With Christmas now a distant memory, it’s time to turn our thoughts to love – and there’s absolutely no better place to celebrate Valentine’s Day than the beautiful Cotswolds.  Whether you’re looking for fabulous food and drink, beautiful country pubs with cosy rooms or romantic walks through our gorgeously scenic countryside – it’s all here waiting for you.

Love is in the air at Eden Hotel Collection
Enjoy a romantic five course tasting menu at The Greenway Hotel & Spa with their special ‘A Taste of St Valentine’ evening on February 14th.  Arrive to cocktails and canapés and relax – or why not extend your Valentine’s treat with an overnight stay and use the beautiful spa?
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Blenheim PalaceWhy not let the beautiful backdrop of Blenheim Palace inspire you this Valentine’s Day by following in the footsteps of Winston Churchill?  Set amongst the Formal Gardens, the romantic Temple of Diana is where he proposed to his wife Clementine Hozier.  You can also discover the new art exhibition ‘Romance and Rebellion’ featuring work by Turner, Burne-Jones and Whistler and then enjoy a quintessentially British afternoon tea in the Orangery overlooking the ornate Italian Garden.
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The Kings Hotel in Chipping Campden
Cosy up at The Kings Hotel in beautiful Chipping Campden this Valentine’s Day with a special Candlelit Dinner!  The evening includes a fabulous six course tasting menu. 
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The Close Hotel - one of the Cotswold Inns and Hotels
Pack your bags and head to the Cotswolds for a Valentine’s stay you’ll both love!  With cosy log fires, candle lit restaurants and sumptuously stylish bedrooms, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the beautiful Cotswold Inns & Hotels properties across the area.  Book direct for best prices and priority room upgrades if available and why not really push the boat out and ‘upgrade’ your Valentine's visit?  For just £39 you’ll be treated to a half bottle of English sparkling wine, a box of Hotel Chocolat chocolates and a teddy bear in your room!
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Cotswold Grange Hotel
This Valentine's, whisk away your special someone to the beautifully romantic setting of the Drawing Room Restaurant at the Cotswold Grange Hotel in Cheltenham.  For just £99 you can sip a cocktail in the cosy bar and enjoy a sumptuous three course menu specially created by the talented head chef and designed to heighten all the senses!  The glamorous décor and amorous lighting will have you humming like lovebirds!  Accommodation is also available at a special romance rate.
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Walnut Cottage - one of Heath Farm Cottages (photo by Andrew Ogilvy Photography)
Heath Farm Holiday Cottages are the perfect place for romantic breaks.  Each cottage has an open fireplace with unlimited wood, and complimentary cake and flowers will greet you!  Stroll with your loved one among 70 acres of beautiful private woodland and meadows and soak up stunning views of rolling Cotswold hills.  There’s a free bottle of champagne for each couple and the option to have a romantic photo shoot for just £30 (normal price £130).  All cottages are rated as gold standard by Visit England.
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The Horse and Groom at Upper Oddington
There’s a special, 8-course Valentine's Day taster menu at The Horse & Groom in Upper Oddington.  With only one sitting there’s plenty of time to sit back and relax while the team make your night special and enjoyable. 
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The Chocolate Suite at the Three Ways House Hotel
For a Valentine’s treat with a difference, why not stay in a quirky pudding room, cuddle up in the chocolate suite or enjoy the sweet sensation of the sticky toffee and date room at the Three Ways House Hotel – home of the famous Pudding Club?  There are seven pudding themed rooms – three with lovely spa bathrooms and you can even bring your four legged friend too so they can join you on long romantic walks!  
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Brewerism Brewery Tours - special Valentine's tours on 16th & 17th February
For a Valentine's gift with a difference, why not buy your loved one a voucher for Brewerism Brewery Tours, for one of their special Valentine's tours on February 16th or 17th?  Tours include a brewery tour, beer samples and snacks and can be personalised online to make the gift even more special. 
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The Notebook showing in Barnsley House's private cinema
What could be more romantic than a trip to the cinema on Valentine's night – but this is no ordinary cinema!  Barnsley House will be showing the romantic film ‘The Notebook’ and the evening includes a complimentary glass of pink fizz for all guests, a two-course supper in The Village Pub, cinema screening and popcorn – the perfect romantic night out. 
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Heart necklace by Hazel Atkinson at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester
For a beautiful Valentine's Day gift with a difference, head for New Brewery Arts in Cirencester where there are plenty of unusual gift ideas, including unique, hand-made pieces by artists like Hazel Atkinson, Zsuzsi Morrison, Rosie Keogh and Sally Ratcliffe.  Or go for an even more personal approach and sign up for a workshop like ‘Make a Leather Belt’ or ‘Make a Silver Bangle’ to make your own gift for the one you love.  
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Snowdrops at Batsford Arboretum
Is there anything more romantic than a stroll through the snowdrops – at their gorgeous spring best around Valentine's Day?  There’s no shortage of places to visit in the Cotswolds – including, Batsford Arboretum and Painswick Rococo Garden.  There’s a whole host of wonderfully romantic Cotswold gardens guaranteed to bring out the romance in you. 
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