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6 top places to go for unique and unusual romantic breaks

Romantic breaks can be a treat for you and a companion.

If you find yourself stuck for ideas to make a romantic escape more unique or special, we’ve found some solutions for you. From where to go, what quirky accommodation to stay in, as well as activities to enjoy. All you need to do is decide when to head into the sunset!

Here are six unusual romantic breaks to choose from within the UK and Europe…


Unusual romantic weekend breaks with hot tubs

1.    Yorkshire Dales

Spend a long weekend sheltering within a sleepy shepherd’s hut in the Yorkshire Dales to escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Although basic, its homely feel will help you relax after walks around historic ruined castles and quiet lakes. Warm yourself against your own fire-burning stove, within a private meadow, then take a dip in the hot tub. At nightfall, stargaze under a dark sky. The area holds a ‘Dark Sky Status’, so you’re in a great location for a romantic break to admire the cosmos!

romantic break under a dark sky

2.    Peak District

Romantic breaks in the Peak District can be made a little more unusual by finding time to retreat to a tranquil treehouse. Hear birdsong, admire the peaks and dine al fresco on arrival. To take someone’s breath away, do something different in Derbyshire – book a hot air balloon! This outdoor experience is one way to view The Peak Districts’ beauty from above the clouds. Luckily, there are three different balloon locations to choose from. This experience may be best in spring-summer. However, visit the Peak District in autumn and you can embrace leaf-peeping, whatever the weather.

romantic breaks in the Peak District with Balloon

3.    Wales

Rural romantic breaks in Wales can be achieved on organic farms and smallholdings within Carmarthenshire. To add character, sleep in a yurt or tipi. Bring your wellingtons to collect vegetables, as well as eggs from free-range chickens, before relaxing in an eco-heated hot tub. In summer, lather on the sunscreen for wanderings along Tenby beach or hop on a boat to the small Island of Caldey to spot seabirds. During a trip to Cardigan Bay, watch water cascade down an unusual coastal waterfall called Tresaith, which may be worth a photo. With this in mind, Carmarthenshire may be the perfect location for peaceful, romantic breaks off the beaten track.

chicken on a farm in wales

4.    Cotswolds

Romantic breaks in the Cotswolds call for time to immerse yourself in the charming countryside. By day, follow one of the many walking trails on foot or cycle. As it’s a romantic break, why not take the opportunity to book one made for two? It may not be something you’d usually do. To get closer to nature, you could do some wildlife watching, before retreating within the stillness of a geodesic dome. Here, overlooking an area of outstanding beauty, relax on the lover’s bench after cooking fresh pizza in an outdoor pizza oven. Also, feel free to feed the farm’s friendly ponies with an apple or two.

Find more ideas to plan an unusual romantic staycation click here.

romantic breaks with bicycle rides

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Unique European romantic weekend breaks

5.    Dublin

Booking a last-minute Romantic break? Decide upon Dublin and stay in a renovated tower with 360° sea views of Dublin Bay. Seals are regular visitors to the bay, so keep an eye out from the bay or lookout to Bull Island to watch them in their natural habit. This historic and unique accommodation may appear remote. However, being just 25 minutes from the city centre you’re still close enough to explore Dublin’s culture and ‘the Craic’. Try local cuisine within the historic quarter (Temple Bar) before dancing the night away somewhere with traditional live music. Prefer somewhere quiet but still unique? Stroll around peaceful Phoenix Park to peer at wild deer, after lunch at Dublin castle.

For more top holiday destinations in Ireland for you and your family to discover, view our holidays in Ireland holidays blog.


6.    Rome

Romantic breaks and holidays in Rome are popular. However, to make a weekend break more unique, book into an award-winning hi-tech hotel. Spend the day learning about Italian history at the Pantheon and Colosseum and stroll around the Piazza Navona. Then return to watch a film via cinema projector or take a dip in your own Jacuzzi room (optional). Each private room comes with its own theme and iPad, to set whichever mood/lighting you’re looking for. Also, 24-hour room service is available to enjoy Italian cuisines such as rich, cooked coffee, pizza, and gelato.

romantic breaks in Rome


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