I can’t imagine anything more romantic than staying in a castle being surrounded by a stunning countryside as far as you can see! So for those of you who want to surprise their partners with a romantic break in the country in England, let me suggest you a great offer that I have found on Travelbird.com and Budgetair.ie. Spend two days in the fairytale-like 4-star Peckforton Castle (79% on Trip Advisor+ Certificate of Excellence) including breakfast, dinner and a 20% spa discount on pre booked treatments. You’re flying from Dublin to Manchester and I would recommend you to rent a car to get to the hotel. It’s only a 45 minute drive away and costs you only €13 per person per day. I picked out flights that leave in the morning on the Sunday and return in the evening of the Monday. A perfect opportunity to have a short getaway for little money. You can make a shoppin-sightseeing-spa trip out of this one without spending much on a hotel!

Your fairytale starts immediately upon arrival: Drive through Cheshire, head to the top of the hill where the Peckforton Castle is perched on and feel like a royal right from the moment you pass across the bridge. The castle is between the villages of Beeston and Peckforton and is surrounded by miles of stunning countryside and forest. You will enjoy a romantic atmosphere in one of the bedrooms of the castle which are individually designed. The style of the rooms combines modern luxury with historical charm as they feature stone framed windows and open fires on one hand and on the other hand being equipped with flat screen TVs and classy en-suite bathrooms. Certainly you’re going to feel like a modern princess or a knight ;)
Treat yourselves good at the 1851 restaurant which serves fine dinners and at the 2010 Brasserie which offers light bites and delicious home-made classics. You should also take the chance to pamper yourself at the Tranquillity Spa but book a treatment in advance! Sounds to me like a perfect romantic retreat :)

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