Explore the Isle of Anglesey

Officially an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Anglesey is a stunning location. With unspoilt coastlines for long walks, picturesque towns and plenty of places for a meal or drink, it's a really romantic area. Pay a visit to Llynnon Mill while you're there. It's a working windmill built in the 18th century surrounded by incredible views.

View looking out to sea with white lighthouse in foreground, Llanddwyn Island, North Wales

Tŵr Mawr lighthouse on Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey, North Wales

Admire the true beauty of nature

Combine a stay in the woods with an opportunity to become at one with nature. fforest fits the bill; at any of its three sites across Cardigan and Ceredigion you can have a relaxing stay in the forest, swim in natural waters and explore the canopied woodlands. It's a getaway you won't forget. Walk to the cliff-top plateau of Ynys Lochtyn nearby for amazing sea views or amble across some of the nearby gorges.

Accommodation at Fforest loolking out to the countryside

Inside a dome at fforest, West Wales

Take yourselves 'off-grid'

Having some alone time is easy in the Elan Valley. There is so much to explore, you won’t even have time to search for 4G. Stretching over 72 square miles, there are endless walks amongst the wildlife, lots of Victorian dams and reservoirs and plenty of cycle paths. It was the first privately owned but publicly accessible park to achieve International Dark Sky Park status. What could be more romantic than gazing at the stars together?

A reservoir with a dam in the distance

Elan Valley, Powys, Mid Wales

Huts in the hills

If you're looking for a little alone time together, escape to a quaint countryside lodge or self-catering cottage in the Welsh hills. Somewhere like Rose View Cabin, set the countryside five miles from Brecon would be perfect: a cosy wooden cabin overlooking fields and woodland. With walks on your doorstep and dramatic views around every corner, Brecon makes a legendary getaway spot.

Rev up the romance in a castle

Just a short trip from the northern coast and the island home of St Dwynwen (the Welsh patron saint of lovers), a real legendary experience awaits. Head to the Grade II Victorian Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel for an adults only get away. Set in a beautiful woodland estate (perfect for romantic walks), there's also a spa and indoor heated swimming pool.

Romance in Preseli

The rolling Preseli hills are wild and winding, and they feel a world away from anywhere else thanks to its sparse population. It's ideal for a private walk in your own giant back garden. Afterwards, pop into Melin Tregwynt, a white-washed wool mill nuzzled in a remote wooded valley, for a glimpse of the traditional Welsh wool industry. You may even want to buy a beautiful fluffy blanket to snuggle up under. If you head to nearby Fishguard, grab lunch at Peppers – a little bistro in an art gallery.

Woven blanket Melin Tregwynt, Haverfordwest

A loom weaving a blanket at Melin Tregwynt, Haverfordwest, West Wales

Find a quiet dune in Gower

The Gower Peninsula boasts plenty of beautiful beaches – it was the first place in Wales to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Many areas of the coast here offer quiet, tranquil spots for lovebirds to sit and ponder. Wrap up warm and join your companion to watch the sunset at Pennard Castle, or have a hot chocolate with a view of Rhossili Bay at The Bay Bistro.

Treat them to a stay at The Grove

Whisk your lover away for a romantic weekend in one of Wales' top small boutique hotels. The Grove in Pembrokeshire has a romantic break offer – think champagne, chocolates and a dozen red roses waiting for you on arrival, as well as a romantic cocktail and a delicious dinner menu. The nearby town of Narberth is romantic too, with little independent shops, tea rooms and a slow pace of life.

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luxury hotel room.
Fern with dining room in background.

The Grove, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

Visit Cardiff's beautiful bay

Take a step back from the capital's bustling centre and explore the Bay. Treat yourself to a show at the Bay’s cultural cornerstone, Wales Millennium Centre. Or, feast on some of the delicious food sold by the independent eateries. Fabulous Welshcakes excels at both traditional and contemporary takes on the country’s famous sweet treat. Finish the trip with a romantic boat ride around Cardiff’s waterways.

Enjoy a romantic champagne break

Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms, proud owner of five AA rosettes and two Michelin stars, is a luxurious country house hotel and restaurant near Machynlleth that could woo the coldest of hearts. Spoil yourselves with a stay in one of their sumptuously decorated rooms, where you can book a therapist for treatments such as a massage or reflexology. Then, sample one of the tasting menus available at the multi-award winning restaurant with a glass of bubbly. The staff will go out of their way to make your special occasion perfect, so if you’re planning something momentous, just let them know.

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chef stood talking to man and woman sat at table.

Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms, near Machynlleth, Mid Wales

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