Planning a romantic break? If Downton Abbey's Highclere Castle is out of your price bracket, don't panic - there are plenty more impressive but affordable options to choose from for Valentine's Day this year.
After all, treating your partner to a few nights in a castle for two has got to be better than a bunch of red roses and a heart-shaped box of chocolates.
From coastal retreats to historic hideaways set in grounds of big country piles, these UK-based National Trust cottages are perfect for couples who want cosy accommodation set amongst stunning scenery.
Here's a round-up of the best boltholes to escape to this February...
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