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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you may have started to think about romantic plans for the special day with your partner. But what better way to celebrate your love than by extending the day into a romantic weekend getaway! A romantic break can offer a chance to escape the everyday routine of life, allowing you to enjoy refreshing time together. If you only have time for a weekend break or do not want the fuss of flying abroad, then a staycation can offer the perfect chance to spend quality time with your partner without any added stresses.
When it comes to staycations in the UK, one of the best options is Cornwall; home to stunning natural scenery and exciting places to explore, Cornwall is truly a place for romantics to stay! So, if you’re thinking of enjoying a romantic weekend break in Cornwall, here are some of the things you could get up to:
Enjoy a Romantic Walk
With over 400 miles of coastline outlining Cornwall, paired with expanses of moorland and woodland, there is a vast array of walking opportunities available in the county. Boasting stunning scenery of sandy beaches and dramatic waves or breathtaking hillscapes; there is certainly something romantic about the views you will be rewarded with on your walk together. If you are visiting in the winter months for Valentine’s Day, then be sure to wrap up warm and bring along a flask of tea or hot chocolate to keep you toasty as you explore.
Indulge with a Delicious Meal
Many Cornish restaurants pride themselves on their use of only the best locally sourced ingredients. With produce grown at local farms and boats bringing in fresh catches each day, the Cornish dining scene is incredible. Delicious, seasonal dishes can be enjoyed, with many dining establishments boasting a stunning backdrop of coastal views or cosy village life, helping to add a romantic atmosphere to the meal.
Head to a Unique Spot
As well as the popular tourist beaches and attractions, there are plenty of hidden gems and unique locations in Cornwall waiting to be explored. St Nectan’s Glen is the perfect place to visit with a loved one, as you’ll feel like you’ve been transported into a fairy tale, following sparkling rivers and ivy-covered trees to a magnificent series of waterfalls! Believed to be one of the most spiritual spots in the UK, there is certainly something romantic about this place.
There are many other unique points of interest in Cornwall, including The Hurlers Stone Circles – an intriguing landmark dating back to 1500BC! Each unique spot in Cornwall has a sense of mystery and romance and offers an interesting and alternative activity for couples who want to see a different side to Cornwall.
Get Lost in Nature
There’s something about being in nature that feels a little romantic, so heading out to explore what Cornwall has to offer is a must for couples visiting the area. Cornwall isn’t short on things to do when it comes to nature; with gardens, moorland and rivers to adventure in. Home to some truly gorgeous gardens, the likes of Trebah, Trelissick and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are stunning year-round; and their tearooms are certainly worth a visit too! Head down the Fal River in a boat to take in the scenery from the water, while keeping an eye out for local wildlife.
Make Time to Relax
The key to a getaway of any kind is making sure you have some time set aside to relax and recharge. Keep a few hours plan-free to spend in your accommodation, enjoying a lazy lie-in or unwind in a hot tub with a glass of Champagne in hand. Whether you’re after luxury Cornish cottages in the countryside, or a beachside B&B’s, there are plenty of places to choose from when staying in Cornwall, allowing you to find the perfect location for you and your partner to enjoy.