Some traditions never get tired. If you are having a modern relationship, maybe it’s time to throw a few traditional romantic ideas into the mix. Without a doubt, flowers and chocolates always work out and candlelit dinners have their own special place, these are my personal favourites too.
If you are living in the UK, there are various romantic things you can do while being in this beautiful and captivating royal country. No, you don’t have to wait for the Valentine’s Day, allow me to discuss top 10 romantic things to do in the UK.
Catch A Performance At Barbican Centre
Trust me London has something new to offer no matter when you are visiting this beautiful city. This is one single element that makes it one of the most visited cities in the world. Get two tickets for the Barbican Centre (architecturally popular centre). Here, you get to spend some quality time with your beloved while you enjoy the world class arts. It also comprises of three cinemas, a concert hall, two art galleries, two trade exhibition halls, and two theatres.
Purchase Some Bling
Gifting your beloved custom made jewellery is one of the most romantic ideas. You can get it made in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Here, you will come across various amazing jewellery shops including – Alice Gow Designs, Adamas Antique Jewellery, Artisan Alchemy Gallery, Aspire Jewellers, Beo London, Bond Jewellery & Diamonds, and Bullring Jewellery. You can visit any of these shops to have a piece created as per your specifications and above all, it is quite cheap. Gifting a custom made jewellery will certainly make your lover feel special and loved.
Enjoy A Romantic Getaway At Suffolk
Despite being located close to London, Suffolk manages to hold a classy feel, steeped in history, and rural beauty. With its gorgeous coastline, sleepy villages, and bustling market towns, Suffolk is surely an enchanting place to spend a weekend with your beloved.
When it comes to romantic destinations in Suffolk, this place packs in various surprises for the visitors. You can choose from a great variety including – The Odd Cottage in Lavenham, Cobblers in Nayland, Meddlars in Hadleigh, Water Cottage in Kersey, Malt Cottage in Nayland. Every cottage is made in a way that it soothes your soul, mesmerising & romantic interiors, breathtaking views around the cottages, and offers a perfect opportunity to laze around and have a quality time with your partner.
Enjoy Being A Lord And Lady Of The Castle
Your itinerary is incomplete without exploring numerous castle and castle ruins that the UK has to offer. The fact that these castles are turned into hotels makes them more interesting and a must visit. Just picture a room having a roaring fire ancient stone walls, and baronial hangings. Moreover, despite the fact that most of these hotels come under boutique hotel genre, you will still manage to find striking bathrooms, poster beds, breathtaking landscaped views and moats, enough to set a romantic mood.
You get to explore all these castles while you walk hand in hand with your beloved. Get to know more about the history of these fascinating ancient fortifications. Make sure you have visited – Hazlewood Castle, Langley Castle, Amberley Castle, Walworth Castle, Thornbury Castle, and Peckforton Castle.
Enjoy A Leisure Stroll On The Beach
There is nothing romantic than walking along the beach holding each other’s hand while the cool breeze kisses your hair and serene sound of the water offers you eternal bliss. Carved out by the wind and by the glaciers of the ice age, the UK has an abundance of some of the picturesque beaches in the world.
Every beach here is known for its white sand, clear blue water, and lush green surroundings, take my word for it these beaches are way more than beautiful. Let me mention the places with some of the gorgeous beaches – Old Grimsby on Tresco, Barafundle Way in Wales, Porthcurno in South Cornwall, Alum Bay in The Isle of Wight, and Brighton Beach in East Sussex.
Go On A Boat Trip
Enjoy cruising the popular Thames in Oxford offering you a taste of slower life while you share private moments. Oxford River Cruises will take you on river trips on the Thames in Oxford. These will also include, short champagne cruises, lunchtime picnics, and evening dining trips as well.
Along the way, you get to witness the nature at its best, Christ Church Meadow, Folly Island, the Eights Weeks Rowing Course, and the college boathouses. Rest assured with Oxford River Cruises, together you will be able to explore the river life and spend some unforgettable moments.
Lose Yourselves In A Maze
You can find some creatively made hedge mazes and these are not just family attractions. Around four hundred years ago, these mazes used to be one of the preferred places for secret lovers. Between the thick walls of these hedges, you will surely find a place for snogging.
If this sounds like a good idea, make sure you have visited – Leeds Castle (Loveliest Castle), The aMazing Hedge Puzzle, Peace Maze, York Maze, Hedge Maze at Longleat, Splashing Water Maze, and Hampton Court Maze.
