We are now entering one of my favourite periods of the year to explore the UK and Ireland. The hope of spring lies just around the corner, but there is much to savour in late February and March, when it's possible to visit many of the most popular attractions without endless an endless sea of people milling about. And although Valentine's Day is already upon us, many will choose to take their romantic break a bit later, when the crowds have disappeared. This is also a season for extraordinary values from hoteliers, as evidenced by the grand array of special offers from Best Loved Hotels listed below.
So, whether you're in the mood for some luxurious spa treatments, a bracing seaside ramble, or a tipple by the fire in a converted farmhouse,we have some great recommendations for that well-deserved winter warmer.