Escape from it all and treat yourself to the romantic break you deserve. It doesn’t have to cost a small fortune either; since The UK boasts an abundance of hidden gems to for you to explore on a budget, from bustling historic market towns to the rolling countryside and areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Romance can be right on your doorstep. Relax, recharge and make amazing memories together at one of these four romantic locations.
Home to the prestigious Oxford University, it comes as no surprise that this beautiful city has many stories to tell and a charming history to discover. Before you lose yourself along the city’s cobbled streets, spend some time admiring Oxford’s superb architecture and have a wander around its many galleries and museums. Highlights include Modern Art Oxford (at Pembroke Street) and the Ashmolean Museum (at Beaumont Street), which are both free to visit.
Alternatively, if the weather’s good, pack a picnic and take a stroll to Port Meadow. It’s worth making the 15-minute walk from the city centre to the 30-heactre meadow for its picture-perfect views and exquisite skyline.
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If the great outdoors is calling you, pack a rucksack, make tracks for Inverness and explore the vast and dramatic landscapes that the Highlands has to offer. Even away from the city’s delights – the museums, galleries and shopping – there’s so much to discover, and it doesn’t have to cost you a penny.
Inverness is only a stone’s throw away from Loch Ness. Take a trip to see for yourself if the legendary tales of lake monsters are true. Situated on the shore of Loch Ness is the majestic Urquhart Castle – a fitting setting for a romantic getaway. Admire and absorb the castle’s fascinating history, while enjoying the spectacular views of one of Scotland’s most famous lochs.
You can also access the scenic 60-mile Caledonian Canal from Inverness, which promises beautiful walks or bike rides for you and your partner.
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Edinburgh is a city like no other, and makes for an amazing place to visit on any romantic getaway. While it is undeniably beautiful and packed with history, Edinburgh is also a vibrant 21st-century city that balances big-name shopping and exciting dining with a thriving cultural scene. And best of all, it’s a city that can be fully-appreciated even when on a budget.
First stop, head to Calton Hill. It’s the perfect spot to watch the world go by and soak up some of the city’s loveliest sights, including Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat. If you’re brave enough (and have remembered to pack comfy footwear) Arthur’s Seat is a great climb that offers unspoilt panoramic views of the Scottish capital and beyond.
To learn more about what’s shaped Edinburgh into the city is today, experience the Scottish National Gallery and the National Museum of Scotland – they’re both free to visit.
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If seaside locations are more your style, Brighton on a budget won’t disappoint. You can venture down its iconic pier, a Grade II-listed structure with a history that spans 100 years, and take in the bright lights hand-in-hand with your partner – a dreamy scene of fairground rides, rollercoasters and arcade fun. If you’re visiting during the colder months, be sure to wrap up warm.
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