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Most Romantic Hotels in the UK

Wednesday 04 January 2023

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Who says you need to go abroad for a romantic trip with your loved one? There are plenty of dreamy places right here on our doorstep in the UK. Whether you're planning a surprise weekend, away for Valentine’s Day or celebrating an anniversary, we’ve picked out some of the most romantic hotels in the UK that are accessible by train. 

From roll-top baths, fancy food and drink, and unique spaces, these hotels tick all the boxes for a romantic night away. 

Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall

Enjoy an adults-only eco-friendly retreat by the sea.

Cliff-top hot tubs, a giant copper bath, and relaxation pods big enough for two – the brings you romance at its finest. Every room has a beach or sea view providing stunning vistas over the local area.

In the hotel’s restaurant, you can watch the sun dip below the headland as you dine on fresh, locally sourced food. The Ayurvedic-inspired Scarlet Spa is one of a kind with luxury tented treatment rooms lit by lanterns and far-reaching views. Coat yourself in rich mineral mud in the rhassoul experience, try your hand at massage guided by an expert therapist, or join one of the complimentary spa classes.

The two log-fired hot tubs perched on the cliff-top invite you to stargaze or storm watch, and a natural reed-filtered swimming pool beckons you in to enjoy its sea views. The atmosphere makes it the perfect place to unwind and concentrate entirely on each other truly - the Scarlet really is one of the most romantic hotels in the UK.

Getting to Scarlet Hotel by train:

From Newquay station, you can travel to Scarlet Hotel with a 30-minute bus ride or a 15-minute taxi journey. The hotel offers an eco-discount to those using public transport to arrive.

Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Cambridge

Enjoy a luxury room and bistro dining.

Winding cobbled streets, towering spires, and elegant architecture - Cambridge ticks all the boxes for a romantic night away. Situated among stunning Grade II listed buildings is the , which is, very fittingly, a converted university building. The interior retains the character of the old building with exposed brick, restored fireplaces, and dark wood floors, while each room has amazingly comfy beds and a roll-top bath. If you're feeling hungry, make the most of the amazing food and drink on-site, with classic dishes at the bistro, stunning drinks at the Cellar Bar, and even a hotel sommelier.

For an extra bit of gastronomical romance, Impress your partner even further and make a reservation at one of the best restaurants in Cambridge.

Getting to Hotel du Vin by train:

From Cambridge station, Hotel du Vin is less than 20 minutes away on foot.

The Witchery, Edinburgh

Castle views and a unique hotel stay.

One of the UK’s most romantic hotels, by Edinburgh Castle offers nine indulgent suites perfect for a romantic getaway. Set in a 16th Century building on the Royal Mile, these intimate rooms are uniquely dressed in antique velvet drapes, silks, and brocades, as well as carved wood and embellishments.

Located a stone’s throw from the city centre, the Witchery is located by the gates of Edinburgh Castle for you and your loved one to explore. Book the Heriot Suite for a sumptuously romantic four-poster bed hung with gold embroidered velvets, a sitting room, and a walk-in dressing room – to say nothing of the gothic chapel bathroom! In the atmospheric, candlelit dining room, you can find traditional Scottish menus.

Getting to the Witchery by train:

If you are travelling to Edinburgh Waverley station, you can walk to the Witchery Hotel in under ten minutes. Taxis are available just outside if you don’t fancy the hill!

Number 38 Clifton, Bristol

Modern elegance in the heart of Bohemian Bristol.

If you want to get romantic in a stylish setting, Bristol’s will serve you well. An elegant B&B in buzzing Bristol, with vivid artwork and panoramic city views, you and your partner will be in love with your choice.

Up a lavender-lined front path, through a stained-glass door, you will find huge style and comfort, without a whiff of pretension. Bristol’s original boutique hotel consists of chic bedrooms in a recently refurbished Georgian merchant’s house at the top of the city. The bedrooms are all elegantly decorated in pastel colours and wood-panelled walls, with big beds, deep mattresses, splendid views and trendy bathrooms. For something extra special book one of the hotel’s suites, or if you can book Room 3 you can enjoy a freestanding bath perfectly placed for enjoying the view.

Getting to Number 38 Clifton by train:

Take the train to Bristol Temple Meads station, and from there you can take a 30-minute bus ride or 10-minute taxi to Number 38 Clifton.

The Grand Hotel, York

Five-star luxury staycation in historic York.

To show your loved one how much you really care, book a getaway with stunning views of York Minster and the city’s ancient walls, fine dining, and an array of relaxing spa treatments. With all this and more, is one of the most romantic hotels in the UK.

Built in 1906 as one of the great railway buildings of York, the hotel’s splendid Edwardian architecture is complemented by top-notch food and a luxurious spa complex which includes an indoor pool and treatment rooms. Why not book you and your partner in for a pampering treatment, before enjoying a gin and tonic afternoon tea together? Take a walk through York’s cobbled streets and return to the hotel for the nine-course tasting menu, accompanied by a live band.

Whether you choose the penthouse suite with a private butler or one of the state-of-the-art modern rooms, The Grand Hotel & Spa is sure to treat you to one of the most romantic getaways York has to offer.

Getting to the Grand Hotel by train:

From York station, you can walk to the Grand Hotel in under five minutes.

If you’re planning a romantic getaway, don’t forget to book an Advance ticket via our website or the CrossCountry app. If you need more information, you can contact us here.

Written by Seb

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