Over the last few months we’ve looked at spooky place names, we’ve looked at festive place names and we’ve even written about ‘alternative’ place names. But with love in the air at this time of year, it’s about time we revealed Britain’s most romantic place names.
A quick search of our place name gazetteer reveals that the country is blossoming with plenty of places for budding romantics to confess their love on Valentine’s Day.
Genuine romantics could visit Truelove in Devon or Heart’s Delight in Kent. Or they could take a walk with a Lover (Wiltshire) in Valentines Park, Greater London.
Alternatively, if you’re still waiting to be hit by the Arrow (Warwickshire) of true love, why not arrange a visit to Cupid’s Hill in Gwent?
If you’re the sort of person who likes to say it with flowers on Valentine’s Day, the most popular are roses, and it’s the same when it comes to place names, with nearly 300 rose-related locations across the country. There are Red Roses in Carmarthenshire, Rosedale in Hertfordshire, Roseland in Cornwall, Roseworth in Stockton-on-Tees, and numerous Rose Hills.
If all this talk of love is too much for you, shrinking violets can find a safe haven in Violet Hill in Nottinghamshire, Violet Grange in North Yorkshire or and Violetbank near Annan in Dumfries and Galloway.
We also had some excellent suggestions from Twitter followers (and some that couldn’t be published on a family blog… you know who you are!) including the delightful Sweetheart Abbey, near Dumfries and Lovesome Hill, North Riding in Yorkshire.
The best though has to be Isle of Ewe. Say it out loud for the full effect…