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Lumley Castle, in Durham, is one of the most romantic hotels in the UK


  • The Cranleigh Boutique Hotel in Bowness-on-Windermere takes the top spot, with 285 reviews on Tripadvisor describing it as romantic

  • Edinburgh's The Witchery is in second place, with 282 reviews describing it as romantic.

  • In third place is Coombe Abbey Hotel in Coventry; 268 reviewers describe it as romantic.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Apart from the classic flowers, chocolate, and a dinner date, going away for a night or two is a great idea to celebrate the most romantic day of the year. If you need some inspiration for the perfect getaway, this list will help you find what you are looking for.


A new research commissioned by Gembyte.com analysed Tripadvisor reviews for 262 hotels across the UK to see how many of them describe the hotels as romantic. By comparing those numbers, they came up with a list of the most romantic hotels in the UK.


1. The Cranleigh Boutique Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere


At the top of this romantic list is Cranleigh Boutique, with a total of 285 mentions of the word ‘romantic’ in its reviews. Located in the heart of the Lake District, romantic scenery is guaranteed, and the experience will be completed with the hotel’s spa and leisure facilities and many other features.


2. The Witchery, Edinburgh


The Witchery is perfect for everyone looking for a lavish romantic getaway. Described as romantic by 282 reviews, this hotel has 9 luxuriously decorated suites. Whether you spend the night here or go for a romantic candlelight dinner, this hotel will bewitch you with its gothic elements and romantic ambience.


3. Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry


This magnificent hotel is located a short distance from Coombe Abbey Country Park, ideal for those who want to explore their surroundings while on their getaway. Another one for the fans of gothic elements, Coombe Abbey Hotel is described as romantic by 268 reviewers on Tripadvisor.


4. Yorebridge House, Bainbridge


Surrounded by not one, but two rivers, Yorebridge House will provide a perfect escape from urban chaos and restlessness. Its traditional elements were only emphasised by modern design ideas, and 179 reviews describe this amazing hotel in North Yorkshire as romantic.


5. Whitley Hall Hotel, Sheffield


Many have chosen this ivy-clad mansion as their wedding venue, which is testament to the romantic atmosphere of the building and its surroundings. Offering magical views from their deluxe rooms, 160 reviews mention just how romantic Whitley Hall Hotel is.


6. Lumley Castle Hotel, Durham


Whether you choose one of their courtyard or castle rooms, Lumley Castle Hotel will more than meet your expectations, as it provides an atmosphere only an authentic 14th-century castle can. 157 reviews describe this hotel as romantic.


7. Ruthin Castle Hotel, Ruthin


Ruthin castle was owned by many kings and queens throughout its long history, including Henry VII and Elizabeth I. Today, located in an area of splendid natural beauty, it is a perfect place for a romantic stay, at least according to the 152 reviewers who describe it as such.


8. Prestonfield, Edinburgh


Ideal for all those looking for a city-break while not straying too far from the urban streets of Edinburgh. As soon as you step into Prestonfield, the city buzz will stay behind its doors and you will be able to relax and enjoy your time with your partner. 148 reviewers describe Prestonfield as romantic.


9. Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg


If you want to get further away from city life, Dalhousie Castle might be a better choice. The large estate will inspire you to stroll around and absorb the rich history surrounding you. This castle hotel just outside Edinburgh is described as romantic by 138 reviews.


10. Redworth Hall Hotel, Redworth


WIth many of its original features preserved, Redworth Hall Hotel is a Jacobean-style manor house offering many leisure activities to its guests. For those who want to spend more time exploring, Darlington, Durham, and Newcastle are only a short car drive away. 137 reviewers describe this magnificent hotel as romantic.


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