10 Best UK Destinations for a Couples Romantic Getaway

The Best Valentine's Getaways for 2023

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you may be looking for the perfect romantic getaway in the UK. While the location you choose is what makes your holiday unforgettable, it also matters where you stay.

Together Travel Co. specialises in accommodating couples on holiday in the UK. Tell us your preferences, and we can recommend the perfect property for your Valentine’s Day break. Rest assured that our concierge team will make your stay extra special with unique touches like chilled champagne, heavenly chocolates and rose petals upon request.

Here, we have compiled a list of the top 10 romantic destinations in the UK. Let us know what you are looking for, and we will help make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable!


1. Tattenhall Marina, Cheshire

Located 8 miles south of Chester is the quaint village of Tattenhall and the nearby tranquil waters of Tattenhall Marina. The most notable attraction within walking distance of the marina is the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm, perfect for indulging your sweet tooth. Then, turn your attention to numerous romantic attractions within 20 minutes of Tattenhall Marina, including beautifully landscaped Roman gardens in Chester, sightseeing cruises on the River Dee and live music in Tattenhall.

Fancy a unique accommodation at Tattenhall Marina? How about a luxurious floating pod? Guide your sweetheart to your fully moored, glass-fronted pod via a whimsical floating walkway. The open-plan lounge features a fully stocked kitchenette, a comfy double bedroom and a separate shower room. The marina’s location deep in the Cheshire countryside, with only the bulrushes and birds for company, makes this an incredible Valentine’s Day destination!


2. Yorkshire Dales

There is no better place to soak up the English countryside than North Yorkshire. Your stay can include a wealth of holiday pleasures, including touring quaint hamlets, shopping at historic market towns, drinking at cosy pubs and marvelling at imposing castles.

Complete the experience by staying at a rural yet modern Yorkshire Dales log cabin. The secluded location is only a 20-minute walk from the charming market town of Richmond, making these self-catering lodges the perfect romantic destination.


3. The South Hams

The South Hams in Southern England is a beautiful region to explore. Head to Dittisham, a quaint village tucked into the River Dart coastline. From there, you can ride a ferry to Greenway Quay, next door to the National Trust Greenway Estate, the former home of beloved author Agatha Christie. Finish your day at the Ferry Boat Inn, where you can enjoy drinks and watch the sunset as the boats come in.

Instead of heading to an ordinary hotel room after a day of fun, why not stay at a luxuriously appointed Treetop Escape? This is just one of several accommodations we offer in the beautiful south Devonshire countryside, close to Dittisham and the nearby beach. Lounge with your sweetheart in the hot tub, laze about in the hammock and soak up the stunning 365-degree views of the surrounding woodland.


4. York

This city in Northern England has long been known as one of the UK’s most romantic spots. With its narrow cobblestone streets and 2,000 years of history just waiting to be explored, it certainly does not disappoint. Take a stroll along the medieval city walls or sprawling banks of the River Ouse. When you tire of walking, give your feet a break and soak up the sights on a guided boat tour. Then, enjoy an indulgent dinner with your sweetheart at one of York’s Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Roots or the Rattle Owl.

After an active day, head to your riverside York apartment in the bustling centre of town. A one-bedroom apartment is likely the proper size for your two-person holiday. Just a stone’s throw from the River Ouse, this newly converted apartment is the perfect place to stay. Top features include a fully equipped kitchen, roomy dining area, king-size bed and well-equipped shower room.


5. Newquay (North Cornwall)

The stunning North Cornwall coastline is home to thriving communities, abundant beaches and thrilling attractions. There are also numerous fine dining options, perfect if you are looking for romantic Cornwall destinations. A short easterly drive takes you to National Trust Trerice Manor, a scenic destination you will undoubtedly want to explore.

Look out the window of your Newquay apartment or penthouse for some of the best views of Fistral Beach, the ideal starting point for a romantic getaway in the UK. This accommodation is spacious, updated, pet-friendly and mere minutes from the sandy shore. You can even cook up a Cornish feast in the fully stocked kitchen and dine al fresco on the open-air patio.


