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Discover the romance of Nottinghamshire
From romantic strolls in the countryside to cosy dinners by candlelight there is plenty for you and your loved one to enjoy in Nottinghamshire.
Take a romantic walk through ancient countryside
There are few things more romantic than taking a walk with a special someone, so make sure you explore the countryside around Creswell Crags. These ancient caves were once a magnet for starry-eyed Victorian ladies who believed that if they threw their hatpins into one of the pools they would marry the first man they saw afterwards. Starting at the visitor centre you can choose one of several walking trails which take you through this enchanting area. Also while here you can marvel at some of the only known Ice Age art in Britain. Stay nearby at one of the area’s lovely B&Bs and hotels, such as the award-winning Brown’s B&B or the gorgeous Ye Olde Bell hotel.
Nottinghamshire also boasts numerous country parks so click on the box below for more inspiration.
Indulge in a luxury forest retreat
Escape from it all in a Sherwood Forest luxury cabin, nestled in the heart of Robin Hood country in Nottinghamshire. Do as much or as little as you like – snuggle in the hot tub, get toasty by the wood burning fire, or walk hand in hand through ancient woodland.
Try your hand at archery or hire a bicycle to explore this wooded retreat. Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, and watch the forest evolve from day to night.
The Golden Oak Hideaway cabins at Forest Holidays are exclusively for couples. These cosy love-nests are complete with hot tub, wood burning stove, a double hammock, sunken bath and a panoramic view of the forest through your window. Also overlooking the forest are the luxury cabins at the Sherwood Hideaway on the Thoresby Estate, where you can relax on the deck with pretty views of the forest.
In the nearby village of Edwinstowe, you can also visit St Mary’s Church which is where, according to legend, Robin Hood married Maid Marion.
Immerse yourself in Byron’s Nottinghamshire
Lord Byron was a prolific lover who penned many poems on the themes of love and loss. Take the Byron Trail and discover more about the poet's life. The trail includes Byron's ancestral home Newstead Abbey and Colwick Hall Hotel which is home to Byron’s Brasserie. On the walls you can see portraits of Byron and his lovers, along with the poet’s own words. Book a stay the hotel to create your own literary inspired break. In the word’s of Byron himself: For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Further discover the romantic literary heritage of Nottinghamshire with a visit to D.H. Lawrence country. The landscape around Teversal is said to have inspired one of the greatest love stories ever told: Lady Chatterley’s Lover by Eastwood author D. H. Lawrence. A stroll along Teversal Trails will take you to Silverhill, which is one of the highest points in Nottinghamshire. From here you can enjoy glorious views of the surrounding area, including Hardwick Hall.
Treat someone to a romantic break
With its superb selection of luxury hotels and delightful hideaways, Nottinghamshire is the perfect destination for a romantic break. Impress your partner with a stay at Langar Hall Hotel, a picturesque hotel, which overlooks acres of parkland and has features designed by Nottingham’s Paul Smith.
Book a stay at Clumber Park Hotel and Spa where you can relax at the spa before enjoying a romantic dinner.
Nottingham is the famed for its superb restaurants and wide range of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets.Hart's hotel and restaurant gives lovebirds the chance to spend time together in stylish surroundings while St James Hotel, located close to Nottingham castle, boasts luxury bedrooms, including the Penthouse where you can enjoy 24-hour in-room dining, a Jacuzzi for two and even a baby grand piano - if you want to woo your loved one with music.
While you are in Nottingham make sure you explore the wonderful attractions and shops Nottingham has to offer. By night there are also plenty of great venues to visit, including Capital FM Arena which hosts world class shows.
For more ideas and inspiration visit our Romantic Nottinghamshire Pinterest board.