A Weekend of Regal Romance: Top 5 UK Stays
by Holly Mallinson Beedie
Cliveden House, Surrey
For: The Fairytale.
Sitting above the Thames in the National Trust gardens, this regal country house provides its guests with the ultimate escape from reality. It’s fair to say anyone who is someone has found restbite here, including the Duchess of Sussex the night before her wedding. From the Prince of Wales Suite and private hot tub terrace, to the Chandeliered Dining Room and Private boat options, you’ll be sparing no expense at Cliveden House.
The Ritz, London
For: The Big Spender.
The Ritz is world renowned for its opulence, lavish interiors and classic British feel. From dining in the Mechelin Starred Restaurant, to unwinding at the award winning Hiro Miyoshi Spa, you can certainly rely on the Ritz to deliver the regal, romantic setting your looking for. If the overnight prices are too steep, but still want to experience the Ritz, their St Valentines Afternoon Tea may be the perfect compromise at £95 per person.
Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire
For: History Enthusiasts.
If your looking to live like a King and Queen, Thornbury Castle ought to be your first choice. With a tailored Valentines Package, you can expect to enjoy champagne in your bedchamber, a six-course Tasting Menu, and a Full English Breakfast for the perfect romantic weekend. If that doesn’t tempt you – we’re sure it’s previous occupants will. Yes, you can stay in Henry IIIV and Anne Boleyn’s bedroom!
The Old Government House, Guernsey
For: A Sweet Escape.
As far as romance is concerned, being surprised with a mini holiday is definitely up there. Why not whisk your loved one away for a relaxing long weekend in Guernsey, and indulge in the stunning facilities and regal setting of the Old Government House. Fit with a range of suite options and romantic add ons, you won’t need to worry about a thing during your seaside stay.
Inverlochy Castle, Scotland
For: Peace & Quiet
After hearing Queen Victoria had said she’d never seen a “lovelier or more romantic spot” than Inverlochy Castle in 1873, it had to make the list. Set with the Scottish Highlands as its backdrop, you can expect the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at this impressive estate. With true Scottish styling you can expect fires to be roaring, rich interiors and lots of polished wood – however, it has been updated with all the latest amenities to offer maximum comfort for its guests.