Yorkshire is an area of outstanding natural beauty that is nonetheless not half as busy as some of England’s other attractions; the lake district, for example. Whatever time of year it is, you can find total tranquillity and isolation in the countryside of Yorkshire, making it the perfect county for romantic moorland walks and star gazing.
Due to region’s popularity as a couples’ retreat, there are plenty of romantic hotels in Yorkshire. If you’re looking for a luxurious romantic break, Ashmount Country House could be perfect. Set in the middle of Brontë Country (that’s the moorland surrounding Haworth), this hotel provides dramatic views across the moor from every beautifully decorated room, and all the luxury you would expect from a five star hotel at a very reasonable price. Here you’ll find al fresco hot tubs, perfect for watching the sun set over the moors with a glass of champagne in one hand and a canapé in the other, and private spa areas as well as private sauna cabins.
Stoney End B&B is also perfect for romantic and luxurious isolation. Set in the tiny hamlet of Worton, which is near Askrigg in Wensleydale, Stoney End is a barn conversion that has been done with the utmost attention to detail and every luxurious modern convenience you could ask for. This includes a sauna, hot tub and mini gym, as well as flat screen televisions with satellite in every room, access to wifi, a DVD player and an iPod dock. Despite these modern luxuries, the barn still retains its original character, with a real log fire in the lounge that provides for some truly romantic winter’s nights.
If you’re looking for something a little different in a Yorkshire Dales hotel, why not try the rustic charm of a B&B situated on a working farm? Perhaps the images that come to mind when you think of a farm don’t seem particularly conducive to romance – tractors, mud, dung – but Pickersgill Manor Farm B&B is an old-fashioned working farm that has retained its charm, rather than becoming overly industrialised. The owners serve the finest in organic product at breakfast time, including organic yoghurt, fresh fruit and granola, or a full English breakfast. The farm itself is situated on Silsden Moor, which gives easy access to the moors for walking and cycling.
Of course, there’s something wonderfully romantic about an old-fashioned seaside break, and you’ll find plenty of quaint little seaside towns all along the Yorkshire coast. Scarborough never quite lost its charm in the way that some might argue Blackpool did, and there are plenty of very reasonable hotels and guest houses here. The Mont Millais guest house in Bridlington, for example, is ranked four stars, has a Silver Award and a Breakfast Award from Visit Britain, has beautifully decorated rooms in a classical Victorian house, and can be had for under £40 per night.
Whether you want to relax in ultimate luxury, take a walk on the wild moorland, or stroll along an old-fashioned pier, there is plenty of romance to be had in Yorkshire, and plenty of romantic hotels in Yorkshire to make the experience complete.