Are looking for some inspiration on where to take a date in the south of England? From Kent in the east to Cornwall in the west, this part of England has a wealth of breathtakingly beautiful places that make perfect date locations. If you are looking for hillside views and ocean panoramas, the natural wonders of this part of the country will not leave you disappointed.
There are also a wealth of different activities for you to do while in these beautiful places, from a cliff railway to a landscape photography course. The scenic places on this list are sure to get you and your date in the mood for romance and to help you secure that all-important next date.
1. Enjoy the historic beauty spot of Devil’s Dyke
2. Visit Beachy Head for dramatic seaside views
Beachy Head is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, perfect for a refreshing romantic walk in the sea breeze.
3. See breathtaking views across Plymouth Sound from The Hoe
Take your date to The Plymouth Hoe to cuddle up and enjoy the view of this eye-catching natural harbor. Why not take a bottle of wine or a thermos of tea to keep you refreshed while you enjoy the view at your leisure?
4. Enjoy views of granite tors and sweeping moorland on Dartmoor
Take your date just 30 minutes out of the city of Exeter for a pub lunch amongst stunning Dartmoor scenery. Maybe you will be lucky enough to see one of the famous Dartmoor ponies.
5. Take in coastal panoramas from the top of the British Airways i360 in Brighton
Enjoy the 360 degree views that the land has to offer from the top of the recently opened British Airways i360 observation tower in Brighton. And then go for fish and chips – you are at the seaside after all!
6. Take a cycle ride with beautiful views of the New Forest
Headistbury Head Nature Reserve’s cycle paths afford views of the New Forest that are sure to impress your date. Only a short drive from Bournemouth, this coastal gem is not to be missed.
7. Take a tree-top adventure through the spectacular new forest
Impress your date with your bravery by tackling tree-top zip wires at Go Ape Tree Top Adventure. You only have to hope your date won’t be too scared to notice the fantastic views!
8. Enjoy breathtaking scenery from the Babbacombe Cliff Railway
Why not treat your date to a trip on the Babbacombe Cliff Railway? The views of Lyme Bay from the top station and beautiful Oddicombe Beach at the bottom are sure to impress. The railway can be easily reached from Torquay.
9. Go on a coastal walk from idyllic Maidencombe Beach
Take some time out at a quiet spot on the English Riveria at Maidencombe Beach and then why not enjoy the views from the well-signposted cliff top walk.
10. Take a river tour along the River Stour in Canterbury
Want to spoil a date in Canterbury? Canterbury Historic River Tours will do the trick, offering views of the city’s impressive architecture and the beautiful waterway.
11. Picnic in Mount Ephraim Gardens overlooking the Swale Estuary
The views of the Swale Estuary from Mount Ephraim Gardens can only be described as magnificent. It’s a perfect spot for a picnic!
12. Walk the heritage trail at Whitehorse Wood Country Park
The beautiful views of the vale of Holmesdale from Whitehorse Wood Country Park will provide the perfect backdrop for you and your date. And all only a short drive away from Maidstone.
13. Stroll among the flowers at Goodnestone Park Gardens
An oasis of natural beauty Goodnestone Park Gardens is sure to appeal to your nature-loving date. Get lost in the walkways and if your date goes well, you can even get married there!
14. Go on a picturesque drive through the Cotswolds
Your date can admire the views of rolling hills and quaint honey-colored limestone villages as you pass through the beautiful Cotswolds on a truly memorable drive.
15. Enjoy the natural beauty of The Royal Forest of Dean
The spectacular scenery of the ancient woodland of The Royal Forest of Dean will be a real treat for your nature-loving date. There are many woodland paths to explore.
16. Take a guided tour of Clifton Suspension Bridge
This world-famous Bristol landmark built by Brunel has incredible views over the Avon Gorge below. Take your date on a guided tour to really make the most of your experience.
17. Climb Cabot Tower
Bristol’s Cabot Tower has fantastic views from the top. You and your date will enjoy beautiful views over the city and the harborside. The tower is set in gorgeous parkland, which makes for a delightful post-climb stroll.
