10 ridiculously romantic things to do

by Melissa Brobby

Category: Romantic Ideas
January 17 2017

With grand palaces, secluded forests and dramatic coastline to explore hand-in-hand, love is in the air all year round in England, not just on Valentine’s Day. Why not plan a loved-up escape whatever the season, suggests Danielle Jones. 

1) Explore the charming sites of Knaresborough, Yorkshire

Knaresborough, Yorkshire

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

2) Snuggle up in St Mawes, Cornwall

Mawes, Cornwall

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. 

3) Get royally romantic at Langley Castle, Northumberland

Romantic things to do at Langley Castle, Northumberland © Jamie Penfold

Northumberland is filled with castles, and this fortress, in particular, is a hotel fit for your lord or lady.

4) Have an adventure on the Cleveland Way, North York Moors

Cleveland Way, North York Moors

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

5) Be a little cheeky at the Trentham Estate, Staffordshire

Trentham Estate at sunset, Staffordshire

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

6) Tiptoe through the trees in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

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.

7) Lap up the sea air at Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight

Freshwater Bay, 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.

8) Spend some time at dreamy Buttermere, Cumbria

Buttermere, Cumbria

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.

9) Whisk them away to Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Romantic things to do at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

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

10) Take a punt on the River Cam, Cambridgeshire

Punting on the River Cam, Cambridgeshire

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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Melissa Brobby

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