If you are looking for somewhere with fantastic food, enviable scenery and the perfect atmosphere for a romantic getaway then you will be hard pushed to find anywhere more fitting than the Lake District.
The Lake District really is the ultimate destination in the UK when it comes to spectacular scenery, with stunning views, lakes and the incredible natural beauty that surrounds you. If you don’t believe us, then consider the two centuries of painters and poets who have taken their inspiration from the stunning scenery of the region. However, getting a romantic break right means a little planning, so we’ve provided a few great tips here to help.
The perfect place to stay
The first part of planning any romantic getaway is finding the perfect accommodation, and once you have found that the rest of the pieces of the puzzle that makes up your romantic getaway should hopefully fall into place. A great accommodation choice should be one with superbly appointed rooms offering spectacular views, fantastic food and an atmosphere that just allows you to relax and enjoy the company of your other half.
Hotels like the Inn on The Square with its central location offer all of these fantastic facilities that will really help to make your stay special. It is certainly worth looking to see if they have any special packages that will help to make your stay even more romantic.
We simply can’t discuss a visit to the Lake District without talking about the activity that so many people visit the area for. That is, of course, the varied and stunning walking that you can enjoy all over the local area. Granted, a strenuous walk up the fells in the mud may not be everyone’s idea of a romantic activity to undertake with your other half but if you are both fond of the great outdoors then the views will certainly be worth it. Ask your hotel if they can pack you a picnic, with a flask of something hot to drink, or check if there are any local cafes who can help you with this. Remember to wrap up warm and then admire those stunning views sipping hot tea and eating your lunch. This is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle, spend time together and just enjoy life.
If you prefer your walking a little less strenuous then why not take a romantic walk around, or along, one of the many beautiful lakes that you will find in the area. Remember to plan your journey carefully so that there is a café or other eatery along the way with fantastic food – something the Lake District has in rather large supply.
There is something quite special about finding a great restaurant to eat an unrushed meal in during your romantic getaway. The Lake District has no shortage of incredible restaurants, in fact it is home to seven Michelin starred restaurants, so you are sure to find the perfect spot for an incredibly romantic meal. Whether you want somewhere that serves a great steak, a little Italian Bistro, a meal full of spice or to eat somewhere with incredible views this is one location that is bound to deliver. Surrounded as it is not only by wonderful views the Lake District is home to some incredible small farms and food producers who supply their products to local restaurants offering the perfect chance to dine out on locally created menus that are the true taste of the Lake District. The perfect accompaniment to any romantic break.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism