England's most romantic spots

Love is well and truly in the air and romantic getaways are at the top of lovers’ lists. Succumb with a nostalgic ramble through a country estate and a pub lunch in a sleepy stone village or luxe it up at a boutique hotel with a jacuzzi bath and fine dining. Be it old or new (or even borrowed or blue), our ideas for romantic breaks will get you making future plans.

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See the golden sun set over the world-famous Sherwood Forest

See the golden sun set over the world-famous Sherwood Forest

A beautiful experience can be found in Sherwood Forest. The ancient oaks produce a woody aroma, which mingles with the delicious scent of other trees.

Location: Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Free
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Romantic punting on the River Cherwell

Romantic punting on the River Cherwell

Ever watched people punting and felt you’d like to have a go? Pick up a few tips at Cherwell Boathouse, grab the pole and off you go.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Say ‘I do’ in a truly stunning location by the sea

Say ‘I do’ in a truly stunning location by the sea

Now you can dare to dream of saying ‘I do’ whilst stood in the breeze of the fresh sea air.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Wedding celebrations
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Stay at stylish Middlethorpe Hall and Spa

Stay at stylish Middlethorpe Hall and Spa

Treat yourself to good food and plenty of relaxation at Middlethorpe Hall.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Relax in a hot tub surrounded by nature at Woodland Holiday Park

Relax in a hot tub surrounded by nature at Woodland Holiday Park

Stay in a timber lodge with a hot tub and a forest full of wildlife in Norfolk, close to the heritage coast.

Location: Trimmington, Norfolk

Picturesque places
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Discover King Arthur and Guinevere’s romantic homeland

Discover King Arthur and Guinevere’s romantic homeland

King Arthur, (the real one), was born, lived and died in Shropshire. His Queen Guinevere was also a Shropshire lass too.

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire

Heritage
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Stamford Shakespeare

Stamford Shakespeare

Open-air Shakespeare from the Stamford Shakespeare Company.

Location: Stamford, Lincolnshire

Performing arts
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From picturehouses to pleasure palaces, get married in style

From picturehouses to pleasure palaces, get married in style

Make your big day memorable by choosing one of the spectacular wedding venues in the city by the sea.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Wedding celebrations
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Eat local food at one of Liverpool’s best restaurants

Eat local food at one of Liverpool’s best restaurants

With locally-sourced food and an impressive wine list, book in for dinner at one of Liverpool’s star restaurants.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Food and Drink
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Shower your loved one with romance at Byron's Brasserie

Shower your loved one with romance at Byron's Brasserie

Wine and dine your loved one at the ancestral home of Lord Byron, with a classy meal at Byron’s Brasserie at Colwick Hall, near Nottingham.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Food and Drink
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Eat local and stay in the luxurious rooms at The Pig

Eat local and stay in the luxurious rooms at The Pig

Foraged food and beautiful shabby chic décor are the order of the day at this unusual, but luxurious, country house hotel.

Location: Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Frolic in the Follies at Hawkstone Park

Frolic in the Follies at Hawkstone Park

Hawkstone Historic Park is a unique place, with an intriguing mix of follies, caves and grottos.

Location: Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire

Gardens and Parks
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Find your romantic side at the lovely Arden Hotel

Find your romantic side at the lovely Arden Hotel

Chill out and love in, at this rather gorgeous boutique hotel in the heart of historic Stratford.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Relax and unwind at the Callow Hall Hotel & Restaurant

Relax and unwind at the Callow Hall Hotel & Restaurant

Use this luxury hotel as a base to explore the breathtaking Derbyshire Dales and the Peak District countryside.

Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Get swept away by Raithwaite’s elegant rural style

Get swept away by Raithwaite’s elegant rural style

Enjoy the best of English luxury, amid the windswept coastline of bustling Whitby.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Rekindle your love with a romantic weekend break in Chester

Rekindle your love with a romantic weekend break in Chester

Stroll hand in hand around the ancient Roman Walls, take a romantic boat trip along the River Dee and go for a delicious dinner in Chester.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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Indulge with Champagne on the London Eye

Indulge with Champagne on the London Eye

Whisk someone special away on a sunset 'flight' on board the London Eye, gazing at the cityscape below as you sip Champagne.

Location: Waterloo, Greater London

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Relax and unwind at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Relax and unwind at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

Let your body unwind at this boutique hotel and endulge in good food and picturesque walks.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Rural and Coastal Escapes

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