10 ridiculously romantic things to do

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.

1

Explore the cobbled streets of Knaresborough

Knaresborough

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

2

Stroll along the beach in 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.

3

Explore the castles of Northumberland

Bamburgh

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

4

Adventure along the Cleveland Way

Whitby

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

5

Treat yourselves at the Trentham Estate

Trentham

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 of 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

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

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.

9

Whip up a last minute trip to Blenheim Palace

Oxford

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

Cambridge

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

18 Sep 2018(last updated)
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    St Mawes

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    Whitby

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    Trentham

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    Isle of Wight

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