Romantic weekends away

Romantic weekends away

Whatever your taste and your budget, we’ve got great ideas for romantic weekend getaways

Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, a big birthday or ‘just because’, we’ve got lots of ideas to inspire you, from grown-up breaks you can enjoy without leaving British shores to suggestions a bit further afield.

Home to Romeo and Juliet, few cities can trump Verona for romance. Whether or not you fancy re-enacting the famous balcony scene, there’s plenty to keep you busy in this wonderful Italian city, from the Roman amphitheatre to the Palazzo Barberi. Just don’t forget to stop for a gelato break!

If your budget doesn’t stretch to going abroad or indeed you just want to save yourself the hassle of flying, how about Edinburgh? Tourists flock here all year round and it’s easy to see why: narrow streets and grand buildings make this a truly stunning city.There’s plenty to do day and night, from strolling through Princes Street Gardens and checking out Edinburgh Castle to nosing around one of the many art galleries. Foodies are well served too: you can find everything from Michelin-starred fine dining to cheap-and-cheerful eateries.

Barcelona has so much to offer whether you’re holidaying with your partner or a group of old friends: festivals, art, culture, architecture, fantastic food and more.Perhaps you might enjoy a picnic in the Parc de la Ciutadella, then come over all arty in the Museu Picasso before a spot of tapas and a chance to make the most of the city’s buzzing nightlife.

Oh Vienna! This city’s Baroque beauty has inspired some of the worlds’ greatest musicians, artists and minds, from Schubert to Freud. Its lively mix of cool cafes and bars, galleries, shops and street markets means you’ll never be short of things to do, and there are plenty of stunning hotels to experience.

Camber Sands
This East Sussex jewel is another home-grown treasure. Enjoy seven miles of soft, sandy beach that’s perfect for sunset strolls hand-in-hand. It doesn’t hurt that the area’s groaning with great restaurants and chi-chi boutique hotels either!

Okay, Paris isn’t the most surprising suggestion for a romantic getaway, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t one of the best.Whether you’re losing yourselves in the world-famous Louvre, surveying the landscape from the top of the Eiffel Tower or revelling in the splendour of Versailles, it’s hard not to love the City of Light. And that’s before we’ve even taken into account the shopping and the food – it’s a great place to get adventurous and try some new flavours!

Florence may be small, but it’s very much one of the world’s ‘must-see’ cities. This cradle of the Renaissance is sure to delight lovers of art and architecture, with Giotto’s frescoes, Michelangelo’s David, canvases by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and a host of other greats in the Uffizi Gallery… And if all that beauty helps you work up an appetite, what better way to satisfy it than in the trattorias and wine bars that make a trip to Florence so dolce.

Istanbul is an amazing mix of cosmopolitan chic and old-world charm. Everywhere you go there are architectural reminders of its rich Ottoman history – the Hagia Sophia to name but one. The souks are not to be missed either. Just be prepared to haggle with a smile! When evening comes, why not treat yourselves to a cocktail while watching the sun set over the Bosphorus
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Day out walking

babyhk 21/08/2016

Trying to arrange a whole weekend away is difficult as my hours include weekends .We realistically aim for a day out to get in the fresh air and walk together .No distractions . A drive for max of 25 miles away and include a pub lunch. We take turns to have a pint .It is amazing how we can get a few niggles sorted and my partner tends to open up more when there is little noise or people around .


Anetka79 05/05/2016

One week in Vienna ,no kids ,only relax,would love that 😀

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