Romance Each Other In The Lakes
The best part of the UK is that it stays unfailingly romantic throughout the year. With its numerous hills, falls, dramatic lakes, and landscapes, this country offers so many places where both of you can have a cozy time together. Speaking of dramatic lakes, there is an endless list of some of the atmospheric lakes.
Windermere (surrounded by heathery hills and beautiful gardens) is one of the romantic lakes in the UK. Lake in Buttermere, Cumbria is known to offer picture-perfect surroundings and you will find plenty of dramatic falls and you can also explore the highest waterfall of the Lake District. Travel towards Loch Lomond, Scotland to witness the largest lake in the UK. This lake is frequently visited by the watersports enthusiasts and boating lovers.
Explore Some Of The Beautiful Flowers Together
The grounds of Royal Hospital Chelsea turns into a gorgeous horticultural display for the Chelsea Flower Show. Everybody love flowers and you get to see some of the popular garden designers, florists, and plant specialists come together at one stage. This flower show will give both of you an opportunity to share some beautiful moments and above all you get to do it in the company of some of the beautiful flowers, this will certainly make these moments more special and worth cherishing.
Explore the award-winning gardens, see rare plants & flowers, and learn about the emerging gardening trends. Here, you get to witness creative artworks and unusual displays. You can also purchase some horticultural products and gardening gadgets as well.
Enjoy Riding In Style With A Morgan Car
Both of you can enjoy a factory tour of the Morgan Motor Car Factory in Malvern Link. You can also pre-book your Morgan car and take your beloved to explore the holiday routes and the beautiful countryside. On your way, you can halt for a while to capture the nature at its best and also click pictures together with a perfect backdrop. No matter where you go when you are accompanying each other, you will surely have a great time.
10 Romantic City Breaks In UK
Lancelot & Guinevere and Robin Hood & Maid Marian, Mr Darcy & Elizabeth Bennett and Romeo & Juliet, Victoria & Albert and William & Kate. From the renowned to the literary, allow these famous lovers to be the inspiration behind your romantic breaks in the UK.
Whether you are interested in having a picnic by the side of some of the gorgeous beaches, walking leisurely hand in hand on country walks or just stargazing into velvet blue skies, there is no dearth of places for romance UK. So, here are top 10 romantic city breaks in the UK.
Being one of the major cities of the UK, it is also one of the romantic cities of the world. Enjoying a leisure stroll with your beloved on the mews streets of London can be an unforgettable experience. I personally liked Kynance Mews in Kensington, but there are plenty more, go on and explore.
London has so much in store for the lovers, if you fancy a candle light dinner or just spending some quality time together while you enjoy some of the best dishes, then there are so many options available. Make sure you have visited – Clos Maggiore, Dans le Noir, Aqua Shard, Icebar London, and much more. Explore flower shops on Columbia Road, and enjoy a picnic on Hampstead Heath.
The Lake District
10 Romantic City Breaks – Lake District
No matter when you are coming here, romance is in the air of Lake District. Ever since the romantic poets visited in the 19th century, its gorgeous hilltops, glittering lakes, mountain tarns has been rousing the imaginations of the visitors. Some of the well-known writers found their inspiration here including – Beatrix Potter, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, and much more.
Make sure you both have visited Buttermere, here you can witness pebbled bays, bridges over waterfalls, and paths are wide enough for holding hands. Finish your walk with a freshly made appetizing ice cream. Friars Crag is a must visit for the lovers as Ruskin Bond described this place as one of the beautiful places in the whole Europe. Enjoy sitting on the bench with your beloved and enjoy gazing across the water to Borrowdale and graceful form of Catbells.
You will surely cherish the gorgeous coastline with 300 miles of cliffs and dunes, oak-forested creeks, and medieval harbours. Cornish food successfully adds a romantic element to your visit. Rest assured that the meal for two is inspired and delicious. You can sit back and enjoy the dramatic sunset with a picnic in one of the breathtaking coves or you can walk hand in hand along the South West Coast Path.
If you are looking for an ultimate romantic place to propose then, Tintagel Castle an ancient and a popular romantic ruin, takes away the cake. Your visit to Cornwall will be incomplete without visiting St Nectans Glen Waterfall, which has the right ingredients of love and romance including – a sparkling river, ivy clad trees, and a striking waterfall. Some of the other romantic places to explore are – St Michaels Mount, Lusty Glaze Beach, and St. Just-in-Roseland Church.
