Things to do in Yorkshire for Couples

24th January 2024
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Welcome to Yorkshire, where romance meets picturesque landscapes and experiences like no other. If you're seeking a dreamy getaway with your significant other, look no further. From strolling through historic estates to indulging in spa retreats, Yorkshire has an array of activities that cater to every couple's taste. Keep reading to discover our top things to do in Yorkshire for couples.

Walk around the Bolton Abbey Estate 

Begin your romantic journey at the Bolton Abbey Estate, a sprawling 30,000-acre haven in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Wander past the historical priory ruins, discover charming bridges, and stroll along the riverside paths. Let the serenity of the landscape be the backdrop to your shared moments, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Plan your visit: Bolton Abbey 

Things to do in Yorkshire for couples - Bolton Abbey Estate

Ride the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Take a step back in time with a scenic ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Enjoy quality time together as the steam engine chugs through the breathtaking North York Moors National Park. The rhythmic sound of the train wheels against the tracks sets the perfect soundtrack for a romantic journey.

Learn more and book your tickets: North Yorkshire Railway

Things to do in Yorkshire for couples - steam train

Book a spa day

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life by booking a spa day for two. With a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool, steam room and sauna, The Devonshire Spa is the ideal place to unwind together. Let your stresses melt away by booking one of the award-winning Temple Spa treatments that help restore the mind and balance the body. It’s the perfect recipe for relaxation and reconnection.

Book a spa day: The Devonshire Spa 

Take a day trip to York

A day trip to the historic city of York is one of the best things to do in Yorkshire for couples! Meander through its cobbled streets, explore the magnificent York Minster and marvel at medieval architecture. Visit quaint tearooms and charming boutiques, creating a day filled with shared adventures and cultural discoveries.

Plan your trip: Visit York

Things to do in Yorkshire for couples - York

Explore Castle Howard 

Channel your inner royalty as you explore the grandeur of Castle Howard. Lose yourselves in the vast gardens, filled with blooming flowers and hidden corners. The opulent interiors provide a glimpse into the aristocratic lifestyle, making it a truly regal experience for you and your loved one.

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Things to do in Yorkshire for couples - Castle Howard

Have dinner in the Yorkshire Dales

Enjoying good food in good company is one of life's simple pleasures. Dine against the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales at The Devonshire Fell. With seasonal menus made with locally sourced ingredients and views that stretch over the village of Burnsall, you’ll be able to share a culinary experience to remember.

Book a table: The Devonshire Fell 

Things to do in Yorkshire for couples - dinner in the Dales

Have afternoon tea together

Indulge in the timeless tradition of afternoon tea at The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa. Sample a selection of delicate sandwiches and savouries as well as plenty of sweet treats such as scones with cream and jam. Sip on your tea or perhaps get a glass of prosecco each to truly celebrate the occasion. 

Book a table: Afternoon Tea at The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa 

Things to do in Yorkshire for couples - Afternoon tea

Enjoy a romantic night away 

End your Yorkshire escapade with the ultimate romantic experience - a night away. The Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa on the Bolton Abbey Estate offers the ultimate luxurious overnight stay with a choice of two restaurants and a spa on site. Alternatively, the Devonshire Fell in Burnsall has all the romance of a classic Bronte sisters novel. Whatever you choose, an overnight stay in beautiful surroundings could be just what you need to reconnect with each other. 

Book a stay: Devonshire Hotels, Our Properties

things to do in Yorkshire for couples - enjoy an overnight break

We hope our journal has helped to inspire you about things to do in Yorkshire for couples for your next romantic break. Discover more about our Yorkshire properties and places to visit: Devonshire Hotels, Things to do in Yorkshire

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