It's Valentine's Day
Soon Blooming marvellous!!
A search of Ordnance Survey’s online gazetteer has revealed
that Britain is blossoming with plenty of places for budding
lovers to say it with flowers on Valentine’s Day.
The most popular flower is rose, boasting nearly 300 connected
place names. There are Red Roses
in Carmarthenshire, Rosedale
in Hertfordshire, Roseland
in Cornwall, Roseworth
in Stockton-on-Tees, and numerous Rose
If Roses are easily red on the web site, then violets are
blue in places such as Violet
Hill in Nottinghamshire, Violet
Grange in North Yorkshire, and Violetbank
near Annan in Dumfries and Galloway.
So from Flowery Field
in Tameside to Bloomsbury
in Camden, Britain’s place names are a colourful collection
(Cumbria). The bouquet also includes Daisy
(Isle of Scilly), Blossom
(on the Orkney Isles) and a Great
Lilly Farm (in Devon).
Lover - a small
village just outside Salisbury in Wiltshire - attracts hundreds
of die hard romantics each year, but this isn’t the
only place where love appears on the British landscape.
There is Truelove
in Devon, Heart’s Delight
in Kent, Cupid’s Hill
in Monmouthshire. There are 143 Love spots, 30 locations involving
matters of the Heart and nearly 30 places touching the Soul.
It just goes to show how romantic this country is, couples
can kiss in Valentines Park
in London, find Red Roses
in Carmarthenshire, cuddle in the shadow of Love’s
Hill in Peterborough, and say Isle
of Ewe off the coast of Scotland.