Scotland, England and Northern Ireland are all rich with history, scenic landscapes and natural wonders, along with numerous resorts and hotels to make for the most romantic escapes. In the United Kingdom, establishments with heavenly spas, incredible views and plenty of pampering amenities await you. Our favorite couples getaways here always have that little something extra to make it sparkle—indoor skylights with star views, lavish mineral pools, seclusion with luxury, so it’s the perfect place to retreat with your sweetheart.
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Auchrannie Resort, Isle of Arran (Prices & Photos)
Located on the Isle of Arran, Auchrannie offers multiple lodging options, from posh hotel rooms to cozy couples lodges. Stunning lush surroundings accent the romantic escape, which is equipped with an outdoor wood-burning hot tub. Inside a wood planked facility fitting to Scotland, is a dreamy pool area with plenty of space to soak and swim. It’s completely gorgeous, as are the contemporary rooms with unique nooks and crannies. Other amenities include high-end spa services and chef-prepared cuisine.
The Bushmills Inn, Bushmills (Prices & Photos)
Perhaps you’ve dreamed of visiting Northern Ireland, and can imagine staying nowhere else than a cozy, historic inn with all the detail to make for an enriching experience. Each room at The Bushmill Inn emanates the rich, warm spirit of Northern Ireland, and it oozes romance and tradition all at once. Near seaside villages of Portrush and Portstewart, this place meshes with the coastline like in a pristine portrait—it’s everything you would hope this beautiful place could be. The Causeway Coastal Route, the path on which this establishment sits, has been noted as one of the best drives in the world. What’s more romantic than a drive in a place like this?
Barnsley House, Cirencester (Prices & Photos)
Whimsical and contemporary at the same time, Barnsley House offers sparkling accommodations south of England in Cirencester. Gardens envelope the 17th century building, so the view from the light, uplifting rooms is always colorful and lovely. The countryside setting takes this posh haven to a level of quaintness fitting for an intimate escape, and the culinary options incorporate the hotel’s own garden produce. The Potager and The Village Pub both offer creative dishes, but the latter is perfect for a serene dinner. The spa offers an outdoor pool featuring spouting water displays and scenic views.
Royal Crescent Hotel and Spa, Bath (Prices & Photos)
From suites, bedrooms to garden villas, the design is reminiscent of something out of Buckingham Palace, with each one featuring its own look and allure. You will melt over the spa, which houses lovely pools with cathedral like surroundings, and a list of other five star additions such as an herbal steam inhalation room, Himalayan sauna and massaging vitality pool.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa, Bath (Prices & Photos)
Situated in a historic Georgian style building, this spa staycation allures with ritzy decor and a swoon worthy spa area. Centrally located in Bath, United Kingdom, guests get full access to the spa village, where you can bask in thermal spring water while peering through the glass roof. Rooms are equally as indulgent, offering free mini bars and classic themes.
StarBed Hideaways, Yelverton (Prices & Photos)
On the west side of Dartmoor National Park, this luxury glamping site allows couples to seclude themselves while not sacrificing amenities. Little wooden huts serve as a romantic haven—it’s simple, and glass roofs allow you to star gaze together, in the comfort of a plush bed. The Buckland Abbey Estate area is full of breathtaking scenery and exploration opportunities while being the perfect escape for those who love the outdoors, but a little comfort as well. It’s just a cozy, pristine place to get away.
Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall (Prices & Photos)
Rooms at Scarlet Hotel overlook the tranquil ocean, and this particular part of the coast features dramatic cliffs, which you can also see from a hot tub. Only adults can vacation here, so that means a little extra peace and quiet. And like our other favorite romantic getaways, there’s an ambient spa with lantern lighting and cozy lounging nooks. You can opt not to book one of the holistic directed treatments, but you and your sweet can still enjoy all the spa amenities, such as the steam room and tranquil pools.
The Lugger Hotel, Truro (Prices & Photos)
Dining on cliff overlooking decks, lounging in simplistic yet posh accommodations, watching boats trickle in through the crystal blue waters that are right beside the hotel—this is the sea side getaway of your dreams. The rustic, 17th century look is warm, welcoming and authentic to the history of Portloe, and the no fuss nature is completely refreshing.
The Hideaway Experience, Dundee (Prices & Photos)
How does your own personal cottage in Scotland sound? Pretty amazing right? Well top it off with a private sauna, hot tub and double bath tub and you have a literal “hideaway” for the most secluded yet pampered experience. Each little House is charmingly designed with everything from small kitchens to an adorable wood burning stove. Everything comes to you, from delicious food to spa services, so you can be the ultimate sloths while enjoying one on one time together with zero stranger interruption.
The Grove, Hertfordshire (Prices & Photos)
Perhaps you want the feel of a romantic getaway, but have to bring the little ones along. This beautiful centuries-old mansion has been modernized with an additional wing featuring convenient additions such as suites with sofa beds, while still glistening with an old-world appeal. You’ll find an expansive pool onsite, and the traditional English breakfast included in the stay is a delightful taste of the culture. A striking spa along with precise manicured grounds enhance the entire escape. You’ll get the best of both worlds at The Grove.