With its gorgeous coastline and rolling countryside, Wales has natural beauty aplenty. Its quiet towns and splendid natural scenery create the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway with your significant other.
Make memories that last a lifetime at one of these romantic destinations in Wales - get away from it all and let love bloom. If spa breaks are your thing, you can also get inspired by our selection of romantic breaks in Wales with hot tubs.
Potter around Portmeirion
Created in the style of an Italian village but set in coastal Gwynedd, visiting Portmeirion really is like escaping into a fairy tale land. Fanciful architecture, pristine promenades and pastel paintwork abound, and as you stroll along the town's sandy beach or wander its perfectly preened gardens you’ll feel the enchantment.
When it comes to choosing your love nest the luxurious Hotel Portmeirion is the ideal place to alight. Perched on the water’s edge the hotel exudes romance and refinement with its elegant gardens, Art Deco dining room and themed guest rooms, including the 'Mirror Room'. So bag one of its 14 exclusive bedrooms and prepare to be charmed, this is a top destination for romantic breaks in North Wales.
Stroll through Porthcawl
For a South Wales seaside escape, the handsome resort town of Porthcawl ticks all the right boxes. With its sandy coves and wilder stretches of cliff-backed sands, there is a beach here to suit everyone. Rest Bay Beach is popular for strolls along golden sands and for pottering in rock pools, while Pink Bay is quieter and more secluded.
The whole area is great for watersports, so if you’ve always wanted to try surfing, now’s your chance to dive in - learn together with lessons at Adventures Outdoor Activity Centre. Back on dry land, there’s the excellent Royal Porthcawl Golf Club along with some fantastic local pubs offering a warm welcome.
For a stylish seaside boutique bed and breakfast (B&B), head to the Olivia Guest House. This luxurious Edwardian townhouse is a Visit Wales Gold Award 5-star premises and is only 50 metres from the seafront. There are five beautifully decorated rooms to hide away in, and they serve a tasty locally-produced Welsh breakfast. This is just the spot for a romantic break in South Wales.
Rustic romance in Tregaron
Nestled in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains, the old market town of Tregaron makes a great base from which to explore. Cyclists and walkers will be in their element here. For a scenic and mostly flat ride take the Ystwyth Trail along the old Great Western railway line towards Aberystwyth. Alternatively, head up to the wilder landscapes of the Cors Caron National Nature Reserve.
If you’re in the market for a unique engagement ring or a token of affection be sure to visit the Rhiannon Centre which showcases the finest Welsh jewellery and crafts.
Right in the heart of Tregaron on the Town Square the Grade II listed inn Y Talbot is utterly charming. Cosy and petite, it has nine guest rooms, including several superior suites for added luxury. If the idea of a roaring fire, fine dining and Welsh wool blankets makes you smile, you’re sure to love it here.
Luxury in Llandudno
Right at the top of Wales, Llandudno and its environs provide a dramatic setting for a romantic break. The town itself has a sweeping promenade and well-preserved Victorian architecture, including a pier. It’s a great spot for shopping and chocoholics shouldn't miss the Llandudno Chocolate Experience. Beyond the town centre, there are several fine beaches to enjoy and easy access to the impressive Conwy Castle, the wilds of Anglesey and the soaring heights of Eryri (Snowdonia).
The stunning Bodysgallen Hall is owned by the National Trust and is set in spectacular countryside. Approached by a long private drive, once you arrive you’ll be wined and dined to your heart’s content. This is Wales’ top-rated country house hotel and one of the best destinations for luxury romantic breaks in the UK. With an on-site spa, 15 plush bedrooms and extensive gardens, this Grade 1 listed property makes a wonderfully luxurious retreat.
Wander the Wye Valley
An ideal setting for luxury romantic breaks in the UK, the bountiful Wye Valley offers a wide range of activities to enjoy together. Gorgeous scenery abounds along the curves of the River Wye and couples might like to hire a two-person canoe and pack a riverside picnic. The Brecon Beacons rise up beyond offering majestic walking routes, while the charming town of Hay-on-Wye is perfect for a leisurely stroll.
Llangoed Hall is a luxurious Edwardian country house hotel set within 17 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens. Antiques and original artworks create a salubrious setting, while the on-site restaurant has won numerous awards. They also offer a range of 'escape packages' for lovebirds wanting to push the boat out. How about a 'Gourmet Break' in a luxury room with Champagne and a seven-course tasting menu?
Love by Lake Vyrnwy
The sapphire waters of Lake Vyrnwy are surrounded by abundant wildlife and bracing mountain scenery. This is the place to come for scenic walks and gentle cycle trails all set within the pristine RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Nature Reserve where you'll spot buzzards soaring overhead and perhaps even otters busy on the water's edge. If you'd like to hire a bike, check out Artisans Cycle Hire.
Built to showcase the lake to visitors in the 1800s, Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa is a unique luxury retreat. Every one of the 52 rooms has either a view of the gardens or the sparkling expanse of the lake. Spa Thermal Suite offers a blissful retreat for two, while the refined Tower Restaurant comes with striking panoramic views.
Wax lyrical in Laugharne
The quirky estuary town of Laugharne in South Wales is well known as the hometown of Dylan Thomas. He lived here, loved here and drank here over many years and also wrote his most-loved poems and prose here in his waterside writing shed. To find out more about his tumultuous life, pay a visit to the Dylan Thomas Boathouse. The delightful town of Laugharne sits on the edge of an estuary and boasts the well-preserved Laugharne Castle as well as easy access to the beaches of Pembrokeshire.
Brown's Hotel was one of Dylan Thomas’ favourite haunts. In fact, he went there so often, he used to give out the pub phone number as his own! Today it is a stylish boutique hotel with luxurious rooms, an excellent restaurant and an iconic bar. During the Laugharne Festival, the hotel has welcomed stars such as Mick Jagger and Patti Smith. Now you too can stay in the very location in which the great Welsh bard boozed.
The attractive Georgian town of Aberaeron sits on a stunning stretch of the Ceredigion coastline. It has a lovely range of independent shops and cafes to discover and is a perfect destination for romantic walks along the Wales Coast Path. You'll get to gaze upon amazing sunsets over Cardigan Bay too and you’ll be in with a good chance of spotting the bottlenose dolphins that frolic in the bay - especially between April and November.
The Harbourmaster Hotel is a charming retreat with pride of place on the handsome Aberaeron harbour. Many of the rooms in this waterside boutique hotel have panoramic views of the harbour. The on-site restaurant is a must-visit for seafood lovers where the chef turns the daily catch into delectable seaside dishes.
Canoodle in Crickhowell
Ideal for mooching, Crickhowell is full of independent shops and also makes an ideal base for walking enthusiasts. Set between the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains there are myriad trails to set off on together, so pack a picnic and explore. Visit our Walk the Brecon Beacons page for inspiration.
The Bear Hotel and pub in Crickhowell is an old coaching inn dating back to the 15th Century and makes a characterful destination for romantic breaks in South Wales. Think low-beamed ceilings, roaring fires and the best locally sourced ingredients. With no two rooms alike, you could sleep in a four-poster bed, a converted stable or a room with a jacuzzi bath. It’s dog friendly too, so if three’s not a crowd you can take your pooch along on this jaunt.