We can’t all celebrate Valentine’s Day as we’d like this year, but we can still look forward to a romantic night out or weekend away with Town and City Gift Cards.
Available for over 50 towns and cities around England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, your gift card can be spent on hotels, restaurants, shopping, leisure and pampering- ideal for a gorgeous Valentine’s treat.
Town and City Gift Cards are available from £5- £500, and can purchased online and sent straight to your loved one with a gift message.
When you buy a Town and City Gift Card, you’re not only giving the gift of choice, you’re supporting a whole town or city too! See all of the places in the UK you can buy gift cards for and where they can be redeemed.
Inspiration for Valentine’s Day experiences for just some of our places around the UK and Ireland
The romantic shopping experience (Glasgow’s West End):
Visit the Glasgow’s quirky Byres Road & Lanes, for a shopping spree like no other. The area is bustling with unique independent businesses that you will not find anywhere else. You could get something nice for your wardrobe in CCW or Pink Poodle, or treat yourself to jewellery from the Nancy Smillie Shop. You could buy some crafts for your home at Janet & John or decorate your walls with art from Subversion Gallery. You could plan the ultimate pamper evening with treats from Napiers or Lovesome Emporium. The Visit West End Card can be used in 60+ participating businesses on Byres Road and the Lanes.
The Valentine’s foodie break (Cheltenham)
For the foodie couple, this Valentine’s breaks in Cheltenham starts at the Regency inspired boutique Queens Hotel. Then the culinary adventure begins! Start at one of the finest British cheesemakers, CheeseWorks, sampling their handmade cheeses and packing up a gift box to take home.
Elevenses is sorted courtesy of Boston Tea Party. For lunch, a slice of Italy at Fat Toni’s or fresh homemade fare at Revival Café Bar and Grill. And later, it could be street food and thalis at Everest, craft food and cocktails at the Whittle Taps or authentic Mexican at Papparitos. Find out more about how you could spend the Cheltenham Gift Card.
The luxury city break (Belfast):
Enjoy the buzz in Belfast City Centre, by treating that special someone to an experience they won’t forget! Unwind with an overnight stay at the luxurious 5-star Fitzwilliam Hotel, and wake up to the city sounds and views, while relaxing over a hearty breakfast in the hotel’s signature restaurant, fuelling up for an afternoon of retail therapy and city sights.
Take a walk to Belfast’s renowned retail district, home of many shops including, M&S, Frasers and more, whilst making a pit stop to the beautiful Flannels café located on the top floor! As you look forward to your evening meal, why not have a makeover with the experts at Paddy McGurgan Make Up. Then when beautified, dander around the corner and discover St Anne’s Square and the atmosphere that follows. Here you will find Coppi, an industrial chic restaurant offering contemporary Italian food, with a menu full of variety for all tastebuds to enjoy! Get more inspiration on how you could spend the Belfast Gift Card.
The romantic weekender (Chester)
Experience Chester, the little city with a big heart! Stay at the sumptuous Grade II listed Chester Grosvenor Hotel situated within the city walls. For dinner, indulge in Michelin starred cuisine with Simon Radley at the Chester Grosvenor, or meander through the city to local favourite Upstairs at The Grill. Custom cocktails from Liquor & Co are the perfect way to top off the evening, or you could catch a show at Storyhouse, Chester’s pioneering theatre, cinema, and cultural centre.
The next day, try a Swiss inspired breakfast or afternoon tea at family run Zuger’s of Chester before taking a stroll along the River Dee followed by a luxury spa treatment at The Scented Garden Retreat. Explore art in Chester’s many galleries including Whitewall Galleries, Watergate Street Gallery and Alison Bradley Gallery to name a few. If something sparkly is on the cards, Powells Vintage Jewellery on Chester’s historic Rows is a treasure trove of vintage finds. And if fashion is what you seek, Chester Boutique provides personal styling advice and outfit inspiration. There are over 100 shops, restaurants, hotels, bars, attractions, leisure venues and more to experience in Chester. Find out more about how you could spend your Chester Gift Card.
The key information
- Each Town or City Gift Card is a pre-loaded Mastercard, working like local currency.
- Gift cards can be purchased for multiple towns and cities in one transaction.
- Over £2million has been spent through Town and City Gift Cards since 2015, supporting over 6000 businesses.
Which places have Town and City Gift Cards programmes?
- Scotland: Arran, Crieff, East Ayrshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Elgin, Glasgow, Glasgow’s West End, Kirkwall, Milngavie, Perth, Shawlands, St. Andrews, Aberdeen, Falkirk, rural Scotland (REDS), Kirkcaldy.
- South West Bath, Bournemouth, Cheltenham, Exeter, Gloucester, Malmesbury, Salisbury, Tavistock.
- South East: Camberley, Canterbury, Chichester, Isle of Wight, City of London.
- Midlands: Leicester, Wolverhampton.
- Northern Ireland: Belfast, Causeway, Enniskillen, Strabane, Antrim
- Wales: Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport.
- Yorkshire: Halifax, Harrogate, Sheffield, York, Barnsley, Scarborough.
- North West: Kendal, Southport, Chester, Knowsley, Preston.
- North East: Middlesbrough, Sunderland.
- Ireland: Ballinrobe, Drogheda.