When it comes to romantic UK weekends away this winter, there is nowhere quite like Wales. Head to the country and you will be able to spend quality time with one another, enjoying fantastic meals in award-winning restaurants and having fun days out.
Commonly regarded as one of the best destinations for romantic weekends in the UK, you can tuck into meals at a wealth of high-quality eateries during your time in Wales. With these ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to cosy pubs, finding somewhere to tuck into a fantastic dish shouldn’t be hard, even for the pickiest of eaters.
Throughout the country, there is a focus on making the most of locally-sourced produce, so you may get the chance to sample hand-reared lamb, authentic Caerphilly cheese and fresh salmon caught from a nearby river.
Tasting such fare is sure to make a meal a memorable occasion and while visiting Wales in the winter typically means the conditions will be quite cold, once you have sat down in a restaurant you are sure to quickly forget all about the weather!
Among the many eateries where you will be able to tuck into a romantic meal for two is Tyddyn Llan. Situated in the Denbighshire village of Llandrillo, this award-winning restaurant offers set and a la carte lunch and dinner menus – in addition to a range of vegetarian dishes – so you and your partner should find there is lots to choose from when figuring out what to eat.
If you fancy having something a little bit different – perhaps you’re having a short break away to celebrate an anniversary – why not go for the gourmet menu? This will enable you to enjoy a canapes and champagne starter before sampling a selection of other fine dishes.
Booking a table at The Bell at Skenfrith can also make for fantastic romantic breaks for couples. Situated in picturesque rural Monmouthshire, the establishment – set on the banks of the beautiful River Monnow – has won a string of accolades over the years.
With the interior of the 17th century establishment featuring oak beams and antique furniture, you can be sure that you’re in the right environment to enjoy a wonderful romantic meal.
Many of the ingredients are sourced locally and with the restaurant having its own organic garden on site you can also be certain you’ll be tucking into freshly-picked seasonal fruit and vegetables.
If you’re considering heading to south-east Wales for a short getaway, be sure to visit the Walnut Tree Restaurant. Situated two miles east of Abergavenny, this is the ideal place to have a cosy meal for two.
With both the set dinner and a la carte menus changing on a regular basis, you should find there is always something new and exciting for you to try. There are also over 100 varieties of wine for you to choose from, although if you really want to push the boat out – perhaps if you’re set to propose – why not order a bottle of champagne?
The above are just a selection of the fine restaurants to be found throughout Wales, but if you’re keen to work up an appetite before sitting down to an evening meal there are lots of activities and attractions you can do.
Not only can you take a scenic ride on a steam train or stroll along a beach, but you can also visit a number of exquisite ancient castles. Why not go for a walk through the gardens of Powis Castle prior to your evening meal? The ancient structure is home to formal Italianate terraces and several species of exotic plants so ambling around here hand-in-hand is bound to make for a memorable afternoon.
Regardless of what you get up to on UK days out or where you choose to have an evening meal, Wales is a romantic destination to visit throughout the entire winter.
Come in the weeks building up to Christmas and you’ll be able to shop at various festive markets, although you may also want to be here on January 25th. This is St Dwynwen’s Day – the Welsh patron saint for lovers – so having a meal at one of the country’s restaurants on this day could be particularly romantic.
For amorous wintertime breaks, you are sure to find Wales will be to your taste.
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