With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we’ve rounded up a list of ways you can show your loved ones how much you care this February. From special gifts to unforgettable experiences, there’s plenty to choose from at Nottingham Castle.

Woman browsing the selection in the Nottingham Castle shop

Grab a thoughtful gift from the Castle Shop

Located just inside the Visitor Centre, the Castle Shop is home to a range of gifts sure to wow your Valentine. Read on for our top picks.

Valentine's gifts display in the Castle Shop

Treat your sweetheart with a box of chocolates from Studio Chocolate

Studio Chocolate is a female-led chocolate shop and bakery based in Nottingham, UK. Their small team of creatives specialise in making lovingly hand-painted artisan chocolates and deliciously indulgent bakery treats.

Studio Chocolate have even curated a selection of delicious chocolate bon-bons exclusively for Nottingham Castle. Flavours include peppermint, salted caramel, orange caramel, mocha caramel, mulled wine caramel and lemon & thyme caramel.

two bottles of wine outside the Ducal Palace

Say cheers! With a bottle of Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc from Weavers Wine

Weavers are an independent wine and spirits merchants based on Castle Gate in Nottingham. A family run business founded in 1844, Weavers are passionate about providing high-quality wines as well as spirits that embrace the unique spirit of Nottingham.

Weavers hand-selected both a Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc for the Castle Shop, which means you too can dine like royalty!

Can’t decide between chocolate or wine? We have a special Valentine’s Day offer, where you can treat your loved one to a box of chocolates from Studio Chocolate and a bottle of wine for just £22.

A selection of Valentine's Day cards

Valentines’ cards from Katrina Sophia and Dukki Gifts

The Castle Shop is home to a range of locally made Valentine’s cards, courtesy of Nottingham-based suppliers Dukki Gifts and Katrina Sophia.

Katrina’s range of cards is themed around houseplants, making them the perfect choice for the plant parent in your life.

Is your Valentine Notts born and bred? Dukki’s range centres on Nottingham’s local dialect and heritage. Our favourite one-liners include ‘I love you more than Sausage Cobs!’, ‘I love you more than Musheh Peez Wi’ Mint Sauce’, and ‘Love you mi Duck’.

3 jars of honey

Grab some honey for your Honey from Norwell Apiary

Who doesn’t love the gift of an extra special toast-topper? Our golden runny honey is locally sourced from honeybees at Norwell Apiary, making it the perfect gift for the foodie in your life.

a selection of beard grooming items displayed in the bandstand at Nottingham Castle

Beard Oils and Wax from Robin Hood Beard Co.

If your significant other enjoys a good grooming sesh, look no further for the perfect gift. Founded by David in 2016, the Robin Hood Beard Company make a range of beard grooming products inspired by local legend Robin Hood and traditional scents from the 14th century. Better still, every product is handmade, using ingredients sourced in the UK.

Explore themes of love and romance in the Ducal Palace

If you’re looking for a date idea, Nottingham Castle has lots to offer. Explore themes of love and romance in the Art Gallery, explore our impressive display of Nottingham Lace, and take in breath-taking views of the city from atop the Castle Rock.

iced coffee on the terrace

Enjoy sweet treats at the Coffee Shop and Terrace Café

If you’re looking to enjoy a relaxed afternoon with your loved ones, the Terrace Café is a great place to start. Located inside the Ducal Palace, you’ll have chance to explore inspiring collections before choosing from an array of delicious treats out on the Terrace. Where better in Nottingham to enjoy a brew with a view?

afternoon tea

Special Valentine’s Offers at the Terrace Café (valid from 12 – 20 February 2022)

Enjoy a delicious white chocolate and rhubarb trifle with ginger parkin and raspberry tuille this February. Comes with a filter coffee or tea for just £5.95.

The Terrace Café will also be serving afternoon tea, with a selection of sandwiches, scones, sweet treats, and a pot of tea. £20 per person, no advanced booking required.