Take your loved one for a day out to some of York's most magnificent attractions as you explore 2,000 years of history. Overlooked by the iconic York Minster, you will find hidden attractions off the beaten track alongside sightseeing activities, museums and art galleries. Delve into York's heritage and stroll around the charming streets and visit a famous landmark, there are plenty of lovely ways to spend a long weekend with your partner.
Need a change from all the hustle and bustle of Valentine's Day? Sometimes it’s the most simple things in life that are the most special. Enjoy a stroll in one of York’s beautiful parks and gardens because some of the most romantic spots in York are best appreciated on foot. Take in some magnificent views of the Minster at Dean’s Park or relax and unwind in York Museum gardens and enjoy the peace and tranquillity that these stunning surroundings have to offer.
When in York, a stroll around the City Walls really is a must. Providing the perfect romantic backdrop for a stroll, you will see the city from an elevated perspective. Walking the full length of the walls will take a couple of hours but you can hop on and off as there are plenty of restaurants and cafes to stop off for refreshments. Don’t forget the excellent selection of regular guided walks too. For more things to see in York on foot, the Visit York Information Centre have a fantastic collection of books on walking in York.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth, York is the city with the richest chocolate history and was home to well-known and best loved brands. Nothing says “I love you” quite like chocolate and with a range of decadent treats, indulgent hampers and chocolate experiences, there is plenty to treat the chocolate lover in your life. If you and your partner are looking for a romantic experience this Valentine’s Day, York Cocoa House are offering a Chocolate Lovers Truffle Experience where you will both create chocolate love heart truffles to enjoy together at home. For luxury hampers, Bettys have a wonderful collection of chocolate treats on offer, from champagne truffles to fondant fancies, send a heartfelt gift to the one you love this Valentine's Day.
A night time cruise sipping champagne in the golden glow of dusk is one of the most romantic things you can do on Valentine's Day in York. Discover more about the history of the city and see some of York’s best sights from Clifford’s Tower and the breath-taking beauty of York Minster. With the lights from the riverside bars creating a romantic atmosphere, you’ll also be treated to some spectacular sunset views whilst on board.