Is Lover the most romantic place in Britain?

With news that Lover (Wiltshire) had created a pop-up Post Office for romantics to get their Valentine’s cards stamped ‘Posted at Lover’, is it now the most romantic place in Britain?

A quick search of our database reveals that the country is blossoming with plenty of places for budding romantics to confess their love on Valentine’s Day. We’ve mapped out some of our favourites in this OS OpenSpace map.


Genuine romantics could visit Truelove in Devon or Heart’s Delight in Kent. Or they could take a walk 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.

We also had some excellent suggestions from Twitter followers including the delightful Sweetheart Abbey, near Dumfries and Lovesome Hill, North Riding in Yorkshire.

Our personal favourite has to be Isle of Ewe.

The Isle of Ewe

The Isle of Ewe

Take a look at the map on our website and find your favourite romantic place name. Or let us know you favourite romantic place names we haven’t added to the map.

Mappy Valentine’s everyone…

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