Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a romantic mini-break with your partner. A staycation is a perfect way to relax, reconnect and create some fantastic memories together. You could jet off to a European city or stay closer home. You don’t need to worry about international covid restrictions or soaring flight prices. Also, you can drive for a couple of hours and arrive at a completely new destination.
Here are a few places in the UK you could visit on Valentine’s Day this year.
The Catbells walk provides stunning views of Derwentwater and is a perfect spot for a proposal. If you’re not quite there yet, you could opt for a hike up Hellvelyn or a stroll around the town of Grasmere. Learn about the history of The Lake District and all the famous writers who have been there. There is an entire daffodil garden dedicated to William Wordsworth in Grasmere – just behind the renowned gingerbread shop.
There are plenty of activities to do up North in Scotland. You could hire a motorhome this Valentine’s Day and drive through the Scottish Highlands. Visit the Cairngorms, the largest national park in Scotland, and check out the 13th-century castle in the middle of Loch Eilean. Just don’t forget to take out insurance for the motorhome to protect your belongings.
Alternatively, there are also spa hotels and cities to visit in Scotland. You could go for a busy weekend in Edinburgh or a relaxation day at a five-star hotel.
Make this Valentine’s magical with a trip to The Cotswolds. You can stay in a fairytale cottage surrounded by cobbled paths and winding lanes. Cozy up by the fire in the local pub and dig into a Sunday roast dinner. Delicious. You might even spot Jeremy Clarkson on his latest farming adventure.
Catch a train to York for a weekend of history and architecture. You can admire York Cathedral and walk around the city hand in hand with your partner. Visit The Shambles and grab a coffee from one of the independent shops. You might even find a pub or two tucked between the historic buildings. York is also home to a Vikings Museum – where an ancient Vikings village was uncovered a few years ago. You can see the remains on show at the museum. It’s a must-see for any history buffs.
London is the ultimate UK city break. You could run around the city to see all of the popular attractions, like Big Ben and the London Eye. Or you could take it easy and explore some of the less well-known areas of London. You never know, you might just fall in love with the city together.
Surprise your partner with the ultimate Valentine’s Day trip this year.
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