The Evening Standard, the dominant local evening paper in London and the fourth most-circulated daily newspaper in the UK picked 14 non-cliché travel destinations for Valentine’s Day.
The paper said that while many couples flock to Paris to celebrate their love in the city of, well, love, it has come up with a few alternatives.
“From the Scottish Highlands to hiking in Italy, here are 14 destinations to head to for Valentine’s Day that are just as romantic as Paris,” the paper said. “Whether you are partnered up or not, there is no doubt that people around the office will be getting flowers and chocolates – so why not get away for a mid-week trip?”
The paper recommended to “spend the day walking through the Plitvice Lakes in Croatia.”
“If magnificent scenery is your idea of romance, then spend the day walking through Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes. Base yourself in Zagreb for the weekend and take a day trip out to the lakes for some of the bluest water you will ever see. With spring around the corner, this is the perfect time of year to visit.”
Other non-cliché destinations include Finland’s Lapland; the west coast of Ireland; the Scottish Highlands; Tivoli Park in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana; Annecy in France; Arundel, a town on the edge of the Southdowns National Park in England; the fjords in Norway, Liguria in Italy; The channel island of Guernsey in the UK; Krakow in Poland; Edinburgh in Scotland and the vineyards on the Isle of Scilly in Cornwall, southwest England.
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