Southwold is a wonderful place to re-kindle with a loved one. There’s so much on offer for couples looking to take time out from everyday routines and spend romantic, quality time together. This year especially has been a rollercoaster of change economically, so a break away from the norm may just be the medicine you need.
If you’re looking for a little inspiration, perhaps if you’re thinking of whisking a loved one away for a memorable romantic getaway, then keep reading to discover our recommended romantic things to do when holidaying in Southwold with your loved one.
Treat yourself to a new outfit
Here in Southwold we have an array of stylish boutiques and well-known clothing brands dotted around the High Street to treat yourself and your loved one to a new outfit or maybe even a designer handbag. Collen and Clare is a luxury boutique for both men and women just off the Market Place. Collen and Clare offer a fabulous selection of upcoming designer names, from clothing to fragrance and accessories. The staff are always readily on hand to assist and make you feel you’re having your own personal shopper experience!
Alternatively we highly recommend Tilley and Grace at the start of Southwold’s bustling High Street with its colourful racks of the latest fashion items including lightweight linens, beautiful cashmeres, vibrant scarfs and sizes to fit all.
Southwold is also home to classic British brands such as Joules and Sea Salt where you’re sure to find coastal classics for both men and women.
Book a romantic meal out at one of Southwold’s finest restaurants, maybe even flaunting that new outfit! We highly recommend The Swan in Southwold with its luxurious Still Room dining area and extensive menu usually located sourced ingredients or Coasters, a small independent restaurant with a la carte menu and newly installed outdoor dining pods for a more intimate dining experience with your loved one.
Pick Your Own Flowers
Choosing your own blooms is a lovely way to enjoy time together outdoors and here in Southwold we are blessed with the Southwold Flower Company’s wonderful flower farm. Located on the outskirts of the town and no need to book, you’ll find rows of endless beautiful flowers ready to pick to create your floral arrangement. You can choose from small jars to larger containers, plus the shop on-site has gifts, accessories and dried flower bouquets to purchase. Alternatively if you don’t have to time to pick your own, handpicked bouquets are ready to purchase – the perfect treat for your partner.
Relax and unwind with beauty treatments
Need some pampering whilst you’re on your romantic getaway? Then a visit to Blush and Glow is a must. This almost hidden beauty boutique is located close to Southwold’s glorious South Green and offers a large selection of beauty treatments, massages, combination packages and more. They offer a manicure for two and encourage you to bring your own prosecco or fizz for the ultimate pampering experience.
Enjoy a picnic
A romantic break doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank for things to do. Enjoy the great outdoors with your partner and pack up a picnic. Produce can be purchased from any of our delicious delis within Southwold, and there are some lovely places within Southwold and the surrounding area to enjoy your feast – check out our blog all about picnicking in Southwold.
Indulge in Afternoon Tea
A British classic popular for celebrating special occasions is none other than an afternoon tea. With tiers of quaint sandwiches, pretty cakes, flaky pastries and mouth-watering scones, it’s the perfect way to treat yourselves. Our favourite destinations for an afternoon tea in Southwold include the Old Hall Café and Southwold Boating Lake – it’s advised to pre-book in advance.
Create your own Gin
If you or your partner enjoy gin then book a Make Your Own Gin experience with Adnams. An experienced gin maker will guide you through the process of making your own unique bottle of gin where you will choose your own flavours and aromas, learn all the secrets into the distillation process and be able to name your own personal bottle.
Curl up in a cottage
There’s so much to see and do in Southwold on a romantic break that you will likely need a few days to achieve it all. That’s why we offer a lovely selection of romantic holiday cottages for you to retire to after a busy day sightseeing and exploring. You can choose from cottages with a roaring woodburning stove, perfect for curling up with a loved one at the end of the day, or what about a holiday cottage overlooking the sea?
Whatever your requirements, we are sure to have the perfect romantic holiday cottage for you.