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Revealed: these are the most romantic city breaks in the UK

A new study has ranked the best places for a couple’s weekend away

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Faima Bakar
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Have you sorted out your Valentine’s Day plans yet? Well, you better get thinking, as the big day is fast approaching. And if you’re in need of some inspiration? We may have just the thing.

A definitely-very-legit new study has just revealed the most city break destinations in the UK, and the results are pretty surprising. The researchers at luggage storage site Bounce took into account things like the number of romantic hotels, restaurants and activities.

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And *drumroll* please! The number-one spot went to Brighton, with a score of eight out of ten. The seaside town scored highly for its romantic restaurants, with a total of 149 establishments, and also affordability (averaging at £242 for a two-night stay).

Second place went to the city of York, with its array of charming old buildings and spectacular Gothic cathedral. Bath came third, scoring highly for its wide range of ‘couples’ attractions’, with a total of 101 things to do including spas, museums and beautiful city walks. 

Here’s the top ten in full:

1. Brighton, 8 out of 10

2. York, 7.69

3. Bath, 7.47

4. Canterbury, 6.95

5. Edinburgh, 6.63

6. Oxford, 6

7. Chester, 5.79

8. Manchester, 5.58

9. Lincoln, 5.58

10. Liverpool, 5.47

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