Posted by Becky
With Valentines Day creeping up many peoples thoughts will be turning to romantic gestures and gifts to show their loved ones how much the care. With a fantastic variety of heart wrenching love stories, poems and ballads to draw inspiration from throughout classic literature, contemporary film, stage productions and even stunning art there is plenty of romance to share around.
Searching through some of the world’s classic love stories we have come up with a range of valentine breaks to spoil your loved one. From the harsh landscape and doomed love of Wuthering Heights to Baby’s rebellious summer of love in Dirty Dancing or the sad romance of Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard in Brief Encounter there is a romance to suit everyone.
Whether planning a short break within the British Isles or further afield there are endless scenarios and landscapes that lend themselves to love. Why not head to the Empire State building, a location used for romantic rendezvous in both The End of The Affair and Sleepless in Seattle, with a fantastic number of New York hotels to choose from you can relax in this wonderful city. While in the Big Apple venture to Central Park or down Fifth Avenue taking in scenes from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, When Harry met Sally and many more.
If an Atlantic escape is not for you then how about the romantic Yorkshire Moors, the backdrop of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights or Carnforth railway station in Lancashire the station used in Brief Encounter. The classic love story Romeo and Juliet appears at the Royal Opera House in March, alternatively as part of the 2012 World Shakespeare Festival the story is adapted for a new generation in Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad playing at the Swan theatre in Stratford in April.
What are your favourite love stories, will you be taking inspiration from them this Valentines Day?