Romantic Weekend BreaksFind some real Welsh romance – right here!
Holiday brochures often peddle the clichés of desert islands and cocktails for romantic holidays. Nothing wrong with that, but for romantic breaks with a difference – and at a fraction of the cost – we think Wales is pretty hard to beat.
Wales is made for love. Which other country has a Patron Saint for Lovers? The ancient lovelorn princess, St Dwynwen asked God to look kindly upon all who share true love after her father forbade her from marrying her lover. Her saint’s day is celebrated on 25th of January. You can take a romantic stroll at low tide along a pristine white sand beach from the isle of Anglesey to the tiny islet where you’ll find a well dedicated to her to her memory.
Wales is steeped in the traditions of love too. Ever heard of the lovespoon (or llwy in Welsh)? Young Welsh men would spend hours carving intricate wooden lovespoons to present to the girl of their dreams as a keepsake. The more intricate the design, the more it showed the depth of the creator's love. You can buy them in lots of places in Wales – a perfect gift to show your affection to someone special.
But there’s far more to romantic getaways in Wales than traditions and lovelorn princesses...