For couples, there are a variety of special packages
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and usually, couples give each other gifts and go out for meals.
But one of the most romantic gestures for your partner is a short trip away.
The UK may be small compared to other countries, but it is filled with amazing landscapes and appealing attractions.
When it comes to romance, a trip away is a great way to show your love for your partner and it can be a weekend or even an entire week.
Whether it is a city break or a scenic getaway, there is something for everyone.
Here are 10 top UK destinations to travel to for Valentine’s Day.
Bath is the ideal Valentine’s Day getaway for couples who enjoy lots of pampering.
The Romans built the first structures and couples can enjoy the same rituals as these ancient bathers.
After touring the Roman Baths and its ancient pump house, head to the modern Thermae Bath Spa. Around the corner, you can soak in these same warm waters, whether in the facility’s impressive rooftop pool at sunset, or in one of its two thermal baths.
For couples, there are a variety of special packages, including massages for two with a meal served afterwards.
The romantic city also offers many other fun things to see and do. Among the highlights is the Royal Crescent, an area of outstandingly well-preserved Georgian architecture that is partly responsible for the city’s UNESCO World Heritage status.
When it comes to romantic getaways in the UK, one of the best places to visit is Edinburgh.
The Scottish capital boasts a number of great views over its most important historical landmarks.
Highlights include Edinburgh Castle, which is a great place to explore or enjoy some relaxation on Calton Hill.
After taking in the sights, enjoy a lovely dinner at one of the city’s top restaurants.
But it is recommended to plan your Valentine’s Day trip accordingly because the best hotels for couples, such as The Witchery by the Castle can book up during peak times.
Like Scotlands, Wales is another great destination for couples.
Popular walking trails include the Four Falls hike, where you can take in the park’s most scenic waterfalls.
Another fun thing to do on a Valentine’s Day getaway is visit the picturesque town of Merthyr Tydfil. From here you can hop aboard the excellent Brecon Mountain Railway, an authentic steam train journey taking in some of the park’s most stunning scenery.
For couples planning to hike in Brecon Beacons National Park, make sure to check availability at any one of the many fine places to stay in or near the park.
Some of the favourites include the Gliffaes Country House Hotel and The New White Lion Hotel.
City breaks are a popular Valentine’s Day getaway and the sheer size of London makes it one of the top options.
Given its endless opportunities for sightseeing, there is something for everyone.
This could be watching a spectacular stage show in the West End or a musical performance at the Albert Hall.
For couples who prefer walking, London is easy to get around on foot.
There are plenty of fine-dining restaurants suited for the romantic occasion and one of the most popular places for couples is to dine at one of the award-winning restaurants inside The Shard, which offer the best views of London.
When it comes to hotels, the luxurious The Rubens at the Palace comes to mind. Not only is it across from Buckingham Palace but it is also close to Hyde Park.
Considered to be one of the most stunning corners of Wales, Pembrokeshire offers seemingly endless coastal walks with awe-inspiring views, perfect for couples.
Along the coast, discover meandering trails leading to harbours, hidden coves and peculiar towns, including Britain’s smallest city, St Davids.
One highlight is the village of Fishguard. From here, explore the ancient woodlands of the Gwaun Valley, on a walking trail that takes in the River Gwaun, the medieval Llanychllwydog Pillar Stones, and the ancient St Brynach Church.
The whole area is full of rich Celtic and Anglo-Saxon history and also has an up-and-coming food scene, guaranteeing something for those looking to enjoy Valentine’s Day.
As one of the most popular holiday destinations in the UK, the Lake District is a great Valentine’s Day getaway to consider.
It has been a National Park since 1951 and the area is home to England’s highest mountain and deepest lake.
There are a number of scenic spots for a picnic as well as restaurant patios for a romantic lunch or dinner.
To make the most of your trip, book a room at Another Place. This hotel offers rooms with epic views.
Admire green and pleasant views from a hiking trail, hire a paddleboard or row a boat to hop between towns and villages sampling local ales.
Those seeking a romantic weekend break could not do much better than visit Cambridge.
Less than an hour north of London by train, it’s easy to get to and a lot of fun to explore on foot, so leave the car behind.
Explore historic attractions that date back as far as the late 1200s.
No visit to Cambridge would be complete without a ride on the iconic punt. Punting is a delightful way to spend some time with a loved one whilst seeing the sights.
When booking a hotel, many are just minutes from the train station.
Some of the most popular ones include the Hilton Cambridge City Centre, known for its contemporary décor and comfortable rooms and suites, and The Varsity Hotel & Spa, a resort-style affair offering the perfect rooftop dinner spot.
Belfast is the UK’s most underrated capital city.
Although it is compact, it is packed with attractions, from its Botanical Gardens to the Titanic Belfast. This makes the city a good Valentine’s Day trip.
For more history, visit City Hall and stop for a pint at the National Trust-owned Crown Liquor Saloon, one of the most beautiful British pubs.
Belfast is a city that nature-loving couples will appreciate.
Due to its size and location, you’re just a few minutes from beaches and scenic Strangford Lough.
This is the place to get up close to wildlife by kayaking the calm waters, where you’ll spot seals and make your way to the lough’s deserted isles.
This seaside resort town is a classy place to travel to for some time away with a loved one.
Brighton is an idyllic setting, boasting a charming old pier, a lovely promenade and a five-mile-long beachfront on which to sit and soak up the sea air.
Be sure to venture deeper into the town centre. You can see Regency-era terraced homes and shops along the famous Lanes pedestrian area.
There are also plenty of great food options, from casual eateries to fine-dining restaurants.
One of Brighton’s top attractions is the Royal Pavilion.
Planning ahead of Valentine’s Day is recommended and a good waterfront hotel is the Brighton Harbour Hotel & Spa. It is a short walk from Palace Pier and the entertainment hub and marina.
One of the best places to visit in the UK for a Valentine’s Day getaway is the Cotswolds as it possesses what is considered one of the most romantic landscapes in England.
Upon visiting this area, you will fall in love with the tiny villages, miles of rolling countryside and grand homes.
The Cotswolds cover 800 square miles of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
This means there is a vast amount to explore.
This includes Castle Combe, dubbed “England’s prettiest village”, and the lush gardens of Prince Charles’ private residence Highgrove House.
With countless cottage rental opportunities in the countryside or quaint Cotswold village B&Bs and inns, there are plenty of accommodation options to suit your preferences and budget.
These destinations aim to entice different preferences without taking away the romance.
A variety of sights and activities will ensure both of you will have a good time.
Valentine’s Day means that many hotels and restaurants have special offers just for couples.
With February 14 fast approaching, it is best to plan a getaway quickly because other couples will be looking to make their Valentine’s Day a special one also.