Cumbria provides a catalog of diverse romantic experiences to celebrate this Valentine's Day with good food, beautiful scenery, and stress-free local transport provided by Stagecoach buses.

Cumbria is an ideal destination for couples to celebrate and even for those looking to escape the conventional ways of marking Valentine's.

Some of the county's romantic experiences include boat rides on Derwentwater, relaxing at The Hideaway Retreat spa at Windermere, or enjoying a couples’ picnic near the ancient Castlerigg Stone Circle.

Sipping a cocktail with golden flakes at The Reverie within The Samling hotel in Windermere is another option.

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Couples can also enjoy a night at Keswick's Theatre on the Lake, featuring the Banff Mountain Film Festival.

Alternatively, watching the sunset at Surprise View over Derwentwater, viewing the extraordinary 'Crown and Coronation' sound and light show in Carlisle, or visiting the renowned waterfall at Aira Force are among the other options for couples.

For literary lovers, exploring Grasmere, home to Romantic poet William Wordsworth, and a tour of his former home, Dove Cottage, could be another great option.

For those who'd rather forget the romantic sentiments attached to February 14, February 13 has been named as Galentine’s or Palentine’s Day.

Hexham Courant: Castlerigg Stone Circle

An opportunity to treat oneself or spend quality time with friends, this could be marked with a cosy trip to Parkway Cinema in Workington or engaging in adventurers at Cliffhanger Rooms based in Ulverston.

Whether it is a spa day at a beautiful retreat, viewing a sound and light show at historical spots, exploring the romantic poet Wordsworth's former home, or having a fun day out with friends, Cumbria seems to have a little something for everyone to make this Valentine's special.