A visit to England may conjure images of castles, country farms and historic cathedrals. If you're looking for a romantic place to stay in England, go for historic properties, rural farmhouses and funky urban guest houses. Three places to look for romantic getaways are the historic town of York, cosmopolitan London and the Midshires.
Royal York Hotel
The Royal York Hotel is set in the heart of historic York city. From the hotel, you can see York Minster, and most of the city's attractions are within a five-minute walk. The hotel is set on three acres of landscaped gardens, and the most romantic rooms have garden views. Although the hotel displays traditional architecture, the interior decor is modern and there is high-speed Internet access in guest rooms. On site, you can dine at Tempus Restaurant, which offers up contemporary English cuisine. You can also relax at Tempus Bar, work out in the health club, swim in the pool or sit in the hotel sauna. Personal trainers are available for a fee. You can add on a Champagne Package, which includes full English breakfast and a bottle of bubbly to start off your romantic getaway. There is a daily fee for parking.
Royal York Hotel
York, North Yorkshire
YO24 1AA, England
Set in one of London's most posh neighborhoods, South Kensington, Pelham Hotel is just a short walk from London landmarks like Harrods, Hyde Park and the boutique shops of Chelsea. It's also close to the South Kensington tube station, so you can easily get around the city. What makes this hotel romantic is its 52 impressively decorated bedrooms in a traditional London townhouse. Rooms include Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and luxury bath products, and some have views of the London skyline. Guests can enjoy a candlelight dinner on site at the hotel's bistro or have some pre-dinner drinks at the bar. Common rooms feature romantic touches like open fireplaces and historic decor.
15 Cromwell Place
SW7 2LA, England
888-757-5587 (toll-free for U.S. callers)
Set in the Midshires, Broadway Hotel is about an hour's drive north of London. The hotel is located in Letchworth, and has a contemporary, artsy ambiance that goes well with the feel of the city. The hotel's 35 rooms are each decorated individually with romantic touches. You can book the honeymoon suite to enjoy a romantic canopy bed, freshly cooked breakfast, flowers on arrival and chocolate. The hotel operates in conjunction with the Carvery, a popular local restaurant. During the warmer months, you can dine outside on the terrace. From the hotel, you can walk to the train station. The closest airport is London Luton. While in town, check out the Letchworth Arts Centre.
SG6 3NZ, England