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4 Romantic Places To Visit in Northumberland this Valentine’s Day

  • By phil-projector
  • February 08, 2023
  • Seasonal Celebrations

When February comes around, there’s little that beats a cosy Valentine’s getaway in the beautiful Northumberland countryside. With romantic walking routes, quaint villages and history at every turn, there’s something for everyone in this picture-perfect part of Britain.

And, at the heart of the Northumberland countryside, Matfen Hall is perfectly positioned to help you enjoy all these beautiful places and so much more this Valentine’s. Imagine curling up next to a crackling fire together after a day of exploring, followed by a relaxing couples massage or a specially-curated Afternoon Tea, complete with homemade pastries and warm scones.

We’ve crafted a selection of special dining offers, and romantic overnight breaks available to show that special someone how much you care this Valentine’s, whether you’re in need of luxurious pampering, an evening of fine dining or a just a quiet break away from reality.

Here’s our list of romantic places that make Northumberland the perfect choice for an unforgettable Valentine’s getaway this year.

Hadrian’s Wall

With some of the country’s most famous historical sites just a stone’s throw away from our doorstep, there’s plenty of ways to immerse yourself in the beautiful history that Northumberland has to offer. With its breathtaking natural scenery and fascinating history, Valentine’s is the perfect time for couples to discover the beauty of Hadrian’s Wall together. Walk hand-in-hand up the path as you admire the unique landscapes, Roman settlements and amazing wildlife if you’re lucky.

Northumberland National Park

The unspoiled landscape of Northumberland National Park makes it the perfect setting for a romantic walk in the crisp winter air. There’s plenty of natural beauty spots to visit including College Valley and the iconic Sycamore Gap tree, and many scenic routes for both walkers and cyclists. Or why not take your loved one for an evening of stargazing? As the official home to the darkest skies in England, there’s no better place for it.

Belsay Castle & Gardens

Open for Valentine’s week; this enchanting medieval castle is the perfect way for couples to step into a storybook romance together. Admire the beauty of the Grand Grecian Hall, inspired by a honeymoon trip to Athens, before losing yourselves in Belsay’s twenty acres of stunning gardens. The castle’s vast Northumberland surroundings can also be enjoyed from the top of the 14th-century tower, also known as ’Pele tower’. Beautiful gardens, impressive architecture and stunning views all in one place makes the castle a must-see on any romantic Northumberland getaway.


Filled with history and charm, Corbridge is one of the most romantic places to visit in the county. Wander along the quaint streets together as you explore the village’s artisan bookshops, art galleries, family-run bakeries and boutiques that boast beautifully decorated fronts.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make this Valentine’s truly unforgettable. Discover our romantic stays here
Happy Young Couple Having Fun Outdoors. Holding Hands In the Countryside on Romantic Date.

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