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Experience the Romantic Lake District this Valentines

Travelogue Entry
Tags: accommodation, hotels, valentines
City: Keswick, United Kingdom
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Once Christmas is over it’s time to think about and look forward to planning a Valentines get away.

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what destination to choose should be high on the agenda.

A destination sure to appeal to both parties is the Lake District. The peacefulness and tranquillity of the lakes and hills provide a romantic setting to rival any. With a choice of romantic places to stay as well, you are sure to find the ultimate romantic break. Year after year magazine polls rate the Lake District as the top romantic destination for a Valentine’s break and it’s no hard to understand why. And that’s not to mention the Lake District being listed in National Geographic’s 50 Places to a Lifetime list.

Many hotels in the Lake District offer special Valentine’s breaks which can be anything from a romantic meal in their restaurant to 2 or 3 night Valentine’s breaks including dinner, champagne, flowers and even optional extras such as private use of a hot tub or pre-theatre tickets to add just that something else special.

For walkers, what better activity on Valentine’s Day then the two of you going up one of the many fells. Once at the top, it’s just the tow of you and miles of spectacular Lakeland landscapes. When back at the hotel, which is sure to have a roaring open fire, you can cosy up and await a truly romantic dinner for two. The cuisine in Lake District hotels never fails to disappoint.

Even though all the lakes in the Lake District are beautiful, Ullswater and Derwentwater are two that truly enchant. Not only are they surrounded by some of the highest fells in the Lake District but you can even experience and take in the view from the water. Ullswater Steamers and the Keswick Launch operate boat trips up and down the lakes which never fail to create that romantic mood.

To further illustrate and confirm the status of the Lake District as a romantic destination, no one need look any further that the pros of Wordsworth. Artists and writers take their inspiration from their surrounding and none more so than when Wordsworth wrote “ I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”. Just reading the first verse and you are transported straight to the Lake District;

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Those with a head for adventure couldn’t choose a better location either. If leisurely strolls and boat rides aren’t your thing, then the Lake District is the number one destination for thrill seekers and outward bound enthusiasts. Whether you’re in to climbing, abseiling or mountain biking, the Lake District will still create alternative Valentines breaks when coupled with a stay in one of the Lake District hotels.

For a destination that is sure to offer everything and more expected from a Valentine’s break, choose the Lake District.