Planning a romantic getaway feels exciting, but picking the perfect destination can be overwhelming with so many options nowadays. You may immediately think of jet setting to sunnier climates or backpacking across Europe.
But what about one of England’s most underrated romantic destinations right on your doorstep…
Welcome to the captivating and magical North East of England, an area bursting with cosy hideaways, fairytale landscapes, and enough charming little secrets to fill your own real life romance novel.
From the breathtaking Northumberland National Park where wildlife roam sweeping valleys to the formidable Hadrian’s Wall showcasing ruins of ancient Roman fortresses along scenic cycling paths perfect for couples to meander, Northumberland’s endless trails and lush, rugged wilderness begs to be uncovered together.
Let dramatic coastlines like Bamburgh Beach refresh you both with salty seaside air before retreating into quaint villages like Alnmouth for local ales beside roaring fireplaces. Using Alnwick Castle’s opulent grounds as your very own mediaeval playground for the afternoon with world class art exhibits to stimulate your inner adventurers will check all the boxes for those looking to get swept away in stunning landscapes and rich history.
Whether you envision waking up to misty moors straight out of Wuthering Heights, cycling through rustic villages to uncover your new favourite local Northern pub, or strolling hand in hand through the majestic ruins of mediaeval castles, the North East has something to spark every type of romantic wanderlust.
Spotlight: Top Two Unexpected Gems for Romance
The North East has plenty of romantic gems perfect for your north east romantic breaks if you know where to look. Add these unexpected date ideas and bucket list experiences to your list on your next minibreak. You’ll leave wondering how one special pocket of England seems to have more than its fair share of romantic secrets.
A Special Dinner Out
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse sets an upscale and intimate date night ambiance with its dramatic ceilings, arched windows revealing water views, furnishings, and delicate chandeliers making this historic Durham property the ideal choice for celebrating special occasions together. Their attentive service and extensive wine list turn an indulgent shared meal into a bespoke dining experience for two.
Twice Brewed Star Gazing
Located within Northumberland’s International Dark Sky Park, gaze at the stars with or without added extras like a romantic dinner for two too! With a large array of telescopes and guided by passionate astronomers, when the weather is favourable there is no more romantic way to explore the universe together.
Final Tips to Plan Your Trip
I hope this helped to bring the North East’s scenic landscapes into focus while revealing unexpected corners ideal for intimate exploration and quality time spent with your favourite travel buddy.
Now you’re equipped with hidden accommodation gems, activity ideas spanning special interests, lesser-known date destinations, places to eat/drink and so much more to start crafting your bespoke romantic couples escape in England’s treasure trove of a rural backyard.
Don’t keep these rural secrets to yourself – spread the word so more couples can discover why North East England keeps visitors returning.
And if you need a place to stay, there is no better option than Plawsworth Hall. A choice of cool apartments or cosy cottages, all stylishly furnished and fully equipped with everything you could need – this is the perfect home from home for you and your partner to enjoy things your way.