25 romantic things to do for couples in Newcastle
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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner the time has come to think up ways to impress your other half.

Plan the perfect romantic day and win some serious brownie points with our guide to all things romantic in Newcastle. You’re welcome!

1. Watch a film at the Tyneside Cinema

The screens at the Tyneside Cinema are small and cosy, making them the perfect place to snuggle up with your love, you can even watch a movie with a glass of wine. Cinema date nights just got grownup!

10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG, 0191 227 5500, tynesidecinema.co.uk/

2. Sip some fizz at The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse

If you fancy yourself a bit of a Romeo a trip to Glasshouse, Newcastle’s only dedicated champagne bar, is a great start to a romantic date. For an extra special visit try some champagne tasting or enjoy a champagne afternoon tea.

Milburn House, Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1LF, 0191 447 6910, glasshousenewcastle.co.uk/

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3. Eat at House of Tides

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to try out somewhere swanky. For some serious romancing book a table at House of Tides, Newcastle’s Michelin Star restaurant where chef Kenny Atkinson will impress you with his amazing seven course tasting menu.

28 Close, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RN, 0191 230 3720, houseoftides.co.uk/

4. Take a romantic stroll round Jesmond Dene

Jesmond Dene Waterfall

Nothing beats a lovely stroll in the fresh air with your love. For a little extra romance prepare a flask of hot chocolate and take a walk through Jesmond Dene. The waterfall is a great place to stop for a loved up selfie and there are plenty of paths to guarantee peaceful walks.

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5. Make your favourite cocktails at the Botanist

Impress your love behind the bar at the Botanist where you can learn how to make some of your favourite cocktails. Tom Cruise always got the girl – just be careful not to break any bottles!

Monument Mall, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7AL, 0191 261 6307, thebotanist.uk.com/location/newcastle

6. Buy something sparkly at Northern Goldsmiths

Northern Goldsmiths

If you’re in the market for something sparkly this Valentines a trip to Northern Goldsmiths is a must. The recently refurbished jewellers is steeped in romantic history with generations of lovers arranging to meet under its golden clock. The glass cabinets are full of beautiful jewellery to suit every budget.

1 Blackett Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5AU, 0191 232 2264, goldsmiths.co.uk/store-finder/newcastle/101

7. Enjoy an overnight stay at Hotel Du Vin

Treat yourselves to the Executive Suite at Hotel Du Vin and you can enjoy the largest room in the hotel complete with nine foot bed, walk in shower and you can even lie side by side in twin free standing baths.

Allan House, City Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2BE, 0191 389 8628, hotelduvin.com/locations/newcastle/

8. Enjoy breakfast in bed without doing the cooking

Breakfast in bed, the perfect romantic start to the day. Off The Grill are a Newcastle based breakfast delivery service who will cook you up a fresh breakfast and deliver it straight to your door so you don’t have to do any of the work. There’s everything from porridge and pancakes to full cooked breakfasts on the menu. If you’re feeling extra cheeky deliver it to your love in bed and pretend you made it yourself.

9. Get dessert delivered to your door

Whilst we’re talking about treats being delivered to your door, Newcastle is also home to Desserts Delivered who deliver cakes, pies and ice-cream direct to your door, perfect for a romantic night in.

10. Recreate a Disney classic at Portofino

Who doesn’t love the scene in Lady and a Tramp where the dogs kiss whilst sharing a plate of spaghetti?  Recreate the moment at Portofino, where there’s a huge menu of Italian favourites if you don’t fancy getting messy with spaghetti.

12A Mosley Street, Newcastle upon Tyne,  NE1 1DE, 0191 261 5512, portofinonewcastle.co.uk/

11. Explore the most romantic building in Newcastle

Newcastle Castle

If you’re looking for somewhere truly romantic in the heart of Newcastle then a date to the Newcastle Castle ticks all the boxes. Explore the beautiful building, lose yourself in the romantic history of the city and then climb the 99 steps to the top of the tower for beautiful views across the Tyne and a beautiful moment with your love.

Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ, 0191 230 6300, newcastlecastle.co.uk/

12. Show off your skills at Blackfriars

For couples who love to cook up a storm in the kitchen, Blackfriars Restaurant have a busy diary of events where you can learn how to make bread, work with chocolate or learn to cook using local produce in a beautiful old friary.

