As Valentine’s Day approaches, we all hope to be whisked away for a romantic weekend. The UK hosts an array of beautiful cities and countryside destinations for those wanting a mini-break, so there is no need to travel too far to find your perfect setting for a special get-away. We have selected our favourite destinations with a variety of options for a romantic weekend away with your loved one here in the UK.
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For those seeking a little rest and relaxation, our number-one choice is Bath. During the day, indulge yourself and visit the Thermae Bath Spa where you can relax in the rooftop pool, which overlooks the city. When evening comes, choose from a range of delicious eateries in the historic town. As well as beautiful architecture and ancient sites, Bath offers a great selection of independent shops and boutiques so, if you need a further treat, take a wander through the cobbled streets and discover some hidden gems for yourself.
Head to Scotland’s capital for a romantic getaway in the UK. This beautiful city has a lot to offer, from historic sites to a vibrant nightlife – perfect for those that want a varied weekend. If you are looking to soak up some culture on your mini-break, then this is our top pick. Visit the ancient castle and monuments towering over the hillside by day and, in the evening, try the traditional and locally sourced produce on offer in the range of eateries.
Sandy beaches and tranquil coastlines, Cornwall is our favourite destination for a romantic weekend by the sea. From Padstow to Penzance, there are plenty of picturesque fishing villages to explore. The sun doesn’t have to be shinning to appreciate the peaceful and relaxing ambience of the seaside. Wrap up warm for a brisk walk along the beach, taking in the refreshing sea air; afterwards, ensure you try the local cuisine with a Cornish cream tea or plate of authentic fish and chips. If you want a secluded weekend to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, then a romantic weekend in Cornwall is perfect for you.
This idyllic area is full of chocolate-box villages and picture-perfect backdrops. This is our favourite destination for those wanting a romantic weekend away in the countryside. Book into one of the many local B&Bs and explore the quintessential surroundings. Amble through the rolling hills and green fields before stumbling on a rustic pub for a romantic evening beside a wood-burning fire. The Cotswolds is a beautiful destination for a romantic country retreat.
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A cosmopolitan city with character and charm, we love what our home town of Bristol has to offer for a romantic weekend away. Whether you love art, music or food, there is always a host of festivals or exhibitions taking place. Take a stroll round the harbourside, which showcases some of the best attractions. Visit the Arnolfini or M Shed for their latest exhibitions and stop off at one of the many popular restaurants overlooking the harbour. There is a variety of tasty cuisines to enjoy around the waterfront, perfect for some Valentine’s wining and dining. Visit our Bristol womenswear boutique for a personal shopping experience and to view the full SCD collection.
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