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Wake up together under a thatched roof to the irresistible smell of bacon sizzling and eggs frying. Whether it’s a dewy summer day or a dazzling winter dawn, mystical castles, glittering cities, and heart-quickening beautiful countryside await. This is the land of romantic Arthurian legends after all, whose bluebell woods, rolling meadows and towering hedgerows inspired the Romantic poets, and with towns that boast sophisticated restaurants and cutting-edge galleries. Perhaps a punt down a river, a stop-off at a grand stately home or a stroll between pubs along a canal towpath will even spark a proposal…

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Retreat to your very own wood cabin in the forest

Double sunken baths, riverside walks and panoramic views make this luxury forest retreat a truly romantic destination.

Location: Shadwell, Norfolk

Indulge in a pampering Ila Chakra Wellbeing Couples Experience

Rekindle the flames of love on a romantic break at the luxury five-star Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa near Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

Location: nr Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Satisfy your inner Willy Wonka at The Chocolate Hotel

Calling all chocoholics: the UK’s only chocolate-themed hotel has 15 rooms, dedicated to all that is tasty and tantalising.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

See a play under the stars

Experience theatre performed in the open air, amid the beautiful, green surroundings of Regent's Park.

Location: Regent's Park, Greater London

See thousands of cute puffins on the Farne Islands

Around 150,000 breeding pairs of seabirds make the Farne Islands their home each summer. Hop on a boat to see and hear them up close!

Location: Farne Islands, Northumberland

Holiday in a treehouse

If you are looking for an adventurous escape with no compromise in comfort then it’s time you took to the trees.

Location: Wootton, Isle of Wight

Dine with sharks at Two Rivers restaurant

Enjoy a sumptuous meal surrounded by stunning aquatic displays at Two Rivers, The Deep in Hull, set in the Endless Oceans Gallery.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Ride a Venetian gondola along the River Avon

Experience all the romance of Venice in the heart of Shakespeare’s hometown in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Enjoy creature comforts at the Dandelion Hideaway

Down on the farm there are tents that think they’re cottages, roll-top baths, proper beds, fresh food, plenty of fresh air, and plenty to see and do.

Location: Osbaston, Leicestershire

Stay in a cottage built by an amazing Victorian inventor

Experience Cragside in Northumberland as many have never seen it before – by staying in the spectacular and dramatic grounds of the Cragside Estate.

Location: Rothbury, Northumberland

Take a visit to Looe Island

Looe Island Nature Reserve is a haven for diverse and fascinating wildlife, from silver-washed fritillaries to grey seals.

Location: Looe, Cornwall

Vintage escapes on the Isle of Wight

Spend the weekend in a traditional 1960's bungalow, vintage caravan or other relic.

Location: Isle of Wight

Holiday amongst the clouds

For a fairytale holiday on the Suffolk Coast, drop your bags off at The House in the Clouds, a weird and wonderful holiday home.

Location: Thorpeness, Suffolk

Cruise though the Wiltshire countryside in a vintage car

Discover the England you love on a vintage car break in Wiltshire.

Location: Melksham, Wiltshire

Luxury treehouse adventures in England's safari country

Experience a unique safari experience with a luxurious twist in the heart of the English countryside.

Location: Lympne, Kent

Rainy Day Activities: Take afternoon tea in the Pump Room

Get a taste of Jane Austen’s world while tucking into a traditional English afternoon tea at Regency haunt, The Pump Room.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Man visiting the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project.

Tuck into the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project

What better way to celebrate St Piran’s Day, the National Day of Cornwall, than by chomping on a pasty or two at one of Cornwall’s most famous attractions.

Location: Eden Project, Cornwall

Enjoy a drink at England’s oldest pub

Built into a cave system underneath Nottingham Castle, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem (or ‘The Trip’ as locals call it) is a legend among English inns.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

See open-air Shakespeare plays in Lincolnshire

If your only experience of Shakespeare is being bored rigid in a school classroom, then it’s about time you gave the great Bard another chance.

Location: Stamford, Lincolnshire

Cocktail mixology masterclasses at Maiyango

The intimate setting of Maiyango is perfect for re-igniting or kindling a romance. Learn how to make your own cocktails with a resident mixologist.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

Dine like Lords and Ladies at Langley Castle

For those with a taste for the finer things in life, Langley Castle Hotel near the historic market town of Hexham is the ideal gastro getaway.

Location: Langley-on-Tyne, Northumberland

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