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The best romantic things to do in the UK this Valentine’s Day 2024

Simon Calder’s Travel

It may not ooze pink hearts and red roses like the far-flung cities of love that dominate our social media feeds, but the UK has its own allure with an old-world countryside, blissful coastline and sexy capitals to boot.

Whether revelling in the natural beauty of constellations, waterfalls and botanical gardens or trying your hand at the art of chocolate making, you don’t have to travel far to find some seriously ‘ooh la la’ activities.

Think road-tripping the Cotswolds cobbles with your favourite passenger, hunkering down for the night in a Scottish stronghold and vineyard tours for two complete with pours of pale rosé.

From floating the River Cam and Bristolian sky to turning up the heat on a couples cooking class, here are 14 intimate excursions based in the UK for you and yours to try this Valentine’s Day.

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Stroll the gardens at Stourhead

Temples, grottos and lush flora enchant in this patch of Wiltshire

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Lovebirds visiting the National Trust gardens at Stourhead can meander lakeside past classical temples, grottos and lush flora arm and arm. The enchanting 2,650 acres of Wiltshire countryside is home to landscaped lawns, Iron Age hillforts, a second-hand bookshop and an ice cream parlour, making it a dreamy date destination for spring.

Adult day tickets are £20 for non-National Trust members.

Turn up the heat with a couples cooking class

It’s nodi d’amore ‘love knots’ on the menu at Pasta Evangelists cooking academy

(Pasta Evangelists)

For a saucy evening mastering the art of nodi d’amore tortellini ‘love knots’, Pasta Evangelists London Pasta Academy allows you to enjoy all things pasta with your partner. There’s complimentary antipasti, unlimited champagne and aprons to channel your inner chef before you plate up and savour the delicate flavours of Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona.

Pasta Academy Bonhill Street San Valentino ‘Love Knot’ Masterclass costs £100pp

Taste the wines of Tillingham vineyard

There’s tastings and temptation in tenfold at Tillingham

(Sophia Schorr-Kon )

Nestled in the Rye countryside, tours of Tillingham’s 70-acre vineyard and winery wows from its hilltop panoramas to its natural cult wines. This Valentine’s Day there are tastings and temptation tenfold at Tillingham, with an aphrodisiac-centric seven-course menu…

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