Zanzibar makes top 20 in Mills & Boon’s most romantic places poll

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Zanzibar was ranked by Mills & Boon readers as one of the most romantic places to fall in love.

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.

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Zanzibar is a popular romantic destination for couples looking for an idyllic getaway.

Mills & Boon’s top twenty places to fall in love

  1. Paris, France
  2. Santorini, Greece
  3. Venice, Italy
  4. Amalfi Coast, Italy
  5. Maui, Hawaii, USA
  6. Bruges, Belgium
  7. Bora Bora, Tahiti, French Polynesia
  8. Kirkjufell, Iceland
  9. Cerf Island, Seychelles
  10. The Gili Islands, Bali, Indonesia
  11. St Petersburg, Russia
  12. Agra and the Taj Mahal, India
  13. Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland
  14. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  15. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
  16. Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
  17. Big Sur, California, USA
  18. San Francisco, USA
  19. Fuji Five Lakes, Japan
  20. 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.

  1. Fairy Pools, Glenbrittle, Isle of Skye
  2. Grasmere, Lake District, England
  3. City of Bath
  4. Durdle Door, Dorset
  5. Tresco, Isles of Scilly
  6. Portmeirion, Gwynedd, Wales
  7. Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds
  8. Porthcurno, The Minack Theatre, Cornwall
  9. Cambridge and the River Cam
  10. Giant’s Causeway, N. Ireland
  11. Windsor Castle, Windsor
  12. Abereiddi’s Blue Lagoon, Wales
  13. The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
  14. Leeds Castle, Kent
  15. Llyn Padarn (Llanberis), Wales
  16. Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
  17. The Falls of Bruar, Perth
  18. Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh, Scotland
  19. St Nectan’s Glen, Cornwall
  20. City of Oxford

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