Top 8 Romantic UK Getaways

Where to take your lover this Valentine’s Day

You don’t have to travel far for the perfect romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day. Forgo the expensive flights, the last-minute rush to find passports, the battle to fit a variety of date night outfits into carry-on luggage – this year, why not stay local and explore the UK’s romantic side.

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From quaint, picturesque riverside walks in the Cotswolds to breakfast in bed in a luxurious London hotel, British beauty is just a train ride away – and if you book smart with ticketclever, you can put the money you save towards something romantic: a meal, a nice bottle of wine, whatever tickles your fancy.

Here’s a list of eight amazing places to take your loved one this Valentine’s Day.

1. London

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According to research conducted by Hotels.com, London is officially the most romantic place in Britain. (It also happens to be the third least romantic place too. Both seem appropriate.)

Although there are a seemingly endless amount of gorgeous hotels and romantic destinations in the capital, splash out this year and book a romantic stay for two at The Bingham Hotel. Located in lush Richmond, this Georgian townhouse boasts amazing views of the Thames, as well as gourmet dining and premium spa treatments. The Bingham is a convenient 15-minute walk from Richmond station (accessible by the District line, the Overground and South West train services).

2. Bath

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From the famous Roman-built baths to the stately Georgian architecture, Bath is the ideal destination for romantic history buffs. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time wandering in the shadow of Bath Abbey and through the narrow, shop-lined streets. Unwind after a day of sightseeing at the Thermae Bath Spa – their rooftop pool offers incredible views of the city from above – and treat yourself to a stay at the Royal Crescent. Located in the centre of the famous row of terraced houses of the same name, the Royal Crescent has beautifully-furnished suites, mouth-watering dining options, and – best of all – they have a lavish Valentine’s Weekend package (check out the specifics here). ticketclever.com offer a 23% saving on train tickets from London to Bath.

3. The Lake District

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The Lake District is like a Wordsworth poem come to life. This is, after all, the place that inspired ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’, one of the most famous poems ever written. It’s hard not to be taken with the spectacular natural scenery, and it’s even better when you have someone to share it with.

Take in the picture-perfect scenery with a stay at Linthwaite House in Windermere, a 10-minute drive from Windermere station. Tucked away in a hilly retreat, this cosy country cottage is ideally situated for long walks along the lake – here’s a great site where you can plan your hike, according to how hard of a workout you want!

4. York

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Hands down one of the most picturesque cities in the UK, York is a great spot for a romantic holiday. Although there’s plenty to see, the city is easily doable in a weekend and is the perfect place for aimless, meandering strolls. You can book to stay at the stately Grays Court Hotel, perfectly located right near the Minster and the famous city walls. Explore the narrow, Diagon Alley-esque streets of the Shambles, and then indulge in a delicious cocktail at Evil Eye on Stonegate. Or, if cute tea shops and cosy pubs are more your style, there’s no shortage of both!

5. Cornwall

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St. Nectan’s Glen in Cornwall is a place shrouded in legend. It’s said that Saint Nectan lived above St. Nectan’s Kieve, the main waterfall of the area, as a hermit, ringing a silver bell in stormy weather to warn ships of the dangerous rocks ahead.

Religious and mysterious origins aside, the spectacular beauty of this area is definitely worth a visit for a romantic weekend away. Book in a stay at The Mill House Inn, a charming bed and breakfast that was once an 18th century corn mill. Tucked away in its own little valley, this is the ideal place if you and your special someone are looking for peace and quiet this Valentine’s Day.

6. Devon

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For those after a more rugged, beachy escape this Valentine’s Day, a trip for two into the beauty of Devon is the place for you. Get back to nature as you stroll along Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door, the famous limestone arch perfectly carved into the coastline, and enjoy a romantic picnic near the waves. Another lovely beach nearby is the Man O’ War Cove, just a five minutes’ walk from Durdle Door.

After your leisurely hike, spend the night cosied up at the Limestone Hotel in quaint West Lulworth (although when you book your trains, go via Wool station and take the bus to Durdle’s Door).

7. Edinburgh

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If gothic romance is more your style, consider the medieval beauty of Edinburgh and stay at the Witchery by the Castle. Its rooms are marked by opulence, gothic mystery, and luxury: choose from nine individual suites for your preferred experience.

As for the city itself, after you’ve seen the castle and enjoyed the panoramic views atop Calton Hill, sip a glass of wine or two in Le Di-Vin, a converted church that now serves an impressive menu in a beautiful space with beautiful high ceilings and a glass roof. ticketclever.com offer savings of up to 28% from a variety of destinations including London and Manchester.

8. The Cotswolds

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Although it doesn’t really sound like it, the village of Lower Slaughter, nestled in the Cotswolds, is home to the most romantic street in Britain. Copse Hill Road is lined with picturesque cottages, a beautiful church cemetery and a peaceful stretch of the River Eye – the kind of lane you can leisurely stroll down, hand in hand. Settle down for a few days at the Slaughters Manor House, also located on Copse Hill Road, and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding scenery. (Hint: when traveling by train, book your journey to Moreton-in-Marsh station, and then catch a taxi into Lower Slaughter).

From historic city breaks to relaxing weekends in the country, your next romantic getaway is perhaps closer than you think.

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