With Valentine’s Day almost upon us, you might be planning a romantic getaway to surprise your loved one. But it doesn’t have to be all sunny islands and sandy beaches; there’s plenty of romance to be had right here in the UK, and to make it easier for you, here are some ideas.
For lovers of passionate tales and romantic poetry, Stratford-Upon-Avon could be the perfect destination for a weekend of romance. Take your lover back to the days of true gallantry, and explore the birthplace of one of the most romantic playwrights of all time. Be sure to watch one of his spectacular plays, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Go boating along the river Avon, with or without a guide, or tour one of England’s most romantic towns on foot. Explore Anne Hathaway’s cottage, the birthplace of Shakespeare’s wife, and one of the most romantic cottages in the world. You can even visit Magic Alley to experience some wonderful wizardry!
Salisbury is a beautiful town located in the heart of Wiltshire. With plenty of gorgeous, rolling fields and hills, it’s the perfect place to take a romantic stroll with your loved one.
Visit Salisbury cathedral to see the huge 123m spire, and even climb up to the top for an amazing view of the countryside. Do a spot of shopping in one of the quaintest towns
England has to offer, filled with independent shops and cafés which will steal your heart. Discover the tales of the mysterious Stonehenge, located just 8 miles away.
Bath offers England’s only naturally warm waters, rich in minerals at the Thermae Bath Spa. Relax in the hot, steamy waters of the open-air rooftop pool as you gaze at the glorious views of the city below, and enjoy treatments in the spa. When you’re done, visit the Springs café for refreshments, or a romantic meal. Whilst you’re in Bath, take a walk together along the Bath Skyline route to take in the city from above and explore 6 miles of beautiful countryside, spotting historic buildings and rare species along the way. You can also visit the ancient steaming Roman Baths and discover the history behind them.
Whilst London offers many attractions, the West End is one of the most glamorous. To really impress your loved one, take them to see one of the world’s most famous shows being performed in London after a romantic meal in one of the impressive surrounding restaurants. When the show’s over, go back to a London bed and breakfast or hotel, and stick around to visit some more of London’s romantic attractions. Stroll through beautiful Hyde Park, or enjoy the stunning view of London from the London Eye. Alternatively, check out some of the best 5* London bed and breakfasts on offer, and spend a weekend together in a stylish and romantic hotel room, kitted out with all the luxury features you could ask for!
If the special someone in your life happens to be a chocoholic, there’s nothing that will make them happier than a romantic break that completely revolves around chocolate. York is not only one of the most charming, exquisite and vibrant cities in England but is also famed for its history of chocolate. Whilst other cities made their wealth from selling steel and wool, York chose a sweeter path, and still produces some of the finest chocolate today. Follow the Chocolate Trail to find the best places to indulge your chocolate passion.