Britain’s most romantic getaways

Whether you're looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day break or just a glamping holiday for two, there’s no need to cross the Channel to experience romance. Forget Paris – the UK has its own stunning destinations that are perfect for a dreamy weekend away, and some of them could be right on your doorstep.

Couple embracing in a field on Valentine's Day


Coniston Water – Lake District

The Lake District is arguably the most romantic destination in England, especially if you love the great outdoors. Watching the sun set over the serene water beats a fancy restaurant or the lights of a city – for one thing, it’s more intimate. Take a bottle of bubbly down to Coniston Water and enjoy the sky as it comes alive with pink and orange hues. You can indulge in a spot of stargazing afterwards – but be sure to wrap up warm.

Stay at Coniston Park Coppice

Sail boats on Coniston Water at glamping site in Lake District

Boats on Coniston Water

Cascading waterfall at Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye

Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye


Fairy Pools – Isle of Skye

You’ll have to venture a little further afield for this one, but the trip is certainly worthwhile. The Isle of Skye is bursting with beautiful scenery and remote corners – mid February is a great time to go too, since there are fewer tourists. The Fairy Pools are gorgeous blue pools with small waterfalls, and are the ideal place for a romantic stroll.

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Kew Gardens – London

If you live in London, finding a remote spot is near impossible. But head to Kew Gardens and you’ll escape the crowds and get some time alone. Wander hand-in-hand among the ancient trees of the arboretum or leave the cold at the door of the Palm House, an indoor tropical haven filled with exotic plants.

Stay at Abbey Wood

Verdant trees and greenery at Kew Gardens in South West London

The Botanical Gardens at Kew

Couple strolling along a walking trail on a sunny day in the Cotswolds

Couple taking a walk on the Cotswolds Way


The Cotswolds – Gloucestershire

The Cotswolds are full of picturesque villages, each of which has its own charm. Walk down streets lined with honey-coloured stone buildings, stop for a coffee in a cosy café of go for a bike ride along the River Windrush. Bourton-on-the-Water and Naunton are among the prettiest places to visit this Valentine’s Day.

Stay at Moreton-in-Marsh


Llanddwyn Island - Wales

If you’re in Wales for Valentine’s Day, there are few spots more romantic than Llanddwyn Island. Named for St Dwynwen, the patron saint of lovers, it’s a remote and breath-taking place of craggy rocks and sandy beaches. Wrap up and go for a windswept stroll – on a clear day you can even see Snowdonia – before heading back inland for a warming hot chocolate.

Nearest open site: Tredegar House Country Park

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Man walking on rocky path on Llanddwyn Island, Wales

Walking on Llanddwyn Island

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