Other Romantic Weekends
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The soft green hill of the Tor, crowned with its enigmatic tower, has become a symbol of Glastonbury. It dominates the town and the surrounding landscape, and is the first sign to the traveller that Glastonbury is drawing near. Once a year the Somerset town of Glastonbury hits the headlines, but what can it offer for the rest of the year? As gateway to the romantic west country, this peaceful market town makes the perfect getaway from the city, where shopping can be combined with visits to Glastonbury Abbey and Glastonbury Tor. Cider is a firm favourite in this county, so why not head to Sheppy's Cider Farm to see how it is made and to taste some of the farms own produce - it could be prove nature's ultimate aphrodisiac!
Next to New York and Paris, London offers almost certainly the best shopping experience of any city in the world. Certainly, visitors to the capital are often overwhelmed by the utter range of goods obtainable. For major international and British Brands, Londons major shopping areas tend to centre around Oxford Street and Regent Street, while Knightsbridge is home to stores stocking even additional upmarket goods. Anyone looking for specialist items should head to Covent Garden, whilst those with severe money to spend descend towards New Bond Street home to some of Britains most fashionable shops.
Situated between Bath and Stratford the Cotswolds are unarguably romantic. High quality hotels and restaurants mix with the beautiful countryside and architecture, to create the recipe for a perfect luxury romantic break. Explore together the England's grand Regency Spa town, Cheltenham and other fine wool-market towns such as Winchcombe, Bibury and Painswick. It's worth having a car to ensure that you can explore the rolling countryside - but walking through the tranquil river valleys and honeyed villages reveals the area at its romantic best. The Cotswolds has some of England's finest churches and country houses - Hidcote Manor, Painswick, Westonbirt Arboretum and Sudeley Castle, home of Henry VIII's last Queen - which provide the perfect setting for a bodice-ripping romantic drama.
The northern coastline around St Ives is a destination-must for all love-birds. The B3306 road traces a winding route along the coast from St Ives to St Just and in 2008 was named one of the most romantic spots in Britain as it offers glorious views out to sea, particularly as the sun sets. Sit on the rocks and watch the sun go down in nearby Zennor or huddle together on the beach at St Ives and enjoy the tranquillity of one of the country's most idyllic spots minus the hoards of high-season tourists! Standing high above the sea with nothing between you and America, this area of Cornwall offers the best views in the world and is the perfect setting for a romantic proposal!