Valentine's Day weekend: our pick of top romantic getaways in the UK

You want to whisk your loved one off for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend, but you don't fancy going abroad, and nor do you need to, thanks to the choice of wonderful getaways at your fingertrips here in the UK. Be the king and queen of the castle with a medieval weekend in Warwick, escape to a secluded house in the sea for quality couple time or melt your lover's heart at Dorset's Chocolate Boutique Hotel. Scroll down to see our full selection of romantic getaways perfect for two.

Ellenborough Park is a 16th century Cotswold hotel

A cosy Cotswolds break at Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham

Looking for an extra-special Valentine's treat? Then take advantage of 16th century Cotswold hotel Ellenborough Park's romantic winter package. This five-star secluded hideaway boasts 90 acres of parkland for lovers to roam and even a boot room with Dubarry boots and jackets to borrow should you have left yours at home. Plus, dinner, a full English breakfast and use of the spa.

Enjoy a candle-lit eight-course tasting menu dinner at Lainston House Hotel

Lap up the luxury at Lainston House Hotel, Hampshire

The LOVE ME DO! Valentine's package is available at the Lainston House Hotel, a luxury 17th century hotel nestled in 63-acres of stunning Hampshire parkland, featuring a 3 AA Rosette award-winning restaurant, 50 individual and luxurious bedrooms and acres of outdoor space. They'll sweep you off your feet with a glass of bubbly and canapés on arrival.

Enjoy a candle-lit eight-course tasting menu dinner set to the sultry sounds of a live pianist and overnight stay in a beautifully designed bedroom of your choice, followed by a hearty breakfast the next morning.

Be king and queen of the castle for a night at Warwick's castle

Be king and queen of the castle for a night, Warwick Castle

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the Castle's lavish state dining room before strolling hand-in-hand through over 60 acres of landscaped gardens along the banks of the River Avon.

For a truly regal experience, guests can stay in one of the magnificent Tower Suites, decked with four-poster beds, medieval architecture and vaulted ceilings.

Escape it all with a stay at a house in the sea

Escape to the House In The Sea, Cornwall

If you fancy a taste of the high life this Valentine's Day, then the House In The Sea is just the ticket. This beguiling property set on its own private island is a prime spot for a secluded, romantic getaway this February 14. Combining a cool New York vibe with sophisticated coastal luxury, the private retreat is the epitome of seaside chic and once you've ceremoniously raised the flag to signify your arrival at your very own island beach house, you simply won't want to leave...

Expect a cascading Belgian chocolate fountain at The Chocolate Boutique Hotel

Melt your lover's heart at The Chocolate Boutique Hotel

With the Chocolate Boutique Hotel's Valentine's Day package, you'll be greeted on arrival with an ice-cold bottle of bubbly and a cascading Belgian chocolate fountain complete with strawberries and marshmallows.

Sip on delicious chocolate cocktails, try your hand at a special chocolate workshop and snuggle up in cosy chocolate-themed rooms all within the grounds of a beautifully renovated 19th century Grade II listed hotel.