Durham is the MOST ROMANTIC City in the UK
The study uses a combination of ‘romance metrics’ to work out which UK towns and cities are the best for couples. These include the number of local restaurants where Google reviews mention the word ‘romantic’ (per capita); the number of hotels listed as ‘romantic’ and ‘for couples’ on TripAdvisor (out of total listings); and the number of Instagram posts where the #proposal is used in each location. To create the final ranking, researchers implemented a scoring system for each metric and ranked the locations accordingly.
Coming in first overall, and with the highest percentage of romantic restaurants and hotels- outranked other highly-preserved UK cities, including York (2nd), Lancaster (3rd), Oxford (4th), and Edinburgh (6th).
Top 20 Most Romantic Places in the UK & Their Scores