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Valentine's Day in the Cotswolds

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

Valentine’s Day is a magical time of year, the air is filled with love and romance and we all aim to make this day extra special for our loved ones. There is one location that stands out above all, it’s known to be one of these most romantic destinations in the whole of the UK, with a full range of date night ideas right on the doorstep so it’s no surprise that couples whisk themselves away during Valentine’s each year to celebrate in this area of outstanding natural beauty. Where might this be, you ask? Why, of course, it’s the Cotswolds!

Why don’t you make a date with the Cotswolds this Valentine’s Day? It’s the perfect destination to discover romantic walks through the idyllic countryside, dine in one of the finest establishments the Cotswolds has to offer, or snuggle up by the fire with your significant other – we guarantee you will fall in love with the Cotswolds this Valentine’s Day.

There are lots of hidden gems around the Cotswolds, and you’re in luck because we know just where to find them!

The Cotswold Way

Why not take a romantic walk along the Cotswold Way with its rolling hills, wild meadows, ancient woodlands and gentle, meandering streams; you will be surrounded by some of the most quintessentially beautiful backdrops. The Cotswolds is home to the English countryside of your dreams!

Discover the beauty and tranquillity of the world heritage site that is Blenheim Palace. Enter the Palace and explore our gilded State Rooms with their priceless collections of portraits, tapestries and furniture. Why not watch the sunsets over Blenheim Palace and the surrounding Parkland and get lost (metaphorically!) in the beautiful grounds!

Lord of the Rings fan?

The Cotswolds is home to the two trees attached to St. Edwards Church in Stow-on-the-Wold, these are widely believed to be the inspiration for something that appears in The Lord of the Rings. Apparently, the church inspired JRR Tolkien’s door to Moria. Then head to the Bell Inn situated in the picturesque Cotswolds market town of Moreton-in-Marsh. The Bell Inn is considered by many to be JRR Tolkien’s inspiration for the ‘Prancing Pony’, Middle Earth’s most famous pub in ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

Fine Dining

Whisk your partner away to feast on an extravagant menu, at any of the fine dining restaurants and pubs in the Cotswolds area. A few of our favioute are The Wild Rabbit, MBB Brasserie and The Potting Shed Bar. Then retiring to one of the many amazing hotels the Cotswolds has to offer. If you want to stay longer, why not extend your stay, as you can see the Cotswolds has plenty to offer…. after all, this is your Valentine’s Day!

Perhaps you want to make this Valentine’s Day the ultimate Valentine’s Day by PROPOSING? If this is something you’d be interested in, The Cotswold Proposal Planners can certainly help! We are spreading the love this New Year by offering the chance to win a free Valentine’s Day proposal. The lucky couple will also receive a £500 gift voucher to spend with Hannah Kimber Jewellery, one of the Cotswolds award winning Jewellers, to help towards wedding bands or jewellery for the big day!

Nervous they might see it coming? The element of surprise is a must for any marriage proposal, and we can help to conjure up a plan. Also, some well-timed comments into conversation about how proposing on Valentine’s Day is way too obvious or something along the lines of entering a competition to win a Romantic Valentine’s Day dinner could help to keep the secret!

Family and friends can enter on your behalf. The winners will be selected at random. Better hurry ps, our competition closes 23:59pm 31/01/2022. If you don’t want to wait, get in touch with us to discuss your proposal ideas and to find out how we can help you make it a reality.


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