Carnforth is the number 1 romantic destination in the UK

Carnforth was the setting for the film Brief Encounter.
Carnforth was the setting for the film Brief Encounter.

Carnforth has been named as the number 1 romantic destination in the UK by a leading travel company.

Holidaylettings.co.uk, from the travel website TripAdvisor.com, have carried out a research to reveal the top 18 UK towns and villages which have experienced a significant increase in interest (year-on-year) for Valentine’s Day weekend.

And Carnforth has seen the highest increase of 126 per cent in the number of enquiries received on Holidaylettings.co.uk for the weekend of February 14.

The romantic film Brief Encounter was filmed in Carnforth in 1945.

The top 10 UK destinations which have seen a year-on-year rise in interest/enquiries for Valentine’s Day weekend are:

1. Carnforth - 126%

2. Bowness-on-Windermere - 106%

3. Rhosneigr, Wales - 90%

4. Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland - 89%

5. Cupar, Scotland - 86%

6. Newton Stewart, Scotland - 86%

7. Rongwood, England - 78%

8. Dolgellau, Wales - 69%

9. Boat of Garten, Scotland - 53%

10. Trearddur Bay, Wales - 51%