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Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas

Romantic Valentine's Day Ideas

Get inspired by our romantic ideas for Valentine’s Day in Yorkshire. With options in the city, countryside, and coast across all four parts of the region, we have romantic activities in Yorkshire to suit everyone. Celebrate your love and partnership in style!

City

Discover York’s Chocolate Story

Luxurious, sensuous, and utterly addictive, it is no surprise that chocolate is a popular present for Valentine’s Day. Treat your other half to the ultimate experience at York’s Chocolate Story which outlines York’s famous chocolate history, from the confectionary’s origins to its sustainable future.

Wander the Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Escape the hubbub of Sheffield City Centre and lose yourself in a landscape of beauty and serenity with a visit to Sheffield Botanical Gardens. These grade II-listed gardens date back to 1833 and retain their original Victorian design. As well as the exotic flora, you can also see music and art shows.

Spend a day in the heart of Hull

East Riding of Yorkshire’s largest city has it all: heritage, entertainment and fantastic food and drink. Couples can go on history walks through the winding streets, visit engaging attractions such as The Deep, and top the whole day off with sunset cocktails and a delicious dinner by the city’s marina.

Countryside

Take a tour of Dunesforde Vineyard

Did you know that Yorkshire has a vineyard with over 6,000 vines? Celebrate Valentine’s Day in style with a tour of Dunesforde Vineyard where you can learn about the Roman history of this area and sample the estate’s limited edition still and sparkling wines in the stunning tasting rooms.

Go stargazing in the dales and moors

Is there anything more romantic than spending a night stargazing with your significant other? Yorkshire boasts two Dark Sky Reserves – the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors national parks. Leave light pollution behind and escape to the countryside where a magical night is guaranteed.

Follow the Stanza Stones Trail

Set up by Ilkley Literature Festival and Simon Armitage, celebrated local poet and playwright, the Stanza Stones Trail takes you from Marsden to Ilkley. Poems written by Armitage, inspired by the brooding natural landscape of the West Yorkshire moors, line the way, inscribed onto upland stones.

Explore historic Harewood House

Glorious grounds, astonishing art and architecture, and excellent exhibitions – Harewood House is a wonderful day out for couples of all ages and interests. This grandiose Georgian building is one of the Treasure Houses of England, complete with gardens designed by iconic ‘Capability’ Brown.

Walk or cycle The Wolds

The Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail is 79 miles of astonishing scenery – picturesque villages, rolling hills, and vast vistas which inspired Bradford-born godfather of British art, David Hockney. Trek or peddle along a section of this historic walking trail and be rewarded with spectacular views.

Coast

Escape to Flamborough Head

Romance abounds at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Flamborough Cliffs Nature Reserve, remote coastline of striking cliffs, secluded bays, and an abundance of butterflies and birds – you may also spot grey seals watching you close to the shore. Picturesque peace awaits you on this heritage coast.

Cosy up in Runswick Bay

Stay in Runswick Bay for an extended Valentine’s Day celebration. Frequently ranked among England’s best beaches, this sheltered bay with its sandy beach, charming red-roof cottages and brightly coloured fishing boats is a pretty and peaceful backdrop for a romantic getaway.