Online Dating in York

9 Date Ideas in York

Nowhere in England offers such authentic medieval charm as York, this well-maintained, walled city is a maze of windy streets, traditional pubs and a stunning gothic cathedral. Romance in York is key so if you’re visiting the Viking centre, jumping on a bicycle ride of the city or by boat, this city is a gem waiting to be discovered on a date.

1. Go Back in Time at the Jovik Viking Centre

Viking Centre_YorkIf you want to go back further than medieval times then make a beeline for the surprisingly entertaining Jorvik Viking Centre in Coppergate. Multimedia exhibits and a monorail transport you through old Jorvik (the Viking name for York) giving you a pretty good idea of what life was like to be a Viking in the 9th-century. One thing to remember whilst in York is that here gate means street, and bar means gate. Continuing the theme of historical discovery is the nearby York Dungeons which aim to make you and your date squirm with scary theatrics and special effects.

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2. The Shambles
Shambles_YorkWith a street as historic and beautiful as this, you won’t need to plan too much to make your date memorable. Spend the afternoon browsing through and appreciating the stunning fourteenth-century timber-framed buildings and cobbled pathway. The street offers numerous independent shops and many places to stop for a spot of lunch.

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3.Fruit Scones at Betty’s

Bettys_YorkAfter working up an appetite strolling the streets come to settle in this traditional tea room in St. Helen’s Square. Order a hearty breakfast of poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, or go for Betty’s infamous (and giant) fruit scones with lashings of creamy Yorkshire butter.

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4. The Bloody Tour of York

Looking for a memorable date? You’ve found it. Join ‘Mad Alice’ as she guides you through the history and horrors of York. The informative tour covers everything from the Vikings to the Highway mean and everything in between. The tour is 90 minutes and you’ll get to see all of the famous landmarks. Expect laughs, frights and a date you won’t forget! For more information head to their website bloodytourofyork

5. Cycling Date

Bike Tour_YorkA nice way of seeing the city, and a novel idea for a date, is to go by bicycle. There are plenty of trails to choose from around the city and you can hire bikes from Cycle Haven outside York station. Choose from town-style upright bikes or for bikes more accustomed to the countryside there are hybrid varieties.

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6. Cruising Together

River Ouse_YorkWhat could be more romantic than a cruise on the River Ouse? An evening river cruise, of course, accompanied by a romantic meal for two. So the latter is the most extravagant option for cruising here but there are daytime cruise options, dinner and evening cruises that last for 70 minutes each. Sit outside on the deck or retreat to the comfort of the cosy bar inside and cuddle up together.

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7. York Minister

Minister_YorkYorks cathedral boasts beauty and elegance, with medieval stained glass and dating as one of the earliest historic buildings, the cathedral makes a great date even better. Explore the underground chamber in an interactive gallery and view treasured artefacts up close. After climbing the 275 steps up the Central Tower you will be rewarded with a stunning view of the city.

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8. Chocolate Story

Chocolate_YorkWe all know the way to a woman’s heart is chocolate so it’s an obvious choice to visit the York Chocolate Story. Located in the heart of the city this tour will teach you about the origins, tasting and the making process. If this isn’t enough you can attend a chocolate bar making and decorating class, master the skills of a chocolatier and take home your very own creation.

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9. Stonegate Yard

Stonegate Yard_YorkThis romantic Georgian townhouse serves a variety of drinks, from refreshing cocktails to coffee and an impressive locally sourced menu. The romantic setting will leave you with butterflies, the sensational courtyard offers outdoor dining and the serenity of your surroundings will certainly put you both at ease of this date.

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Want to meet singles in York?

If you still need a partner, we can help! There’s a number of good online websites for Yorkshire Singles – just sign-up for free on WeLoveDates and then you can start meeting local singles and get planning for your first date! If you’re tired of the drama, stress and boredom that comes along with serious relationships and you want to enjoy the Yorkshire Sex scene, then there are plenty of people out there for you.