Here's why you should take your Valentine to the Lakes

Not long now, Valentine’s Day is in a week! Have you left it last minute and don’t want to fall back on the cliche flowers and chocolate?

The Lake District consistently tops polls as the most romantic destination in the UK, whether you visit for a day trip or weekend break, it is sure to be a romantic success, here’s why….

Plenty of perfect picnic spots

Peace, relaxation, stunning views and delicious food are all things we want from a romantic day, right? The Lake District is full of truly idyllic viewpoints perfect for a picnic. Not only are you spoilt for choice with the surrounding scenery, the Lakes is also known for its fantastic selection of local food and drink, so you can fill your picnic basket with delectable goodies! To name a few, why not pack a beer or two from Hawkshead Brewery, along with some Cartmel Cheese and Hawkshead relish?

Spectacular scenery will help you disconnect online to connect with one another

Many of us are all guilty of it - spending too much time online! The Lake District is the a great place to turn off your mobile phones and spend some quality time with your loved one, without distraction (on some fells you won’t have signal anyway!). Plus, the natural beauty of the jagged mountain ridges, rolling green fields and reflective lakes are sure to add extra sparkle to your day.

You can make it memorable with new experiences

Making happy memories with the ones you love always strengthens relationships. There is no better way to do this than trying something new! There are so many fantastic experiences to be had here - many of which, you may never of even considered. You could book a cruise on Lake Windermere with Windermere Lake Cruises, enjoy afternoon tea one of the many stunning Lake District hotels, book in for a spa treatment, attempt a high ropes course at Go Ape or Tree Top Trek or even take a tour of the Lake District with Mountain Goat. The opportunities are endless…

View our Hotels and Attractions pages for ideas and links to book your romantic getaway.

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