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Durham and the surrounding area is a great place for a spot of romance, whatever your tastes. Whether it's being wined and dined in the lap of luxury, or looking out over the beautiful Durham Dales, County Durham is an excellent locale for a romantic holiday - and you'll find plenty of excellent romantic hotels in the region to accommodate you, from luxury four or five-star country houses to small and cosy guesthouses.
County Durham boasts some of the best natural landscapes in the UK, perfect for exploring, and as we all know a great view is very conducive to romance! In the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty you'll find lots of lovely natural landmarks, including High Force and Low Force waterfalls. At the opposite side of the county, you'll find the stunning Durham coast, a great place to watch a sunset, and the perfect spot for a romantic day out. The Durham Heritage Coast boasts some stunning views of the North Sea, which you can see from a lovely spot at Blackhall Rocks.
If you find the idea of getting your boots muddy to be rather unromantic, you might still enjoy a romantic soiree to County Durham. The county is home to some large, cosmopolitan cities, such as Durham (the county town), Darlington, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough. These great places have their own charming character and flavour, and boast some amazing romantic hotels, quality restaurants and lively bars and restaurants. In Hartlepool, for example, you'll find a historic waterfront, perfect for a romantic stroll. In Durham you'll find some top historic buildings like Durham Castle and Cathedral, and we all know there's nothing quite as romantic as a bit of history!
County Durham offers larger hotels and smaller guesthouses, something for all tastes. Seaham Hall is magnificent 5-star accommodation, with all the amenities you'd expect from a top-notch establishment. Brunswick House Guest House offers luxury on a smaller scale, and a great location close to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.