by Luke Edwards
Are you looking for some Valentine’s Day date ideas in North Wales? We’ve collated a list of romantic things to do in the area.
From hidden gardens and romantic islands to the best places to eat and stay this Valentine’s Day. We’ve got you covered.
Make sure your Valentine’s Day in North Wales is one to remember, with these Valentine’s Day date ideas…
I always find planning something to do for Valentine’s day really difficult. It’s even more troublesome when you’re Welsh, as we celebrate a ‘day of romance’ twice in one year!
Like everyone else, we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day on the 14th of February, but we also celebrate St. Dwynwen’s Day on the 25th of January.
For the uninitiated, St Dwynwen was the Welsh patron saint of lovers. Therefore, you could say being Welsh is unfortunate when it comes to celebrating romance. However, I am fortunate that there is so much I can do locally…
North Wales is famous for its breath-taking scenery and picture-perfect landscapes, which provides us with so many romantic spots to visit. Here are some of our favourite Valentine’s Day date ideas in North Wales…
Number one on the list has to be Llandwyn Island, Anglesey. Recently voted one of the most romantic spots in Wales, and the final resting place of St. Dwynwen, this is the perfect spot to start your Valentine’s Day in North Wales.
With its romantic history, Llanddwyn Island is the perfect place to spend a romantic day out. You could take a lovely hamper with you, enjoy the exhilarating winds during the winter; or like one of my friends, you could also choose to ask that all-important question down on one knee. Already engaged? Why not check out these gorgeous wedding venues in North Wales, the perfect place to tie the knot!
You may want to check the tide times first before you plan anything. Being marooned on an island may not go down well with the other half!
There’s no need to jet off into the sun for a romantic break when there’s a little piece of Italy right here in Wales.
Portmeirion is located just south of Porthmadog. Its delightful Italian architecture, wonderful eateries and coastal walks make you feel like you’re right in the heart of the wonderfully romantic Italian Riviera.
There are numerous romantic spots around North Wales to visit. Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens are one of Anglesey’s best-kept secrets and one of our favourite gardens in North Wales.
Situated between Menai Bridge and Beaumaris, the Plas Cadnant Gardens have undergone a spectacular transformation and have been restored to their former glory.
Enjoy a romantic stroll around the gardens this Valentine’s Day and follow the trail along the River Cadnant to the majestic waterfalls.
Llyn Dinas near Beddgelert is one of the most peaceful and tranquil mountain lakes in North Wales. It’s the perfect location if you and your partner want to escape for some peace and quiet and enjoy the serenity of the area without disturbance.
Enjoy a romantic stroll and explore the shores of Llyn Dinas with your partner.
Criccieth Castle is another Valentine’s day date idea for you and your other half. The castle has the most breathtaking views across the Llŷn Peninsula when it’s lit up at night, making it one of the area’s most awe-inspiring and romantic sights.
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Valentine’s day would not be complete without that all-important meal out. I had the best romantic dinner at The White Eagle, Anglesey a few years ago. The menu was lovely – the lamb dish especially was to die for!
The Marram Grass, Anglesey is also a must-visit when on the island. Recently published in the Good Food guide, its fresh local produce and modern innovative cooking make it the perfect place for that special culinary experience.
Tir a Môr, Criccieth is another delightful restaurant, offering a mouth-watering selection of freshly cooked dishes, made with local Welsh ingredients.
If you’re looking for some extra foodie inspiration, have a read of our favourite restaurants in North Wales.
After you have enjoyed your romantic day out and some lovely food, you will need to find somewhere to cosy up to your partner, switch on a bit of The Notebook (or whatever your guilty pleasure is) and enjoy a bottle bubbly to finish off your perfect weekend.
There are some great romantic holiday cottages perfect for just that!
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Looking for a holiday cottage for Valentine’s Day? Here are three romantic holiday cottages to inspire your romantic break…
Located in Llanberis, Ty Bach is the perfect place to stay for adventurous couples. The cottage boasts a wood-burning stove, ensuite bathroom and rests in the centre of Llanberis – Snowdonia’s adventure capital.
Ty Bach is an ideal getaway for ramblers, adrenaline seekers, and couples looking for a place to call home while exploring North Wales.
A romantic holiday cottage in a tranquil location, Hen Gilfach Stable is an idyllic place to stay in North Wales for Valentine’s Day. The Anglesey Coastal Path is just a stone’s throw away, as are the picturesque beaches of Church Bay and Cemaes Bay.
For something a bit different, situated in the stunning Llŷn Peninsula, Y Stabl is a fun, quirky holiday cottage for two in the heart of Criccieth. The perfect romantic retreat to whisk someone away to for a surprise break over Valentine’s Day.
Y Stable is equipped with a Jacuzzi bath, a heated massage chair a rather swish steam room with mood lighting and a sound system in every room so you can play your romantic love songs throughout.
With plenty of logs for the fire, a sea view and a 2-minute walk to the beach, all of these extras combined makes for a perfect romantic weekend for two.
Well, that’s enough Valentine’s Day talk for a while. I suppose after writing this, and no doubt my partner reading this, I’d better start planning our next Valentine’s Day in North Wales!
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