The Most Romantic Weekend Getaways In The UK
With the day of love fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your significant other. While romantic gestures are always appreciated, romantic breaks are cherished. The UK is the perfect place to embark on one of these trips, bringing together centuries worth of history, poetry, and love songs in one place. Here are some of the best destinations to plan a loved-up weekend getaway.
When it comes to romantic getaways, there’s a reason why the Lake District consistently finds its way to the top of every list. The magnificent setting is a true embodiment of romance, present in every corner. Wild, emotive, and beautiful, you and your partner can find everything from cozy B&Bs with a hot tub, to a luxury lodge with roaring fires. Spend quality time with each other and explore the District’s rolling meadows, dappled woodlands, and fells – all of which have inspired romantic poets through the ages. Stay at the Cumbria Grand Hotel, located only 6 miles from Lake Windermere. Situated within 20 acres of private gardens and views of Morecambe Bay, you’ll be sure to make memories to last a lifetime.
If you weren’t feeling the love before, the Cotswolds is guaranteed to level up the romance. Enveloped with 800 miles of undulating hills and lush fields, you and your partner can spend the day strolling through spell-binding fairytale villages, honey-stoned cottages, and vibrant blooms. Make sure to visit to Castle Combe in Wiltshire, or row down the shimmering River Windrush. Known as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’, you’ll be sure to level up the romance level to a perfect 10. Looking for a little more adventure? Pack a picnic basket and head to the National Trail for an afternoon excursion. Eager to experience a piece of history in the lap of nature? Stay at the Alveston Manor Hotel.
Widely known as a place where art, architecture, and culture ripple through its streets, Cambridge is a one-of-a-kind destination for your romantic getaway. Think English countryside village meets a thriving modern city. Spend your mornings under weeping willows, float underneath quaint bridges and soak in its iconic university college. Looking to surprise your loved one? Hop on a bicycle, and shop like the locals with goodies from the Sunday food market. For an equally romantic stay, book at the Turing Locke. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the University of Cambridge and Churchill College.
The Isle of Skye
Dramatic and untouched, Scotland’s Isle of Skye delivers some of the country’s most captivating scenery. Surprise your significant other with a visit to the island’s hub of Portree, a picturesque town of colorful buildings and lively events. For a unique experience, make sure to check out the Isle’s Fairy Pool (also known as one of the most enchanting natural pools in Europe). Full of pure crystal water, they’re set against breathtaking scenery and a backdrop of greenery. Fancy experiencing a real-life romance novel? The most beautiful part of the island is home to the Neist Point Lighthouse, one of the most famous lighthouses that overlook pristine water and breathtaking cliffs.
If a city break is your idea of a romantic weekend break, then Bath is your perfect destination. From its fun concept stores, contemporary art scene, and unique cafes, the Somerset gem will transport you to the set of a Jane Austen novel. Wander through the quaint Georgian streets, wallow in the healing waters of the city’s famous Thermae Spa and treat yourself to a sumptuous afternoon tea. Celebrating a special anniversary? Plan the ultimate romantic gesture with a hot air balloon ride over Bath’s sweeping crescents, and come back to the ground for a romantic dinner at one of the city’s Michelin-star restaurants. To be in the center of all the action, consider spending your getaway at the Francis Hotel Bath – McGallery, the luxury boutique hotel boasts 98 rooms and is set in the heart of Bath.
So, where will you be whisking away your significant other? Plan an unforgettable romantic weekend getaway, and experience a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s weekend.