5 of Bath’s most romantic locations
The city of Bath has been named the UK’s most romantic city break destination, so it’s no surprise that couples from afar flock to the area to celebrate Valentines’ Day. No matter whether you’ve got an extravagant city break planned or you’re looking for a quiet place to relax after a busy day at work, there’s always a romantic spot to escape to.
Royal Victoria Park
At this time of year, the crocuses are beginning to bloom and delicate splashes of violet spill out from the Botanical Gardens, right across the 57 acres of parkland. There’s plenty of space to enjoy a brisk winter walk, but the Great Dell Aerial Walkway is a hidden treasure for the two of you to hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. From the restored Victorian bandstand to the flower gardens opposite the Royal Crescent, you’ll be spoilt for choice if you’re looking for picture-perfect backdrop – whether it’s for a romantic proposal or an adorable photo of the two of you.
Head down to the River Avon, and just past Pulteney Bridge you’ll find the Weir – a wonderful sight all year round, but particularly atmospheric on a crisp morning when the mist hangs low over the water. If you’ve seen the film adaption of Les Misérables, you may recognise it from a very dramatic scene involving Inspector Javert! However, on an average day you’ll see couples strolling along the river hand-in-hand, taking in the city’s stunning honey-coloured architecture from ground level.
Great Pulteney Street
While it’s not the most secluded of spots, Great Pulteney Street is certainly a spectacular setting for a grand romantic gesture. If you’re planning to get down on one knee, you’ll be surrounded by striking Georgian architecture, one of the city’s finest museums and the bubbling fountain at Laura Place. Persuasion, Vanity Fair and Les Misérables have all used this famous street as a film set, so there’s no doubt that you’ll leave your lucky partner feeling like a superstar too.
Prior Park Landscape Garden
Situated on the popular Bath Skyline Walk, Prior Park is an eighteenth-century landscape garden nestled between Bath’s tranquil rolling hills. It’s winding woodland pathways will lead you to some of the most breath-taking views of the city, as well as one of just four Palladian Bridges in the world. In 1788, it was described as ‘a noble seat which sees Bath and which was built for all Bath to see' – so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the city’s most popular places for Georgian-inspired proposals.
Bath Spa Hotel
On a chilly day, nothing is more comforting than curling up by the crackling fire with someone you love in our quintessentially English Drawing Room. Join us for an afternoon tea with a view of our stunning landscaped gardens – or after dark, enjoy a cocktail or two in a quiet, cosy corner of the room. After a serene spa session or peaceful stroll around our extensive grounds, it’s the perfect way to unwind before retiring to one of our luxurious suites.