King’s Lynn named as one of the 18 most romantic destinations

King's Lynn and the River Great Ouse seen from the West Lynn ferry steps. ''Looking through to King Staithe Square, Bank House and King's Lynn Minster ENGANL00120130509164703
King's Lynn and the River Great Ouse seen from the West Lynn ferry steps. ''Looking through to King Staithe Square, Bank House and King's Lynn Minster ENGANL00120130509164703
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If you want to woo your loved one this weekend forget the likes of London, Paris or Rome – just come here to Lynn instead.

Couples looking to celebrate Valentine’s Weekend are shunning the usual and overpriced cities in favour of “off the radar” destinations.

Lynn has been named in the top 18 towns and villages in the country which have seen a significant rise in enquiries for holiday rentals from romantics looking for a Valentine’s Day escape.

Research carried out by Tripadvisor’s company Holidaylettings has compiled the list following enquiries to the holiday rental website.

Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway, Mumbles, West Glamorgan and Horning on the Norfolk Broads also feature on the list alongside Lynn.

Chairman of the West Norfolk Tourism Forum Tess Gilder has welcomed the news and highlighted the town’s stunning historical quarter.

She said: “I am over the moon as Norfolk is a lovely place to come and have a holiday whether its families or romantic couples.

“For the more discerning person, there is so much to do in Lynn with the historical quarter with all the walks that are around here.

“The area around South Quay is beautiful and the Tuesday Market Place is fantastic.

“A lot of hotels around the area did very well last year and we are hoping for the same thing in 2016.”

Holidaylettings PR executive Jack Johnson said travellers have been looking for different locations in recent years to spend the Valentine’s weekend.

He said: “In recent years there’s been a growing trend for off-the-radar UK destinations for travellers.

“And while major UK cities continue to be as popular as ever, our statistics prove that travellers are starting to get the taste for exploring lesser-known holiday destinations, too.”

Scottish towns featuring on the list are: Cupar in Fife; Grantown-on-Spey, The Highlands; Newton Stewart; Boat of Garten, Caringorms; Newtonmore, Cairngorms; Banchory, Aberdeenshire.

English destinations are: Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District; Carnforth, Lancashire; Polperro, Cornwall; Catterick, Yorkshire; Horning; Ringwood, Hampshire; Paignton, Devon; and Lynn.

Welsh romantic destinations are: Trearddur Bay, Anglesey; Dolgellau, Snowdonia.