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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.

City life stressing you out? Get away to the countryside for a romantic break

If you want to get away to the countryside for a romantic break, Wiltshire is a great choice

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Life in cities like London, Manchester, and Liverpool can be rewarding, but they can also be stressful at times. Unreasonable demands at work, gridlock, and annoying neighbors can all add to your frustration levels.

If you are in desperate need of a reset, there’s nothing like a romantic weekend in a holiday cottage to help you and your partner to forget about the stresses of modern life.

In this article, we will talk about our favorite getaways where couples can find romantic cottages where they can spend time, focusing on what’s important in life.

Wiltshire

Containing numerous towns consisting of century-old stone homes and shops nestled beneath stunning chalk hills, Wiltshire is a destination that will seduce you within hours of your arrival.

When you aren’t busy slowing the pace of your life down, be sure to check out Stonehenge or other stone circles that have been found here over the years.

Horseback riding is available through the hills of this rural destination, and if you are feeling a bit peckish, there are several cookery schools where you and your love can learn how to cook country-style British cuisine together.

Hampshire

If a cottage by the sea is more along the lines of what you are looking for, then you will want to consider a getaway to Hampshire.

Famous for giving author Jane Austen the inspiration she needed to write many of her famous novels, those same relaxing vistas will help you and your spouse get the relaxation that you both need desperately.

With plenty of great places to go for a cycle, active couples will find plenty to do, while those content to take it easier will find plenty of beautiful English gardens and quaint town centers to stroll through.

Cornwall

If you are looking for the place with the warmest weather in the United Kingdom, the most breathtaking beaches, and awe-inspiring sea cliffs that will give your lives perspective, then you will want to look for a cottage in Cornwall.

Britain’s well-to-do have owned holiday homes in this part of the country for generations, meaning that there is often availability for some truly breathtaking properties in places like St. Ives, Looe, and Penzance.

With stunning hidden beaches, botanical gardens containing palm trees that are able to survive year-round in Cornwall’s favorable climate, and the ruins of medieval castles, it is a relaxing and romantic destination that you and your partner will return to at Christmas, over summer, and at other times over the years that follow.