In Romance

Castle Combe, Wiltshire

If you are tired of buying the usual gifts for Valentine’s Day and are looking for something different to do then we’ve got some top tips below for romantic things to do here in Wiltshire or some unique gift ideas to woo your special someone.

1. Create your own gift

Make a trip to Eastcott Studios in Swindon’s Old Town and get creative and make your own romantic piece of pottery for your loved one.

2. Commission your own piece of jewellery

Within Fisherton Mill, check out some of the resident artists including Ruby Warren Jewellery, where you can commission bespoke work or buy limited edition pieces.

3. Learn how to rustle up a romantic meal

Head to The Farm Cookery School, in Bromham, to learn the skills required to cook up a romantic feast over Valentine’s Day.

4. Book a hands-on birds of prey experience

Get close to nature with the opportunity to handle to some beautiful birds of prey at Forest Falconry. They also run photography sessions for any keen photographers.

5. Take a VIP tour of Longleat

Enjoy a 4x4 Safari Tour of Longleat and get the opportunity to see the animals at close quarters. There are various different levels of VIP tour available, depending on your budget.

6. Adopt an animal for your loved one

Continuing with the animal theme, you can adopt an animal from the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Options include ring-tailed lemur or the beautiful flamingos.

7. Whisk your significant other off in a classic car

Hire a classic car from Vintage Classics and travel in style through the Wiltshire countryside. Look out for combined offers with romantic hotels, such as Beechfield Hotel, near Lacock.

Lover, Wiltshire

8. Make a visit to Lover

The Wiltshire village, a mecca for romantics and located in the New Forest National Park. Why not combine your visit with a romantic stroll through the countryside?

9. Indulge in an a la carte spa day

Unwind and indulge in the luxurious surroundings of Lucknam Park Hotel’s spa on an a la carte spa day.

10. Stourhead gardens

Explore the ever-romantic National Trust gardens of Stourhead, used as a film location for Pride & Prejudice.

11. Go on a Trail Riding trip with Pewsey Vale Riding Centre

Let Pewsey Vale Riding Centre arrange your day and explore Wiltshire’s timeless countryside on horseback.

12. Take to the skies

Take a scenic balloon flight from the Larmer Tree gardens in Wiltshire with Aerosaurus balloons and be in awe of the beautiful views across the Cranborne Chase.

Thatched cottage

13. Rent your own thatched cottage

For the ultimate romantic getaway why not rent your own self-catering thatched cottage for a week or short break? We’ve got some stunning ones to pick from including Church Steps, Cosy Cot and Foley’s Cottage.

14. Award-winning dining at Michelin star restaurants

Send your taste buds wild by dining at one of Wiltshire’s Michelin starred restaurants including The Park at Lucknam Park Hotel, The Harrow at Little Bedwyn or the Red Lion Freehouse in East Chisenbury.

Still stuck for ideas? Then don’t forget to check out our Valentine’s Day special offers on accommodation and eating out.




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