The 5 most romantic destinations in the UK

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Looking for your next couple’s getaway? No need to go very far to find the perfect destination when our backyard has so much to offer. We have made a list of our top 5 most romantic destinations in the UK, which are of course motorhome and campervan friendly.

Romantic destinations UK 

The Lake District

The Lake District probably needs no introduction. As one of the UK’s top destinations, its reputation precedes it. It comes as no surprise that this incredible landscape is the source of inspiration to some of Britain’s best-known romantic poets and authors. Designated a UNESCO world heritage site, the Lake District National Park is the most visited in the United Kingdom with 15.8 million annual visitors. However, don’t let this discourage you, as there is a very good reason this destination gets all the buzz. Not only does its vast extension mean you will never feel too crowded, but also there are so many different things to see and do, from cycling to stargazing, that everyone will without a doubt find something to please them. Pitching up in the lake district camping sites, or motorhome sites gives you the perfect freedom to roam across the UK’s most romantic valleys and peaks with your loved one. 

Where to camp in the Lake District

Although very tempting, wild camping in the lake district is not allowed, however, there is a large variety of campsites available to suit all vehicles. Here are some of our favourite and most romantic campervan and motorhome sites in the Lake District:

Kestrel Lodge (Skiddaw) - Sunset over the campsite.
Eskdale Campsite (Boot, Cumbria) - Incredibly pretty and tranquil.
Waterside House Campsite (Ullswater) - The clue is in the name, Waterside. 

Northumberland

Home to some of the most beautiful beaches which you can often have just to yourself, and one of the most remote regions in England. Northumberland is the perfect romantic getaway to have some peace and quiet and quality time with your other half. Vast expansions of wilderness with countless Northumberland Castles justling for attention. Let yourself be surrounded by the magic, and discover why this was the perfect setting for some of the Harry Potter films. Be sure to book a visit to Alnwick Castle to discover more.

When visiting Northumberland by Campervan or Motorhome, you can’t miss out on the Northumberland Coastal Route, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, where you will be able to drive along the coast and find there are some great spots to park up, pop the kettle on and just relax.

Not only that but Northumberland is also known for being one of the best places in the UK for stargazing, thanks to The Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, Europe’s largest area of protected sky and probably why this is one of the best romantic destinations in the UK.

Stargazing Northumberland

Where to camp in Northumberland

Starry nights, a burst of history and iconic landscape that’s begging to be explored, what could be more romantic? A trip by motorhome or campervan in Northumberland is, in our opinion, the best way to spend a romantic getaway in England.

Beadnell Bay Campsite - From £18 a night
Barn at Beal - Holy Island - From £15 a night
River Breamish Caravan Site - From £11 a night

Bath

Any home of Jane Austen immediately inspires romance, however, this is only a small part of why Bath is the perfect UK romantic destination. Its lovely parks, charming cobblestone streets, and iconic architecture are also the reason couples choose Bath for their romantic weekend getaway.
Did you know it is home to some of the oldest thermal hot springs, previously enjoyed by the Celts, Romans, Saxons and Georgians and are the constant thread throughout the history of Bath, which has now developed a wide variety of spas and wellness centres, often inspired if not constructed by the Romans.

For those of you who or history or architectural lovers, this is a must-visit destination. The City of Bath was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site (the only city in the UK). The Roman Baths played a critical role in that designation, but equally important were the city’s well-preserved examples of unique architecture.

Where to camp in Bath

You can find campsites as close as 2 miles from the centre, with convenient Park & Ride to the city centre. The two that stand out are:

Bath Marina and Caravan Park - 2 miles from centre - from £33
The Blackberrys - 3 miles from the centre - from £25

Edinburgh

The perfect city for a romantic weekend getaway, Scotland’s capital boasts some beautiful architecture, cobblestone streets and an awe-inspiring castle at the top of a dormant volcano. Can you think of anywhere quite like it?
This city takes you away from reality and brings you to a medieval time, full of enchanted castles, kings and queens and everlasting love, making it a perfect choice for a romantic weekend destination.

Looming over the city is the iconic Edinburgh Castle. Perched on Castle Rock, smack between the city’s Medieval old town and Georgian new town, the Castle is an integral part of Edinburgh’s identity. A former royal residence and military stronghold, the castle now forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage site and should top the list of attractions on your Edinburgh trip.

To truly appreciate this wonderful destination, why not aim high and challenge yourself to climb the peak of Arthur’s Seat. The walk itself isn’t too demanding and can be taken at your own rhythm, so you can stop and appreciate the views along the way. At the top, take some time to sit, gazing at the beautiful city far below.

Where to camp in Edinburgh

If you want to visit Edinburgh by campervan, it is now easier than ever thanks to the many campsites and caravan parks around the city.

Edinburgh Caravan Club Site - Ideal location - From £9 a night
Mortonhall Caravan & Camping Park - From £29 a night
Drummhor Camping Site - From £24 a night

The Peak Disrict

Reconnect with your loved one by visiting one of the UK’s most amazing destinations, the Peak district. Long walks and stunning scenery where you will be able to disconnect from hectic day to day life. The Peak District National Park is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic and afternoon walk, to finish the day with a nice cup of tea while getting warm again. The beauty of visiting by campervan or motorhome is you can keep the romantic theme going onto the evening, by opening a bottle of wine for your special occasion, and look up to the dark night sky and seeing it come alive with cosmic beauty.
The peak district is also one of the UK’s most cycle-friendly areas, so it’s a great idea to pack your vehicle with a bike rack and be ready to explore the day away on two wheels. All routes are on quiet roads, traffic-free trails and sections of the National Cycle Network, linking local sights and places to enjoy refreshments - everything needed for the perfect day out!

Where to camp in the Peak District

As mentioned, this is a fantastic place to visit by campervan or motorhome, so here are some of the best campsites with stunning views in the Peak District and Derbyshire.

Upper Hurst Farm - Hartington - From £28 a night.
Beech Croft Farm Caravan & Camping Park - From £26 a night.
North Lees Campsite - Stanage Edge - From £9 a nigh

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