If you are searching for a UK Valentine’s Day getaway, the county of Northumberland fits the bill beautifully. A superb coastline with wonderful pristine beaches and awesome landscapes peppered with mysterious, romantic castle ruins under dazzlingly clear, bright starry night-time skies. It’s no wonder Northumberland is one of the best locations to enjoy a wonderful UK romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is just about you and your partner, and Northumberland is the perfect UK Valentine’s Day retreat. Northumberland National Park is one of the least populated NPs in the UK, yet it is home to some stunning scenery. You and your Valentine can walk arm in arm and discover some of the best, most peaceful, and most beautiful landscapes.
As well as Northumberland National Park, there is Kielder Forest and Water Park, to the north of which are the Cheviot Hills. The Cheviots have some amazing walks, including the Windy Gyle and the Border Ridge walk. When you reach the top of Windy Gyle, with Russel’s Cairn marking the spot, you’ll be right on the border between England and Scotland – in fact, you can stand astride the borderline with a foot in both countries.
When planning a UK Valentine’s Day getaway, high on the wish list of many couples’ is a classic, romantic four-poster bed. Imagine if you could secure one in gorgeous surroundings and a luxury home. As far as a UK romantic getaway dream goes, what could be better? Surely, it’s the romantic Valentine’s Day getaway that tops all romantic getaway ideas, and you can realise it with a Belvilla holiday home.
Valentine’s UK Breaks to Outlander Country
One of the best romantic getaway Valentine’s Day breaks in the UK is visiting some of the filming locations of tv’s Outlander – a tale of two lovers from different centuries. They meet when the heroine, Claire Beauchamp Randall, travels back through time via the standing stones at Craigh na Dun, to 1743, where she meets and falls in love with Scottish clansman Jamie Fraser.
Outlander has become a favourite with many lovers, and you can celebrate your love for each other by visiting some of the locations in the filming of the series, such as Doune Castle, a must for Valentine’s Day getaways in the UK. In the series, Doune Castle went under the guise of Castle Leoch, the Mackenzie family home from whence the rebel Highlanders from Clan Mackenzie came. Many scenes, internal and external, were filmed here.
Another of the Valentine’s Day getaway ideas is a visit to Blackness Castle. It’s where the scene when Jamie was whipped by Black Jack Randall was filmed. Today, the castle is owned by Historic Scotland and is open to the public for a small fee.
Another of the dramatic scenes was when Jamie was brutally abused by Black Jack Randall. The filming of this scene was carried out at Linlithgow Palace, which, in the series, posed as Wentworth prison. In the 15th century, the castle served as a residence for Scottish Monarch but was partially destroyed by fire in 1746.
You can also plan a Valentine’s getaway UK trip to the Devil’s Pulpit in Finnich Glen, which, in the series, was called Ninian’s Spring, also known as the enchanted, Liar’s Spring. It was said that those who told lies and drank from its waters would have their throats burned. When Clare drank the water, it convinced the rebels she was not an English spy.
As a UK Valentine’s Day destination, an Outlander location tour is highly emotional and romantic because it conjures up the amazingly romantic story of Claire and Jamie. You can book a delightful Belvilla holiday cottage within easy reach of these wonderful Outlander lovers’ destinations.
A Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaway Trip to London
Show your love for your Valentine by booking a surprise UK romantic getaway to London. Plan it well enough in advance, and you can book tickets to some of the most romantic shows currently running – shows like:
- Les Misérables:
- Mama Mia
- The Phantom of the Opera
- Pretty women – the musical
You can also book a table at one of London’s romantic restaurants, like Restaurant Clos Maggiore. This venue is regularly voted London’s most romantic restaurant, and with its charming conservatory under a canopy of cherry blossoms, you’ll soon see why it is one of the most romantic valentine’s day getaway destinations.
Another hidden treasure for lovers is the Gantry in Stratford, East London. Not only is the food amazing, but there is also a wrap-around terrace circling the restaurant, which contains two huge fire pits. After dinner, and to put you in the mood for love, you can take a blanket and snuggle up together to get yourselves into the real spirit of UK Valentine’s Day before retiring to your lovely Belvilla pied-à-Terre.