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Bath tops Brighton in Gay Survey

Bath has been named as the second most romantic gay city in the UK – beating competition from Brighton, Oxford and Edinburgh, according to a poll conducted by a dating website with 17 per cent of those surveyed thought Bath was the most romantic city in the UK.

The survey conducted for gay-parship.co.uk found that London was top, Bath came second and Edinburgh took third place with 16 per cent of the vote.

Landlady of gay venue the Bath Tap, Nikkii Swain, told The Bath Chronicle: “I can understand why people would think that. Bath is very beautiful but I don’t think it is anything to do with gay or straight couples – more the culture and the city as a whole. I run a gay club but we don’t just get gay people here, we have a lot of straight people because they find it relaxing.”

“I am surprised we beat Brighton because of the sheer volume of people that visit the city compared to Bath. But Bath obviously has a more romantic gay scene.”

Robin Bischert, chief executive at Bath Tourism Plus, also told The Bath Chronicle : “We’re very pleased to see the city near the top of this survey as Bath is well known as a romantic place. With a winning combination of beautiful Georgian architecture, stunning scenery, luxurious accommodation and superb restaurants, Bath has a well-earned reputation as one of the world’s most romantic destinations.”