The Most Romantic Hotels In The UK & Ireland
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The Most Romantic Hotels In The UK & Ireland

Unforgettable romantic getaways

From scenic countryside walks to luxurious spa treatments, we bring you the most romantic hotels in the UK, whether for a spontaneous escape or a Valentine’s Day treat.

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Romantic Hotels In The UK & Ireland

An outdoor firepit with sheepskin rugs

Ness Walk, Inverness

Passion and luxury intertwine at Ness Walk, crowned the most romantic hotel in the UK & Ireland for 2024. Upgrade your Valentine’s celebrations with the ‘Suite Love’ experience, an overnight stay in the luxurious Rowan or Wellingtonia Suite, plus a chilled bottle of Champagne upon arrival, a three-course A La Carte dinner for two at Torrish, and a late check-out at 12 noon.

Bar at Wildhive Callow Hall.

Wildhive Callow Hall, Peak District

With treehouses and bee hives, and a grand country-house hotel, this romantic hotel offers up the glories of nature in abundance – with a great variety of accommodation. From outdoor copper baths to star-gazing loungers, and a deeply indulgent spa, you’ll soon rekindle your romance.

Exterior of The Cadogan, a Belmond Hotel

The Cadogan, a Belmond Hotel, London

Right on swanky Sloane Street, The Cadogan is the perfect base from which to explore the streets of London. Return with a headful of artworks and a handful of shopping bags.

Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall, Durham

Sea-cation, anyone? Seaham Hall is inviting couples to celebrate their love atop a picturesque clifftop along the Durham Coast this Valentine’s Day, with luxurious bungalows housing up to four guests, complete with a barbecue kitchen and firepit. Plus, what says romance better than a glass of champagne in your very own hot tub?

THE PIG at Combe, Devon

Tucked away in the heavenly Otter Valley in Devon, THE PIG at Combe is a honey-coloured Elizabethan gem that oozes romance. Just 15 minutes from the sea, you can spend time exploring Devon’s coastal walks or the hotel’s on-site kitchen garden to get a peek at the fresh produce from the menu.

Congham Hall, Norfolk

Tucked away in the gorgeous North Norfolk countryside, this gorgeous Georgian manor house is a romantic hotel with a great spa to boot, featuring a hot tub, sauna, and pool – plus a fabulous restaurant with kitchen garden sourced ingredients.

A hotel in the countryside

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Wiltshire

Foodies seeking a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day should look no further than Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa’s exclusive Michelin Valentine’s experience. Upon arrival, guests are treated with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries in the comfort of their lavish room, before they tuck into a delectable seven-course tasting menu for dinner at the Michelin-starred Restaurant Hywel Jones. Then, wake up to the serenity of Lucknam Park’s 500 acres of enchanting parkland and start the day with a sumptuous full English breakfast, setting the tone for a day filled with romance.

Exterior of The Beaumont

The Beaumont, London

Return to the 1920s at this art deco splendour. Go for afternoon tea in Gatsby’s Room, dress up for cocktails at Magritte Bar; and end up for dinner in The Colony Grill Room. There’s also a chauffeur-driven car for use to hop around Mayfair.

Ballynahinch Terrace

Ballynahinch Castle, County Galway

You can’t get more wondrously romantic than an Irish Castle, set in 700 acres of woodland at the heart of Connemara. The estate runs daily guided walks, or pack your own picnic and take to beautifully scenic walking trails.

Courtyard at Hazlitt's Hotel

Hazlitt’s, London

You can’t get a more romantic hotel than one in Soho – just think of the historical figures who haunted its hallowed streets. Hazlitt’s exploits it to the max with rooms that feature original 18th century fireplaces and roll-top baths. Bliss.

11 Cadogan Gardens exterior

11 Cadogan Gardens, London

A stone’s throw from Sloane Street, Chelsea, 11 Cadogan Gardens is just next to romantic Pavilion Road with its array of independent shops and eateries. Expect individually designed rooms and some of the finest cocktails in London.

The Lamb Inn

The Lamb Inn, Oxfordshire

If you like your romance rustic, come to The Lamb Inn with its charming British feel in the heart of the pretty market town of Burford. Think brick feature walls, wooden furnishings and candle-lit tables in the excellent restaurant.

The Crown at Church Enstone, The Cotswolds

This traditional country inn in a 17th-century Cotswolds village with low beams, country fabrics and fabulous artwork, offers a stylish, snug stay. Close to Chipping Norton and Woodstock, there’s lots to do before returning to enjoy a delicious seasonal menu.

The Rookery, London

Love a quirky place to stay? Want to impress your date? Come to The Rookery, an utterly charming, romantic hotel in lively area Clerkenwell. Featuring stone flagged floors and antique oak furniture, it’s a fabulously original choice for a naughty weekend away.

The Bell Inn, Oxfordshire

A classic honey-coloured Cotswolds gem near Lechlade, The Bell Inn reopened in 2017 and is sought-after for its grub (just read the critics’ reviews). It’s a pub that has remained a pub but has raised the bar in every way.

Four Seasons Hotel – Dogmersfield, Hampshire

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, Hampshire

Where better to celebrate ‘Love in the Countryside’ than at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, where the special Valentine’s Day package ensures an idyllic retreat amid nature, whether celebrating with a partner or a friend. Greeted with cocktails, canapes, and a bouquet of roses in your room, take a stroll across the stunning 500-acre estate, or wind down in the 18th century stable block spa. Whatever you do, don’t miss the delicious four-course Valentine’s Day menu at foodie favourite Fox Hollow, featuring House Cured Loch Duart Salmon Tartare and Charred Tenderloin and Braised Beef Cheek and accompanied by a crisp glass of Louis Roederer NV Brut Rosé.

