The Lake District has many unique elements that make it the most romantic destination in the UK. 

With scenery beautiful enough to have been featured in many poems and literature, there are many romantic things to do that are an alternative to going for a meal.

Below we've listed ten ideas for romantic things to do for Valentine's Day if you're struggling for ideas.

Enjoy a lake cruise

As the name suggests, the Lake District has 16 listed names of bodies of water with its largest being Windermere in the South of the county.

Why not take advantage of this by booking a romantic Windermere cruise.  Offering magnificent views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and many wooded islands, couple can enjoy can spend 45 minutes to 3 hours.

You can even really push the boat out by spending an entire day on the lake.

To find out more, visit Windermere Lake Cruises.

Couple's massage 

A couple's massage can be a great option for people to get away from the crows and queues whilst also offering privacy and intimacy.

There are many great spas and massage parlours however one Revive in the heart of Kendal Town Centre is offering a half price voucher to give to someone when you book a massage for yourself.

The offer is valid up until February 18. For more details, visit the Revive Kendal website.

Take a romantic stroll

The Westmorland Gazette: FAITH: The view and inspiration of Orrest HeadThere are countless romantic walks to be had in the Lake District, however one may be the most easiest for a low pressured, stroll to a view that will take your breath away.

Famous writer Alfred Wainwright fell in love with the view from the top of Orrest Head in1930.

So much so it changed his life and he was inspired to write his pictorial guides that have now become synonymous with the Lake District.

The benches and dedication to him at the summit makes it the perfect destination for lovers.

Visit the home of a romantic poet

The Westmorland Gazette: Renowned poet William Wordsworth drew inspiration from nature for his works and became one of the seminal figures in Romantic poetry.

If you want to visit a place so romantic that it created a world-famous poet then pay a visit to the writer's home in Grasmere.

Described as “the loveliest spot that man hath ever found”, Dove Cottage changed poetry forever.

A castle or manor house

The Westmorland Gazette: There are a number of atmospheric castles and epic manor houses in the Lake District, however perhaps one of he most romantic may be Levens Hall.

Boasting an old romantic old orchard, Levens Hall is a spectacular Grade I Listed Elizabethan mansion.

Inside has the finest furniture, clocks and paintings whilst outside can offer an incredibly beautiful stroll for loved up couples.

To find out more, visit the Levens Hall website.