Thornbury Castle is a palatial bolt hole in Gloucestershire

Royal Romance in the UK

Think grandeur and luxury, what's not to like about a little royal indulgence while the UK. Perhaps you want your very own castle, just the two of you and romantic seclusion. Look no further than this little gem available through the Landmark Trust to create your royal romance. Clytha Castle Clytha Castle is located in Monmouthshire, south-east Wales.  The surrounding woods and countryside views are superb. You can pop into Abergavenny to the market for supplies ...

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If you’re holidaying in the UK, why not stay at Amberley Castle and feel like royalty

A Royal Stay in the UK

If you’re holidaying in the United Kingdom, why not stay in one of Britain’s romantic castle hotels and feel like royalty. Cliveden Once famous for the Profumo Affair, and now forever famous as the place where Meghan Markle spent her last night as a mere mortal before being elevated to Duchess of Sussex. Not far west of London, this fabulous mansion on the Thames invites you to make your own history within its ...

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At Blackberry Farm there’s plenty of spa treatments to keep you happy and you’ll sleep like a top

Wellness Stay in the USA

These days you don’t have to trek up the Himalayas to seek guidance from the Dalai Lama in order to experience an emotional and spiritual transformation. Fortunately, there are many spas and wellness resorts scattered throughout both hemispheres that offer every treatment imaginable. If your journey is taking you to the United States, there are some fantastic spas and wellness resorts that offer the perfect space to allow you to unwind and ...

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Ightham Mote is a 14th Century moated manor house surrounded by a 546-acre national trust estate in Kent and is a must see.

Weekend Escape from London

The simplicity and authenticity of the big outdoors is the perfect place to nurture romance. May signals the bluebell season, and could there be anything more beautiful than strolling through a forest that’s blanketed in purple flowers? Head to Ightham Mote, a 14thCentury moated manor house surrounded by a 546-acre national trust estate in Kent. Park and walk and stop for a refuel either at Mote café or the Papermakers Arms in Plaxtol. There ...

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The luxurious Myconian Naia is an easy ten-minute stroll into town if you can tear yourself away.

Magic of Mykonos

With Mykonos now apparently usurping Ibiza as the destination for the Cristal-sipping MTV crowd, so how does one do it in stylish, quiet romance whilst at the same time being close enough to dip into that scene if you want to? The choice of luxury is wide, but our favourites would be Myconian Naia because it’s just so gorgeous and an easy ten-minute stroll into town if you can tear yourself ...

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Amsterdam is a terrific short flight getaway

Amorous Amsterdam

Fancy a quick European escape from London? Amsterdam is a terrific short flight getaway that works beautifully in winter with multiple airline and airport options to get you there quickly. Now, you can also travel from central London on the Eurostar to Amsterdam. It seems like it might be a longer trip but with airport transfers, security and the like, it’s the same and much more comfortable. If you’ve already been, there are new ...

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Santorini is one of the most romantic destinations in Greece

Summer in the Greek Islands

Let’s face it, Mama Mia – Here we go again, is not the kind of film to get hardened cinema critics waxing lyrical. But for sheer joy, entertainment and fun with a large dollop of romance, it’s spot on. Eschewing the madding crowd of August, those in the know appreciate how special September is in the Greek Islands, not to mention the prices. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme an extended weekend or a week ...

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Copenhagen is just a quick and easy hop away for a stylish Scandinavian weekend

Cosy Copenhagen

With multiple airlines and frequent flights, Copenhagen is just a quick and easy hop away for a stylish Scandinavian weekend. Fly direct with connections from the Middle East or from London on SAS or British Airways. For enthusiastic foodies, this is the place to go with 18 Michelin stars blazing the restaurant sky. The idea is to try something local so make sure you have reservations for lunch or dinner at Noma, Restaurant ...

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Awaken the senses at this wellness retreat at the Marbella Beach Club in Spain

Spa Means Aaah!

Spa and well-being is the restorative and maintenance medicine of the modern age. Successful people live busy lives and sometimes don’t stop to invest in themselves in a space that is not just about the body but also the mind. A seven-night De-Stress and Unwind programme at the Marbella Club in Spain is just what the matchmaker doctor has ordered. This is the stylish and serene way to unknot your tummy and your ...

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The magic of Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Reserve on Nantucket is not to be missed.

Weekend Escape from New York

Nantucket is the wealth stealth bomber that outclasses the Hamptons with discretion and history. Going there in May, you get the early sunshine and avoid the crush of the summer crowds not to mention the high season prices. Regular flights direct to the island are readily available from the city, a short hop and you’re suddenly on the set of Something’s Gotta Give. For a two night stay, the White Elephant is perfectly ...

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