Friars Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4XN, 0191 261 5945, blackfriarsrestaurant.co.uk/

13. See the stars at the Life Centre

Generations of lovers have enjoyed star gazing together but if sitting out in the cold isn’t your thing, enjoy the stars indoors at the Life Centre where the Planetarium offers a view of the night sky with all the benefits of comfy seats.

Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP, 0191 243 8210, life.org.uk/

14. Watch the sun rise or set

Sunset

Being in the east Newcastle gets some beautiful sunrises if you can get out of bed early enough to see one. If not you could be lucky and see some beautiful skies in the early evening. The Tyne Bridge or the Angel of the North are great places to capture a special moment with your Valentine.

15. Catch a show at the Tyne Theatre

Spend a romantic evening in a Grade I listed building watching a show and spending some quality time with your special someone. The small theatre is ideal for a date to remember.

117 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AG, 0191 243 1171, tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk/

16. Romancing at Fenwick

Visiting a department store may not seem like a very romantic way to spend your day, but there’s a lot of love to be found at Fenwick, and it’s all under one roof. Treat the lady in your life to a makeover at the new Charlotte Tilbury counter where the cost of her treat will also buy her some luxurious makeup, enjoy a romantic lunch for two in the Food Hall and don’t forget to treat your love to a gorgeous bouquet of flowers from Diana Kaye on the way out.

39 Northumberland Street,  Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7AS, 0191 232 5100, fenwick.co.uk/stores/newcastle/

17. Eat Chocolate at the Brownie Bar

Think of romance and it’s not long until you’re thinking of chocolate (or is that just us?). Forget your usual standard box of chocolates and instead impress your date with a trip to the Brownie Bar where there’s a huge choice of sticky sweet brownies to choose from and you can even buy an ingredients jar to take home and make your own later.

Eldon Garden, Eldon Square, Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RA, www.browniebar.co.uk/

18. Immortalise your love on the High Level Bridge

It might not be quite the Pont des Arts but if your budget doesn’t stretch to Paris then take a walk along Newcastle’s high level bridge where a collection of padlocks chained to the bridge tells many a Geordie love story.

19. Cycle along the Tyne

Cycle Hub

Hire a bike from the Cycle Hub and enjoy a bike ride along the Tyne with your love. There’s nothing more romantic than taking in the gorgeous scenery of your favourite city. Don’t forget to have the obligatory slice of cake and a cup of tea at the Hub when you drop the bikes back.

Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1BU, 0191 276 7250, thecyclehub.org/

20. Show off your moves at Dance City

Learn how to salsa, tango or ballroom dance at Dance City. The perfect excuse to get up close and personal with your girl or guy and maybe impress with some moves they never knew you had.

Temple Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4BR, 0191 261 0505, dancecity.co.uk/

21. Relax at the House of Savannah

A Simply Spa pass at House of Savannah will give you and your Valentine two hours of relaxation to enjoy the Steam, Sauna and Emotional Shower experience before cuddling up in a fluffy robe with a glass of fizz in the Buddha lounge. There’s a range of treatments and massages for men and women, allowing you to create the perfect couples spa day.

1 Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7JG, 0191 230 1919, savannah-salonspa.com/

22. Take out a swan on Saltwell Park Lake

Take yourselves back to your youth and take a swan out on Saltwell Park Lake. The peddalos allow the perfect escape into the middle of the lake where you can enjoy a stolen moment.

23. Enjoy oysters and champagne

Oyster Bar

I’m sure we don’t need to tell you that oysters are an aphrodisiac. So we suggest you get yourself to Saltwater Fish Company in Fenwick’s Food Hall for some oysters and champagne.

39 Northumberland Street,  Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7AS, 0191 232 5100, fenwick.co.uk/stores/newcastle/

24. Stroll the Quayside at night

The Quayside comes to life in the evening, making for a very romantic walk along the river. Take a stroll past the colourfully lit bridges and if you never want the romance to end finish your night in one of the many bars. We recommend Chez Mal at the Malmaison for a cocktail or a glass of fizz.

25. Have a Winter picnic in Leazes Park

Sometimes the simplest gestures are the most romantic. Wrap up warm, grab your picnic blanket and treat yourselves to a romantic Winter picnic in Leazes Park. Flasks of hot tea will help keep the chill out and there’s always some ducks to chase round the pond if things get too arctic.

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