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Destination Weddings in England
Vow Wows: Bath, England by Lisa Matte Located in Britain’s southeast corner about 90 minutes from London by rail, Bath is an idyllic dream come true. It is a city as steeped in history as it is drenched in romance. Bath is where your fantasy wedding will become a reality.R
In-Depth Romantic Travel Articles
Visit the locations of Vanity Fair If the two of you would like to step back to the romance of Regency days, a trip to Britain will do the trick. Bath, the Cotswolds, and London served as the backdrop for this romantic flick, all locations that can serve as a backdrop for your own romantic getaway.The Dorchester — One of the World’s Great Romantic Hotels by Mary McCarney As the romantic choice of princes, princesses and VIPs, The Dorchester has been the scene of a royal betrothal, secret celebrity weddings and even a Burton & Taylor honeymoon. Sounds like something from a Hollywood blockbuster? Well, appropriately enough, this legendary London hotel is soon to feature in a romantic movie itself‘Healthy Living” Accelerates Britain’s Spa Revival by Annabelle Thorpe Couples find many new romantic spas–and many historical favorites–across Britain . Look for new, pampering spas in many city hotels as well as some longtime favorites–all perfect getaways after the stress of a wedding or for a romantic retreat.Romantic Journeys: A Day to Remember on the Orient Express by Mary McCarney Luxury and elegance, caviar and champagne, while the English countryside unfolds outside your window. What could be more romantic than a day of pure indulgence onboard the world’s most famous train?Crowns, Castles & Cathedrals by Paris Permenter & John Bigley Considering a romantic getaway to London? The two of you will find that many of the tourist activities take place around the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Whenever you travel to London, this historic palace is a must-see for most visitors. The palace is open to visitors in August and September, with a self-guided look at the state rooms, galleries, and even the throne room.Stagecoaches & Highwaymen by Mary McCarney In bygone times, weary travelers on the ancient road from London to York enjoyed rest, refreshment and a warm welcome in Stamford. For couples and honeymooners touring Britain today, this charming little town with its legendary coaching inn still offers a relaxing, romantic retreat – an escape from the beaten track.Reel Love: Wuthering Heights by Grace Sydney The lament for an unfulfilled love echoes in the wind that sweeps across the moors in Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte’s classic tale of soulmates torn asunder that has haunted the imaginations of readers for almost two centuries. Learn the filming locations for this movie–and the supernatural tales that still fill these sites.British Heritage Weddings If you fantasize of a fairytale wedding with castles and romantic vistas, British Heritage Weddings can help you design the wedding of your dreams. A member of the Association for Wedding Professionals International, proprietor Brian M. Mathias has helped many international couples plan unique weddings throughout Britain.In the footsteps of Jane Eyre by Mary McCarney When the Victorian novelist Charlotte Bronte visited North Lees Hall, it became the inspiration for her gothic romance, Jane Eyre. If you are planning a trip to England, you can re-trace her steps and discover that this literary location is the perfect setting for your romantic break.The Assembly Rooms and Museum of Costume by Candace Leslie Are you and yours traveling to Britain during the Golden Jubilee? For a “closer look” at the Queen than you could possibly get among the crowds, make a visit to the special exhibition at the Museum of Costume at the Assembly Rooms in Bath. When you come away from this elegant exhibit you will feel as if you have truly been in the company of royalty.High Time for High Tea After a day of busy sightseeing, nothing is more romantic than to slow the pace. While there’s always happy hour, another choice–and a more nutritious one–is High Tea.AWalking the Walls of History by Eleanor S. Morris Great Britain has but three walled cities left from olden times, but that’s more than most places can claim. So it’s with a wonderful sense of history that you walk the walls of the cities of York and Chester in England, Conwy in North Wales. All three Northern Britain towns are easily reached from Manchester via BritRail or rental car.The Charm of the Cotswolds by Eleanor S. Morris The romance of Britain’s Cotswolds draws couples seeking charming small towns, bed and breakfast inns,and thatched cottages.In the Market for a Traditional Christmas by Bob Barton The scenes could be straight out of a box of old-fashioned Christmas cards. Dickensian characters in top-hats, ladies in bonnets and full-length dresses; chimney-sweeps and street urchins stroll past shops and inns decorated for the festive season.Walking Britain New Trails to Trek by Jenny Speller There is an intricate network of routes around Britain where traffic jams are unheard of, the views are spectacular, and your fellow travellers are as likely to be birds and butterflies as humans. They are called footpaths and they have been perfectly shaped and designed over hundreds of years for–simply–walking.Legendary Lovers: Queen Victoria & Prince Albert by Grace Sydney Explore the romantic destinations associated with this couple, from Kensington Palace to Balmoral to Frogmore.On the Pilgrims’ trail to Canterbury By Bob Barton There are four long-distance National Trails for walkers within an hour or so of London (one, the Thames Path, cuts right through the capital). But I chose the North Downs Way because it follows the historic Pilgrims’ Way for much of its course to Canterbury.Exploring Hidden Britain By Richard Tippett To explore any country ‘off the beaten track’ is a rewarding experience. In Britain, the country’s highways and byways lead to unexpected gems such as a holiday home disguised as a pineapple, an Italianate village in the Welsh mountains and gardens dotted with classical temples. For travel with a difference, you can take a ride in a strange sea-tractor or a horse-drawn stagecoach!Experience Britain’s Cities by Bob Barton London has so much to offer that you could spend a lifetime of holidays there. To do so would mean missing out on Britain’s other equally enticing cities. The rapid growth of flights (and low-cost airlines) to ever-expanding regional airports means that the UK’s cities have never been more accessible.Bargain Britain by Lousie Wood London is not the cheapest city in the world and Britain is not the cheapest country. The opening of a number of major new galleries – and some older ones being given a makeover – means that there’s never been a better time to be a culture vulture.Pedalling Round the Gardens of Kent by Bob Barton Kent — appropriately called the Garden of England — is a deceptively large county sitting between London and the English Channel. For any garden lover, this is the perfect place to explore, with some historic ones set in lush countryside with great seasonal variety. Wild bluebell woodlands in spring give way to rich summer colours, becoming a russet, ochre wonderland in autumn.Love Notes: Romantic Music From Around the Globe–Sarah Brightman by Grace Sydney The career of Sarah Brightman has undergone several incarnations- that of dancer, actress, and interpreter of both classical and contemporary compositions. By adding each new element to her repertoire, read more
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