Valentine’s Day Ideas

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    Valentine’s day is fast approaching but if you haven’t already planned what you want to do then here are some of our favourite suggestions. Valentine’s day is a great opportunity to make a little more time for your partner, to take a break from busy lifestyles to spend some quality time together and express how much that person means to you.


    A Fancy Meal

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    Firstly, a meal is always the go to date idea to spend quality time with your loved ones, and restaurants always go the extra mile to make it a little more romantic for this special day. If you live in Yorkshire you are blessed with more Michelin Starred restaurants than anywhere in the UK, outside of London. Here is a list of Michelin Starred Restaurants:

    – The Box Tree, Ilkley

    – Yorke Arms, Harrogate

    – The Pipe and Glass, South Dalton

    – The Black Swan, Oldstead

    – The Star Inn, Harome

    – The Man Behind the Curtain, Leeds


    Hire Your Own Private Island


    Swinton Park offers you complete romantic seclusion in the form of The Island, which is set within 200 acres of heritage parkland and is available to hire by the half-day or full day.

    It is a unique and peaceful venue, complete with an octagonal, Georgian summerhouse, which can be transformed into a remarkable setting with flowers, candles and fairy lights. The House has its own open fire and is equipped with rugs and blankets to create a cosy retreat in which to enjoy Champagne with caviar or a gourmet picnic from the Swinton Park kitchens.


    Visit one of the most romantic hotels in the UK, Yorebridge House

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    Not our words – but those of The Times newspaper who recently put Yorebridge House on the list of top 25 romantic hotels in the UK.

    Nestled in beautiful Bainbridge, Yorebridge House Hotel is a luxury hotel with 12 stunningly designed rooms and is perfect for a romantic getaway – why not treat you and your partner to a room with a private hot tub too?