6. Fowey (South Cornwall)

Perhaps your Valentine’s Day break will take you to Fowey in South Cornwall, a charming port town set along the River Fowey. Explore the rich maritime history, take in the Georgian architecture and dine at boutique bistros, where you can feast on locally caught mussels and other gourmet seafood. Next, bask in the sun at one of many white sand beaches, or kayak upstream to find the perfect secluded picnic spot.

Do you still need a place to stay? Our Fowey properties are perfect for a couple’s holiday in the UK. Set in the heart of Fowey amongst the town’s iconic streets, our coastal hideaways offer bright, welcoming interiors and views of the river. If you plan to bring your furry friend along, be sure to select a pet-friendly room.


7. John O’Groats (Scotland)

Nothing says “romance” like dramatic cliffs, forest trails and white sandy beaches. You can find all this and much more at John O’Groats, a tiny seafront hamlet in Scotland located a short drive from Dunnet Head, Britain’s northernmost port.

Settle in for a romantic staycation at one of our luxurious John O’Groats lodges, offering updated interiors and unforgettable views of the Scotland coast. Originally built in 1875, these accommodations have been upgraded with high-quality bespoke amenities, including fully stocked kitchens, well-appointed bathrooms and modern living areas.


8. Llyn Peninsula (North Wales)

Llŷn Peninsula is the best place to enjoy the dramatic Welsh coastline. Activities abound, from taking brisk walks along coastal trails to basking on deserted beaches to drinking at iconic pubs. The memories you will make on your Valentine’s Day break will last a lifetime!

Add to the memories by staying at one of our luxurious Llŷn Peninsula holiday homes. Many are pet-friendly, allowing you to bring your four-legged friend with you. Other notable features include log fires, shared EV chargers and sprawling views of the sparkling sea. Customise your stay by choosing a coastal cottage, charming converted barn or contemporary apartment to suit your needs. No matter your choice, you can expect a peaceful, well-appointed, self-catered stay.


9. Babbacombe Bay

Babbacombe Bay, affectionately known as the English Riviera, is breathtaking from every angle. Relax on romantic beaches, hike down beautiful coastal trails and, for adventurous couples, go paddle boarding, kayaking, diving, coasteering or sea-fishing. If you prefer to enjoy the ocean from a little further afield, spend the afternoon in Babbacombe Downs, the highest cliff-top promenade in England.

At the end of your busy day, settle into your lovely seaside cottage with panoramic ocean views. This accommodation dates back to the 18th century. While charming features like the log fireplace are easy to spot, the property has been completely updated with modern amenities and a large, private terrace for you and your loved one to enjoy.


10. Pelynt, Looe (Cornwall)

Leave your stress behind this Valentine’s Day and take your significant other to Pelynt. This village is perfectly situated to enjoy Cornwall’s stunning and diverse coastline. Pelynt sits on the doorstep of the UK’s longest National Trail—the South West Coast Path. You can also spend an entire day in nearby historic Polperro, wandering the narrow streets that wind around enchanting cottages and quaint shops. Alternatively, head into the bustling coastal town of Looe to enjoy locally caught seafood delights.

With so much on offer, you might not head to your lodging until late evening. When you do, you will realise your cosy Cornish cottage is just as charming as Pelynt itself! Enjoy must-have features like a king-size bed, full kitchen and bathroom essentials. Then, revel in several unexpected add-ons like a hot tub, fire pit and onsite EV charging for electric cars.



Book a Romantic Getaway in the UK

While Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to go on holiday, you may also want a break to celebrate your anniversary, birthday or recent engagement. Whatever the occasion, Together Travel is here to make your stay memorable. Book a self-catering tree house high above the ground, a cosy cottage built for two or a seaside lodge with endless views. Whatever accommodation you choose, we are confident our beautiful properties will impress that special someone. For more help planning your romantic getaway in the UK, please call our concierge team at +44 (0)1625 920816.