Looking for a loved-up weekend away? Hertfordshire is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, with beautiful scenery and wonderful attractions to visit.
So, whether you fancy luxury spa breaks and sensational dining, or a countryside retreat under the stars for just you and your special someone, we've rounded up some of the best, most romantic places so you can whisk your partner away (and earn some extra brownie points!)
For the ultimate in loved-up luxury, treat your partner to a trip to The Grove. The five star hotel has that wow factor if you’re looking to impress your beloved, whether you want to indulge in afternoon tea for two, have a couple’s spa day, or spend the night in a sumptuous suite. Expect many brownies points if you book a trip to this hot spot.
Get away from the crowds and crammed restaurant tables, and spend some quality time together in the great outdoors. Hertfordshire has some of the prettiest countryside in the south east, with plenty of great walks through stunning settings. We’ve rounded up a few routes where you can wander hand in hand and natter about your past and your future together – no booking required!
Toast Your Love
For couples who love their craft beer and creative cocktails, take a trip to find some local tipples to toast your love. Head to Frithsden Vineyard set in the foothills of the Chilterns where you can wander through their 6,000 vines and enjoy some tastings in the vineyard shop. Gin fans can join one of the regular evening tours at Puddingstone Distillery to learn about their award-winning gin.
There’s still a chill in the air - all the more reason to snuggle up together on a romantic night out. And the Ready Camp at Hertfordshire’s Camping and Carvanning Club is the perfect option for those who want to experience the great outdoors without the work. The canvas glamping tents come with real beds, sofa, a kitchen and dining area – there’s even room for the kids if you want to make it a family adventure. With sweeping views across Hertford’s countryside, you and your loved one will be a world away from everyday worries
This delicious country residence in St Albans is ideal for couples who want to feel like they’re in a stylish Agatha Christie novel (minus the murder). Sopwell has a stunning spa, luxurious rooms and plenty of glorious nooks for you and your partner to enjoy a cocktail and while away the afternoon. Plus the delights of heavenly, historic St Albans are right on your doorstep – a romantic city getaway that still lets you escape to the countryside.
For a spot of fine dining or a luscious afternoon tea, head to one of England’s loveliest stately homes – and the site of a rather famous love story. Brocket Hall was once the home of Lady Caroline Lamb, who famously had a passionate affair with daring poet Lord Byron. You can still see the ballroom where they danced a sultry waltz, and then head to their award-winning restaurant Auberge Du lac, for a lakeside meal for two. Swoon…