All you need is love… and the perfect trip to a romantic location. If you’re planning a break this Valentine’s Day, visit one of these great destinations for the perfect getaway.
With so many incredible places to visit in the UK, we’ve picked five stops that are sure to earn you some points with your loved one. And what better way to start a relaxing weekend away than with a leisurely train journey, watching the countryside role by?
Harry and Meghan put Windsor on the map last May when they got hitched at the magnificent St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. This beautiful town is one of the most romantic places to visit in the UK and if it’s good enough for the royals then it’s good enough for you and your amour.
Look super smooth with a pre-arranged horse-drawn carriage ride down the Long Walk – the most romantic way to see the Windsor sights – with Windsor Carriages. You’ll be guaranteed to take your loved one’s breath away.
Take a GWR train to Windsor & Eton Central
Steeped in Roman and Georgian history, Bath is the go-to city if you’re planning to escape for the night. With so much to do and see, you can easily organise romantic activities for every hour of your day, such as a sightseeing bus tour, a photo opportunity at Pulteney Bridge or afternoon tea at The Pump Rooms.
If you’re looking to spend quality time together at a slower pace, the Thermae Bath Spa is a must-visit. Bag yourself a pair of night time tickets to the spa so you can enjoy the open-air rooftop pool by starlight.
Take a GWR train to Bath Spa
With London being one of the most filmed cities in the world, why not take a tour of all your favourite rom-com move locations? Better yet, it won’t cost you a penny.
If you’re a fan of the film Notting Hill, then head to 280 Westbourne Park Road for a glimpse of the famous ‘blue door’ (sadly, not the original which was auctioned off for charity).
Take a GWR train to Paddington
Stroll along the beautiful cobbled streets of Oxford and explore the world-famous university colleges on a day trip to this picture-perfect city. One of the most romantic things to do while here is to visit Oxford’s Bodleian Library. You can join a 30-minute tour of the 15th-century Divinity School and Duke Humfrey’s medieval library for just £6 per person. You’ll see row upon row of beautiful books in a truly romantic setting that’s sure to have you and your valentine falling head over heels for each other.
Take a GWR train to Oxford
Nothing says romance like a mesmerising sunset, and one of our favourite spots to watch the sky turn a golden hue is down by the harbour in St Ives. Set up camp on one of the benches by the water or find a nice seating area outside one of the harbour’s many pubs, and then watch as the night gently approaches.
Take a GWR train to St Ives