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If you’re struggling to think of romantic things to do this Valentine’s Day, our guide to the 6 most romantic things for couples to do is perfect.

Spend your Valentine’s Day 2020 on a romantic getaway in the UK, exploring its many wonders and marvels.

Find out the 6 most romantic things to do for couples this Valentine’s Day…


1. Stroll around a loch in Scotland

Kilchurn Castle

Those looking for a peaceful and romantic getaway should certainly consider our popular cottages in Scotland. Many enjoy tranquil and secluded locations, perfect for that much-needed romantic weekend break.

Many of our Scotland cottages lie within reach of one of the many beautiful lochs across the country. Strolling around one of these fascinating bodies of water ensures a romantic day out that you will never forget.

Loch Awe is aptly named, resting picturesquely as the longest freshwater loch in Scotland. The dramatic ruins of Kilchurn Castle perch on its banks, enhancing the charm of this romantic thing to do.

Alternatively, Loch Lomond in the Highlands was voted one of the best places to propose in the UK. If you’re looking to pop the question this Valentine’s Day, make it extra special by booking a Loch Lomond cottage. Browse our things to do in Scotland guide for further inspiration on how to spend your Valentine’s Day 2020.


2. Visit a Famous Landmark

Giant's Causeway

Why not tick off one of your bucket list experiences on Valentine’s Day 2020? Our magnificent country comes bursting with famous and romantic things to do, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, literally. No matter where you’re spending your romantic getaway, there is sure to be a number of must-see attractions.

The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland is a truly unique sight, voted the UK’s 4th greatest natural wonder. Visit this world-famous landmark with ease from one of our County Antrim holiday cottages.

Land’s End is equally well-known, a landmark perched idyllically on Cornwall’s Penwith Peninsula. Admiring the awe-inspiring natural beauty from the classy restaurant promises a wonderful thing to do on Valentine’s Day. Use our Land’s End accommodation to turn your flying visit into a memorable romantic getaway.


3. Discover a Hidden Gem

Waterfall at Lumsdale

Along with popular attractions, the UK has its fair share of secret places – perfect for a romantic couple’s day out. These range from hidden natural beauty spots to quirky landmarks and secret spots telling their own fascinating tales.

Lumsdale Falls nestles among the southeastern fringes of the magnificent Peak District National Park, exuding a peaceful yet mesmerising charm. Saunter through the magical woodland paths, flourished with wildlife before stumbling across these stunning falls. Lumsdale Falls is just one of many fascinating hidden gems in the Peak District.

Hidden Gems in South Wales are equally unique and intriguing, found right across this simply wonderful region. Discover both picture-perfect natural beauty and old ruins telling compelling stories, perfect for a romantic retreat on Valentine’s Day.


4. Stroll Around Botanical Parks and Gardens

Trebah Garden in Cornwall

A refreshing stroll is the perfect romantic couple activity, no matter the time of year. Breathe in the rejuvenating, brisk air during the winter, or experience a tropical vibrancy once the weather warms up.

The Trebah Garden sits close to our cottages in Falmouth, the perfect location for a romantic day out in Cornwall. This sub-tropical haven opens every day of the year, allowing you to appreciate its beauty year-round. Even take advantage of the private beach belonging to these superb valley gardens. Our Cornwall Travel Guide offers further inspiration on how to spend your romantic couple’s holiday in Cornwall.

Another romantic day out for those seeking immaculate gardens is Appuldurcombe House in Wroxhall on the Isle of Wight. Roam acres of Capability Brown-inspired grounds surrounding this impressive baroque-style manor, before discovering the compelling history of the stately home. Refer to our Isle of Wight Travel Guide for more Valentine’s Day activity ideas.


5. Visit a Cornish Beach at Sunset

Nanjizal Beach Sunset

A golden, sandy Cornwall beach at sunset is one of the most romantic things to do imaginable. On your romantic couple’s day out, you can even bring your pooch along to admire the area’s astounding scenery.

Nanjizal Beach is an ideally peaceful and romantic Valentine’s Day trip, boasting a secluded location near Land’s End in Cornwall. This dog-friendly beach in Cornwall is largely difficult to access, with no car parking for miles around. Take a stroll along the South West Coast Path to experience the glistening sands and remarkably clear waters of Nanjizal. Also boasting intriguing rock formations and natural sculptures, Nanjizal Beach is one of many hidden gems in Cornwall.

Nanjizal Beach is one of many Cornwall beaches that enjoy views of the sunset, a wonderfully romantic thing to do. Our handy Cornwall Travel Guide provides further inspiration on how to spend your romantic getaway in Cornwall.


6. Admire the Best Views in the UK

The UK is packed with spectacular scenery, from its 15 National Parks to its mesmeric coastline and dramatic historic architecture. Make your romantic cottage getaway that extra bit special by experiencing the best views in the UK.

Arthur’s Seat dominates the skyline of Edinburgh, overlooking the city from the beautiful Holyrood Park. Appreciate the stunning architecture of Edinburgh, with far-reaching views towards Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. A gentle stroll up to this magnificent summit is the perfect thing to do on Valentine’s Day. Use our choice of cottages in Edinburgh as your base, while our Guide to Edinburgh offers ideas for things to do.

Arlington Row in the Cotswolds is another one of the best views in the UK. If you’re looking for a romantic thing to do, amble along this row of honey-coloured Cotswold stone cottages. Book your own Bibury cottage to feel like you’re a part of the world-famous Arlington Row.


Book your Valentine’s Day cottage today for a romantic getaway with your loved one.


Image Credits: Henry Burrows(CC BY-SA 2.0); Jim Champion(CC BY-SA 2.0); Dale Harvey(CC BY 2.0)

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