Zanzibar in Tanzania has been ranked in a top 20 ‘best places to fall in love’ poll commissioned by romantic fiction publisher Mills & Boon.
The publisher which quizzed a leading panel of travel experts on the locations that would be best for romance and then 2,000 people voted on their shortlist to produce the final top 20 rankings for the world and the UK.
Number one on the list was the French capital city Paris, also known as the city of love, with the Eiffel Tower one of the best-known spots in the French capital for proposing marriage.
Santorini, known for its idyllic beaches, blue-topped buildings and jaw-dropping sunsets and is extremely popular with honeymooners was ranked number two.
Third spot was taken by Venice, where couples flock to take a romantic gondola ride along the city’s narrow canals.
Zanaibar was ranked in twentieth place.
Mills & Boon’s top twenty places to fall in love
- Paris, France
- Santorini, Greece
- Venice, Italy
- Amalfi Coast, Italy
- Maui, Hawaii, USA
- Bruges, Belgium
- Bora Bora, Tahiti, French Polynesia
- Kirkjufell, Iceland
- Cerf Island, Seychelles
- The Gili Islands, Bali, Indonesia
- St Petersburg, Russia
- Agra and the Taj Mahal, India
- Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
- Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
- Big Sur, California, USA
- San Francisco, USA
- Fuji Five Lakes, Japan
- Zanzibar, Tanzania
Mills & Boon’s list of the UK’s most romantic places
From a specific list of the UK’s most romantic locations, the Fairy Pools in the Isle of Skye topped the poll with Grasmere in the Lake District in second place.
The city of Bath is third on the list, followed by Durdle Door on England’s picturesque Jurassic Coast and the small island of Tresco in the Isles of Scilly.
The postcard village of Portmeirion in Wales, the location used for iconic 60’s series The Prisoner was sixth in the ranking followed by the rural village of Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds.
Porthcurno in Cornwall was eighth, with Cambridge in ninth and the dramatic Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland rounding up the top ten.
- Fairy Pools, Glenbrittle, Isle of Skye
- Grasmere, Lake District, England
- City of Bath
- Durdle Door, Dorset
- Tresco, Isles of Scilly
- Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales
- Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds
- Porthcurno, The Minack Theatre, Cornwall
- Cambridge and the River Cam
- Giant’s Causeway, N. Ireland
- Windsor Castle, Windsor
- Abereiddi’s Blue Lagoon, Wales
- The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
- Leeds Castle, Kent
- Llyn Padarn (Llanberis), Wales
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
- The Falls of Bruar, Perth
- Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh, Scotland
- St Nectan’s Glen, Cornwall
- City of Oxford