The UK is a bucket list destination for a lot of people. There is a lot of history and culture for such a small island, with such a lot to see. For us in the US, it is a long haul destination that you will want to do at least once in your life. You could go with a group of friends, but the more likely is going with your other half. Here is a breakdown of some of the best destinations to visit as a couple.

London

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London just had to be on the list. You can’t visit the UK and not take a trip to the capital city. There are a wealth of sites that you just have to see. Having brunch at the Shard or the Duck and Waffle is perfect for couples. Then touring the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the Tower of London would all be great options. Then there is the shopping. Bond Street and Oxford Street are the places that you want for the best shopping. Knightsbridge, the home of Harrods, has to be on the list of things to do too. Then the two of you could catch a West End show to finish off the trip. London is certainly a great option for couples.

Blackpool

If you are looking for something a little different, then look no further than Blackpool. It is in the north of England, so the best place to fly to would be Manchester. There are a lot of things to do there; that make it the perfect place for the two of you to visit. You are right by the beach in Blackpool so can enjoy some time there and on the pier. There are a lot of amusements and arcades on the pier that will make an afternoon fun. There is the Blackpool Pleasure Beach, which is a huge theme park. So if you are both adrenalin junkies, then a trip to the Pleasure Beach is a must. You can even visit the Blackpool ballrooms when you are there and take a trip up the Blackpool Tower. Who needs Paris when you can have holidays in Blackpool?

The Lake District

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If you are nature lovers, then you can’t get much better than the lake district. Again, this is in the north of England. You will want to hire a car, as a lot of the villages are a little off the beaten track. Take your walking shoes and enjoy the glorious walking routes and hills. You could even hire a boat and take it out on one of the lakes. Staying in a cabin is a great idea too; a perfect romantic getaway.

Edinburgh

If you wanted to visit Scotland, then Edinburgh is a must. With the cobbled streets and the castle, it is picturesque and steeped in history. There are great restaurants and bars, and great shopping too. You could visit the zoo and some museums too. Just be warned, the weather in Scotland isn’t always the best. So wrap up warm and take your waterproofs!

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