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If you’re looking for romantic places in the Lake District, you’re not going to struggle finding any! The landscapes of the Lakes have inspired writers, poets and artists for many years and played a large role in the early Romanticism movement in England. Tourists have been visiting for centuries, seeking out picturesque, beautiful and secluded places to enjoy with loved ones. Take a look at our list below to see some of our favourite romantic places in the Lake District.
There’s something really quaint and lovely about the name Darling Fell. This pretty place name matches the stunning views on offer from here. Head up to the top of the fell and look back on Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere and marvel at the beautiful landscapes with your loved one. If you’re new to fell walking, why not try a Guided Walking Adventure instead.
When it comes to romantic places in the Lake District, sometimes they can be overcrowded due to popularity. However, Ennderdale Water seems to have escaped the hustle and bustle and remains a lovely, secluded corner of the Lakes. Wander the shores and enjoy a romantic picnic, taking in the views and enjoying some peace & quiet.
Hawkshead village is a beautiful place to spend a few days with your loved one. The quaint, cobbled streets and historic buildings help transport you back in time to enjoy a break from today’s busy, modern lifestyles. Toss a coin in the well and make a wish, buy some sweet treats from the chocolate shop, or enjoy a drink in one of the four pubs on offer.
Grasmere is possibly one of the most romantic places in the Lake District. Once home to the famous poet William Wordsworth, the landscapes in this area inspired many of his works. Wordswoth once described Grasmere as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found.” You can visit his former home, Dove Cottage, or take a rowing boat out on the lake for the ultimate romantic experience. In addition, there’s a lovely beach on the south shore of the lake, perfect for picnics or paddling in warm weather. You could also keep an eye out for the resident red squirrels that live in the grounds of Allan Bank.
Another favorite place of Wordsworth was Gowbarrow Park by Ullswater. It was here that he first saw “a host of golden daffodils”. Visit between February and April to be in with a chance of seeing the daffodils yourself, or simply enjoy the lake views from Glencoyne Bay. Nearby Aira Force is also a lovely place to take a romantic stroll with your loved one. Wander through the woodland, looking out for woodpeckers along the way, then marvel at the beautiful waterfalls tumbling down into the river below. Take a look here at some other waterfalls you could visit while in the Lake District.
Take the road up past Ashness Bridge on the south-east shore of Derwentwater, passing over the traditional packhorse bridge as you go. At the top of the hill you can stop off at Surprise View – aptly named for the surprising, open vistas that await you, looking across the lake to the fells beyond. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic moment. Marvel at the sights and relish in the peace & quiet from your lookout spot high above the lake.