A Valentine’s Day that counts
January blues are over and it’s the month of love! Couples everywhere are making plans for the day of romance! In light of Valentine’s Day coming up, here at Solent Forts, we’re discussing what matters most to us – our loved ones! It’s easy to get carried away this season, buying flowers, balloons and novelty items for your loved one but this year we’re challenging you to ditch the month of consumption for a month of real romance!
Where Does Valentine’s Day Come From?
The tradition of Valentine’s Day is said to be twofold. The day takes its name from St Valentine, a priest from Rome in third century AD. At the time, Emperor Claudius II believed that married men made bad soldiers and forbid marriage as a result. Valentine, who believed otherwise, would arrange marriages in secret. Valentine’s Day then gets its romantic traditions from a festival called Lupercalia, a spring time festival where the Romans drew the names of valentines from a box and spent time together throughout the day – it’s said that some even married! Nowadays, the day is used for people to express their feelings to those they love!
Valentine’s Day is About People
As tradition states, Valentine’s Day is not about heart shaped sweets, luxury chocolates and stuffed toys but about people you love. This year, we challenge you to think of a handful of loved ones to celebrate the season with. Let friends know that you care about them, arrange to see more of your family and remember that actions speak louder than words! Have some fun with unique dates and activities to make your loved ones laugh!
For most of us, those who we love most have been there for us for a long time. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to reflect upon these memories and be grateful for them. Swipe through some of your photos or flick through tickets and souvenirs that you share. Since the best gifts are those given with thought, why not frame some of your pictures together so that you can treasure your experiences and memories for longer?
Finding Quiet Time
We understand that everyday life does not often give us the quiet moments together that we deserve, and often when it does, we’re too tired to take advantage of them! At Solent Forts, we are proud to be a tranquil escape for couples, during Valentine’s season and beyond!
Year round, we help couples leave their troubles on the mainland and take them on an adventure they will never forget! Wave goodbye to chaos as you soar through the sea and toast to the good life when you arrive aboard the fort. Take your mind off your worries and into history during a guided tour of the historic venue before exploring all the nooks and crannies of your new home from home by yourselves.
Share delectable dinners carefully crafted by our team of talented chefs and wind down using our many facilities such as the hot tubs or the steam room. Book a couples massage in our tranquil spa before retiring to your room – complete with a sea view!
Make this Valentine’s Day special by disconnecting and spending time together. Browse live availability and book online here.