The Top 4 Valentine’s Day Activities in the Cotswolds
Valentine’s day in the Cotswolds is a special time where you can retreat to an idyllic location that was seemingly created just for you and your partner. Read on for our top four Valentine’s day activities…
With more than 50 acres to explore, Batsford Arboretum is the perfect location for a romantic stroll. Wrap up warm and arm yourself with a flask of hot chocolate, tea or coffee and you can while away the hours taking in nature and the amazing tree shapes. There are even photography workshops to partake in the weekend before – you and your loved one can work together to get the perfect shot to commemorate your visit. Maintained all year round, whatever the season you can relax in the ever-changing colour and displays that Mother Nature has to offer.
What would your Valentine’s day in the Cotswolds be without an extra touch of romance? Your special someone can feel like they have ventured abroad without the journey or expense; Bourton-on-the-Water has the majestic river Windrush flowing adjacent to the picture-perfect High Street. With honey coloured cottages that are a staple of the Cotswolds, the high street also boasts a wide selection of shops, antique centres and cafes for you to enjoy. Crossing over the river is a true delight thanks to the several low arched bridges which contribute to the town’s nickname “Venice of the Cotswolds’.
Explore the world heritage site at your leisure; with beautiful walks of varying length available, an indoor cinema, fabulous works of art, a Victorian Passions and Pursuits exhibition that includes a permanent feature on Winston Churchill – there’s even a film trail so you could pop the question in a special spot, should you wish to… Get lost (metaphorically!) in the beautiful grounds and sweeping staircases of a beautiful palace and make your special someone feel like a star this Valentine’s day.
Wine & Dine
If you want to feel like royalty in a homelier way this Valentine’s or perhaps your visit to Blenheim Palace felt much too short, why not stay at the grandest of all luxury hotels in the Cotswolds for our Valentine’s dining experience? You and your partner can feast on an extravagant seven-course tasting menu before retiring to a room of your choice. The next morning, you can enjoy a Full English breakfast and explore the grounds and gardens. For one romantic night only, you can treat our manor house as your own as our staff prepare to spoil you and surround you both with an intimate atmosphere. If you want to stay longer you’re more than welcome to…. after all, your Valentine’s day dinner in the Cotswolds should be one to remember.