Best Romantic Ways To Spend A Day In York - Hotel Indigo York

Best Romantic Ways To Spend A Day In York

York is the perfect city location for a picturesque getaway with your loved one. With plenty of romantic ways to spend a day in York, you won’t be short of fun-filled activities where you can spend some quality time together.

Take a look at our top five romantic activities you can do while you’re staying in York.

Have a spa treatment at The Grand

What better way to relax than with a luxurious spa day at The Grand? They offer a wide range of treatments from facials to whole body massages, all set in five-star tranquil surroundings.

Plus with a 14-metre swimming pool, spa whirlpool, Nordic dry sauna, steam room, relaxation lounge and gym, there’s something for every couple.

Take a look at what you can experience at The Spa At The Grand here.

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Chocolate making at York Chocolate Story

Chocolates are a romance essential, so why not take it a step further and make your own chocolate? Take a tour of the museum and discover the fascinating confectionary history of York, then at the end of the tour you can make your own chocolate truffles to take home with you.

It’s a great activity for you and your partner to enjoy together. Why not turn it into a competition to see who can create the best truffles?

Discover York Chocolate Story’s Truffle Rolling Tour and book your tickets here.

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Pottery painting at Bish Bash Pot

Want a special keepsake as a reminder of your romantic getaway? Pottery painting at Bish Bash Pots is a wonderful way to get your creative juices flowing and create a fun souvenir from your trip.

It’s also just down the road from our hotel! So all that’s left to do is to choose what pot you’ll be painting and brainstorm your design ideas.

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Afternoon tea at Bettys

Tea and decadent cakes – what more could you ask for? If you enjoy a spot of afternoon tea, there’s no better place to go than Betty’s Tea Rooms. With a wide variety of delicious sweet treats to tuck into, you can enjoy an indulgent dining experience together.

Betty’s are experts in crafting high-quality patisserie and cakes, all set in a luxurious tea room inspired by the Queen Mary ocean liner. So, you know that you’re in for a decadent romantic afternoon.

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Take a walk along the river

A simple walk along the River Ouse is a great way to spend time together and take in the glorious sights of York. If you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, it’s a good way to relax and slow down as you take a gentle stroll down the river.

So, get some comfy shoes on and take a leisurely walk along the river and soak up the romantic setting of York in the best way.

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We hope that we’ve inspired your next romantic trip away to York and given you some great ideas for your stay! You can even make your visit extra special with our Romance Package in our luxury York hotel.

Book now for the ultimate romantic trip away.

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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