Romance your loved one with Britain’s Finest Friday 28 November 2014 PDF Print To help couples choose the perfect date night Britain’s Finest has developed a one stop guide of venues from across the UK From landmarks to art galleries the UK has the perfect setting for every couple. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity for loved ones to get together and enjoy some quality time together. To help couples choose the perfect date night Britain’s Finest has developed a one stop guide of venues from across the UK that couples with an array of interests, can enjoy. Britain’s Finest is a website which focuses on identifying places that are full of character, offer excellent standards and are usually independently owned and managed. Whether it’s an overnight stay, a trip to the big smoke or just a romantic dinner, the most adoring places can be found here: Althorp Northampton Whisk your loved one to a lovely country house, home to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. The house dates back to the early 1500s and through careful collecting, an uncanny knack of commissioning the right artisans and artists and clever curatorship now has a deeply impressive interior that boasts works by Gainsborough, Van Dyke, Reynolds and Rubens (among many, many others). In total there are nineteen rooms to admire with your Valentine’s. Once you’ve passed through all of them take a stroll by the lovely lake and through the gardens and then finish off with a mooch around the stunning honey-coloured ironstone stables where the Spencer family have created an unmissable exhibition dedicated to the late princess and her charity work. Dunrobin Castle & Museum Golspie Stride up to the main entrance to Dunrobin Castle, past the spectacular formal gardens (the Moray Firth crashing just beyond the grounds) and you are entering this grand chateau-like fairytale of a building just as the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland would have done back in 1850. Romance your special one whilst enjoying the sea views, ornate gardens, towers, turrets and fountains – the perfect and most stunning setting for your romantic getaway. The EDF Energy London Eye London Come on, it doesn’t get more romantic than popping the question at the top of the Eye! For a real treat, you can hire out a capsule for you and a partner complete with champers and truffles, host a dinner up there or even tie the knot in the sky. Imagine popping the question with the glamorous sprawl of the capital city as your back drop. From the top of this 135-metre high steel and glass grown up’s fairground ride, you can take in Wren’s genius alongside Renzo Piano’s Shard. Whisk your loved one to the big smoke and hop on and see across the capital and beyond. Enjoy a panoramic view of all of the city’s fabulous landmarks, from the elegant distinctive dome of St Paul’s to the soaring brutalism of the BT Tower. On a clear day you can see two of the Queen’s hang outs – Buckingham Palace just across the river and, 25 miles further, the stately Windsor Castle. Cliveden House Hotel Taplow Cliveden House is unique. The setting, architecture and interiors all speak eloquently of extraordinary extravagance and remarkable refinement. Cliveden is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway with 376 acres of spectacular National Trust managed gardens and woodland. You can be certain of a beautiful room filled with exquisite furnishings and priceless antiques. As you enter you are welcomed with muted music, the scent of fresh flowers and, if it is winter, a crackling log fire. Each of the rooms is named after a prominent guest or figure from Cliveden's past, and furnished accordingly. As one would expect there is an ample choice of rooms in which to enjoy the fine cuisine and faultless hospitality, which has attracted numerous awards and accolades. Ripley Castle Harrogate Ripley Castle is one of Yorkshire's greatest historic attractions. Make history with your loved one here and listen to the fascinating stories to be told about the Castle and its inhabitants. Enjoy the magnificent grounds with Walled Gardens, Kitchen Gardens, Lakes and Deer Park. Brunel’s ss Great Britain Bristol Sitting on Bristol’s rejuvenated waterfront with beautiful views across the city and the hills beyond, Brunel’s ss Great Britain offers couples a wonderful and historic romantic day out. It still seems amazing that the glorious ss Great Britain, now looming regally over the floating harbour and Great Western Dockyard where she was built back and launched back in 1843, was once left to rot in a Falkland Islands port before making a treacherous 8,000 mile journey back home. These days the city of Bristol lovingly presents Brunel’s masterpiece fully restored and in shipshape condition. And the experience of wandering her bows is enhanced by by the Dry Dock beneath the ‘glass-sea’ and the fascinating Dockyard Museum which details the history of this ship, the first screw-propelled iron