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Lake District revealed as the nation’s capital of romance

With the average cost of a UK wedding now at £25,000¹, newlyweds may be tempted to keep their feet firmly on home ground to manage costs after the big day. But they don’t have to go without a honeymoon, as a poll by last minute cottage provider, Snaptrip, has revealed that British holiday spots can feel just as romantic.
 
A poll of 1,000 Brits revealed that the Lake District (56%) takes the crown as the place most people would most like to go for a romantic break, followed by Cornwall (37%) and the Cotswolds (26%).
 
And we’re particularly keen on a romantic setting to get in the mood, with a lakefront or beach setting topping the list of romantic spots:
 
1.    A lakefront (23%)
2.    A beach (22%)
3.    The countryside (21%)
4.    A mountain (12%)
5.    A city (10%)
 
So, you have the location and setting down, but what about the getaway itself? Brits revealed the top ten activities or features which make them feel the most romantic:
 
1.    Romantic walk (47%)
2.    A meal out (46%)
3.    A romantic break (46%)
4.    Log fire (39%)
5.    Candles (27%)
6.    A thoughtful/personalised gift (27%)
7.    Flowers (24%)
8.    Four poster bed (22%)
9.    A meal in (22%)
10.  Alcohol (21%)
 
Looking closely at what couples think the best aphrodisiacs are whilst on holiday in the UK, it seems men and women have different ideas – over half (53%) of men said a lake view is most likely to inspire romance, while women gave a sunset (48%) the top spot.
 
Matt Fox, CEO at Snaptrip said: “Getting away from it all and spending quality time after a hectic wedding with your partner is really important. Going away on a romantic break can help create lifelong memories which add to the foundation of any relationship.
 
“It’s lovely to see British couples embracing the romantic destinations we have here on home soil, as we really are spoilt for choice when it comes to picturesque getaways!”
The independent survey of 1,040 UK adults, carried out February 2017 revealed:
 
Top 10 locations Brits would most like to go to for a romantic break:
1.    Lake District (54%)
2.    Cornwall (37%)
3.    Cotswolds (26%)
4.    Edinburgh (25%)
5.    Devon (24%)
6.    Bath (19%)
7.    Peak District (18%)
8.    Snowdonia (16%)
9.    Somerset (14%)
10.  Northumberland (11%)
 
Top 5 aphrodisiacs whilst on holiday in the UK with your partner:
1.    Lake view (51%)
2.    A sunset (47%)
3.    Country cabin (43%)
4.    Starry sky (41%)
5.    Warm sunny weather (36%)
 
About Snaptrip
Snaptrip is an online hub for last-minute UK cottage holidays. We specialise in making spontaneous, impulsive UK breaks possible by providing holiday cottages at a discounted rate for our members, working with trusted cottage providers to ensure the best possible quality.
 
The business was launched in May 2014, and offers holidaymakers the chance to save up to 60% on the cost of a cottage, lodge or apartment break throughout the UK. To date, it has saved 30,000 people (and 1,700 dogs – the majority of cottages are pet-friendly) £400,000 on accommodation costs. 
Miss Foxy

Ex-print journal lifestyle Editor who grew up and found digital! Loves her children, wellies, luxury and gin. Often found wandering around the countryside looking for gastro pubs to review and big comfy chairs by fires. Ventures into town occasionally and has a chameleon like ability to adapt to these surroundings. Passionate about family, life, love and equality. Ambassador for good old fashioned service and the British stiff upper lip.

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