The most romantic getaways in the UK & Ireland

These hotel packages, new openings and romantic rendezvous offerings are sure to sweep you off your feet

Travel and Wellbeing 13 Feb 2024

Prestonfield House

Looking to set sparks flying with an amorous mini-break? These luxury retreats for two are waiting to be discovered. From the charm of Edinburgh to the capital of Ireland, we’ve found the most romantic getaways for you to whisk (or be whisked) away to.

For the wine lover

The Vineyard
The Vineyard

Just over an hour from London, The Vineyard is an enchanting haven and home to some of the world’s finest wines. An unforgettable backdrop for a romantic weekend away, the hotel’s cellar holds over 30,000 wines from the new and old worlds, as well as the award-winning estate wines of owner Sir Peter Michael.

Finding the perfect pairing, executive chef Tom Scade, winner of the prestigious Le Taittinger Prix Culinaire, has created a menu incorporating wines and olive oil from the Peter Michael Winery and used locally sourced ingredients to create a culinary work of art that is worthy of a gastronomic gallery.

This month, the hotel is offering a romantic break for you and your sweetheart, including a glass of chilled Taittinger champagne upon arrival, an elegantly crafted five-course dinner, a luxurious night’s sleep in a luxury double room, two hours of relaxation at its award-winning spa and a cooked and continental breakfast the following morning.

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 For the foodie

Voted one of the most romantic hotels in the UK by Harper’s Bazaar, this enchanting 21-bedroom castle is set in a 110-acre estate, featuring a Victorian walled garden and spectacular seascapes, on the Ayrshire coast. But while the setting leaves hearts fluttering, the menu is a feast for the senses.

A destination for the consummate foodie, Glenapp Castle offers high-end dining created by executive chef Peter Howarth. All the award-winning restaurant’s fish and shellfish are line caught or hand dived off Scotland’s west coast and many ingredients are sourced from its own kitchen garden, which includes a 150-foot-long glasshouse. Fresh flavour is at the height of this culinary experience and whether you opt for a beautifully crafted afternoon tea or seven-course dinner, memorable flavours abound with every bite. 

Until 31 May 2024, enjoy champagne in a castle suite, cream tea in the castle drawing room, a candlelit three-course gourmet dinner and rose-petal turndown for a weekend away you won’t forget.

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For the trendsetter

The Leinster
The Leinster

Opening this month, The Leinster Hotel is a luxurious hideaway located in the heart of Dublin. A world of seductive allure, its 55 rooms and suites, designed by the visionary O Donnell O Neill Design, are adorned with sumptuous velvets, graphic patterns and bold colour.

From this Valentine’s Day the hotel is kick-starting the grand opening with a “Meet me at The Leinster” package, inviting guests to enjoy a signature cocktail from The Collins Club and a sky-high culinary experience curated by the world-famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Enjoy the city skyline on the outdoor terrace with an imaginative fusion of Irish classics blended with French and Southeast Asian flavours.

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For the fairytale

Prestonfield House
Prestonfield House

For those who love the world of literature there’s Prestonfield House. Step into the pages of a romance novel situated just five minutes from Edinburgh city centre. Nestled within 20 acres of gardens, next to the awe-inspiring Arthur’s Seat, this magical, exclusive luxury hotel offers the seclusion of a country estate for you to enjoy some quality time with your other half.

To celebrate the month of love, Prestonfield House is offering the Romantic February package, where guests can enjoy a candlelit dinner at Rhubarb, a destination restaurant with gourmet delights crafted from seasonal Scottish produce sourced from small artisan suppliers. Enjoy a complimentary bottle of Prestonfield champagne on arrival and an indulgent overnight stay full of culinary bliss.

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For the girls’ weekend

The Montenotte
The Montenotte

Grab your girlfriends and head to one of Ireland’s leading hotels. This month, The Montenotte in Cork is offering a dedicated Galentine’s Getaway package, designed to help you to unwind and reset in a wonderland of supreme luxury. Including a one-night stay in an executive room with a delicious full Irish breakfast in bed; a bottle of champagne on arrival; dinner for two at Panorama, a restaurant with an effortless Parisian chic and bursting with international flavour thanks to executive chef Rudi Liebenberg; access to the Cameo Cinema; and two relaxing massages at the luxury Bellevue Spa.

Begin your experience with a signature grounding ritual before heading to The Salt Room, a state-of-the-art spa room with walls crafted from over 1,400 Himalayan salt bricks that delicately exfoliate the skin, leaving it radiant and luminous.

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