Romantic Spring Breaks

March 26, 2013
Spring Breaks

Spring breaks are had in those wonderful moments when you realise that winter is finally over and you can start to relax a little. But without sounding too pessimistic, there may still be a need for a cosy log fire or wood burning stove to stave off the chilly evenings.

Whether you prefer an open fire or a wood burner, you will probably return from your sprint break thinking it would be great to have one of these at home next winter to prolong the romantic feeling. There are so many on offer though that choosing a fire or stove to suit your needs can be a minefield. To get a better idea, take a look at sites such as, where you will find a whole host of wood burning stoves to keep the cold at bay.

Spring breaks can be just as romantic as those taken in winter. The emergence of daffodils and tulips, spring lambs and chocolate heralds the start of a season full of promise. So where are the best places to enjoy this beautiful time of year with your loved one?

Here are a few ideas to whet your appetite.

The Highlands of Scotland provide some of the most romantic scenery in the UK. Fairytale castles, raging waterfalls and

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pretty lochs combine to make this a place to return to every spring. The area around Dunkeld and Pitlochry offers superb walking and photography, with the Tay Forest Park nearby. Returning to a cosy log fire for an afternoon tea will end the perfect day in style.

The Lake District
Searching for Wordsworth’s “host of golden daffodils” is a joy not to be missed if you take a spring break in the Lake District. Whether you prefer the pretty South Lakes or the more rugged scenery further north, Cumbria will not disappoint with a huge range of cottages, inns and guest houses in which to relax and rejuvenate.

Romantic Welsh castles such as Caernarfon and Conway are a must-see if you are heading to Wales for your break. Learn about Welsh heritage with more than 500 castles to visit, many of them still superbly preserved. As the Visit Wales website testifies: “Caernarfon Castle was the most expensive castle ever built by a king of England.” The stunning beaches of South Wales also attract visitors at all times of the year, and with a little luck, spring weather might just be kind to you.

The south-west
Devon and Cornwall are obvious choices for a break at any time of the year, and you can indulge yourself with an authentic cream tea overlooking a beautiful seaside vista. Just remember to put the clotted cream on first if you are in Devon, as this article from the Daily Mail explains about the rivalry between the two counties when it comes to assembly of cream tea ingredients!

But in whichever order the jam and clotted cream are added, there are plenty of romantic cliff top walks in both counties to counteract the calories.

Whatever your ideal spring break happens to be, the whole of the UK is at your disposal. So why not take advantage of the chance to enjoy warm days, with the cooler nights spent in front of a roaring fire with a well-deserved tipple. Perfect.



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