If you know where to look, the UK offers more than its share of destinations on offer for couples. If you’re planning a getaway, whether it’s for a weekend or for longer, you’ll want to consider some of the major getaway locations – as well as a few unearthed gems.

Romantic Getaway Ideas


The Scottish capital provides no shortage of cobbled streets to explore, as well as bars, theatres, and culture. Edinburgh Castle is a must-visit, with its hilltop location providing spectacular views of the surrounding city and countryside. There’s also a world-class zoo to explore, with more than a thousand different animals on display.

But these are just the major components of the trip; the historic parts of the city can be explored via a series of smaller attractions, like the Edinburgh Dungeon and the National Galleries, which are as spectacular on the outside as they are inside.


London is among the country’s – and the world’s – premier tourist destinations. There’s more to see and do in the capital than you can hope to fit into a month, let alone a single weekend. As such, you’ll want to plan ahead and make sure that you can easily do all of the things that you’d like. Popular sites like the London Eye and the Natural History Museum are going to be thronged with tourists during peak hours, so you might venture to more obscure parts of the city.

Before you head into the capital, it’s worth investigating what events are going to be happening during your stay. In London, there’s almost always something going on – and you might find that there’s a unique opportunity to enjoy yourself, and to explore the vibrant and bustling city culture.


Best known for its historic and world-renowned university, Cambridge offers a wealth of stunning landscapes and architecture, just a stone’s throw from London. You might take a leisurely stroll along the canals and the River Cam, taking stock of the amazing bridges along the way. Or you might go punting, instead.

Lake District

When it comes to spectacular scenery, it’s difficult to beat the Lake District. The place has a relatively central location, too, meaning that wherever you are in the country, you can access it via the M6. There are plenty of adventures to go on in this part of the country, making it perfect for campervan trips. Just make sure that you’ve got the relevant insurance before you set out.


Bath is among the best-preserved historic cities in the country, with plenty of Roman heritage on display throughout. Sightseers might take a horse-drawn carriage through the city, and catch a glimpse of many of the more interesting destinations in a single day.