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insideKENT’s Top 7 Romantic Dates in Kent

Looking for something special to do on Cupid’s favourite day this year? Whether you fancy a romantic stroll, an adventurous day out or ‘the works’ at one of insideKENT’s favourite spas, our top seven dates are sure to put a spring in your Valentine’s Day step.

Leeds Castle

Leeds-Castle

You can’t get much more romantic than Leeds Castle. Its magnificent grounds and the castle itself provide the perfect setting for a romantic day out. Coined ‘The Lovliest Castle in the World’, it’s the perfect place for strolling hand-in-hand, enjoying a gorgeous cream tea in the extravagant Castle Dining Room, or taking part in one of the many adventures on offer such as falconry, a hot air balloon flight or a fascinating ‘Below Stairs Tour’. There are also plenty of accommodation options to make your visit extra special.

Leeds Castle
Maidstone
ME17 1PL
www.leeds-castle.com


Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa

Rowhill-Grange

Just driving up to Rowhill Grange will make you think you’ve entered Cupid’s realm. Romance is all around as you enter the luxury boutique hotel and award-winning spa. Spend the day relaxing in the spa’s pools, bubble tubs, waterfalls, steam room and sauna, then indulge in a gourmet meal at RGs Restaurant. Throw in a pampering spa treatment, and even a night’s stay, and you have the ingredients for a perfect Valentine’s Day.

Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa
Wilmington
DA2 7QH
www.rowhillgrange.co.uk


Royal Tunbridge Wells

RoyalTunbridgeWells
Image copyright: © Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

For those who prefer a bit of spontaneity, spending the day in Royal Tunbridge Wells may be just the Valentine’s Day date for you. The world is your oyster as you explore Kent’s only spa town with its 400-year history. Window shop along The Pantiles, take a guided walking tour, enjoy a nice hot cuppa at one of the stylish cafés, visit the famous Chalybeate Spring or experience a candlelit dinner at one of the town’s top restaurants. You can even make a short break out of your date and stay at one of Tunbridge Wells’ many luxury hotels or B&Bs.

Royal Tunbridge Wells
www.visittunbridgewells.com


Hever Castle & Gardens

Hever-Castle

The childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle & Gardens is as fantastic as its colourful history. Spend the day leisurely exploring the 13thcentury castle, including historic 16th century portraits, paintings, furniture, tapestries and treasures. Or stay warm outside by walking arm-in-arm through the 125 acres of spectacular gardens with plenty of private romantic spots to discover. You can also enjoy a meal at one of Hever Castle’s restaurants or cafés, and can even spend the night in their luxury bed & breakfast or holiday cottage accommodation.

Hever Castle
Hever, Nr Edenbridge
TN8 7NG
www.hevercastle.co.uk


Turner Contemporary

Turner-Contemporary

Get inspired at Turner Contemporary this Valentine’s Day, and peruse original pieces from artists such as Maria Nepomuceno, Rosa Barba and Carl Andre. The beautifully designed gallery will stir your senses and is the perfect setting for a romantic day out. The café has stunning views of Margate bay, and is a great place to unwind and have a bite to eat with your loved one.

Turner Contemporary
Margate
CT9 1HG
www.turnercontemporary.org


Biddenden Vineyards

Biddenden

Romance and wine go hand-in-hand, so why not spend the day strolling through 22 acres of picturesque vineyards, followed by a tasting of the wide variety of whites, reds, rosés and sparkling wines? Biddenden Vineyards offers visitors a unique day out, and would make for a relaxing and romantic date for Valentine’s Day. After tasting the wines, ciders and juices, visit the coffee shop for a warm drink and a bite to eat; then stop by the shop to pick up some locally produced treats for later at home.

Biddenden Vineyards
Biddenden, Ashford
TN27 8DF
www.biddendenvineyards.com


Wallett’s Court Hotel & the Garden of England Spa

Wallett's-Court

Set in the beautiful ‘white cliffs country’ of east Kent, Wallett’s Court Hotel boasts 17 individually designed bedrooms amongst rolling acres of landscaped gardens. Spend your day basking in luxurious treatments and facilities at the Garden of England Spa, enjoy a gorgeous afternoon cream tea, then indulge in a three-course dinner at the 2-AA Rosette restaurant. Wallett’s Court offers an impressive range of packages, including gourmet breaks, ‘glamping’ and even helicopter tour packages.

Wallett’s Court Country House Hotel, Restaurant and Spa
St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe, Dover
CT15 6EW
www.wallettscourt.com

 

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