Je t’aime, ti amo, te quiero, ich liebe dich, aishiteru. However you say it, sometimes words aren’t enough to say ‘I love you’. This Valentine’s Day, bring your partner to Britain and do something really special.
Visit ‘Lover’ in Wiltshire
That’s right folks – we have a place in the UK called Lover. Although, strictly speaking, you should pronounce it to rhyme with Dover. Not to worry, it’s a great photo opportunity and sits right on the edge of the New Forest National Park, the perfect place for a romantic wander.
See a romantic movie, UK-wide
Take a romantic trip to one of the UK’s atmospheric arthouse cinemas and see a slushy classic. One of our favourites is the Glasgow Film Theatre which is showing the achingly romantic Brief Encounter. You could also try the glorious Electric in Birmingham which is the oldest working cinema in the UK. You can even get married there!
For full listings check http://www.britinfo.net/cinema/
Orient Express in the Scottish Highlands
Book a trip with the world’s most famous train operator and experience the drama of the Scottish Highlands on the historic Royal Scotsman. Glimpse majestic stags or soaring eagles as your train passes through the UK’s most seductive scenery. Travelling only during the day, the train berths at night to ensure you a sound night’s sleep.
Book a trip on the Royal Scotsman
London Eye Valentine Rides in London
Take a loved-up ride on the London Eye over the Valentine’s period and choose from an array of romantic experiences; the ultimate indulgence of a Cupid’s Capsule with fast-track entry, a red rose, a box of champagne truffles and a bottle of bubbly in your own private capsule is a must.
Book tickets on the London Eye
Balloon ride, UK-wide
Float away on your very own bubble of love aboard a graceful hot air balloon. Balloon Flights UK offers private flights for couples all over the UK. Wrap up warm and hold your partner tight on this unforgettable experience.
Book a flight with Balloon Flights UK
Romantic canoeing at Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland
Canoodling canoeists head to Northern Ireland’s biggest Lough (sea lake) each year for a romantic paddle with outdoor experts, Action Outdoors. They organise Valentine’s Wilderness Weekends which include a trip to atmospheric Salt Island, the place where St Patrick first came to Ireland. Sleep out under the stars, cook over a campfire and enjoy the Champagne and chocolates provided.
Book a trip with Action Outdoors
Recreate a romantic movie moment in Lancashire
If you fancy a Brief Encounter, snatch a kiss under the clock at Carnforth Station which looks much as it did in the 1945 David Lean film. For more recent romance seek out the locations of Four Weddings and a Funeral or Notting Hill in London.
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Visit an ancient, sexy symbol in Dorset
The Cerne Abbas Giant is a massive, naked figure etched into a Dorset hillside. Thought by many to be a potent fertility symbol it’s hard to miss his most prominent feature! Over the years many amorous couples have travelled to his side in the hope that the giant’s power will rub off on them.
Find out more about the Cerne Abbas Giant
Valentine’s punting in Cambridge
Drift down river on a Valentine’s punt with Scudamore’s in Cambridge. Chauffeured punts last for 30 minutes and include a rose. Relax in your lover’s arms as your punt drifts languidly by medieval colleges and ancient university quads. Go after dusk for a memorable, lantern-lit experience.
Book a Valentine’s Punt with Scudamore’s
Lover image by Squirmeila on Flickr