Ben Holbrook from www.driftwoodjournals.com takes us on a journey to the country’s best romantic getaways.
Itâ€™s difficult to really get to know someone whilst in your comfort zone, especially if you both live in the same city. And thereâ€™s only so much time you have available for your new flame during your normal working week. What you really need is a weekend of fun and intimate quality time, and what better way to do it than to escape to somewhere new, somewhere exciting, neutral. A place where you donâ€™t have to worry about bumping into people you know, a place where you can focus on nothing but each other. Thatâ€™s right, you need a romantic weekend! Here are a few excellent suggestions.
1. Camping in Cornwall â€“ Sun, Sea and Surf
What could be more romantic and fun than a camping trip in the UKâ€™s southern surf capital. The water is clean and the waves are big. You can rent a surfboard or two and take part in a surf lesson at Fistral beach, before taking a stroll along the golden sands, stopping only for a drink and a bite to eat at one of the famous pubs and cafes. And then, as the sunsets and the temperature drops, you can head back to your cosy little tent, aka â€œthe love nestâ€ and keep each other warm.
2. Hiking in the Scottish Highlands â€“ Cold Kisses and Warm Whisky
Thereâ€™s something incredibly romantic about Scotlandâ€™s blistering winds and misty moors. The burnt orange ferns setting the hills alight, contrasting against the mossy greens and starry skies. Stay in an ancient castle hotel, or rent a ramshackle little cottage and see in the days with hot toddies and log fires. Scotland is a seductive surprise not to be missed.
3. Music Madness in Manchester â€“ Slow Dance Magic
here is no better city on earth to visit if youâ€™re a music fanatic. With a wealth of musical heritage, live venues and clubs, Manchester is the place to go for loud music and quiet kisses. Donâ€™t worry, itâ€™s not all about rock and roll in Manchester, thereâ€™s definitely something for all musical tastes.
4. Candyfloss and Fun Fairs in Brighton â€“ Bright Lights and Flying Kites
On a warm summerâ€™s evening, with the neon horizon and soft ocean breeze, Brighton feels more like the Mediterranean Coast than the English Channel. Flocks of loved-up tourists walk the promenades, enjoying vintage sweets and nostalgic fairground games. Hailed as one of the UKâ€™s hippest and most vibrant alternative cities, Brighton is a must for any creative couple looking to indulge in some quality one-on-one time. Pack your skateboard and do as this quirky couple did, if you dare.
Video credit: #Sk8seeing – Brighton on a Skateboard by HotelClub Brighton
5. Good Food & Great Fun in London â€“ Sky High Smiles
Thereâ€™s always something new to do in London, even if both you and your love interest are London residents. As the saying goes, If youâ€™re tired of London, youâ€™re tired of life. Drop in to one of the famous theatre productions, dine at a restaurant with epic views over the River Thames, or take it easy with the hipsters at an edgy Shoreditch coffee shop. Your options are unlimited, and it wonâ€™t take long to work out whether your new relationship is the real deal.