Top 5 Places for a Romantic Break in the UK
Discover the top 5 places to visit for a romantic break in the UK including London, Birmingham, Glasgow and more in our latest Diamond Heaven blog.
Everyone knows the key to a happy relationship is taking time out to spend time with each other, away from everyday stresses and worries. Be it a city break for two with amazing panoramic views from a luxury hotel, or a secluded countryside getaway with stunning scenic beauty for as far as the eye can see. Romantic breaks are important - offering the perfect opportunity for couples to unwind. So, we have listed our top 5 places in the UK you should consider for a romantic break.
It goes without saying that London is renowned for it's never-ending selection of things to do and places to see. With something to cater for all tastes, you really can't go wrong with a trip for two to the capital.
Enjoy the unmissable views of London life from the London Eye, before taking a vintage red-top bus tour and completing your evening in the iconic west end with a show. Alternatively, avoid the tourist attractions go on your own London exploration. With literally hundreds of bars, eateries and quirky stores calling London home, make a list of your top interests, get your oyster card ready and head out on your unique London romantic break.
If you want to keep the prices down on your break, consider booking an AirBnb instead of a hotel. With a huge selection of AirBnbs available in the city (plenty of which offer the whole space rather than just a room) you can find the perfect city break hideaway while keeping costs down.
If you are celebrating a special occasion and looking for a luxury romantic break, there are plenty of 4 and 5 star hotels offering exactly that. From relaxing Spa breaks to elegant dining experiences, you can personalise your romantic London break to whatever suits you as a couple.
Like every major city, Manchester has its fair share of hotels which are ideal for romantic trips away. Take a dip into the infinity pool and enjoy a cocktail while soaking up the Manchester views at the King Street Townhouse. Alternatively, just over an hour drive out from Manchester, you can enjoy beautiful countryside views with michelin star dining at Northcote Country Hotel. With a range of dining experiences and menus available, this getaway is ideal if you or your partner enjoy high quality food without the worry of pretentious surroundings.
Enjoy everything Manchester has to offer with an array of tourist attractions. Walk along the canals, Victorian era buildings and even a Roman fort at Castlefield or indulge in a touch of history at the Manchester Art Gallery. Whatever your tastes, Manchester offers all the appeal of London just on a slightly smaller scale.
Head even further up north than Manchester to the Scottish wonder of Glasgow. Full of traditional and modern attractions, Glasgow offers the perfect romantic break for those looking for a getaway outside of a major city like London. Begin your break with breakfast delivered straight to your door with the quaint Hyndland Cafe before taking a step back into history with numerous attractions including visiting the bones of St. Valentines and Glasgow Cathedral.
If you are looking for a more lively romantic break, visit Glasgow's liveliest street - Ashton Lane. With great cosy eateries and plenty of beer to go around, you can enjoy Glasgow with your loved on whilst also enjoying some true Scottish beer and food.
Wales is the ideal getaway for those who enjoy escaping into nature. With two iconic national parks (Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia) within driving distance of Cardiff, this port town is a beautifully scenic escape. Enjoy adventure closer to the Welsh capital and with an afternoon at the Cardiff Ski and Snowboard Centre or explore history with an abundance of castles including Firing Line Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Solder. The Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Bay and the National Museum Cardiff are just a handful of activity options available for couples looking to enjoy a weekend away surrounded by unbelievable beauty blended with the buzz of a bigger city.
Enjoys the wonders of the West Midlands with a weekend in the bountiful Birmingham. Enjoy shopping around the Bullring shopping centre and grand central station before exploring the National Sea Life Centre, followed by Birmingham's iconic jewellery quarter before finishing off with romantic canal-side drinks in Brindley Place. Birmingham is the perfect destination for both day trips and weekend breaks destination with its multitude of activities and restaurants to cater for every taste. Enjoy a luxury, contemporary chinese dining experience with the fully immersive TATTU, or travel out of the centre and take a stroll through the Victorian Botanical Gardens. With a large collection of hotels throughout the centre and the outskirts, you can enjoy a complete weekend without having to venture far from the centre.
If you are visiting one of the above cities as part of a romantic break away, be sure to visit one of our stores and complete your trip with a keepsake! Mark a special occasion with one of our diamond pendants or pick up a beautiful pair of diamond studs to accompany an outfit for a romantic meal out.