Langtry Manor

The romance factor: Built by a prince for the woman he loved, this historic small, luxury hotel will waft you to a bygone era with its Edwardian-themed suites and dreamy four-poster beds.

The hotel: The perfect hideaway, the hotel is set among pine trees on Bournemouth’s East Cliff. It was built in 1877 for socialite and actress Lillie Langtry by Edward Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, and combines Edwardian elegance with mod cons including Jacuzzi rooms, free wi-fi and flat-screen LCD TVs.

Stay: A romantic weekend break, from £188 per person, includes a champagne cocktail with Friday night candlelit dinner, a six-course Edwardian Banquet fit for a king served by staff in period dress on Saturday night, with a live performance of The Life of Lillie, and a lavish breakfast each day.

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