Cow and calf rock, Ilkley

Rediscover the romance of West Yorkshire

Every region of the UK has its treasures, and West Yorkshire is full of beautiful places to visit on a romantic break. Whether you and your partner love the faded glamour of historic places, enjoy sharing the great outdoors or prefer indulging in romantic moments in the city, you’ll find the right fit in West Yorkshire. Here are just some of the best romantic picks…

Exciting cities

There’s always something new to try in West Yorkshire’s cities. Here you can explore your romantic side through shared passions, be it food, dancing or architecture.

Leeds

It was the original birthplace of the ultimate British department store, Marks & Spencer, but there’s a more fashionable edge to Leeds too. Experience culinary artistry at the city’s top restaurants or hit the town for some of the country’s best nights out.

Bradford

Named UNESCO City of Film in 2009, Bradford’s status as a city of culture has replaced its former glory as a centre for textile manufacturing. Film buffs will love the National Media Museum ─ the most visited museum in the country outside London. Snuggle up whilst watching a film in one of the museum’s many screens.

Stunning countryside

If you’re a couple who met through a shared love of the outdoors,  you’ll love West Yorkshire’s countryside.

Otley Chevin

A great romantic setting for outdoorsy couples is Otley Chevin. You don’t have to trek far to find a surprise view.

Ilkley Moor

Experience the open countryside and panoramic views that make this area of the UK so popular with walkers on Ilkley Moor. There are hundreds of photo opportunities for couples, including Cow and Calf rocks. Don’t forget your binoculars, because it’s also a haven for rare and beautiful birds.

Cow and calf rock, Ilkley

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History

Once you’re worn out from trekking around the countryside, re-enact scenes from your favourite costume drama at a country house.

Harewood House and Estate

Swoon at the classical gardens or stare longingly across the moors after your clandestine lover at this striking stately home, just outside Harrogate.

Saltaire Village

Another of West Yorkshire’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Saltaire Village outside Bradford is named after Sir Titus Salt who built the textile mill there. People still live at the village today, and it’s a great place to visit to find out more about the region’s rich history.

Saltaire's New Mill

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Vibrant festivals

Arts and culture are alive and well at West Yorkshire’s many festivals; there are more romantic options than getting muddy at Leeds Festival.

Bronte Parsonage Museum, Contemporary Arts Programme

The Brontë Parsonage Museum, Haworth, holds a programme of contemporary arts events each year offering the latest in visual and written arts. The museum is also a gem for literature lovers and a romantic spot with its ties to the Brontë family. Recall the tragic romance of Jane Eyre as you explore the house.

Hebden Bridge Festival

At the annual festival and fringe, experience something new from the varied programme of performances including spoken word, music, theatre and comedy.

If you like the sound of West Yorkshire’s attractions, start planning a visit for you and your partner today. After all, romantic moments are all about sharing experiences you both enjoy.

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2 thoughts on “Rediscover the romance of West Yorkshire”

  1. A great place to stay in the UK is at a caravan site. They are a lot cheaper to stay in than fancy hotels. I would definitely recommend a caravan holiday in the UK as there is so much to do here.

    1. Lacks the glamour, the space and the home conforts I’m used to though! There’s only so much you can fit in a caravan.

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