When you’re looking for romantic things to do for couples in Wiltshire for Valentine’s Day, one of the first things you’ll consider is an evening out. But there is much more to see and do to impress your loved one this February, especially in such a stunning count filled with stunning British landscapes, historical treasures, woodland, and beautiful towns. It’s the ideal county for a romantic escape. To help get you started, we’ve created a list below of some of the most romantic places to visit in Wiltshire.
Take a Weekend Away
This Valentine’s, take a leisurely break at a Wiltshire country house. So many of these stunning places will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time while offering modern luxury, dining, and amenity. Beechfield House encapsulates the feeling of romance you’re seeking on your Valentine’s break – it’s the perfect place to spend quality time with your loved one. Take a look at a few of the House’s early bird offers on the website, including the best rates for booking ahead, two nights for the price of one, or if you want to make it a long weekend at any time of the week, there is a package for that too.
There’s been more than a few marriage proposals and weddings at Salisbury Cathedral during its 800-year history, making it the ideal site for popping the big question – or perhaps to nudge your significant other in that direction. Its Spire was a mediaeval engineering feat that rises 404 ft/123m and once guided travellers, merchants, and pilgrims to the historic city. But there is so much more to see than simply gazing upward in awe. So get inside, explore behind the scenes, uncover the secrets of the Cathedral’s construction, and climb the 332 steps to the spire’s base. A Cathedral expert will guide your journey and detail how a building of this scale was possible back in the 1200s while you enjoy spectacular views of Salisbury from 223 ft high. Tickets are available on the Salisbury Cathedral website.
Stourhead & Pride and Prejudice
The stunning Palladian house and world-famous landscape garden at Stourhead will let you step into the past while enjoying time with your loved one in the present. The stately home and world-famous grounds allow you to get lost for hours exploring. The walk’s highlight for fans of the Pride and Prejudice film adaption is undoubtedly the Temple of Apollo nestled in the grounds where Mister Darcy proposes to Elisabeth. While not faithful to the book, it’s certainly a beautiful spot and a compelling scene that evokes all the season-of-love feelings.
Take a Cooking Class
There are few better relationship tests than getting into the kitchen together, so why not try a cooking class with your loved one? A fine selection of courses are on offer throughout Wiltshire, including Vaughan’s Cookery School, which Peter Vaughan, a Michelin chef, started after he left the arena of fine dining. The school’s style investigates a ‘naturally balanced’ class in which anyone can enjoy and participate.