Basingstoke voted sixth least romantic destination in the UK

Basingstoke voted sixth least romantic destination in the UK

Basingstoke voted sixth least romantic destination in the UK

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IT MAY be a place to be proud of, but Basingstoke has been named as one of the least romantic destinations in the UK.

The town came sixth in a list of least romantic destinations, gaining five per cent of the total votes cast by more than 2,000 people who took part in the hotels.com survey.

It is the first time Basingstoke has been included in the annual survey, which started last year.

Slough in Berkshire was the least romantic destination, followed by Birmingham, Scunthorpe, Hull and Bradford.

London, Crewe, Stockton-on-Tees and Blackpool made up the top 10.

The most romantic place was the Lake District.

Other popular destinations included Cornwall, the Cotswolds, Edinburgh and the Isle of Wight.

Kate Hopcraft, from hotels.com, said: “While many people have pre-conceived notions of what a romantic destination should be, we’d encourage the public to readdress. Romance can sometimes be found in the most unlikely of places.”

*Should Basingstoke be in the top 10 least romantic destinations in the UK? What would make your ideal romantic evening in the borough? Please use the comment facility below to share your thoughts.

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12:46pm Wed 12 Feb 14

deepinsight says...

What??

With the Limepits and the Wote Street Willy I can't think of anywhere better suited.
What?? With the Limepits and the Wote Street Willy I can't think of anywhere better suited. deepinsight
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9:17am Thu 13 Feb 14

Folkestone Saint says...

Well I went to Venice in september last year for our silver anniversary and have to say that it was not romantic at all, thousands upon thousands of people all pushing and shoving to get around, rip off prices and bad service from restuarants, and the fear of getting pick-pocketed all the time, I can assure you I will visit the Basingstoke canal before I visit the grand canal.
Well I went to Venice in september last year for our silver anniversary and have to say that it was not romantic at all, thousands upon thousands of people all pushing and shoving to get around, rip off prices and bad service from restuarants, and the fear of getting pick-pocketed all the time, I can assure you I will visit the Basingstoke canal before I visit the grand canal. Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 8

11:14am Sun 16 Feb 14

jonone says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
Well I went to Venice in september last year for our silver anniversary and have to say that it was not romantic at all, thousands upon thousands of people all pushing and shoving to get around, rip off prices and bad service from restuarants, and the fear of getting pick-pocketed all the time, I can assure you I will visit the Basingstoke canal before I visit the grand canal.
Thousands of people pushing and shoving? Sounds like a typical Saturday in Festival Place.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: Well I went to Venice in september last year for our silver anniversary and have to say that it was not romantic at all, thousands upon thousands of people all pushing and shoving to get around, rip off prices and bad service from restuarants, and the fear of getting pick-pocketed all the time, I can assure you I will visit the Basingstoke canal before I visit the grand canal.[/p][/quote]Thousands of people pushing and shoving? Sounds like a typical Saturday in Festival Place. jonone
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12:06pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Folkestone Saint says...

jonone wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Well I went to Venice in september last year for our silver anniversary and have to say that it was not romantic at all, thousands upon thousands of people all pushing and shoving to get around, rip off prices and bad service from restuarants, and the fear of getting pick-pocketed all the time, I can assure you I will visit the Basingstoke canal before I visit the grand canal.
Thousands of people pushing and shoving? Sounds like a typical Saturday in Festival Place.
Thankfully there are less arrogant Americans in festival place, they don't visit they invade, still, not as bad as the ones I came accross in Isreal they were even more rude
[quote][p][bold]jonone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: Well I went to Venice in september last year for our silver anniversary and have to say that it was not romantic at all, thousands upon thousands of people all pushing and shoving to get around, rip off prices and bad service from restuarants, and the fear of getting pick-pocketed all the time, I can assure you I will visit the Basingstoke canal before I visit the grand canal.[/p][/quote]Thousands of people pushing and shoving? Sounds like a typical Saturday in Festival Place.[/p][/quote]Thankfully there are less arrogant Americans in festival place, they don't visit they invade, still, not as bad as the ones I came accross in Isreal they were even more rude Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 0

7:15pm Sun 16 Feb 14

shame says...

the most shocking thing is, there are 5 places worst than basingstoke
the most shocking thing is, there are 5 places worst than basingstoke shame
  • Score: 2

9:20am Mon 17 Feb 14

laurence86 says...

The good thing to take from this is that; if you go away for the weekend anywhere (except the five worse) you can consider it a romantic weekend away.
The good thing to take from this is that; if you go away for the weekend anywhere (except the five worse) you can consider it a romantic weekend away. laurence86
  • Score: 7

8:14am Tue 18 Feb 14

JJ38JJ says...

I can think of romantic things to do. But I can't think of any romantic places in the UK. Either that makes me emotionally abnormal or it's not the place that's important but what you do when you get there. With the possible exception of Scunthorpe.
I can think of romantic things to do. But I can't think of any romantic places in the UK. Either that makes me emotionally abnormal or it's not the place that's important but what you do when you get there. With the possible exception of Scunthorpe. JJ38JJ
  • Score: 2

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