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Traditional Valentine's Day Activities in North Devon

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to be in North Devon. All the traditional elements that make the romantic day so special are found in abundance across the region, making North Devon the perfect place to spend time with your loved one.

If you are looking for February the 14th inspiration, keep these traditional North Devon Valentine's Day activities in mind...


Give Flowers

The giving of flowers is a staple part of Valentine’s Day, the perfect way to show romance.  

In North Devon, let your special someone pick their own plants at RHS Gardens Rosemoor, a popular attraction any time of year. The grounds consist of 65-acres of lovingly planted gardens and natural beauty, all set within a pretty wooded valley. They also have their own Plant Centre. As a couple, pick from a range of plants, bulbs and seeds for the garden or home that’ll mean more than a standard bunch of flowers.

Yet Rosemoor is not the only beloved garden. Spend your downtime on Valentine’s Day planning trips to a wide range of North Devon gardens.

Visit Romantic Locations

Another part of spending Valentine’s Day with a loved one is visiting romantic locations to enjoy the sights, walk arm in arm through the countryside, or watch the sunset if the February clouds stay away.

Where better to do this than North Devon?

As a couple, visit these top Exmoor locations for the stunning views and remoteness...


Or go off the beaten track and find these hidden beaches together…


Another option is to explore these quaint villages...


Or simply enjoy a North Devon walk, there are many routes and locations to pick from. The sea-views, dramatic clifftop settings, rolling countryside, and prime locations for a quiet seat make the North Devon a very romantic region indeed.


Go Shopping for Jewellery and Gifts 

Gifts are another essential part of treating a loved one on Valentine’s Day. Whilst Barnstaple high street and the Bideford based Affinity Shopping Outlet are wonderful places to take a partner shopping, North Devon also has some unique locations to purchase special unique gifts.

Take Dartington Crystal Visitor Centre for example, who are the UK’s leading name in crystal and glass. You may have their pieces in your home, used their glassware in restaurants or seen their items in homeware stores. Dartington Crystal is now the only remaining factory scale producer of handmade glass in the UK and Ireland.

Their factory and visitor centre is based in Torrington, North Devon. Guests can enjoy tours, seeing products being created. There’s also a shop, with a host of Dartington brands to choose from, at bargain prices - a top location to buy luxury items for the home and glasses to share a drink together.  

Another must visit attraction is Clovelly village. The historic village offers a wonderful day out, full of history, stunning sights and February peacefulness. Aside from walking through the car-less, cobbled streets, you can also shop the truly unique products on offer.

Pottery, silks, soaps, vases, embroidery, all hand made and cherished by residents of the village. Meet the makers as you browse, chat with locals, and walk away with items not seen anywhere else.

We also recommend Wanderlust Life Jewellery. Their minimal jewellery is made to the highest of standards right here in the UK - in Braunton in fact!

Their property in the middle of Braunton village is a shop and studio, where the team hand-craft jewellery. Their items are made with care and love, ideal for the love of your life.


Meals Out 

No Valentine’s Day would be complete without a romantic meal for two. We’ve got you covered here at Brend Hotels.  

With hotels and restaurants throughout Devon and Cornwall, ranging from bistros to double AA Rosette luxury brasseries, there’s an option for all.

In North Devon, select a traditional three-course Valentine’s Day meal from a selection of hotels...


Why not turn the occasion into a romantic stay? With luxury and stylish rooms available, we have dinner, bed and breakfast packages which offer fining dining, in-room treats, and more.

Planning for the Future

Another thing we all seem to end up doing on Valentine’s Day is discussing the future; new couples looking ahead, long-lasting marriages planning romantic trips for the year or even the promise of spending your life together through a romantic proposal. It’s not unusual to give a valentine present or voucher that can be used later on.

That’s why February 14th is the ideal time to give a Brend Hotels Voucher.

These gift vouchers can be used throughout the year on hotel stays, at our restaurants, on spa treatments or even on golf.

Available at each hotel or online, you can either buy a generic voucher up to £2000 or select unique vouchers for unique Brend experiences.

They can be sent by email or by post, to your own address or directly to your recipient with a postal wallet and a special message included.

Buy a Brend voucher here for a Valentine’s Day gift you can both enjoy.


Purchase Brend Hote vouchers, the perfect gift for Valentine's Day...

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We are sure there are many more traditional Valentine’s Day activities in North Devon to keep you both feeling the love. Whatever your plans we hope you have a wonderful time.

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