passenger liner. Once on board, wander below decks to inspect the first class cabins during the ship’s incarnation as a luxury passenger liner, have a nose in the tiny galley and listen to the tales of former passengers as they recount their trips on this forerunner to all modern ships. Elizabeth Castle St Heller Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin's Bay, Elizabeth Castle has watched over Jersey’s main seaway for more than 300 years. At low tide couples can walk out along the causeway or, if you want to experience a different way to travel, catch the amphibious Castle Ferry at low or high tide. Elizabeth Castle is the perfect place to spend a day exploring Jersey's history. Climb the battlements dating back to the 1590’s, when Sir Walter Raleigh was Governor of Jersey from 1600 until 1603. Explore the grounds which gave refuge to King Charles II during the English Civil War and uncover the bunkers which were re-fortified to command the sea approaches to Jersey during the German Occupation in World War II. Marvel at the hermitage where St Helier is thought to have lived around 550 A.D, take part in Living History demonstrations and experience what life was like for the soldiers who were garrisoned here. The Scotch Whisky Experience Edinburgh Visit the Scotch Whisky Experience for a sensational, fun and memorable trip with your partner. Take a swirling, bubbling barrel ride through a replica distillery as you become part of the Whisky making process. Along the way you’ll hear the stories behind this magical craft, with expert tour guides and whisky advisors with you every sip of the way. You'll also get to taste the product, whilst gazing at the world's largest collection of Scotch Whisky. The Scotch Whisky Experience has guided tours (15 languages available by form of audio guide) that offer an insight into the world of Scotch Whisky. The interactive tour is fun for all the family. Woburn Abbey Woburn If you both enjoy art then spend Valentine’s Day at Woburn Abbey, home to the Dukes of Bedford for almost 450 years. It houses one of the most important private art collections that includes work by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Velazquez, and 21 views of Venice by Canaletto can be seen in the Venetian Room. The Vaults contain beautiful porcelain from France, Japan, Germany, England and China, including the famous Sèvres dinner service given to the 4th Duchess by Louis XV. The 3000 acre deer park contains ten species of deer. Chelsea Physic Garden London Enjoy some quality time with your other half in the exquisite Chelsea Physic Garden: London’s oldest botanic garden. The gardens are a beautiful oasis of living history in the heart of the capital, home to a unique collection of medicinal and rare plants. Used as a place to teach people about plants and the environment for more than 300 years, today it exists as a self-supporting charity with two main goals: to help children understand more about the environment, and to conserve a 'living history' of medicinal herbs and plant introductions. This four acre walled garden is a haven for rare and tender plants, and also has several glasshouses, the largest fruiting olive tree grown outside in Britain and the oldest rock garden in Europe made from rubble from the Tower of London. Particularly successful has been the Fortune Tank Pond, installed more than a hundred years ago by the famous collector of Chinese plants, Robert Fortune. ENDS Notes to editors: BritainsFinest.co.uk is a website which hand picks the very best accommodation, places to visit and restaurants available in the UK. Using a very strict selection criteria, the editorial team are focused on identifying places that have distinctive character, excellent standards and that are usually independently owned and managed. Direct website links are included so that users can find further information and deal directly with the property to obtain the best price. A popular page is Editor’s Picks, where the editorial team post their recommendations on the best places to stay and visit, presented in an easy to read top ten format. The website is easy to use with rigorously organised information so that facilities can be found such as dog friendly hotels or coastal accommodation. Unlike many other websites, Britain’s Finest does not focus solely on accommodation, they also want their users to find the best places to visit or eat in. Britain’s Finest is trusted by over 3m people per year to make decisions about where to stay and what to do – it’s the leading specialist website for luxury hotels, spas, bed and breakfasts, holiday cottages, visitor attractions and more. For further information please contact Catherine Warrilow at Seriously PR – Catherine@seriouslypr.co.uk - 01491 822645 This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Britain's Finest in the following categories: Leisure & Hobbies, Women's Interest & Beauty, Travel, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.