Five to try: Romantic spots

Cornwall could be described as somewhat of a flirt. It captures the heart of everybody that visits and ignites a passionate love affair that lasts a lifetime. So take advantage of Cornwall’s skills for seduction and head to one of these romantic spots... Cornwall sets the scene so all you have to do is find your Valentine!

Tintagel Castle - Tintagel
This place has all the ingredients for love and romance; with its dramatic legends of chivalrous knights, Arthur and Guinevere, and Lancelot… But it’s not just the tales from the past. A walk down the valley to the coast reveals rugged cliffs and hidden caves, plus an ever-changing seascape. A walk eastward along the spectacular South West Coast Path will bring you to Rocky Valley where waterfalls plunge into the sea and further up the valley, St Nectans Glen is a wonderland of water and greenery.

Lusty Glaze Beach - Newquay
We could have picked any one of Cornwall’s beaches and declared them a romantic spot because quite frankly anywhere with glistening sand and crashing waves has the capacity to send couples starry-eyed, but with a name like Lusty Glaze this north coast beach, which is kissing distance from Newquay, has got to be a love highlight. As a unique venue for weddings, the beautiful horseshoe shaped private cove has seen its fair share of romance and for couples that prefer to show their love in less traditional ways, the beach is also renowned for its adventure activities – surely there’s no better way to say ‘I love you’ than on the Lusty 750ft zip wire!

St Michaels Mount - Marazion
This iconic Island has provided the backdrop to countless special moments and has been named one the top places in the country to pop the question, so loved up couples looking for the ultimate romance can’t go wrong by heading to St Michael’s Mount. Cross the causeway where a legendary giant once walked, follow the footsteps of pilgrims or boat hop to an island where modern life meets layers of history. Time it right and catch the evocative castle drenched in the glow of a stunning sunset and end your heart filled experience with a glass of Cornish bubbly in one of Marazion’s many fantastic restaurants that share a picture postcard view of the magical Mount.

St Just in Roseland - Roseland Peninsula
St. Just-in-Roseland Church outside St Mawes has been described as one of the most beautiful churches in the UK, set amid sub tropical gardens on the edge of the Fal Estuary. The perfect place to make a proposal and with a magical ‘yes’ ringing in the air, why not take a walk along the beautiful River Fal and take your pick of the Roseland’s amazing restaurants and indulgent hotels to celebrate and ‘talk weddings’ into the small hours.

Daphne du Maurier Country - Fowey
If you’re looking for romantic literature based in Cornwall, the best place to start is with Daphne Du Maurier. The writer lived in and around Fowey and based several stories in the area, not least The Loving Spirit and Rebecca. Walk the narrow streets she walked and journey up river on a boat trip to explore the wooded valleys beloved by not just her but also Kenneth Grahame, author of Wind in the Willows. In the evening, sit in a riverside restaurant and enjoy a meal looking out across the water, what could be more romantic?

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