Romantic things to do in Wales for couples holiday cottages

Romantic things to do in Wales for couples

Hayley 05 January 2021

As well as dramatic scenery, beautiful vistas, pretty Welsh villages, and an abundance of romantic things to do, Wales lays claim to its very own patron saint of lovers, St Dwynwen, with a whole day dedicated just to him. Is there anywhere more romantic to spend quality time with the love of your life? 

Whether you’re looking for fabulous activities to enjoy together during your romantic holiday in Wales or you’re searching for the perfect place to pop the big question, we’ve pulled together some of the most romantic days out and places to visit in Wales.

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Romantic things to do in North Wales for couples

Explore Llanddwyn Island

Dig your toes into the soft sand and discover a fascinating wealth of history at Llanddwyn Island - one of our top romantic places in Wales to visit. 

If you’re planning to pop a certain question, we can’t think of anywhere more perfect! This enchanting spot is the final resting place of St Dwynwen, the patron saint of lovers, and is located at the far end of a pretty beach near Newborough Warren. 

Enjoy pretty Portmeirion

With plentiful hints of pastel colours, intricate architecture, minute attention to detail and innate Italian style speckled throughout, this unique village provides a truly magical day out in North Wales. 

Home to a huddle of historic cottages, a spa, award-winning restaurants, and hip bars, it’s the perfect place for loved-up couples to explore together during a romantic holiday in Wales. 

Refresh at Llyn Padarn

Go wild swimming in the turquoise waters of this magnificent glacially-formed lake nestled in the heart of Snowdonia’s most spectacular rural scenery. 

Set against the shaded Sessile Oak woodlands, Vivian Quarry and the extensive Padarn Country Park provide a striking view which is sure to take your breath away.

Zip wire through Eryri / Snowdonia

Offering the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe, this exhilarating journey transports you through the air at 100mph speeds allowing you to take in the sights of Anglesey and even the Isle of Man on a clear day! 

It’s not just above-land experiences to be had here; venture beneath the surface and explore the uniquely atmospheric caverns which have been hidden away for almost 200 years!

Take a look at more activities in Eryri / Snowdonia and North Wales to try out.

Romantic things to do in South Wales for couples

Admire Castell Coch

As the sun sets over Castell Coch’s turrets, with your loved one by your side, you could be easily mistaken for thinking you’re in the setting of a real-life fairy tale. 

A wander through the halls of this beautifully gothic building is sure to impress; dazzling ceilings, lavish furnishings, hand-crafted furniture, and detailed architectural drawings are all on display in abundance. Castell Coch also makes our list of the prettiest places in Wales

Castles in Wales

Visit Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay

Explore gorgeous Cardiff bay together for a short break to remember! 

Catch an exciting show in the Wales Millennium Centre, enjoy a film in the beautifully presented Everyman Cinema and dine out together in one of the bountiful places to eat, you'll be spoilt for choice!

Stroll around or enjoy a cycle along Cardiff Bay Barrage for some fresh sea air and amazing views over the Severn Estuary. 

Discover Dan-yr-Ogof, The National Showcaves Centre for Wales


A day you'll never forget! The National Showcaves Centre for Wales in the Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons National Park is one of Wales' top attractions to explore together.

Discover twisting passageways and gorgeous caverns. Smile up at the life-sized dinosaur models, and visit the beautiful gentle giants at the Shire Horse Centre.

Romantic things to do in West Wales for couples

Relax at beautiful Barafundle Bay

This remote, crescent-shaped beach boasts smooth white sand, deep blue waters and a backdrop of pretty pine trees making it the perfect spot for a romantic walk hand-in-hand with your loved one. 

Described as a ‘visual overdose of beauty’, the spectacular spot is one of Pembrokeshire’s best-kept secrets, as well as being one of Wales’ best beaches!

Surf the waves of Pembrokeshire’s beaches

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Turn your romantic holiday in Wales into a fully-fledged adventure by getting out on the water and learning to surf or reigniting an old skill. 

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is known for its wide, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and for epic water sports you can take part in during your trip. 

You could also try watersports such as paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing. Take a look at our guide to the top things to do together in Pembrokeshire for even more holiday inspiration. 

Take a look at our guide to where to go surfing in Wales for even more wonderful watery inspiration. 

Paraglide over Cardigan Bay

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By far, one of the most thrilling things to do in Wales for couples, this beauty spot draws holidaymakers year on year to relax on the beach and walk the scenic coastline – and what better way to take it all in than from the sky? 

Book a unique tandem paragliding experience and create a memory you’ll always look back on together. 

Romantic things to do in Mid Wales for couples

Climb Pen y Fan

As the highest peak in both the Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons National Park and southern Britain, this is not one for the faint-hearted. 

However, once you’ve reached the top and you can soak up the views in the company of your loved one, you will truly feel on top of the world. 

A guide to Brecon Beacons mountains

Ride the Brecon Mountain Railway

This traditional steam train chugs through the beautiful Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons scenery from Pant to Pontsticill, alongside the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir to the striking peaks right at the top. 

On your return to Pant, why not jump off and wander down one of the pretty footpaths and enjoy a spot of al fresco dining among the green wilderness.

Take a look at our guide to things to do in the Brecon Beacons for even more romantic inspiration. 

Spend an afternoon in Hay-on-Wye

Often described as the ‘town of books’, this pretty market town is a literary haven with an endless amount of enchanting book shops to rifle through as you stroll along the charming cobbled streets. 

Ultimately one of the most romantic and prettiest places in Wales, Hay-on-Wye is bursting with quirky little eateries and fantastic walks such as Offa’s Dyke Path and the Wye Valley Trail.

For even more inspiration, take a look at our guide to the top things to do in Hay-on-Wye.

Go stargazing in Wales


On a clear night in Wales, you can see the Milky Way, major constellations, bright nebulas, the North Star and even a meteor shower if you’re lucky. 

The gorgeous galaxies above you can be admired particularly from the beautiful Bannau Brycheiniog / Brecon Beacons National Park, which was named the country’s first International Dark Sky Reserve in 2012 and we believe is an excellent place for the best romantic holidays. 

The Usk Reservoir is one of the best places to enjoy a spot of stargazing in Wales as the surrounding hills and forests restrict light pollution, and create a thoroughly atmospheric location to lay down a blanket and stare up at the night sky with your loved one – don’t forget the flask of tea!

Book a romantic break in Wales

There’s always been a magic about Wales; wonderfully wild and perfectly rugged, a place where legend and story thrive, the mysticism of fairies, pixies and other enchanted folk blossoms from every corner, and a place to stay utterly out of the ordinary is easy to find.

Discover this impossibly photogenic region with your loved one by your side and add to your collection of treasured memories and moments spent together. Our collection of romantic getaways in Wales places you right in the heart of the beauty. 

From crooked fisherman cottages and rustic boltholes to countryside barns and glamping escapes, our portfolio is packed with choices for your next romantic break in Wales.

 See our pick of the crop with our carefully selected favourite romantic getaways in Wales

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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