The big guide to romance in Bridgend

January 24, 2018

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Roses are red, violets are blue, if you've run out of romantic gestures, this blog is for you. It's the most romantic time of the year but it can often be a struggle to find new ways to show someone you care. For those running out of romantic steam in the build up to the big day, here are some ways to feel the love in Bridgend County.

Ride into the sunset - Ride into the sunset with silky sands and a sea breeze making this the most elegant horseback experience. Join Ogmore Farm Riding Centre for an exclusive sunset ride along the beach. The ultimate proposal opportunity. From £25 for one hour or £40 for two hours

Take a secret escape to Coed-Y-Mwstwr - Nestled deep under a canopy of woodland, this Victorian mansion is one of Bridgend's hidden gems. Stay overnight in an executive room and enjoy a bottle of Champagne with a box of luxurious chocolates. You'll also receive a bouquet of flowers for that special someone upon your arrival before being wined and dined with a three course evening meal for two. Heaven. Rooms from £130 http://www.townandcountrycollective.co.uk/coed-y-mwstwr/

Enjoy a picnic under the stars -  For a night to remember, wrap up warm and enjoy a picnic under the stars with that special someone at Ogmore Castle. After making your way over the cobbled stepping stones, discover the romantic ruins of Ogmore Castle, whose breathtaking views across the Glamorgan Heritage Coast and beyond are sure to make your hearts flutter.

Fatbike along the dunes - For an alternative dating experience, why not surprise your partner with a fatbike adventure. Fatbike over the Merthyr Mawr sand dunes, some of the biggest in Europe, while taking in the breathtaking views of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Hire your own bike and take a romantic tour across the dunes. From £10 per hour or £35 for 4 hours http://www.porthcawlbikehire.co.uk/

Make it a hole in one - Make it a hole in one with the ultimate date for a sporty pair. As you probably know, Bridgend County is home to no less than five fantastic courses, from Royal Porthcawl on the coast to Maesteg in the valleys. Enjoy a relaxing round of golf together as the sound of the waves crash on the beach below.

Treat your sweetheart - The way to your lover's heart is often through their stomach, and if they've got a particularly sweet tooth you're in luck! With boutiques such as Ella Riley's, The Crazy Humbug and Fruity Bouquets, there are countless options for picking up sweets for your sweet.

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