself be seduced by this magnificent region. Take to the skies by taking the cable car, discover one of England’s most beautiful National Parks or navigate the canals… this place is renowned for its breathtaking views, pretty villages, and many attractions.

Take a walk among the green hills… and if it is raining, why not snuggle up by the fire in a charming little English cottage?

Peak District

7. The Jurassic Coast

We couldn’t talk about romantic getaways in England without talking about the Jurassic Coast!

A true Dorset icon, Durdle Door will delight all couples looking for romance! The geological importance of the place is such that it was designated England’s First Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001. The magnificent natural limestone arch of Durdle Door was formed by erosion of the rock. by the waves, providing an exceptional setting for the surrounding beach. You will love it!

Also discover Lulworth Cove, another gem of the Jurassic Coast. This cove with crystal clear waters, in the shape of a scallop, is backed by limestone cliffs . The perfect place to spend the day!

Jurassic Coast

We hope that you enjoyed this guide to 7 romantic getaways in England. If you’re interested in taking a romantic England hiking holiday together, just get in touch.