Valentine’s Day is a great romantic tradition celebrated by couples all around the world, and whether you balk at its cheesiness or embrace all things romantic, it’s nice to celebrate love. Valentine’s is the perfect excuse to treat your other half, so for a little inspiration, take a look at our favourite romantic destinations across the UK.
Crossbasket Castle, Scotland
Stay in one of Scotland’s most luxurious hotels at Crossbasket Castle near Glasgow. Nestled amongst a tranquil estate, you and that special someone can enjoy a peaceful getaway here. The hotel offers a range of opulent suites to suit your taste and it’s just a short drive into Glasgow, making it easy to explore this vibrant Scottish city. The hotel’s restaurant serves lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday and is run by celebrated French chef Albert Roux, his son Michel Roux Jr and an award winning executive head chef.
Rockliffe Hall, North East
Sat on the border of County Durham and North Yorkshire in the quiet village of Hurworth, Rockcliffe Hall is a great choice for weekend away with your partner. This luxury five star hotel offers an award-winning spa, 18 hole championship golf course and a wide range of restaurant options, so whether you’d rather have a quiet weekend or enjoy a range of activities, this is a great place to spend your Valentine’s. Explore the beautiful city of Durham while you’re in the area, or simply unwind on the hotel grounds.
Linthwaite House, North West
Located on the hills overlooking Lake Windermere, Linthwaite House is a beautiful Lake District destination and a great place for a romantic weekend. With the most gorgeous scenic views surrounding the hotel, this is sure to be a hit with nature lovers, and is a great base from which to explore the quaint village of Bowness-on-Windermere. Discover one of the many nearby walking trails or try out the rowing boats for a romantic afternoon on the water, then retire to the hotel for a couple’s massage and a delicious meal.
Thermae Bath Spa, South West
If you’d rather treat yourselves to a spa day than a weekend away, the Thermae Bath Spa is our top pick. Located in the World Heritage city of Bath, you can immerse yourself in the spa’s natural thermal waters just like the Celts and Romans did. Choose from over 40 spa treatments and packages to suit you and your loved one, or visit the spa’s wellness suite with various treatment rooms for the ultimate luxury treat.
Luton Hoo, South East
Spend the romantic holiday in the magnificent mansion house of Luton Hoo. This gorgeous 5 star hotel is home to the award-winning Wernher Restaurant, a stunning spa, indoor pool and 18-hole golf course, with spectacular views whichever way you look. Each room is beautifully decorated and provides a real luxury experience for guests, and you can also explore over 1000 acres of surrounding estate consisting of gardens, parkland, meadows, woodlands, lakes, rivers and nature trails.
Swinton Estate, Yorkshire
For a hotel that has it all, Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire is a great choice. Choose between a cosy glamping experience or a grand overnight stay in the castle and relax and unwind in the award-winning spa while on-site. You can also enrol in cooking lessons at the estate’s professional kitchen, dine at a range of luxurious restaurants and more. If you want to go further afield, it’s easy to reach the nearby market town of Masham, the cathedral city of Ripon and the Great North Road for some exploring.