Bath is one of the most romantic cities in the UK, and the ideal setting for a Valentine’s retreat. Book into a luxurious spa hotel, walk hand in hand through one of its leafy parks, and relax over a romantic meal for two.

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Date Ideas

Take in Bath’s Stunning Skyline 

One of the things that makes a visit to Bath so special is the city’s close proximity to the countryside. 

Take a relaxed stroll around one of Bath’s beautiful parks, or, if you’d prefer something more energetic, head on the Bath Skyline Walk to take in the stunning views of the cityscape. 

Bath Skyline view

Walk Ancient Paths at the Roman Baths 

Discover Bath’s ancient spa history with a trip to The Roman Baths. Tread the ancient pavements and take in the magnificent steaming Great Bath, before exploring the remains of the ancient heated rooms, changing rooms, and tepid and plunge pools. 

Roman Baths
Image - Roman Baths (Credit: Andy Fletcher)

Experience The Dark Side of Love at Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein

For something different, immerse yourself in the impassioned world of Mary and Percy Shelley at Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein where you will experience the complex, chaotic and tragic love story as told over four multi-sensory floors.

House of Frankenstein actor holding a book in front of monster modelImage - Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein

Romantic Private Tour of Bath Abbey

Book a private tower tour of Bath Abbey (or plan a marriage proposal!). Climb the 212 steps to the top of the Abbey’s tower for breath-taking views over the city while celebrating with a glass of champagne or prosecco.

Hop Aboard a Boat 

Take to the waters and discover a new side of Bath on a romantic boat trip. Enjoy a unique perspective of Bath and beyond on a boat trip with Pulteney Cruisers, leaving from the iconic Pulteney Bridge

If you’d prefer to take the helm, hire a row boat or punt from Bath Boating Station and charter your own course on the Kennet and Avon Canal

Kennet and Avon Canal
Image - Kennet and Avon Canal

Join a candle-pouring workshop at PaddyWax Candle Bar 

Try something new with your loved one and pour your very own bespoke candle together at PaddyWax Candle Bar. After pouring, head downstairs to PaddyWax's on-site shop, where you can enjoy 20% off all full-price products. 

Image: PaddyWax Candle Bar 

Book a memorable experience in Bath on Yuup

Head over to the Yuup website to find unique experiences around Bath that you and your date will remember for years to come, from wine and cheese tastings to archery sessions atop Kelston Roundhill, treasure hunts across the city, and waffle-making masterclasses. 

Image: Yuup 

Go for a romantic shopping trip 

Make sure your trip to Bath is one your date will never forget with gifts from local jewellers Honey Willow and Nicholas Wylde. Choose from a range of necklaces at Honey Willow, featuring double birthstones, engraved hearts, and love knots, or anything from diamond rings to earrings at Wylde

Image: Honey Willow 

Valentine’s Food and Drink

Bath has a range of romantic restaurants and Valentine's Day dining events for you to choose from, but here are a few of our top picks...

Live Music and candle-lit dining at Green Park Brasserie

Recently listed by The Times as one of the 'Sexiest Restaurants in the UK,' this is the place for romantic live music and candle-lit dining. Enjoy classic Brasserie fare including steak, fish, burgers, ribs, salads, calamari and more, while being serenaded by some of Bath's most talented local musicians. 

Image - Green Park Brasserie

Valentine’s Evening Dining at The Pump Room

Dine under the glittering chandelier of one of Bath’s most romantic Georgian buildings. Enjoy a glass of Chandon sparkling wine together on arrival, before settling down to a four-course menu, accompanied by music from the restaurant's resident pianist.

The Pump Room

Image - The Pump Room (Credit: Andy Fletcher)

Afternoon Tea at The Bird

Book an amorous meal or afternoon tea while enjoying stunning views over the Bath skyline from The Bird's pretty terrace.

Afternoon tea at PLATE
Image - Afternoon tea at The Bird, Bath

Dinner and Cocktails at The Botanist

Tuck in to a sumptuous meal and cocktails in the beautiful surrounds of The Botanist. Try one of their mouth-watering burgers, steak or sharing kebabs, before rounding out your meal with one of their signature cookie dough desserts, complete with two spoons. 

Image: The Botanist Bath

Make a weekend of it with a spa trip 

Bath’s natural thermal waters, which contain 42 different minerals, have been used for their restorative and healing properties for centuries. Bath is the only place in the UK where you can bathe in naturally hot, mineral-rich spa water, making for an unforgettable and romantic experience. 

Take a trip to the Thermae Bath Spa, where you can bathe in the city’s thermal waters and take in the spectacular views from the open-air rooftop pool, and refresh your senses in the stunning Wellness Suite. 

Alternatively, visit The Spa at No.15 by Guesthouse. Take a dip in the cedarwood hot tub, warm up in the barrel-shaped sauna, and enjoy a massage in one of the individually-designed treatment rooms. 

Head out into Bath’s surrounding countryside and visit the beautiful Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa. Set within the estate’s 500 acres of unspoilt parkland, Lucknam Park’s stunning spa boasts eight state-of-the-art therapy rooms, five thermal cabins, a salt water plunge pool, experience showers and a relaxation room. 

Spa at No.15 Guesthouse
Image - The Spa at No.15

An Enchanting Weekend at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Treat yourselves to the ultimate romantic escape at the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. Bed down in one of the hotel's luxurious rooms or suites after a busy day of sightseeing, before waking up to a sumptuous Full English breakfast and spend your days relaxing in the Spa & Bath House, with unlimited access to both facilities. 

Drawing room in the Sir Percy Blakeney Suite at The Royal Crescent HotelImage - The Royal Crescent Hotel, credit Pete Helme

Plan the perfect romantic getaway:


Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein
Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein

Step into the world of Mary Shelley and her most infamous creation, Frankenstein.

Bath Abbey Tower Tours
Walking Tour
Bath Abbey Tower Tour

Experience a sneak peek behind this iconic landmark and enjoy a breathtaking view over the whole of Bath.

Bailey Balloons
Bailey Balloons

Take a magical balloon ride over Bath to enjoy stunning views of the city.

Treasure Hunt Bath Self-Guided Sightseeing Puzzle Tour
Alternative Tour
Treasure Hunt Trails

Have fun following treasure maps and hunting for clues.

The Pump Room Restaurant
An afternoon tea at the Pump Room Restaurant, featuring scones, cakes, and sandwiches

The Pump Room restaurant is open for morning coffee and afternoon tea daily.

The Restaurant at The Bird
People sat outside on restaurant terrace

Hidden away behind The Bird hotel you’ll find a stylish and intimate restaurant that brings relaxed and sophisticated dining to the heart of Bath.

The Botanist Bar & Restaurant
Bar with flower hanging

Friendly cocktail bar & restaurant serving food, brunch, hearty Sunday Roasts, live music and late night drinks in Bath.

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Spa Hotel
Beckford Suite Room

Experience Georgian grace and elegance in the centre of the world-famous Royal Crescent.

Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa
Lucknam Park exterior

Lucknam Park is a magnificent listed Palladian mansion set in 500 acres of extensive parkland.



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