Barnsley House

Barnsley House, Cirencester, Cotswolds

Situated in the picturesque Cotswolds village, Barnsley House is a dreamy destination for romantic couples seeking a rural escape. With a hideaway spa, intimate cinema and stylish interiors, the 17th century manor house is perfect for loved-up couples and garden enthusiasts. Explore the fairy tale gardens in full bloom, designed by the property’s late owner Rosemary Verey, or book a stay in the Rosemary Verey Suite, with a luxurious bathtub, four-poster bed and a private conservatory for the ultimate romantic hideaway.

Exterior view of The Grand

The Grand, York

‘Escape Together’ to York, where The Grand’s couples package includes a decadent Afternoon Tea with a view, welcome chocolates, and a delicious Yorkshire breakfast. Make sure you book a meal at their new Legacy restaurant for the ultimate romantic fine dining experience.

the pig at brockenhurst

The Pig at Brockenhurst, Hampshire

Nestled among the trees at the original The Pig hotel in the New Forest are romantic lodges and cabins, filled with a wood-burning stove, dreamy bathtub, and quirky interior décor for a sumptuous country-cottage retreat. The chain of Pig hotels began at this very spot, with walking, foraging, spa treatments and a glamourous bar for those looking for a celebratory tipple or two. There are also lounges and terraces immersed with open fires, a walled garden leading to a wonderful lily pond and an impressive Victorian-style dining room – absolute bliss.

The front of Beaverbrook

Beaverbrook, Surrey

Let the rolling Surrey countryside do the talking at Beaverbrook, where the cosy The Garden House restaurant makes the ideal setting for a romantic meal for two, and the ‘A Gift of Love’ spa package offers the best in solo indulgence.

The Swan

The Swan Hotel & Spa, Lake District

Whisk your loved one away to the picturesque countryside and stay at the Love Nest, a stunning studio cottage designed specifically for a romantic retreat for two. Featuring alfresco fireplaces, a luxurious marble bathroom, whitewashed hardwood floors and a cosy indoor log burner, the Swan Hotel makes for an unforgettable dreamy staycation. Melt away any worries at their magnificent spa, venture on a scenic walk alongside the countryside or snuggle up with a crisp glass of rosé.

Moddershall Oaks: a swimming pool with amber lights

Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire

Starry eyed for your loved one? Enjoy outdoor spa facilities and panoramic views – and see if your stars really do align – with Moddershall Oaks’ new Starry Nights Package.

The Newt in Somerset

The Newt, Castle Cary, Somerset

The Newt is an exceptional hotel tucked away in the heart of Somerset featuring idyllic gardens, woods, orchards and parkland, making it the perfect setting for long and romantic country walks. Designed by co-owner Karen Roos, the hotel’s interior is the epitome of simplicity at its finest. Picture gorgeous sash windows, unfussy blissful beds and a minimally decorated tranquil spa with a sauna, salt room and beautiful outdoor hydrotherapy pool. Toast to your tranquil getaway with their extensive range of inventive and lavish drinks including fine wines, artisan beers and their very own fresh cyder.

A hotel terrace overlooking Cork

The Montenotte Hotel, Cork

Hop across to Ireland and follow the Victorian lover’s trail immersed in spectacular views at Cork’s The Montenotte Hotel. Then, watch the sunset with a glass of Champagne from The Glasshouse rooftop bar. Bliss.

Rookery Hall

Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa, Nantwich, Cheshire

Take a romantic trip to this beautiful country hotel, surrounded by idyllic views and within a short distance from the Ness Botanic Gardens – a blissful escape from the stresses of city life. The stunning Rookery Hall Hotel exudes romance with an enchanting blend of period and contemporary features. Sip on a glass of champagne at their al fresco terrace while taking in the breath-taking Cheshire countryside or pamper yourself in the award-winning spa oozing an oasis of calm and relaxation.

The exterior of The Bradley Hare at dusk

The Bradley Hare, Wiltshire

Hunker down in one of Wiltshire’s best hotels, complete with antique furniture, distinctive fabrics, freestanding baths, and home comforts. Book a cosy V-Day dinner in the cute Snug.

Fawsley Hall

Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa, Northamptonshire

Steeped in history and charm, Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa is a gorgeous luxury country house hotel, visited by monarchs such as Queen Elizabeth I and Charles I. Surrounded by formal gardens and parkland, the hotel is renowned for it’s dreamy wedding venues, radiating romance and elegance with the impressive Tudor House and Georgian Knightley Court. Couples can seek refuge in the spa room for some delightful pampering, take a dip in the lush outdoor hydrotherapy pool or venture for a romantic walk in the countryside for the ultimate romantic rural getaway.

Glenapp Castle at golden hour from a distance

Glenapp Castle, Ayrshire

What says ‘I love you’ better than a fairytale castle? Hide away in 110 acres at Glenapp Castle, try stargazing, dine on a delicious candlelit three-course dinner, and feel like you’re in a fairytale with rose petal turndown.

Breakfast in bed at No.15 Bath by GuestHouse

No.15 Bath by GuestHouse, Bath

Tuck yourself away in pretty Bath, where a bottle of English sparkling wine, a 90-minute ritual for two in The Spa, a five-course tasting menu and a round of cocktails await.