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10 ridiculously romantic things to do in England

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Explore the castles of Northumberland

Bamburgh

iew of Bamburgh Castle with beach below, Northumberland, England.

Northumberland is loaded with castles, like Bamburgh Castle (pictured above). Some, like Langley Castle, also double as hotels - ideal for a romantic getaway!

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Stroll the cobbled streets of Knaresborough

Knaresborough

Railway Viaduct over the River Nidd Floodlit at Dusk Knaresborough North Yorkshire England

Hop on a train from Harrogate and cross the towering Nidd Viaduct before exploring the cobbled streets of Knaresborough below.

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3

Escape to St Mawes

St Mawes

Escape the hustle and bustle in this tiny Cornish village. Stroll along the beach hand-in-hand or head out and explore Falmouth for the day.

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4

Adventure along the Cleveland Way

Whitby

 Cleveland Way at sunset, paved walking path through heather along the cliffs of the coastline on the North York Moors, North Yorkshire, England.

This rugged trail is the ideal backdrop for any romantic getaway with its carpets of heather and dramatic coastline.

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5

Treat yourselves at the Trentham Estate

Trentham

A hot air balloon rises over the lake at Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire, while the early morning sun illuminates the Italian Garden, featuring fastigate Irish yews, herbaceous borders and planters containing Portuguese laurels (Prunus lusitanica)

Spoil your lover with an amble around the grand gardens and Monkey Forest, before treating them to something new at the shopping village.

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6

Tiptoe through the trees of Sherwood Forest

Nottinghamshire

 Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England

Even if you don’t believe the legend of Robin Hood and Maid Marian, the magical setting of Sherwood Forest is sure to transport you to your own fairytale.

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7

Lap up the sea air at Freshwater Bay

Isle of Wight

Freshwater Bay in the Isle of Wight

With its imposing chalk cliffs, Freshwater Bay is a remote but nonetheless gorgeous spot for a loved-up getaway on the Diamond Isle.

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8

Kick back at dreamy Buttermere

Buttermere

Cumbria is renowned for its vast stretches of glassy waters, and Buttermere is no exception. Here you can stand on the shore and gaze out with your love.

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9

Whip up a last-minute trip to Blenheim Palace

Oxford

A Chinese couple exploring the vast Great Court of Blenheim Palace stately home.

With its baroque design, war romance and Italianate gardens, Blenheim Palace is a blissful setting for a romantic escape.

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10

Take a punt on the River Cam

Cambridge

Punting on the River Cam in Cambridge.

Take it slow on a journey along the River Cam in one of its famous punts; a vessel built for lovers.

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12 Feb 2021(last updated)

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    Bamburgh

  • 2

    Knaresborough

  • 3

    St Mawes

  • 4

    Whitby

  • 5

    Trentham

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    Nottinghamshire

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    Isle of Wight

  • 8

    Buttermere

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    Oxford

  • 10

    Cambridge

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