Romantic things to do in Northumberland

4 Jan 2019

“Love is meant to be an adventure” and what better time to explore your romantic side than February the 14th – Valentine’s Day.

Studies have shown that little things such as making your partner a cup of tea can strengthen your relationship – so just imagine what an extravagant or large gesture will do.

Northumberland has just been voted the best UK holiday destination and it’s no surprise with its enchanting scenery including the Northumberland coast and Northumberland national park.

Make sure you take your partner’s breath away this Valentine’s Day with our guide to all things romantic in Northumberland!


  1. Stargaze with your love:

Stargazing is a traditional and deeply romantic activity!

Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is one of few places in the UK without light pollution therefore the views of the stars are spectacular.

The Sill Landscape and Discovery Centre is hosting a Starry-Eyed Valentine’s Dinner this year. Enjoy a three-course meal before gazing at the stars on the rooftop terrace!


  1. Relive your youth in the Treehouse Restaurant:

The Alnwick Garden is an exciting and enchanting attraction alone , and for nostalgic vibes try the Treehouse restaurant complete with glittering lights, wooden walkways and roasting log fires.

The restaurant features a delicious seasonal menu packed with local produce from Northumberland farmlands – not forgetting the Duchess of Northumberland’s Deadly Jane cocktail list.

Alnwick Garden Treehouse


  1. Make picture-perfect memories in breath-taking scenery:

Plan a proposal or simply enjoy long walks with your loved one in Northumberland national park, which is home to many gorgeous routes perfect for a stroll, cycle or horse ride.

The Cheviot Hills, Hadrian’s Wall and Sycamore Gap are just some of the outstanding landscapes. If you prefer sea breeze, why not venture along the rugged Northumberland Coastline?


  1. Get lost inside Barter Books:

What could be more whimsical than a book shop? Barter Books is a quirky second-hand book shop with a magical feel of knowledge and rich with history.

Barter Books is located in an old Victorian railway station and is one of the largest second-hand book shops in Europe, rife with generous seating, open fires and the Famous Writers Mural painted by Peter Dodd.

Book shop Alnwick


  1. Escape to a romantic holiday cottage:

Take full advantage of Valentine’s Day and book a bespoke holiday cottage in Northumberland. Take advantage of private hot tubs, deluxe double beds and gorgeous swim-spas.

Make your stay unforgettable with finishing touches such as massage therapy, horse-riding, wood-fired pizza or a home-cooked meal service delivered to your cottage door!

Holiday Cottage Northumberland


Book your holiday cottage now for the best Valentine’s Day of your life.


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