The Lake District has long been known as one of the most beautiful areas in England, making it popular with tourists and residents alike for all sorts of breaks and holidays from quick getaways to staycation.
Valentine’s Day is already a distant memory but with summer approaching, there’s no better time than now to enjoy a romantic getaway with your significant other enjoying the splendour of the lakes. Lake District romantic breaks are the perfect way to spend a long weekend with your significant other and spend some alone time together relaxing. Don’t believe us? Well, according to a recent poll by rental provider Snaptrip revealed that over 56% of Brits believe the Lake District to be one of the most romantic spots in the country.
Here are just some of the things you can see and do to really make the most of your romantic Lake District break.
By no means one of the more popular bodies of water in the are, Ennerdale Water is a hidden game located in the west of the Lake District. In order to reach this magnificent glacial lake, you’ll have to drive around most of the Lake District, but it is well worth the journey as its remote location makes it a blissful place to escape to, even when the rest of the Lake District area is flooded with tourists. If you need any more proof of this lake’s romantic credentials, then you’ll be pleased to hear that it just so happens to be the place where Bill Clinton proposed to his then-girlfriend Hillary.
Rydal Mount and Gardens
Once home to the renowned Lakeland poet and one time Poet Laureate of Britain, William Wordsworth, Rydal Mount and the surrounding gardens are now open for visitors to enjoy all year round. It’s easy to see why this spot is favoured by so many couples with its beautifully kept gardens. The property is also home to the study where Wordsworth wrote many of his most famous work, making it an unmissable day out for not only hopeless romantics but also lovers of poetry.
It’s safe to say that there are no shortage of breathtaking views in the Lakes, with plenty of different fells and walking routed for couples to explore. For a romantic outing that doesn’t involve too strenuous of a hike, it’s worth visiting Haystack fell, overlooking Buttermere. A personal favourite of famous fellwalker Alfred Wainwright, Haystacks offerings dramatic views that are worthy of a romance novel, without too much of a laborious climb.
Theatre by the Lake
For an altogether more relaxing way to spend your romantic break, head to the market town of Keswick. Set on the shores of Derwentwater, Theatre by the Lake is the perfect destination for a romantic night watching a play either in the venue’s 400-seat main house or more intimate 100-seat studio. To make a real event of the evening, you can head to one of Keswick’s many highly reviewed restaurants for some delicious food before enjoying a show.
Castlerigg Stone Circle
The ancient stone circle at Castlerigg gives off an air of magic and mystery. Having been erected thousands of years ago, the structure is one of the oldest stone circles in England. While it is popular with history buffs, it also makes for an incredibly beautiful place to visit, especially at sunrise and sunset. It is this stunning beauty and stillness that has made Castlerig stone circle a popular spot for proposals over the years, especially as it is easily accessible by foot from Keswick.