Lancelot & Guinevere and Robin Hood & Maid Marian, Mr Darcy & Elizabeth Bennett and Romeo & Juliet, Victoria & Albert and William & Kate. From the legendary to the literary, let the great lovers inspire your romantic breaks in England. Whether it’s strolling hand in hand on country walks, stargazing into velvet blue skies, or laying down a private picnic on a hidden beach, there are plenty of places for romance in England. If all this sounds too traditional, a 21st-century romantic holiday can be enjoyed in hedonistic haunts. Choose raunchy weekends in courtesan bedrooms, indulgent spa breaks and pitch-black restaurants.
Float in the open air rooftop pool at Britain’s only natural mineral-rich thermal spa and soak up the spectacular views over Bath.
Location: Bath, Somerset
If you like your romantic countryside hideaway to come with a cutting edge private members’ feel, Babington House will be right up your street.
Location: Frome, Somerset
The Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is made up of dramatic limestone ridges which offer spectacular views
Location: Mendip Hills, Somerset