As the UK reopens, many couples are seeking the opportunity to indulge in some quality days and nights away together. With a combination of rich cultural heritage, a superb array of excellent restaurants and varied activities, Yorkshire has an enduring appeal for those seeking a romantic escape.
A rich romantic heritage
Yorkshire’s romanticism has long been renowned; its glorious and dramatic scenery having served as a muse for many writers, artists and poets, such as Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Margaret Drabble, David Hockney and JB Priestley. The county was once home to the Brontë Sisters, whose works of passionate fiction have earned centuries of international acclaim, making them Yorkshire’s most famous literary residents. And the region’s many delights continue to beguile visitors in 2021.
Couples’ retreats in Yorkshire
Dreamy accommodation in a premium location is a key component of any romantic getaway. We understand how unique, quirky and luxurious property features add a sense of occasion and make your stay extra special. Charming high-end properties with exclusive use, are especially conducive to couple-time; long lie-ins, breakfasts in bed and leisurely drinks alfresco, will ensure you both fully relax. So you can enjoy one other at your best.
Opt for something cute and secluded, like The Garden Shed, a rustic-chic woodland log-house hideaway in the village of Sand Hutton. Or you could book the spacious three-storey Dovecote, with its original beamed Queen’s truss, that has dove nesting holes in the staircase. Stay in town, at The Wishing Well, a bright riverbank cottage in Richmond, with a kitchen well and castle views. Or book a break at Wensleydale’s Hayloft, a converted stable block, where you can both soak in the large bedroom bathtub, beneath a beamed, grand double-height ceiling.
Creating memories through mutual activities
A romantic escape isn’t purely about the moment in which it’s enjoyed, but rather the memories that are made along the way. These shared experiences build resilience in relationships and contribute to mutual wellbeing. And by choosing a beautiful scenic location like Yorkshire, you can create the perfect backdrop for your activities.
Doing new things together is a super way to start a new chapter in your journey as a couple, to help you bond and reinvigorate your relationship. With the opportunity for anything out of the ordinary having been so limited over the past year, it’s more important than ever to invest in some adventures with your significant other.
Date ideas in Yorkshire
Why not plan a date to surprise your date during your stay? Here’s some inspiration to begin compiling your Yorkshire bucket list…
Take a first-class trip on a steam train, at the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway in Skipton.
Pack a champagne picnic and try deer spotting in the Ashberry Nature Reserve in the North York Moors.
Swim wild beside a waterfall. The Dales have a high concentration of stunning natural water features. But the Kisdon and Wainwath Falls is especially charming – and remote if you’d prefer a little privacy.
See the process of making chocolate for yourself (while sampling ample quantities of the confectionery) at York’s Chocolate Story. Said to have aphrodisiac qualities, the sweet treat is one of the foods of love.
Walk the perimeter of the medieval city, on York’s City Walls. Avoid the crowds and make it even more romantic by making your perambulation at sunset.
Cheer on one another as you ride the zip wires at the Go Ape treetop adventure park.
Strap in for a 4×4 self-drive Land Rover experience; try your hand at some deep water crossings and sharp inclines to test your mettle. Or take a scenic guided Land Rover Defender tour.
Cycle England’s largest trail centre, in Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire. Inhaling the wonderful northern air and getting the blood pumping will do wonders for your overall health
Learn some culinary skills together at the Arches Cookery School.
But you don’t have to worry about organising your own activities. As experts in the local area, we love to share our recommendations, offer advice and tailor bespoke excursions. Contact us and we will help you to create a bespoke Yorkshire experience for you.
Whether you’re planning a special trip to celebrate your anniversary, honeymoon or a birthday, or simply some dedicated time away, just the two of you, Yorkshire, with its wealth of wonderful options is the perfect destination.