Romantic short break – The Cotworld
Cotswolds has been voted as one of the most romantic places in the UK and while you are here, you can indulge in various romantic activities, visit some of the popular places, or just enjoy the beautiful countryside of Cotswolds. Being one of the most sought after romantic breaks; here you get to enjoy a wide array of romantic hotels, romantic bed & breakfast, and secluded cottages to choose from.
Both of you can make the most of each other company by visiting plenty of romantic gardens, romantic country houses, enjoy walking and just have a quality time appreciating the nature at its best. If you want to buy that special gift for your beloved, then Cotswolds offer a selection of independent shops selling local items and jewellery.
Cobbled streets, atmospheric bars & restaurants, and sultry panoramas together make this one of the most enchanting and romantic cities of Europe. You can enjoy canal boat trips; in the evening you can enjoy candlelit dinner at one of the swankiest and romantic restaurants enjoy stargazing at the Royal Observatory. You can take your beloved on a date at Edinburgh Playhouse to catch a show; here you get to enjoy pre-show drink and meal at The Boards (theatre’s own restaurant).
You can also indulge in a spa treatment at One Spa which offers you a chance to relax. Take a trip to the National Museum of Scotland which offers an ideal indoor day out for the couples. Edinburgh has so many places where you can visit including – Edinburgh Castle, The Scott Monument, Greyfriars Bobby, Edinburgh Zoo, many more.
Romantic short break – Brighton
This is a beautiful city which is famous for the couples to enjoy being together. Treat yourself with a cozy massage at the Treatment Rooms, be a part of a classical concert at Brighton Dome. If your lover is a film fanatic, then he/she will surely love Duke of York’s picturehouse. Enjoy champagne and oysters at Riddle & Finns.
Edinburgh offers various places where you can have a rendezvous including – The Witchery by the Castle, Guerlain Spa, The Boat House, Hotel du Vin & Bistro, and Contini Ristorante. Wrap up your trip by staying at some of the romantic hotels – The Balmoral Hotel (179 per night), The Scotsman Hotel (£134 per night), The Howard (£99 per night), Tigerlily (£120 per night), and much more.
Derbyshire offers so much for the lovers. You get to chill out in a luxury lodge which is designed exclusively for the couples at Darwin Forest Country Park. There is so much to do here, you can soak in the spa bath or enjoy unwinding in the sauna. Enjoy the best of pampering with a beauty treatment or enjoy rejuvenating massage.
Derbyshire has plenty of quirky towns and beautiful scenery is worth appreciating. Travel towards the caves near Mam Tor, witness the home of Blue John Stone, or step under the ancient oak trees at Calke Abbey, you will surely end up impressing your beloved. You can make the most of leisurely cycling around Carsington Water.
If you are looking for a romantic break, then Devon is a perfect location. Make the most of walking with your lover on the rugged coastlines and sandy beaches while you enjoy the breathtaking views. Head into the beautiful countryside to enjoy fresh air and spend a quality time all alone.
Devon is famous for its gorgeous views and locations; in addition it is the best place to eat at award-winning restaurants. Take some time out to explore the fishing villages and enjoy the best of seafood. You will surely love spending some relaxing time at the local spa or you can explore your adventurous side at a local adventure park as well.
It won’t be wrong to say that Suffolk is a perfect getaway for the couples. Travel towards the Suffolk coast which offers an abundance of tranquility and picturesque areas. Travel towards the market town of Beccles to enjoy some of the exclusive cakes, sandwiches, and homemade soups. Various boutiques and antique shops offer a great chance to wander and enjoying a leisure stroll together.
Woodbridge is a must visit. The town is famous for its bakeries and cakes. In the evening, enjoy a candlelit dinner and champagne to make your visit memorable. Let your lover indulge in some serious shopping at Aldeburgh. Here, you will find lots of independent shops alongside some of the popular brands including – Crew Clothing, Fat Face, and Joules. Suffolk is home to some of the gorgeous beaches, make sure you chill out and spend some beautiful moments with your lover.
When you are in Lincolnshire, you get to explore gothic architecture, stone gowns, and fresh air coming from the sea at Skegness. If you are looking to have a lip-smacking evening meal, head towards Old Bakery at Lincoln. Spend some lonely time exploring Gothic Cathedral and make sure you have visited Woodhall Spa to have a quirky experience.
Stay at some of the finest and romantic hotels including – Charlotte House, The Crown Hotel, The Royal Hotel, Stoke Rochford Hall, and much more. When it comes to shopping, you will find some of the best craft outlets, high street names, and boutiques. So, whether you are looking for arts & crafts, antiques, or you are looking for something different, then Lincolnshire won’t disappoint you.
