Couple looking out to Alnwick Castle

Walk hand in hand

Romance in Northumberland
With its romantically ruinous castles, dazzlingly starry skies, awe-inspiringly alluring landscapes and peacefully pristine beaches, it’s impossible not to feel the love in Northumberland.

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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 romantic breaks to suit everyone…

For the best romantic breaks in Northumberland take a 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.

For romantic weekend getaways why not pack the deck chairs, a flask and some binoculars, and stay out after sunset and let the star-studded sky within Northumberland National Park 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, a must-do for any couples going on a romantic break in Northumberland. 

Early risers can hike to one of Northumberland’s viewpoints to watch the sky emblazoned with pinks and oranges as the sun rises, the perfect way to start the day on a romantic break in our opinion! 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, anniversary celebration or just an excuse for a couples break away, Northumberland is the perfect place to spend it. Plan your weekend in Northumberland with us.

Mountain biking in purple heather
Family walk in Northumberland
Couple enjoying a boat trip
Hadrian's Wall
Surf Northumberland
Outdoor adventures in Northumberland

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