Six of the best: Romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, leading lifestyle hotels Malmaison and Hotel du Vin have hand-picked some of their most romantic locations, perfect for an unforgettable getaway.
Why not treat yourself to a night in Glasgow? Scotland’s thriving central metropolis is the perfect combination of culture and style, with an array of museums and fabulous shopping spots. It’s perfect for a Valentines treat or two.
The iconic Glasgow hotel is set in a tree-lined Victorian terrace in the fashionable West End. With an impressive reputation for service and style, a cigar shack and dedicated whisky room – as well as the famous Bistro – you can ensure an escape to remember.
Whisk your other half on a trip to the city. Spend the day touring the sights on an unforgettable and undoubtedly romantic day in the capital, before departing to the idyllic town of Wimbledon. Full of undeniable English Charm, the historic Wimbledon is not only the home of tennis, but also extensive parkland and a cluster of boutique shops. A real rural retreat within London.
Located within the 34 acres of Cannizaro Park, adjacent to Wimbledon Common, Hotel du Vin & Bistro Wimbledon is the perfect place to escape to. You’ll feel right at home from the moment you step through the door.
If a retreat is on the cards for Valentines, why not travel to St Andrews, the ancient Scottish coastal town. Whether it’s touring the magnificent Botanical Gardens, bird watching on the Eden Estuary, or getting lost in the magical medieval streets, there’s plenty to explore.
Overlooking breath-taking scenery and golden beaches, at the beautifully converted Hotel du Vin & Bistro St Andrews you’ll find a warm, welcoming retreat with plenty of nooks and crannies.
Dive in to the cosmopolitan capital of the North this Valentines. Browse the elegant boutique shops along King Street and St Anne’s Square, or head to shopper’s paradise in The Trafford Centre. By the city’s edge you’ll find two of world’s most famous football teams, plus Salford Quays, home to the Imperial War Museum and the BBC.
Stay: Malmaison Manchester
When you’ve had enough of shopping, retire to one of the most stylish hotels in the city, a former 19th century warehouse. Situated just off of King Street and St Ann’s Square, it’s the perfect base to get to know the city from.
Famous around the world for its University and historic background, Oxford is an intoxicating mix of ancient and modern, with everything you need for a short break or a long stay. You can visit the legendary Ashmolean, Britain’s first public museum founded in 1683, the famous Covered Market, providing an unmissable array of goods, or climb the Norman Castle Mount to enjoy panoramic views from St George’s Tower.
Stay: Malmaison Oxford
Located in in a medieval castle, this former prison will have you wishing you had a life sentence. Settle down for the night in one of the most stunning and original hotel rooms in Oxford – top of everyone’s wish-list for Valentines.
Enjoy some of Britain’s most iconic landmarks, including the magnificent Tyne Bridge and the iconic Angel of the North on a city break full of culture and history in Newcastle. Enjoy some intense retail therapy in the Metro Centre, or find all the contemporary art you could imagine at The Baltic before topping off your break with a wonderfully romantic trip down the wonderful river.
Stay: Malmaison Newcastle
Nestled in the heart of the city, on the doorstep of the world-famous Millennium Bridge, Malmaison Newcastle offers a beautiful space, with a relaxed ambiance by day and a vibrant atmosphere by night.