Emma Brown is a writer by profession. She has done Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication and is a Gold Medalist in the same. A voracious reader, she has written several articles for sites like Fixithere and newspapers like The Telegraph. She loves traveling and photography.
A well-known travel blogger Alexander Lapshin writes about his adventures and some of his posts were hosted on Life Journal – free blogging platform. His latest trip to Belarus ended with his arrest. And at the moment Lapshin is in Belarusian jail.
In 2011 and 2012 he visited Nagorno-Karabakh, a country that does not exist. In his blog posts he wrote about this territory. It is disputed territory of Azerbaijan and Armenia since Soviet Union time. Laphin whote mostly about Armenia’s ownership of this territory and asked for the independence. That is why he was banned from visiting Azerbaijan. Despite this he has travelled to the country in 2016 using a different Ukrainian passport and his name spells a little different. So his entrance was allowed.
After Azerbaijan issued an arrest of travel blogger for the region’s independence in his posts. He was arrested in Minsk in the mid of December 2016. And according to the Belarusian law they can extradite him to Azerbaijan if their court finds him guilty.
Belarusian president Lukashenko told that everyone should honour the request and if needed they will pass him to Azerbaijan country. He can spend the rest 13 years in jail.
Here For: A Serious Relationship
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Other
Hair Length: Long
Build: Large / Full
Ethnicity: Caucasian / White
Marital Status: Single
Income: £10,001 – £20,000
I am a single mother of one. Wanting to find someone who will like me for me. Not just looking for fun. I still want to have kids so someone that wants to be a father is a must.
What do you like to do for fun?
Swimming, going for walks, cinema, and many more things
What is your most treasured possession?
A scan photo of my son
What is your favourite place in the world to visit?
Who is your greatest inspiration?
If you won the lottery what would you buy first?
A house for my family
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
What do you like most about your job?
Making the elderly smile
What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done?
Who or what do you secretly want to be?
What would you do on a perfect Sunday?
Lazy day, just staying in my jammies watching films and snuggled under a blanket
What is the most embarrassing thing you’re willing to admit?
I walked into a glass door because I thought it was open it was that clean
Natasha is here for
A Serious Relationship.
Pop Music, Rock Music, Movies, Theatre, Animals, The Outdoors, Restaurants, Pubs/Clubs, TV/Radio, Internet, Cooking, Travelling and Keep Fit
Finding cheap train tickets in Europe is not difficult as there are various destinations you can travel to for just a few bucks. You will need to do your homework on trying to find really low $1 dollar rates. There is an option that lets travelers ride the train for a dollar (or Euro as it is referred to in Europe), but it often depends on where you are traveling to and from. The following details will help you get an idea on how to find really low train fares in Europe.
Can You Really Travel on a Train in Europe for Just $1?
In the Lithuania region you can take a train from the airport and ride into the Vilnius City Center where you can view beautiful sites including a castle and scenic water views. On the other hand, there are various things you can get for $1 through Europe including a baguette in France, a scoop of ice cream in Croatia, a glass of wine in Hungary and a slice of pizza in Romania. Do your research to learn more on what a dollar will get you, as you can get plenty for your buck.
Tips on Finding Affordable Train Tickets in Europe
Depending on where you want to travel you can learn about options available when you plan ahead. No matter what time of year you plan to visit Europe and ride the train you can a number of deals and discounts that include low price tickets. Here are several tips to help you grab those tickets.
- Visit European travel websites to help you. Shop around for deals and compare. Comparing deals cannot be stressed enough. This is important because where you travel to in Europe may offer lower rates depending on when you visit and the rail company promotional offers. There are a number of railway companies throughout Europe that offer super low discounts and deals. You can find great discounts of more than 50 percent off regular price. Many deals are found for routes such as Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.
- If you are new to this idea you may want to take some notes and research European railway networks. From here you can consider booking agents and websites known to offer train tickets for European destinations. Learn feedback from previous travelers on their experience in booking train tickets and riding trains in the destination you want to visit. In many cases you learn valuable tips on finding cheap train tickets in Europe. Just keep in mind, rail way companies throughout the country want to have full trains, so they often provide tickets at deep discounts.
- Just because you speak a different language or live outside of Europe doesn’t mean you can’t find a great deal. There is European, American and British travel sites, for example, that offer discounted tickets and tips on how to find cheap tickets for your destination area. You can start with travel booking sites from your original place of origin. So, if you are American you can start with American booking sites. Take note of few deals you come across you like, and then move on to another booking site in Europe or the UK.
