A 4th-century Welsh princess who lived in what is now the Brecon Beacons National Park. Dwynwen was unlucky in love, so she became a nun and prayed that true lovers have better luck than she did. We celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day – 25 January – in much the same way as people mark St Valentine’s Day on 14 February. To have the perfect St Dwynwen’s Day why not find these romantic spots and share this special day with a special someone.

Prestatyn Beach

Prestatyn Beach, St Dwynwens Day
Prestatyn Beach, St Dwynwen’s Day

The award-winning beaches of Prestatyn act as a breathtaking backdrop to Nova with over 5 miles of golden sand. The long walk across the sands is the perfect way to escape the world and listen to the sea rolling along the coast.

The beach also backs onto the National Cycle Route 5 and Wales Coast Path around Wales as well as being the start or finish of the National Trail, Offa’s Dyke (if you are looking for that longer romantic walk!).

Chirk Castle

 

Chirk Castle, St Dwynwens Day
Chirk Castle, St Dwynwen’s Day

Chirk Castle has over 480 acres of estate parkland for you to explore, with wild ponies, sheep, veteran trees, and a beautifully preserved section of Offa’s Dyke, perfect for that romantic day out. The estate is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has also been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest as an important habitat for rare invertebrates, bats, fungi, and wild flowers.  With it’s stunning nature and interesting history why not take time out…to go back in time on St Dwynwen’s Day.

Llangollen Canal

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, St Dwynwens Day
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, St Dwynwen’s Day

Try telling us a better way to spend Wales’ most romantic day than to walk along a 11 mile World Heritage Site. The 11 mile heritage site canal spans across 3 counties and 2 countries so it is pretty special. With the highlight of the walk being the crossing of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (or the Stream in the Sky) and getting that spectacular view of the Dee Valley from in-front and behind you. This has been a popular spot for many people to ask another person a special question…just an idea!

Ruthin Castle

Ruthin Castle Spa
Photo by Ruthin Castle Hotel and Spa

Ruthin Castle is a beautiful retreat; steeped in history and nestled in acres of parkland beside the Clwydian Range in North Wales. With it’s stunning gardens, beautiful rooms and relaxing atmosphere a weekend in Ruthin Castle is the perfect way to spend a romantic weekend set within the quaint town of Ruthin.

With it being a great base to explore the countryside of North East Wales you can even have a spa day within the castle…which we think is the best thing ever, having a spa day within a 13th Century castle what more could you ask for!

Dinas Brân Castle

Dinas Bran Castle, St Dwynwens Day
Dinas Bran Castle, St Dwynwen’s Day

We’ve probably saved the best till last! Castell Dinas Brân is the ruins of an old stone castle set atop a hill within the Dee Valley overlooking the beautiful town of Llangollen. With the location of the castle being right in the centre of the mountainous range it really is the perfect romantic spot to visit on our special day. With 360 views of the Dee Valley you can escape the traffic and people for a while and lose yourselves in the beauty of North East Wales.

 

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