VisitEngland has teamed up with relationship coach Sarah Abell to recommend some great romantic getaways designed to help get your love lives back on track.
Sarah is the author of Inside Out - How to Have Authentic Relationships with Everyone in Your Life, former Agony Aunt for the Daily Telegraph and regular love columnist for Psychologies magazine.
In her first column, Sarah suggests a luxury babymoon romantic getaway in Bath...
My husband and I are expecting our first child in April and I’d love to go away for an uber-indulgent romantic weekend before then. We love restaurants and walking (although I can’t manage as many miles as I could pre-pregnancy). We live in London and don’t have a car so we’d need to travel by train.
Fantastic news! Life as you know it is about to change dramatically and nothing can quite prepare you for the shock and joy of having your first baby. Whilst you can still vaguely remember why sex was a good idea and what it feels like to sleep for seven hours in a row – it is a great time to invest in your relationship. There’ll certainly be moments in the months ahead when you’ll need to draw on those deposits.
So how about a luxurious and romantic break in the glorious city of Bath? Just one and a half hours by train from London, it’s the ideal place for pampering, scenic beauty and fine cuisine. Book yourselves into room 4 at the stylish Queensberry Hotel with its seven-foot four poster bed (plenty of room to get comfortable with your bump) or – if you want to go for off-the-scale indulgence – check into the Imperial Suite at the five-star MacDonald Bath Spa hotel and enjoy being waited on by your own personal butler!
I also recommend taking advantage of the Spas Ancient and Modern package from visitbath.co.uk. For £66 each you get to enjoy a trip to the historic Roman Baths, a three-course lunch at the magnificent Pump Rooms and a two-hour session at the Thermae Bath Spa with its wonderful scenic rooftop pool. Finish off the day with a delicious meal at the Kilted chef restaurant and make the most of dressing up and an uninterrupted meal – it might be a while before your next one…
On the Sunday you could take a walk through the glorious countryside around Bath or take a stroll through the city. Explore the beautiful Victoria Park, the sweeping Royal Crescent with its impressive Georgian houses, and the majestic Bath Abbey. Take a break for lunch at Ponte Vecchio, an Italian restaurant overlooking the iconic Pulteney Bridge.
Plan your romantic getaway at VisitEngland.com/moreromance
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