Romantic Dates in York

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Life can be very hectic sometimes but it is still important to pull your glad rags on and spend some time with your loved one. However, finding romantic things to do that you haven’t done so many times before can be a tough one. So we decided to put together some ideas for you!

Romantic things to do in York

Pottery painting at Bish bash pot – Looking for something relaxing to do where you can have a good natter, then bish bash pot is the perfect place to head for a date. With a large selection of pots to paint and its own cafe, you can enjoy the therapeutic benefits of painting whilst sipping on a hot drink and discussing the world with your loved one.

A romantic walk by the river – pack up a picnic basket with a flask of cocoa or a bottle of wine and head to York’s main river. Running right through the centre means you can start at one end where it is greener and then head into the centre for a quick pit stop, and then back out the other side to the greener areas again. If you are still feeling energetic after your picnic you can head back up the other side too. This is the perfect way to spend time together on a lovely sunny day, or at sunset when the riverside is quieter and more romantic.

Relax in the museum gardens – whether it is laid on a blanket enjoying some sun, or wrapped up with a mug of hot chocolate enjoying the surrounding autumn colours, a relax in the museum gardens with a picnic is a lovely and cheap way to spend time together.

Hire a boat – another way to enjoy all the sites you can see down York River is to hire a boat. With relaxing seats, you can cruise along with a drink of choice, and enjoy a good catch up whilst taking in the views. (Don’t worry if you are not an experienced boat driver you will be shown everything you need to know before you go)

Marvel over the views from Cliffords Tower – this historic place is impressive just to look at but if you climb to the top it is said you can see all the way to the North York Moors, the views are amazing! So hold on tight to your loved one and spend some time taking in the far-reaching panoramic sights, as well as the interesting history behind the tower itself.

Relax at the everyman cinema – known for its luxurious cinema experience, the everyman cinema offers comfortable, cosy sofa seats to cuddle upon, and the option of having meals, like pizzas and burgers, delivered right to your seat while you enjoy the movie.

Explore the iconic York Minster – with its stunning architecture, and fascinating history the Minster is certainly a place to visit at least once in your life. Looking for views that rival Clifford’s Tower? You can climb up to the top of the Minster’s roof to experience some more amazing views over the city. Afterwards, you can spend time sauntering around the neighbouring Dean’s park to get some amazing external views of the Minster and the beautiful gardens.

Wine tasting at Pairings – is a perfect way to do something different to your standard meal out. With the chance to book a wine tasting experience and tasty sharing platters, this is the ideal intimate way to enjoy being with your loved one.

Axe throwing at the hilt – looking for something a little more adventurous and energetic, then channel your inner Viking by booking into axe throw at the Hilt in York. Built-up an appetite with all that throwing? Odin’s Plate serves some amazing food worthy for any budding Viking.

Get Spooked at The York Dungeon – this may not be your typical romantic date night idea, but just think of how much your partner may need to cuddle up to you once the dungeon does its best to put the fright into them. Plus there are plenty of photo opportunities and you will have lots to talk about afterwards over a nerve reviving drink!

A sweet date at York Cocoa House – with a variety of chocolate-related workshops available why not book in to try your hand at being a chocolatier! And the best part is your get to enjoy the chocolate together afterwards or some cake and a hot drink in the cafe afterwards.

Have a laugh at the comedy club – based in the basement of York City Screen cinema, there are various comedians, acts, and musicians that are on throughout the year. So whether you are into comedy or live music there is bound to be something on that tickles both your fancies.

These are just a few ideas for dates in York with your loved one, but we hope they give some inspiration for the next time you have the opportunity to enjoy some time together.

Visiting York for a romantic break? Why not check out our holiday cottages to see if we can provide you with accommodation for your stay. To enquire about either of our sites visit Murton Grange or Villa Farm, both based just on the outskirts of York.

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Murton Grange Holiday Cottages
Moor Lane, Murton, York
YO19 5XB
01904 488 777

Murton Grange

Murton Grange Holiday Cottages

Moor Lane, Murton, York, YO19 5XB

01904 488 777

Important Information

Please note that there is no reception at Murton Grange. All arrivals must contact us to arrange meeting for check in as instructed on your booking confirmation.

Check in is from 3.00pm and check out is by 10.30am, unless arranged otherwise. 


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