Best Romantic Activities for Couples in York - Hotel Indigo York

Best Romantic Activities for Couples in York

With its scenic architecture and wondrous attractions, it’s no wonder York is the most romantic city in the North. Here, we’ve listed the best romantic activities for couples to do in the city during that perfect long-weekend you’ve been dreaming of.


Stroll Around York City Walls

Walk hand-in-hand over the most complete example of medieval walls in England whilst taking in panoramic views of the breath-taking city. Not your average Yorkshire walk, this is a memorable experience you simply must share with your partner. 

York City Walls

Shop at the Shambles

One of the best ways to get to know your partner better is by observing their shopping tastes! If they venture into The Shop That Must Not Be Named, they’re a Potter fan. If they stop by the Shambles Sweet Shop, they’re a confectionary connoisseur. If they go in both, they’re a keeper! 

The Shambles

Indulge in York’s Chocolate Story

Chocolate is undoubtedly the way to the heart! Take a guided tour of York’s chocolate story and unwrap the sweet history of the UK’s favourite snack. On your way out, don’t forget to treat your loved one to a beautifully wrapped chocolate bar from the giftshop – the language of love. 

Chocolate Box

Dine at One of York’s Many Restaurants

Whether it’s a quick coffee shop break or a slap-up meal you desire, York will have you spoilt for choice. Sample a luscious panini at Lucky Days or indulge in Italian cuisine at cosy Lucia. And, if you’ve got room for dessert, grab an ice cream from Roberto – your couples’ Summer isn’t over yet!

Restaurant Couple

Take a Boat Ride Along the River Ouse

Wrap your arm around your partner, relax and watch the world glide by as you slowly sail down the River Ouse. Take an evening cruise after a day of exploring and watch the late summer sunset reflect in the tranquil water. Complete bliss!

River Ouse

It feels like the Summer of love has only just begun, but it isn’t ending anytime soon in our beautiful city – you have all the time in the world to complete the best romantic activities in York. Why not compliment your visit with a few nights at our boutique hotel? We would love to have you and your other half.

Food & Drink in York

Sip on local gin, craft ales, familiar favourites, and creative cocktails at No.88 Walmgate. Pair with one of our delicious Rustic Pizzas.

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We proudly stand in the historic neighbourhood of Walmgate, just a short walk from all the city has to offer.

At one point Walmgate had 20 pubs on the street, today it is a cool mix of independent restaurants, bars and shops and continues to Fossgate – which boasts even more independent shops, delis, bars and restaurants. Walmgate Bar proudly stands at the end of the road. It is the only existing bar in York with a Barbican and forms part of the York City Walls walk.

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York Hotel's Chocolate Story

Discover the history of chocolate, how to make it and how to taste it like an expert at the York’s Chocolate Story.

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Hotel Indigo York's Latest Special Offers

Chocolate Package

Sweet dreams are made of this! Enjoy an indulgent stay in York and explore the city’s confectionary history. Snack on a complimentary box of chocolates, and wake up to a full English breakfast.

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