Top UK Valentine's Travel Hot Spots

Thursday 9, February 2012


Top UK Valentine's Travel Hot Spots


Last year, British consumers spent GBP 334.3m on Valentine's Day gifts, with around half the total population buying something for someone in the run up to February 14th.


Women spend more on cards than men (80% of all sales) and men buy more flowers than women (70% of sales). We’re not the only romantic fools- the tradition of sending cards and gifts on Valentine’s Day is shared by the USA,  Canada,  Mexico,  France,  Belgium and Australia. 


Of course, things have come a long way since the days of St Valentine (a priest who served during the third century in Rome). According to Google last year, Liverpool was the most romantic city, with the local population beating London 3-1 for online searches along the lines of "red roses" and "romantic restaurants". 


Loved up or not, you’re never far away from a ‘hot-spot’ in the UK. (who sell personalised Valentine’s cards online) have put together the top 10 best places to secure cupid’s attention this year


1. Shag Point (Devon)

2. Love Green (Buckinghamshire)

3. Hearts Delight (Kent)

4. Loves Green (Essex)

5. Cupid’s Hill (Monmouthshire)

6. Lover (Wiltshire)

7. Loverstone (Isle of Wight)

8. Truelove (Devon)

9. Ishag Glen (Stirling)

10. Sweetheart Abbey (Dumfries) 


Just stay away from Break Heart Hill if you can, there are  two of them, one in Gloucestershire, one in Dorset! Data collected by



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