- Need a ticket at the last minute? You can find that too! It is a matter of knowing which booking sites to use that offer great last minute deals for train tickets throughout Europe. This is because many railway companies look to fill seats on their trains all the time. There are rail networks throughout Europe constantly offering deep discounts.
- Book tickets outside of Europe or use European rail operator websites. Just be cautious as to how you book your tickets and read find print details including refund policies and pre-booking details. You may need to compare options as to which way is best to book your tickets in order to see better savings.
- Know the timing of your train ride or when you expect to take it. You can visit the website of the rail journey for the train you will ride in Europe. For instance, you can learn schedule details for the Deutsche Bahn German rail line.
- Certain channels may be more of a challenge to book depending on where you are traveling from. London. Paris and other nearby locations may not have the option to make overnight train reservations depending on the booking agent you use. You may not have the option to receive tickets in the mail either, but again, this depends on the booking agent or travel website you use. You may be able to catch a train in France and stop off in Paris to pick up tickets for future rides.
- When seeking great discount tickets in Europe, consider destinations outside common options. You can review train ticket information for places including Vienna, Rome, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Barcelona and others that are beyond the top tourist destinations.
Are you trying to figure out what to do for New Year’s or wonder where you can go to celebrate the holiday? There are dozens of top travel attractions around the world that hosts a number of New Year’s activities, entertainment and more for all party goers. You can find places that perfect for big and small celebrations that suit your needs. A great way to start your new year is to consider a place with a refreshing new atmosphere.
You can plan a low key celebration with your significant other or plan to crash a party with some friends. Some of the world’s top travel destinations offer all sorts of excitement to help you celebrate New Year’s. The good news is if you do your homework on where you can travel, you can save big with travel packages offering deep discounts.
When you don’t want to stay at home consider the following options for your next New Year’s Day celebration.
Most people have never seen the Eiffel Tower in person, especially around New Year’s. This can be a great backdrop to your celebration plans as a number of streets near by host parties with food, fun and entertainment to help you ring in the new year. The skyline is lit with fireworks at midnight. Cabarets, bars and restaurants offer plenty of conversation and relaxation for all types of party goers, including those who want to celebrate low key.
New York City, NY.
This place screams New Year’s as thousands of people flock to Time Square for the annual ball drop. Aside from this attraction New York City hosts a number of restaurants, hotel and bar options in close proximity to a number of fun entertainment options including movies, theatre shows and other forms of live entertainment.
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Not only does this place feature beautiful views of rushing waters, it hosts one of the biggest New Year’s celebrations known in the region. People can visit Queen Victoria Park and enjoy live entrainment and a beautiful fireworks display. This event is free for all to attend.
Las Vegas, NV.
Las Vegas is home to a number of popular casinos, hotels and resorts. There are number of live shows and presentations by celebrities and various entertainment options for party and music concert goers. Don’t forget to check out the famous fireworks display that blasts off at midnight on the strip.
The land of down under rings in the New Year with something for everyone. From the Opera House to the Harbor, you can find parties and places for great viewing of the night’s sky featuring a large fireworks display at midnight. You can even rent a boat and have your own private space in the water to celebrate with friends and family.
Napa Valley, California.
If you love wine and the great outdoors you may find this option relaxing and fun. There are a number of hotels and resorts that offer wine tasting experiences and parties for New Years. You can choose to enjoy a delicious five-course dinner at the Grand Barrel Room along with a masquerade ball. There are restaurants with private sitting areas featuring luxury accommodations for those who want to celebrate low key.
Many people consider this a vacation hot spot, but what about for spending your New Year’s celebration? The Atlantis is a popular spot for party goers but it is also a great family-friendly option with events for all ages to enjoy to ring in the New Year. There are street parades and performers, great food and music, and gatherings at area beaches just before the fireworks begin.
The largest city in Austria hosts a huge New Year’s bash with plenty of toffee apples and wine. Party goers can start the fun at 2 p.m. and party until midnight. St. Stephen’s Cathedral chimes beautiful bells to help usher in the New Year followed by fireworks by the Danube Bridge.
This area is the leader when it comes to visual effects and lights shows. Pyrotechnic shows here are well known around New Years with the show of lights being featured among over 40 buildings along the skyline. The area features bars and fun nightlife activities to help you start your celebration including the busy Time Square area.