England For Romantics
Contrary to popular belief, the senior age is the best time for a great, utterly romantic holiday. Depending on our preferences and abilities, England is full of interesting spots that cater to every whim and wish of senior travelers who’d like to spark up the romance during their trip. Here’s a selection of some of the most romantic locations on the English soil, their extraordinary beauty and serene atmosphere inviting all sorts of romance.
The Lake District The classic location of the Lake District offers great holiday options for those who seek relaxation in its beautiful natural surroundings. The small city of Ambleside and its vicinity offer some unforgettable sights, such as the picturesque town of Grasmere, an easy walk along the Loughrigg Terrace, or the lovely Wray Castle with its glistening lake. The lake of Windermere is a great choice as well – take a steam boat ride and walk along the nearby paths to ensure a quiet holiday that will bring you closer to nature. Take a scenic ride on the Ravensglass miniature railway or, if you’re an aquatic couple, enjoy a boat trip over Kirkstone pass to Ullswater, a lake famous for its stunning beauty.
The Jurassic Coast Another great spot to visit for a quiet holiday is the Jurassic Coast. Famous for its rocky shores, picturesque beaches and wonderful sights, the Jurassic Coast will prove a truly romantic holiday destination. To spark up the romance, we recommend heading to Charmouth for some fossil hunting adventure, or to the utterly beautiful Island of Purbeck. It’s here that you can take a great tour around the isle, visiting the marvelous city of Corfe with its captivating medieval castle ruins. Here you can also enjoy some amazing views across the Purback landscape to the sea. To finish off the day, relax in the town of Wareham – once a significant port in Middle Ages, now offers some delightful views. Have a meal at the quayside and enjoy the island’s serene atmosphere.
City of Brighton A classic summer retreat, the seaside town of Brighton is a top destination for a quiet holiday for two. It might sound unusual, but watching the multicolored sea creatures at the Brighton Sea Life Centre is in itself quite a lovely experience. For a relaxing walk head to the exotic Royal Pavilion and its quiet gardens – the building’s original architecture is simply breathtaking. Walking hand in hand along the famous promenade adorned with dozens of cozy cafes or having your afternoon tea in tearooms adjacent to the magnificent and exotic Royal Pavilion are probably the most romantic ways to spend a holiday on the English seaside.
The Sherwood Pine Forest Park Deep in Nottinghamshire, you’ll find a jewel of nature – the Sherwood Pine Forest Park, famous for its link with the figure of Robin Hood. The sheer beauty of the forest makes it a great spot for cycling or walking all day long. Follow the Dragonfly or the Nightjar trail to discover some of the forest’s oldest trees, or a picturesque Dragonfly pond – all the while breathing in the refreshing scent of the pine trees. A great option for accommodation could be a log cabin hidden among the trees of the forest – built to provide all comforts on a trip, while offering a possibility of a truly romantic getaway.
Sophia Beirne Author bio: Sophia is an experienced traveller and an expert on British history and customs. Currently, she writes articles for sevenspots.co.uk, a website gathering all the interesting places in England.