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Forget Paris: Here Are 7 Romantic Cities To Visit With Your Other Half

Forget Paris: Here Are 7 Romantic Cities To Visit With Your Other Half

It's not that we're dissing Paris. The French beauty often tops city breaks for couples lists, and with good reason. But should you be thinking of taking a lovers getaway, we've come up with 7 other spots worth visiting.

1. Amsterdam

There's a lot more to the Dutch capital then coffee shops and the Red Light District. Think romantic restaurants, canal-side strolls and a laid-back atmosphere. The striking architecture is also the perfect backdrop for loved-up selfies.

2. Venice

A trip to the city is like stepping into a modern-day fairytale. What says romance more than a gondola ride down a canal? Tip - visit in late winter or early spring to avoid the tourists.

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3. Prague

With its charming atmosphere and cobblestones designs, Prague has all the ingredients for a romantic getaway. The capital also has the largest ancient castle in the world.

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4. Lisbon

It's only in recent years that Lisbon has been recognised as a popular destination. With its hilltop views, vintage trams and tiled buildings, it's the perfect romantic setting. It's also the sunniest capital in Europe with plenty of beaches about 30-minutes outside the city, if you're looking for a bit of down time.

5. Florence

Another city famed for its romantic vibes, with its Renaissance period art and architecture, you'll have plenty of photo ops in Florence. Heading in Spring? Have drinks in open-air cafes and bars.

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6. Edinburgh

Closer to home than our other city picks, Edinburgh is a spot worth visiting at least once, so why not make it a romantic trip for two? The Old Town has winding cobbled streets and lots of old school pubs and cafes. It's a magical place for Harry Potter fans as well - visit The Elephant House cafe where J.K Rowling wrote some of her early books.
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7. Barcelona

You've a city and beach holiday combined here. Where do we start? As well as the cool tapas bars, there's a beautiful marina, botanical gardens and eye-catching buildings. You'll be amazed by it all. Make sure you visit the stunning Church Sagrada Familia while you're there.

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Also Read: 11 Reasons You And Your Mates Need To Visit Amsterdam 

Niamh Burke

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