3 Romantic Must-Sees During a Northumberland Weekend Break This Autumn

Posted 26 Sep 17, written by Amanda Lambert

When the colder weather rolls around, there’s little that beats a cosy romantic getaway in the splendid Northumberland countryside. With crimson canopies, crisp seaside air and comforting food found here in abundance, there are few domestic destinations that can top this stunning region when it comes to getaways this season.
 
In today’s post, we’ll be showing you some of the top spots in Northumberland to enjoy with your partner - giving you 3 essential must-sees to plan into your next romantic weekend away.
 

1. The dark skies of Northumberland National Park

 
 
Nothing sparks romance quite like stargazing beneath some of the darkest skies in Europe - and with the skies here at their darkest between September and May, you’re guaranteed to spot some incredible sights across the horizon as you cuddle up with your partner. Whether you’re marvelling at the Milky Way, being amazed by the Northern Lights or simply planet spotting, take a trip to this secluded park and you’re bound to make memories to last a lifetime.
 
If you’re planning a romantic weekend away here, make sure you book a tour of Kielder Observatory, where astrologists can show you the very best of what these magical skies can offer.
 

2. The cobbled streets of Alnwick

 
 

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If you pay a visit to Northumberland, you’ll find quaint market towns and scenic seaside villages scattered across the landscape in abundance. Of all of the hubs here, Alnwick is certainly one of the most captivating. Carrying the old-world charm that attracts visitors to Northumberland from around the globe, this beautiful town captures the historical essence of rural English living.
 
Whether you’re walking hand-in-hand through The Alnwick Garden at night or simply soaking up each other's company in Barter Books, Alnwick oozes old-school romance - making it an essential must-see if you’re in the region with your partner. Alternatively, with a fantastic selection of cottages in Alnwick, you could even make this charming town your base while you explore the rest of the county.
 

3. The breath-taking beauty of Northumberland’s coastline

 
 

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As a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Northumberland coastline is a spectacular sight to behold. From golden stretches of sandy beach to colossal castles and quaint seaside towns, a trip to the Northumberland coast promises some incredible experiences. 
 
Whether you’re watching the ships come into Seahouses Harbour at sunset or cuddling up in a secluded spot on Bamburgh beach, complete your romantic break away with an outing to this picture-perfect stretch of coast.
 
Here at Cottages in Northumberland, we cater for holiday-goers of all tastes. From long weekends to extended stays, and from anniversary celebrations to quiet weekend breaks for two, our variety of home-from-home cottages guarantee an unforgettable autumnal trip with your other half.
 

Why choose Northumberland for a romantic weekend break?

If you’ve been exploring the range of romantic breaks available throughout the UK and you’re yet to settle on a destination, Northumberland is the place for you. From scenic walking routes to wonderful wildlife, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful part of Britain.
 
As the beating heart of the North East, Newcastle upon Tyne is just a stone’s throw away – meaning Northumberland weekend breaks promise all the peace and quiet or fun and excitement you could want from your romantic getaway.
 

Explore the region or simply relax

If you’re planning a romantic break for two, there’s nowhere quite like the region of Northumberland for escaping your daily routine and getting lost in your own slice of paradise. If you and your partner are the adventurous types, there are a number of exciting activities for you to try during your break. From thrilling water sports to hiking through the open countryside, you can make the most of your time in Northumberland by uncovering all that the Great British outdoors has to offer.
 
Visitors looking for some time off the clock will love cosying up in a coastal holiday cottage of their own. You can get the fire roaring and while away the days reading and enjoying the peace that comes hand-in-hand with a trip to this picturesque part of the world.
 

Food for thought

With an array of self-catering accommodation options scattered throughout the region, you’ll have no problem finding a cottage where you can cook up a storm during your romantic weekend away - and if you prefer to dine out, you’ll find no shortage of restaurants, bistros and traditional English pubs with mouth-watering menus on offer.
 
From family-run restaurants in Alnwick to cafés serving up locally sourced produce in Bamburgh, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out - and thanks to miles of unspoilt coastline and clear night skies, you can drink in the breath-taking views as you enjoy your meal.
 
From the coast to the country, romantic cottage breaks in Northumberland guarantee a truly romantic getaway for both adventurers and peace-seekers alike.
 
Book your romantic UK break today. Give us a call on 0191 231 3020 or reach us by email at enquiries@cottagesinnorthumberland.co.uk.
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