5 perfect spots to take your Valentine

We have created this list of some fantastic destinations for you and your loved one, no matter what you like to do!

Valentine’s Day is the ideal time to treat your partner to a getaway. Whether you want to share a delicious dinner overlooking a beautiful lake, a stomp across a picturesque beach or a stroll around a scenic town, getting out and about this Valentine’s Day is a brilliant way to celebrate. We have created this list of some fantastic destinations for you and your loved one, no matter what you like to do!

5 perfect spots to take your Valentine
Kings Head Inn bedroom view
The Kings Head Inn in Newton under Roseberry

Roseberry Topping

There is nothing like a hearty walk to build up an appetite for a delicious Valentine’s Day meal, and with iconic views over Teesside, Roseberry Topping is hard to beat! Known as ‘Yorkshire’s Matterhorn’, it’s quirky shape and dramatic summit make it an exciting trail to take on. Whether you simply want to conquer the summit and take in the views or push yourself and tackle the full loop, starting at Great Ayton, discovering Captain Cook’s monument and then heading up to the summit of Roseberry Topping itself.

After that fantastic walk, it is safe to say that a delicious meal and drink (or two) will have been earnt. At the foot of Roseberry Topping you will find The King’s Head Inn, a quaint country pub ready to provide you with a warm welcome. Our picturesque pub is ideal to refuel, with a menu brimming with hearty pub classics and a well-stocked bar to tickle your fancy. You may want to rest your head after exploring and luckily, The King’s Head Inn has the perfect place. The quirky en-suite rooms offer everything you need for an excellent night’s sleep, as well as some incredible views of Roseberry Topping.

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Dean Court Hotel
5 perfect spots to take your Valentine


York is undeniably a fantastic romantic destination, filled with pretty cobbled, meandering streets and the fantastic castles and towers pointing to the magnificent York Minster. Escape to the museum gardens and take in the stunning scenes the St Mary’s Abbey ruins, the gardens are a gorgeous place to wander, with lots of trees and flowers to take in as well as it’s very own observatory. Running through the heart of the city is the River Ouse, soak in the sunset on a romantic stroll by the river, or even take a boat tour. York is full of things to do and places to explore so is the perfect place to visit for a Valentine’s getaway.

There is no better place to stay in York than Dean Court, with unrivalled views of the Minster and an incredible central location to the city. Enjoy a delicious meal in our restaurant before heading to your room where you may find even more views of the impressive cathedral.

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Waterhead sunrise
view from balcony


Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a romantic stroll along the banks of a picturesque lake, so why not make it the biggest in the UK! Windermere is a fantastic Valentine’s destination, whether you want to wander the lake or take a boat trip across it, it offers un-paralleled views. If you want to push yourselves, you could scale one of the countless fells surrounding the lake, taking in the views from a height. After taking in the scenery, you can explore the quaint local towns such as Ambleside, Windermere or Bowness-on-Windermere, where you will find a number of independent shops to discover.

The Wateredge Inn offers incredible views of Windermere, with a beer garden right on the lake! The fantastic menu is full of seasonal specials and pub classics, meaning that there is something for everyone, even the fussiest of eaters. We offer an extensive selection of drinks including local ales, lagers and spirits and a delicious selection of wine. Take in the views of the moonlit lake from one of our lake view rooms, perfect for putting your feet up after a busy day.

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The Black Swan - Double Bedroom
The Black Swan


If it is a romantic getaway that you are after, the peaceful town of Helmsley is for you. Spend some quality time together while strolling round this stunning market town, filled with independent shops to try. Take a stroll to Helmsley Castle and unlock the secrets it holds, or hike over the Hadrian Hills and soak in the sites of North Yorkshire.

The famous Black Swan sits in the heart of Helmsley Town, offering a warm welcome after your busy day. As you walk in you will smell delicious homecooked food, and open fires, the perfect atmosphere for a romantic getaway. The newly refurbished en-suite rooms boast some fantastic views over Helmsley and are equipped with everything you need for a good night’s sleep.

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Bamburgh Castle
3 Bamburgh Castle Inn Premium Sea View Bedroom

Bamburgh Beach

The dramatic Bamburgh Castle overlooks Bamburgh beach and this coastal fortress is not one to be missed. Take a look around and uncover the history of the breath-taking grounds. Afterwards, why not take a romantic stroll across Bamburgh Beach towards Seahouses, an expansive white sand beach, great for a long walk at any time of the year. From the beach you will spot the impressive Farne Islands, home to a number of animals including grey seals and seabirds. Behind the beach you will find the dunes of Sandy Hills, which are brimming with a wide variety of flora and fauna and has been declared a site of special scientific interest.

Seahouses is a fantastic coastal village, often referred to as the gateway of the Northumberland coast. The village is buzzing with people all year round and is home to an array of local shops and pubs, including our very own Bamburgh Castle Inn!

The Bamburgh Castle Inn is the best place to stop off after a windswept walk across Bamburgh Beach, with delicious local ales available as well as a mouth-watering menu filled with seasonal specials. Fancy making a night of it? Some of the rooms at The Bamburgh Castle Inn even boast a fantastic view of the North Sea, in cosy en-suite rooms, some even with a balcony or private garden!

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These getaways make for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift, so why not take a look at our gift vouchers, the ideal Valentine’s Day gift idea. We also have a fantastic gift voucher for a Valentine’s Dinner, with a bottle of wine.