18. Enjoy a pub lunch with a view
You and your date will enjoy lunch with a view from Dundry Inn, a pub just outside Bristol. Take a walk on Dundry Hill to enjoy more views and to help your lunch go down.
19. Explore Dolebury Warren
Enjoy spectacular views across North Somerset and the Mendips from Dolebury Warren. It is an ideal spot for you and your date to take a selfie to remember the experience by!
20. Take an open top bus tour at Sand Bay
Only a short drive from Bristol, you and your date can see for miles along the long, flat beach at Sandy Bay. Follow up the tour with a visit to Sandy Bay Tea Rooms to round out the date nicely.
21. Swim under a truly unique landmark at Durdle Door
Part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Durdle Door is only a short swim away from the shore, making it a perfect date for a more adventurous couple. You can also enjoy the view from the beach.
22. Enjoy natural and city views from Hampstead Heath
An oasis of beauty and calm, it is hard to believe that Hampstead Heath is only a stone’s throw from the capital… that is until you see the incredible views of the London skyline from Parliament Hill.
23. Walk the pier at Southend-on-sea
The pier at Southend-on-sea is the longest in the world, so it is no surprise that the views from the end are so impressive. You can see along the coast for miles!
24. Camp in Epping Forest
Conveniently located near London, Debden House Campsite is set in a beautiful location within the ancient woodland of Epping Forest. You and your date will be grateful for the opportunity to sleep beneath the stars in this special part of the South of England.
25. Take in the view from the top of the Shard
The Shard’s viewing platform offers truly beautiful views of the city of London and its surrounding countryside. Enjoy the spectacular beauty of a sunset from one of the many restaurants and bars up there.
26. Visit Wiltshire’s White Horses
Take your date on an exciting adventure to photograph each of the Wiltshire’s White Horses and then make a photo montage of these unique artworks set within beautiful scenery. It will be a lovely memory of your date.
27. Brush up on your landscape photography skills
To ensure you and your date capture the best memories of your dates to beautiful place, take a photography tour with a workshop like Light & Land Photography Tour. Learning new skills together will be a fun and rewarding experience.
28. Cycle the Isle of Wight coast
Escape to nature by taking a ferry to the Isle of Wight and renting bikes. You and your date can cycle the perimeter of the island, enjoying the wonderful coastal views all day.
29. Enjoy the coastline of Hayling Island
Whether you fancy having a go at windsurfing and swimming or you would rather go for a leisurely stroll, the beautiful beaches of Hayling Island will provide a gorgeous setting.
30. Walk out to St Michael’s Mount
The small tidal island of St Michael’s Mount in Mount’s Bay, Cornwall really is a sight to behold. The rocky outcrop, reached from the mainland by a granite causeway, is home to an ancient castle with sub-tropical gardens.
Image Source: 1. via nationaltrust.org.uk; 2. via beachyhead.org.uk; 3. via visitplymouth.co.uk; 4. via natureflip.com; 5. via britishairwaysi360.com; 6. via uk.pinterest.com; 7. via dailymail.co.uk; 8. via babbacombecliffrailway.co.uk; 9. via torquay.com; 10. via transitionstourbridge.wordpress.com; 11. via mountephraimgardens.co.uk; 12. via geograph.org.uk; 13. via mulberrycottages.com; 14. via cotswoldsaonb.org.uk; 15. via penarthramblers.wordpress.com; 16. via cliftonbridge.org.uk; 17. via youtube.com; 18. via visitbristol.co.uk; 19. via litehikersblog.blogspot.co.uk; 20. via ruthl.wordpress.com; 21. via visit-dorset.com; 22. via mydestinationunknown.com; 23. via roughguides.com; 24. via debdenhouse.com; 25. via theviewfromtheshard.com; 26. via visitwiltshire.co.uk; 27. via lightandland.co.uk; 28. via visitisleofwight.co.uk; 29. via aleksan.wordpress.com; 30. via bestdaysoutcornwall.co.uk
Featured photo credit: Unknown via roughguides.com
|||^||Moors Valley: Planning Your Visit Go Ape Tree Top Adventure|