July 10, 2012 Butterfly Diary Team

Top Four Romantic Destinations in the UK

The UK is a great destination for a romantic break for two. Nothing says ?I love you? better than whisking them away on a romantic trip. With charming towns and cities and beautiful countryside for a romantic retreat, whatever type of break you fancy, there is sure to be the perfect UK holiday destination for you to escape to for your next vacation.

Chester UK

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The historic Roman city of Chester is a great romantic destination. Situated in the north west of England, right next to the Welsh border it is a beautiful city that attracts thousands of tourists every year. Enjoy walking hand in hand around the Roman rows, the original indoor shopping mall or for unique and unusual shops visit Rufus Court just off Northgate Street or Brook Street just outside of the city center for a great vintage shop. For history buffs the stunning Chester Cathedral is a must see and the gardens around the Cathedral are full of benches making it a lovely place to stop for a picnic on a sunny day. If you fancy taking the pace a little slower, try spending a summer?s afternoon in Grosvenor Park, a lovely Victorian park with beautifully manicured flower beds and views of the River Dee. In the evening, a trip to Dutton’s Wine Bar for a relaxed meal and glass of wine is the ideal way to end a perfect day.

York UK

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Anyone who loves anything traditionally British will love the city of York! Enjoy taking a walk down by the river and around the city walls. When you have worked up an appetite the only place to head to is Betty?s Tea shop in the center of the city. There is always a queue outside, but the traditional charm is so worth the wait! Choose from a menu of British treats like afternoon tea, little sandwiches with the crusts cut off, scones with jam and cream and the mouth watering cakes. I can think of no better place to go to treat the one you love!

Durham UK

Durham: photo credit Tim Rawle


Durham is a hidden jewel in the north east of England. There are lovely riverside walks to be enjoyed that are so quiet it will be hard to believe that you are in a city at all. A walk up the 300 plus steps to to the top of Durham Cathedral?s tower might not sound like fun but the view from the peak across the stunning landscape is so worth it and could be a lovely place to ask the one you love for their hand in marriage. Afterwards head to the amazing Bistro 21, situated out of town for a delicious cheese souffl? followed by steak and thin cut chips. Simply amazing!

Llandudno UK

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Llandudno is a great town on the north Wales coast. It oozes traditional seaside appeal with a lovely Victorian town and lovely beach making it a great place for a weekend break for two. Enjoy a stroll down the promenade or walking barefoot in the sea. For childhood fun, wander down the pier and try to win a kitch teddy for your other half!

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