Romance is in the air: Five ideas for Valentine’s Day in the South Downs

February 8, 2019

The beautiful landscape of the South Downs has inspired many tales of romance, including the distinguished novelist Jane Austen. With so many impressive venues and inspiring locations, couples are spoilt for choice in the National Park. Here are five ideas on how to celebrate the special day this February:

Afternoon tea at Goodwood House

Who could resist a sumptuous afternoon tea served in the magnificent ballroom of the great English country house?

Picnic and a romantic stroll

Comestibles Deli and Community Café in Midhurst offer a ready-made picnic for pick up. Follow by a walk round Cowdray, Petworth Park or Black Down.

A table for two in stunning surrounds

How about a very special Valentine’s lunch in the stunningly restored formal rooms of the 18th century mansion, Stanmer House?

Cosy pub dinner with memorable views

Enjoy dinner in one of the oldest buildings in Ditchling, The Bull, which dates back to the early 16th century. Serving food sourced from their own kitchen garden and the best local farm estate.

Pamper yourselves

The Winchester Hotel and Spa is the perfect place to spend Valentine’s with some blissful relaxation.