With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, we have put together some of our favourite romantic weekend getaways in Yorkshire. Catch a steam train through the North York Moors, take a romantic stroll in the Yorkshire Dales, or sip champagne in a hot tub under the stars. Take a look and let us know what you think!
1. A romantic picnic for two
Picnics have moved on from soggy sandwiches, crisps and cans of fizzy drinks. Pack up a picnic hamper with artisan cheeses, olives, freshly baked bread, smoked salmon and a bottle of prosecco.
There’s so many scenic spots in Yorkshire to lay down a picnic blanket but our favourite spots include Rievaulx Abbey, Castle Howard and Bolton Abbey.
2. Take a steam train through the North York Moors
There’s something very romantic about a steam train – it’s all very Brief Encounter – and you can’t beat the scenic views of the North York Moors on an NYMR steam train. It’s like a trip back in time with traditional carriages and conductors in period uniforms. You can travel from Pickering to Whitby or the other way around.
Where to stay: Dove Cottage at Pickering
3. Spot stars in the dark night sky
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The lack of light pollution in the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales make them ideal for stargazing. Grab a blanket and snuggle up outside while you look up into the beautiful night sky – it really is mesmerising.
Where to stay: Hill Top in Upper Wensleydale
4. A romantic walk in the Yorkshire countryside
Yorkshire was just made for romantic strolls with two National Parks in the form of the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, and a dramatic coastline that’s peppered with traditional fishing villages.
Some of our favourites include a walk up Roseberry Topping which has gorgeous views from the top and Malham Cove/Gordale Scar which was number three on ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Walks.
Where to stay: River View at Great Ayton for Roseberry Topping
5. Sip champagne in a hot tub
There’s something particularly indulgent about relaxing in a hot tub – especially with a glass of champagne in your hand! We particularly love a hot tub with a view – you can just feel stresses melting away as you sink into the bubbles. Take a look at our Yorkshire holiday cottages with a hot tub.
Where to stay: The Pump House in Ilkley
Gorgeous Cottages have a range of holiday cottages that are perfect for romantic weekend getaways to Yorkshire. Whether for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or just a little break in the country, take a look at these romantic Yorkshire cottages.