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Rekindle your romance in the United Kingdom: our top picks

In the early years of a relationship, the flames of romantic passion burn hot. We can barely stand to spend a single second apart from our soul mate. As the years go by, though, we get comfortable, work gets in the way, and the flames die down to smouldering embers.

Don’t let the daily grind of living in a city like London or Birmingham kill the excitement in your relationship – relax on a romantic weekend break with your partner, and the petty problems which define everyday life will fade away within hours of arrival.

Stumped on where to go? We’ve got it covered – read on below if you are looking to find some romance in the United Kingdom.

1) The Cotswolds

Located within an easy driving distance from Central London but a world away from its congestion, The Cotswolds is a rural area which will transport you to England’s medieval past. A region composed of rolling hills, farmland, and villages boasting stone homes and cobbled streets, you will wonder aloud how this place has managed to resist the relentless march of ‘progress’ in our modern age.

From Castle Combe to Bibury, you’ll fawn over cosy cottages and homes and bucolic countryside scenes as you tour the area with your love. When you aren’t busy cuddling in your own stately holiday home, make time to see attractions like Sudeley Castle, Blenheim Palace, and the restored Roman Baths in Bath.

2) Cornwall

Famous for being home to some of the most stunning beaches in the United Kingdom, the Duchy of Cornwall is an excellent choice for the couple who are easily wooed by seaside vistas. Harbour towns from Looe to Penzance offer charming homes overlooking the water, seafood restaurants offering the day’s catch, and ancient castles are just a few of the reasons you and your partner should board a National Rail train for the southernmost corner of England.

When you aren’t gazing into the surf whilst holding each other’s hands, check out Tintagel Castle, the place rumoured to be the home of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

3) Scottish Highlands

More into mountains? No place in the UK has prettier ones than Scotland. Hop a short flight to Glasgow, hire a car and head straight into the brilliant peaks of the Scottish Highlands. From thatch-roofed cottages in the Isle of Skye to log homes within a short drive of Ben Nevis, there are numerous options for couples seeking romance amidst the remote mountains of the north.

If you have the motivation to leave your home during your stay, there are numerous whiskey distilleries about, as well as innumerable walks that will take you high into the hills.

4) Snowdonia

Seeking the solace mountains can grant, but want to stay closer to home? The peaks of Snowdonia are a much shorter drive and is cheaper than buying a round-trip flight to Scotland. While not as lofty as its cousins to the north, they are charming in their own way, and the Welsh which inhabits the villages throughout the region make amazing hosts.

Looking for things to do when you aren’t bonding in private? Like in the Scottish Highlands, there are many spectacular mountain walks – on a clear day, you can see Ireland from the top of Mount Snowdon. Not athletically inclined? Check out Conwy Castle, a massive fortification dating back to the 13th century.

Fun activities to do as a family in Cornwall

Going to the beach is one of the Fun activities to do as a family in Cornwall

Photo by CC user Dwyatt 101 on Wikimedia Commons

When you are just starting out as a family, it can be a challenge to travel. However, there are many incredible places close to Britain’s major cities will allow you to get away with little trouble.

Cornwall is one of those places, as it is within a few hours drive from Greater London. With countless historic castles, incredible beaches, and plenty of kid-friendly attractions, it has been a favorite of many British families for generations.

If you are about to go on a family holiday in Cornwall, check out the post below so you can plan some fun activities to do as a family there.

1) Holywell Bay Fun Park

While there are many natural, historic and cultural attractions that can be successfully visited as a family in Cornwall, there are times when your kids will simply want a fun day out.

When that day comes, spending time at Holywell Bay Fun Park will allow them to have that day full of excitement.

Situated on a bluff above the scenic Cornwall coast, this amusement park has everything from bumper boats to a pitch-and-putt golf course.

2) Paradise Park

If you want to introduce your children to animals and birds that are not native to the United Kingdom, taking them to Paradise Park will give them that opportunity.

Home to the World Parrot Trust, which aims to preserve and promote all parrot species worldwide, visitors will have the opportunity to see multiple species of this bird, in addition to animals such as penguins, pandas, and otters.

There is also a 750-foot long narrow gauge railway, which is another entertaining attraction that will give your kids an engaging day out in Cornwall.

3) Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

If your kids are looking to channel their inner Harry Potter, the best place for them to do it is at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle.

Containing items related to folk magic, Freemasonry, and Wicca, it is said to be the world’s largest collection of items related to the occult.

Held in high esteem by witches and warlocks in the British magic community, it is both a great place to learn about this culture and to let your imagination run wild.

4) Hang out at the beach

When it comes to getting away to the seashore, there are few places in England that can match the beauty and quality of Cornwall’s beaches.

From a family-friendly perspective, there are several beaches that are suitable for children. Praa Sands Beach is certainly one of the best, as the water is typically flat in the summer time. When there are swells, they are usually small enough to allow your older children to learn how to surf safely.

Kynance Cove is also another place that you should check out, as its incredible beauty will impress parents and kids alike.