Region famous for Gretna Green named one of the most romantic in UK

Valentine's Day in Rutherglen
Dumfries and Galloway: Region named one of the most romantic in UK.

The region famous for its Gretna Green weddings has been has been named as one of the most romantic places in the UK.

Loved-up residents in Dumfries and Galloway were found to send the most Valentine's Day cards after Royal Mail analysed volumes in its centres last year, comparing post sent on February 6 and February 13.

The Carlisle mail centre, which services Dumfries and Galloway as well as Cumbria, saw the largest percentage increase at 32%.

Residents in Cardiff's CF post code area saw a 30% increase, followed by those in London, Norwich and Kent.

Carlisle Mail Centre manager Vivienne Dalton said: "I'm delighted to declare people of Cumbria alongside Dumfries and Galloway as the most romantic places in the UK.

"Valentine's Day is a busy time for us so we would remind people to send their cards in good time so we can deliver your message to your loved one in time for February 14."

Feedback: We want your feedback on our site. If you've got questions, spotted an inaccuracy or just want to share some ideas about our news service, please email us on

Download: The STV News app is Scotland's favourite and is available for iPhone from the Apple store and for Android from Google Play. Download it today and continue to enjoy STV News wherever you are.

Join in: For debate, chat, comment and more, join our communities on the STV News Facebook page or follow @STVNews on Twitter.

People who read this story also read