Whisk your Valentine to Dorset

  • Category: Art & Culture
  • Date: Friday, 14 February 2014

February 14th this year falls on a Friday, giving you the perfect opportunity to take a couple of days off and make a long weekend of it. Whisk your special person away from everyday life and head to Dorset for some classic English romance.

Make an excellent impression by booking into Summer Lodge, which encompasses a beautiful country house setting as well as a restaurant and a spa for the necessary pampering. With the Valentine's Dream offer, make it the perfect place for your romantic getaway.

A romantic wander

Few places in the UK are more picturesque and varied for walking than Dorset. Wander out of the woodland to find a dramatic seascape directly in front of you, complete with crashing waves lapping at a rocky beach. Bound over the hills through knee-high grass under the dappled sunlight. Seek out the famous Hovis Hill or the Golden Cap - the highest point on the South Coast. There really is no limit to the natural beauty here.

Get active

If you've never been one for slow and soppy Valentine's Days, there are plenty of ways to get the blood pumping in Dorset. Skim over the hills on a hovercraft courtesy of Henley Hillbillies. Bond over an exciting treasure hunt together with Treasure Trails Dorset. Or swing through the trees with Go Ape. All of these make for a truly thrilling adventure.

Popping the question

If you have plans to pop the question this coming Valentine's Day, there are some truly spectacular places to do it from in Dorset. The style and architecture of Highcliffe Castle provides a stunningly romantic setting, as does the rustic and picturesque town of Lyme Regis. There's an equally scenic viewpoint from St Catherine's Chapel, which commands a wonderful view of Chesil Beach and Fleet Lagoon. Go at sunset for the ultimate coastal experience to remember.