All journey times are approximate and subject to variation.
Romantic things to do in Ascot
There will always be something romantic about a trip to the countryside, particularly somewhere as picturesque as Berkshire. Away from the distractions of the city, Ascot offers endless opportunities for couples to indulge in traditionally amorous outings, such as horse-drawn carriage rides and long, lazy lunches. However, for those looking for more unconventional ways to spend a romantic weekend away, there’s plenty of scope to be creative at Coworth Park with this two-day itinerary.
The Valley Gardens
The Cow Pond is located on the northeast edge of the park, a five-minute walk along Rhododendron Drive from The Savill Building.
Walk back to the car park adjacent to The Savill Building and drive for 20 minutes to The Thatched Tavern for lunch.
The Thatched Tavern
From the tavern, take a 35-minute drive to Henley-On-Thames for your hot air balloon flight.
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Once back on solid ground, hop in the car for the half-hour journey to The Royal Oak, Paley Street for dinner.
The Royal Oak, Paley Street
The hotel is then a 20-minute drive from The Royal Oak.
Claremont Landscape Garden
Then, drive for 30 minutes to Petersham Nurseries, perched on the edge of Richmond Park.
After lunch, make your way to Kew Gardens, just 20 minutes away by car.
Then, take a 30-minute drive to Bray Marina, where the Larus, a traditional Dutch Super Kaagkruiser, will cast off for your afternoon on the Thames.
Boating on the Thames
The skipper of the Larus will then sail you up to The Waterside Inn in time for your dinner reservation.
The Waterside Inn
At the end of the evening, a 20-minute drive will bring you back to the hotel.