There’s no better backdrop to your romantic getaway than Northumberland. Of course, romance is subjective; for some it’s sea and sunsets, for others a candle-lit table for two, and for a few it’s a jam-packed trip filled with absolutely everything. It’s a good job Northumberland has it all...
Wander along the beach to breath-taking Bamburgh Castle
that stands dominantly behind wild dunes. Cross the causeway (always check safe crossing times
beforehand!) to the mysterious Holy Island of Lindisfarne
where Lindisfarne Castle
teeters on a rocky plateau. Or, visit Warkworth Castle
and sail across to its hidden hermitage that can only be accessed by boat.
Pack a deck chair, a flask and some binoculars, stay out after sunset and let Northumberland’s star-studded sky take your breath away. The skies above the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park
are the darkest in England, where the Milky Way and other constellations can be seen with the naked eye and the county’s coast and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
is one of the best places to spot the Aurora Borealis.
Early risers can hike to one of Northumberland’s viewpoints to watch the sky emblazoned with pinks and oranges as the sun rises. Then, mountain bike along Kielder Water & Forest Park’s
challenging trails, trail run in the rugged Cheviots
, hike along Hadrian’s Wall
and canoe along the River Coquet
Whether it’s a honeymoon, mini-moon, Valentine’s trip, wedding day or just an excuse for a romantic escape, Northumberland is the perfect place to spend it.