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The most unique romantic things to do in the UK

Now, we hate to break it to you but flowers and chocolates were so last years. If you want to impress your loved one, then you need to give them something that will at least grab their attention long enough that they can look away from their phone.

We want you to make the most of your weekend - after all that is our ethos. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best unique romantic experiences in the UK. Plus, with a whole host of fairytale locations right here in the UK, you won’t even need to travel far. So, skip the teddy bears and wave goodbye to red roses and instead book a last-minute romantic break away. Life’s better when you’re spontaneous.

Sleep in a treehouse!

Best for: your boyfriend

Boys will always be boys and when it comes to romantic ideas, spending time in a treehouse will always go down well. After all, it was probably their childhood dream. Why not checkout Buzzard Treehouse in Devon's South Hams District? As well as a fantastic getaway for two, you’ll also enjoy a hot tub and free wifi - so don’t forget to take those insta-worthy pics. After a day of exploring the local area, why not share a bottle of wine in the premium outside terrace? Plus, if the weather isn’t on your side cosy up in the snug living room.

Sleep in a yurt!

Best for: those who aren't official yet

So your nan might not understand what ‘seeing someone’ means but we do. Just because you’re not FB official doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a little romance and these fun date ideas will create memories that last a lifetime.

In North Yorkshire you can find a real gem,
Goldfinch Yurt
in Askrigg. Not only is it pet-friendly, but there’s an hot tub! Plus, when the morning sun rises, why not surprise your other half with breakfast in bed? With views of such beautiful surroundings, romance will definitely be in the air.

Dine in a Michelin Star restaurant!

Best for: your girlfriend

Every girl likes to be wined and dined and there’s no better treat than a delicious meal at a Michelin Star restaurant. Opt for city chic and venture into the UK’s capital for a taste unlike any other. Alternatively, take a break in the countryside and discover impeccable food and stellar presentation. Well-known for its foodie hotspots, Cumbria boasts. Or alternatively enjoy a romantic weekend in one of the Cotswolds pretty villages. Afterwards, head back to your holiday home and pop open that fizz!

See a play under the stars

Best for: the hopeless romantics

Everyone loves the theatre but take your date to the next level and watch a performance in the open air. While you may want to pray that Britain’s weather is on your side, this is the ideal summer date idea. Located in London’s Regent Park, take your place in the 1240-seat auditorium and enjoy shows including contemporary comedy and musicals. Plus, why not make an evening of it and take a summer hamper (with fizz) to enjoy on the lawn? With fairy lights twinkling through the trees, this is set to be one magical evening.

Go to England's oldest pub

Best for: a first date

Need a little dutch courage for your first date? Heading to the pub is your answer. But why not make it a little more special and go to the oldest pub in the country? Okay, so there might be more than one that claims to hold this status but it guarantees a good time. Built into a cave under Nottingham Castle, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem also boasts a chair that is said to boost fertility - so be careful where you sit! Another pub which claims to be the oldest in England is Nottingham’s Ye Olde Salutation Inn. So what are you waiting for? Plan a trip to Nottinghamshire to try them both!

Enjoy a horseback ride

Best for: relighting that spark

Taking your loved one horseback riding is not only fun but can be incredibly romantic. The perfect date for a special occasion, or when you simply want to get away, the experience of being outdoors together is sure to impress. Whether you opt for a country hack or a beachside trail, a horseback ride will allow you to spend quality time with each other. Some of the best horseback riding destinations in the UK are in the Lake District or Brecon Beacons.

Take a ride in a helicopter!

Best for: the newly weds

If you’re searching for a present that will blow your partner of their feet then you need to look higher than anywhere else… With rides taking place all over the UK, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice.

Ride a hot air balloon!

Best for: a proposal

For you and your loved one to share in a region near you. As well as the experience, you’ll receive a personalised flight certificate and a champagne toast (perfect for showing off on social media!). A unique and inspirational activity, this is sure to leave your loved one speechless. And, men, if you’re thinking of popping the question this is a proposal idea in the UK. Why not check our the Bristol Balloon Fiesta for a memorable experience?