Harrogate named as top 'alternative’ romantic place to visit this Valentine’s Day by LNER
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London North Eastern Railway (LNER) today revealed that despite the cost-of-living crisis, 58 per cent said they’d rather have a night away than a slap-up meal, with the nation choosing to go that extra mile (or 50) when it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day.
With couples looking closer to home this year, Harrogate emerged as the favourite destination for couples thanks to the town’s four shopping districts, exquisite award-winning gardens, the Turkish baths and Bettys tearooms.
LNER’s top five suggestions include:
Harrogate is is very good company nationally.
The top 10 includes:
LNER’s research showed more than three quarters (77%) said the cost of travelling abroad for a romantic getaway put them off.
And a further 50 per cent highlight environmental reasons for staying in the UK more this year.
London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is on a mission to transform rail travel for the customers and communities it serves.
Its new modern Azuma fleet of trains continue the LNER aim of setting new, higher standards in comfort, reliability and customer experience.
When polled, the UK population said they wouldn’t think to go to Lincoln (59%) or Harrogate (51%), and despite their stunning scenery, 36 per cent of the nation admitted they had never heard of Berwick-upon-Tweed while 61 per cent said the same of Pitlochry.