Staycation inspiration: romantic retreats for couples

Whisking the one you love away for a special weekend can be a great chance for you to enjoy a little romantic time together. So to inspire you this Valentine’s Day, we’ve suggested some staycation ideas that are designed with only two in mind.

Couple on a bike ride

A glamping getaway

What's more romantic than sleeping under the stars with the one you love? Well, what if you could do it in total luxury? Glamping offers a hassle-free way to escape to the great outdoors with extras that most hotels offer. So you can forget dashing across a damp field to take a cold shower, because most glamping experiences come with en suite facilities (even complementary soap!).

From yurts to cabins, there are lots of different styles of glamping for you and your plus one to try. And all can be found in various locations across the UK. Discover some of the best glamping sites in the UK.

A countryside break

If glamping isn't your idea of a love-filled weekend away, the British countryside still offers plenty to sweep your significant other off their feet. Tuck into a champagne picnic on the bank of a trickling stream in Snowdonia or climb craggy hills side-by-side in the Peak District.

And at the end of your day, rather than pitching your tent, you can rest your head peacefully in a characterful pub with rooms or perhaps a cute, cosy B&B.

A spa retreat

For a special Valentine's Day pampering experience with your partner, why not enjoy an indulgent spa break for two? From blissful spa treatments for couples, to sensuous swimming sessions, many hotels up and down the country offer great Valentine's Day packages.

You can get a deal on relaxing spa breaks at Groupon.co.uk or TravelSupermarket.com

A city trip

Strolling through city streets and soaking up different cultures can be a great way to get closer to a loved one. And you don't have to go far to visit some of the world's greatest museums, art galleries and historical monuments, as many can be found in some of the UK's vibrant cities.

If fine food is the way to your special someone's heart, you'll also find Britain's most exciting cities are host to sparkling Michelin star restaurants. Discover this year's best Michelin star restaurants in the UK and Ireland here: www.greatbritishchefs.com/michelin-guide-results

A seaside escape

Wake up each morning to the sound of waves kissing sandy shores, spend each day hand-in-hand walking on an unspoilt beach and watch the sun set over the horizon.

From the tranquil coastlines of Cornwall and Dorset, to the historic seaport towns of Yorkshire, the UK offers many charming seaside resorts where you can romance, whatever the weather.

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