Valentine’s Day is a popular event in the UK, where grand romantic gestures combine with smaller displays of affection. But why di everything on just one day? Spread the L.O.V.E. this year with our favourite romantic places in the UK, perfect to visit any day.
L: Look to London
When it comes to love, forget Paris. Rome is history. Athens can take a hike. With an abundance of Michelin-starred restaurants, history streets and romantic hotels, London is one of our favourite romantic places in the UK this Valentine’s day. Enjoy a candlelit dinner at Clos Maggiore. Take in a show in London’s West End. Admire the view from the Shard before booking into one of London’s beautiful boutique hotels. With an endless supply of romantic things to do, fall in love all over again with Valentine’s Day in London.
O: Opt for Oxford
If London is too busy for you, or you’re looking for a more intimate romantic escape, opt for Oxford instead. Only an hour outside of London by train, Oxford is the perfect romantic alternative for couples of all ages. Dubbed “The City of Dreaming Spires”, its ancient cobble-street labyrinth, chiming cathedrals and romantic charms will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside this winter.
V: Visit Wales
While the rest of the UK gears up for Valentine’s Day, Wales gets ready for the 25th January, otherwise known as St Dwynwen’s Day – the most romantic date in the Welsh calendar. With its Celtic charm and ancient traditions, making your way to Wales for St Dwynwen’s Day is a must for pointless-holiday-sceptics looking to boycott Valentine’s Day. With enchanting castles, charming villages, captivating coastlines and a wealth of gorgeous scenery, Wales is rich in some of the most romantic places in the UK.
E: Explore Edinburgh
When it comes to romantic places in the UK, all roads lead to Edinburgh, voted one of the most romantic cities in the world. Edinburgh’s ancient architecture, stunning skyline and beautiful parks make it the perfect place to say “I love you”. You can explore Edinburgh’s iconic castle, or take a romantic stroll along the royal mile. Why not enjoy a romantic picnic in Princes Street Gardens, or even a trip to the beach? Nothing says I love you quite like a romantic escape to Edinburgh this – or any other – Valentine’s Day.