Travel dating website says the city of dreaming spires is one of the most popular on the planet for a romantic Valentine’s Day break.

The travel-dating website used data from over 7,340 trips planned for the week of Valentine’s Day to find the ideal places for inspiring romance.

Website founder Brandon Wade said: “This year, couples and singles are looking to avoid the manic atmosphere of metropolitan cities.

“Oxford’s history and culture, while providing modern accommodation, is an ace in the hole for romance seekers.”

Oxford came fifth in the top 20 most romantic cities on earth behind Bali in Indonesia, Phuket in Thailand, Austin, Texas in the United States, and Barcelona in Spain.