Celebrate Valentine's Day With Britannia Hotels!
Valentine's Day is a key date on the calendar for many couples around the world. While it is generally agreed that manifestations of love do not need a specific day to be carried out, February 14 is nevertheless seen by most couples as the perfect excuse to treat one another or have a romantic getaway.
Britannia hotels certainly do tend to get in the spirit every Valentine's Day, and several of our hotels offer dedicated Valentine's packages in February, with the intent of offering couples affordable romantic getaways through which to celebrate this date. In addition to these limited-time offers, some of our hotels make for perfect locations for a domestic Valentine's break, boasting stunning surroundings and plenty of scenic spots in which to carve some lasting memories. This article will list what we consider to be some of the best hotels for a romantic weekend among our vast portfolio, so that couples looking for a city or countryside break this February 14 know where to turn their sights to!
Located at the heart of the English Midlands, Bosworth Hall is an enchanting location in which to enjoy a romantic weekend far from the madding crowd! Set within 13 acres of sprawling meadows, and itself an imposing, Grade II listed 17th century mansion, this personable and picturesque hotel in Warwickshire constitutes the perfect backdrop for an intimate Valentine's weekend getaway.
In addition to the visually stunning grounds it is set upon, Bosworth Hall is also close to a number of locations couples on a romantic getaway will undoubtedly enjoy. Both Twycross Zoo and Tropical Birdland are within easy reach from the hotel, and the surrounding area features any number of scenic, bucolic parks and natural spots, perfect for a romantic stroll. Nearby towns also boast plenty of churches and mansions to visit, as well as Ashby de la Zouch castle, a definite must-see for history-loving couples! These milestones, coupled with the hotel's prime location and attractive, classic interior, contribute to make Bosworth Hall one of the best Britannia hotels for a Valentine's weekend getaway!
Royal Court Hotel
Not far from Bosworth Hall – in fact, in the same area of the Midlands – sits another hotel perfect for a romantic weekend break around Valentine's Day. Situated near Coventry, in rural West Midlands, this location shares a number of traits with Britannia's other hotel in the area, and is just as worthwhile an option for couples looking to get away in or around February 14.
Like Bosworth Hall, the Royal Court Hotel is a Grade II listed mansion set in almost a dozen acres of sprawling greenery, amidst bucolic rural landscapes, yet also within easy reach of many attractions in the surrounding area. Where Bosworth Hall's origins hark back to the 17th century, however, the Royal Court Hotel is a fine example of 19th century architecture, and will no doubt delight fans of Victorian and turn-of-the-century buildings!
In terms of experiences to share on the course of a romantic getaway, the Royal Court Hotel does not fall too far behind Bosworth Hall, either. Located relatively close to Coventry, this hotel offers easy access to all that town has to offer, from traditional pubs to churches, abbeys and the Coventry Cathedral. Like at Bosworth Hall, the surrounding area also boasts a number of local parks and nature preserves where couples can share romantic moment while communing with nature. The cherry on top of this romance cake, however, comes in the form of horseback tours, which can be booked from a provider in the local area and should by no means be missed by couples on an intimate getaway at our hotel!
All in all, then, the Royal Court Hotel asserts itself as another great alternative for a domestic Valentine's Day getaway sponsored by Britannia Hotels!
The Adelphi Hotel
Couples looking for a slightly more vibrant and involved Valentine's break might find Liverpool to be the perfect destination to head to. For a city of its size, the Beatles' home town does have a lot going on, and the Adelphi Hotel – Britannia's proud representative in the city – is a romantic enough location to serve as a home base for a Valentine's getaway!
Quite aside from its location, in the heart of the city centre and close to all of Liverpool's main attractions, the Adelphi is an absolute architectonic marvel. Its imposing, beautifully classic lines make it a landmark of central Liverpool, and justify the level of interest it generates amidst Britannia customers. The appeal continues inside the hotel, where the architectonic style has mostly been maintained, and refurbishments have been carefully undergone to ensure the building's unique identity is preserved.
Not only does the Adelphi boast stunning architecture both inside and outside its walls, it is also situated in a prime location for a Valentine's getaway, a stone's throw from some of the most romantic spots in Liverpool. The Tate Liverpool and both Liverpool Cathedrals – the classic Anglican one and the more modern Metropolitan Cathedral – are within easy reach of the hotel, and any of then will make for a highly intimate afternoon of strolling hand in hand while admiring art and architecture! Sefton Park and the ferry docks are also located close by, as are a number of potentially romantic city walks and unique, stylish eateries, perfect for an intimate meal both during or at the end of the day.
All in all, the Adelphi asserts itself as an excellent option for those seeking a relaxed, romantic Valentine's city break in a vibrant and quirky location!
The Britannia Hotel Manchester
If Liverpool is a small city with a big personality, Manchester has both in spades! The third largest city in the UK, the 'Northern capital' definitely lives up to its dimension, offering plenty to see or do for couples taking a Valentine's weekend break in the city!
Centrally located and giving easy access to most of the city's highlights and landmarks, the Britannia Hotel is the perfect base for a romantic weekend in Manchester. Like the Adelphi, and many of the other Britannia properties, this hotel harks back several centuries, and care has been taken to ensure its architectonic identity was preserved even as it was renovated and improved. The result is a visually stunning hotel both on the inside and the outside, with the sweeping main stairway and stunning chandeliers being particular highlights, and helping establish a romantic mood.
As is also the case with most Britannia hotels, our main Manchester property benefits from its proximity to the city centre, which gives access to most of Manchester's main attractions. Couples looking for romance this Valentine's can therefore easily access the imposing and impressive Manchester Cathedral, its adjacent gardens – perfect for a romantic stroll – as well as the Northern Quarter, with its multitude of cosy and intimate bars and restaurants. Quirky independent shopping arcade Affleck's Palace can also make for a pleasurable afternoon of shopping and exploring the labyrinthine multi-storey complex, while Manchester Piccadilly Station and Manchester Oxford Road station open up the possibility of romantic day trips to other nearby locations.
It is this ideal combination of location, style, and of course price which helps make the Britannia Manchester the perfect location for a romantic city break to celebrate Valentine's Day!
The hotels mentioned above are only a few of the many locations Britannia offers to couples looking for a city or country break on Valentine's Day, but they are the ones the Britannia staff particularly recommends for this purpose. Each of the hotels highlighted in this article offers its own unique advantages and characteristics, which make them excellent locations for a Valentine's getaway – and, when coupled with the Valentine's packages many of our hotels offer around this time of year, each of them allows couples to truly make the most of even the shortest of romantic breaks!