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Destinations for a romantic getaway in Britain

Why not whisk your loved one away for Valentine’s day? Sipping champagne in Paris, sharing a gondola in Venice maybe? Classic ideas, but all you really need is beautiful scenery and a touch of luxury to experience intimate moments to remember. Create some precious memories with a romantic getaway in Britain.

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Relax in Bath

With its beautiful Georgian architecture and narrow streets, Bath has been the film set for many a period drama. Once the most popular vacation spot for British aristocrats and royalty, it has inspired authors such as Jane Austen to tell tales of high society life. Take a stroll through Prior park, a jaw-dropping national garden designed by Alexander Pope or a scenic boat trip along the gentle waters of the River Avon. Going back as far as the Romans, visitors to Bath have come for the revitalizing properties of the only thermal hot springs in the UK. For a truly magical experience, bathe in the warm mineral waters of the rooftop pool at the Thermae Bath Spa. The golden city of Bath is the perfect intimate and laid back destination for a romantic getaway for two.

Bed and Breakfast Bath

Fairy magic on the Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye, with its breathtaking scenery and Scottish culture, is steeped in Celtic myth and legend. The spirit of which is embodied in the magical Fairy Pools at the foot of the Cuillin mountains. These crystal clear waterfalls with their pools of turquoise blue seem to come straight from the pages of a Tolkien novel. During your romantic getaway, you and your loved one can take a gentle stroll to the pools and admire an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is possible to swim through the waterfalls and even leap 10 metres into the plunge pool beneath, although this is not for the faint-hearted, it is Scotland after all! After all that fresh mountain air, you can head back to your cosy B&B and sip on a local whisky by the fire.

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Portmeirion, Wales

For a truly out of this world experience, visit the weird and wonderful village of Portmeirion on the North Welsh coast. Built on its own peninsula, the private village of Portmeirion was the creation of the visionary architect Sir Clough Williams Ellis. A collection of multicoloured mansions and whimsical Italian inspired structures, the village is a surreal experience guaranteed to delight during your romantic getaway. This fantastical seaside utopia is set in the stunning backdrop of the Snowdonian coast. Ideal for couples who enjoy an active outdoor holiday in stunning landscapes.

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The Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

Voted one of the most romantic locations in the UK, The Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland provides all the ingredients necessary for a romantic getaway for two. Considered one of the great wonders of the world, this stunning geographical marvel will astound you both. The unique hexagonal pillars are said to have been created by an Irish giant, Finn McCool, during a fight with his Scottish counterpart. They certainly confound the imagination. Set on the Antrim coastline, this majestic area featured in the filming of the Game of Thrones and will be familiar to fans of the show. An epic backdrop for a romantic weekend break.

Bed and Breakfast Giants Causeway

Valentine’s day in Shere

If you fancy spending Valentine’s day in a picture-perfect landscape then look no further than Shere in Surrey. Conveniently located less than an hour outside London, Shere is the quintessential English village. With chocolate box cottages, cobblestone streets peppered with little shops and tea rooms, you’d be hard pushed to find a village more charming. It’s for this reason that Shere was chosen as the film set for many romantic British films including, The Holiday, Bridget Jones; Edge of Reason and Four Weddings and a Funeral. It is said to be the most photographed town in Surrey. Snuggle down with your loved one in a quaint little B&B and enjoy the perfect romantic getaway in the English countryside.

Bed and Breakfast Surrey

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Emma Samson

Armchair explorer with wanderlust and a bucket list a mile long. A split personality, looking for the balance between adventure and home comforts. Loves airports and wine, hates camping!

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