You might be surprised at just how romantic the North East is as a destination with plenty of romantic things to do in NewcastleGateshead as a couple. Whether you’re looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day, searching for a romantic weekend break with a loved one or simply looking to spend a day together away from it all, we’ve compiled a list of the best things for couples to do in Newcastle and Gateshead that will affirm just how romantic this city can be.

House of Tides Newcastle Quayside

Experience an Evening of Fine Dining

One way to spend a romantic evening in NewcastleGateshead is by taking advantage of some the best restaurants in the North East and starting your evening with a delicious meal.

If you’re looking for fine dining, you’re sure to find it at the Michelin Star winning House of Tides. Admire the splendour of this beautifully restored Grade 1 listed building as you tuck into their much celebrated taster menu. Or, why not visit SIX at Baltic restaurant, which sits atop BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. You’ll be able to relish a three-course meal with unrivalled spectacular views across the River Tyne and NewcastleGateshead’s iconic Quayside as you tuck into locally sourced dishes and hand selected wines.

Learn how to Make Cocktails with a Masterclass

If you want to try something fun and unusual, surprise your date with a cocktail making class at any of Newcastle and Gateshead’s best bars. You can show off your talents at a cocktail class with the Aveika’s Cocktail Project, shake up exotic tipples at SoHe, or create exciting new recipes at The Poison Cabinet.

Once you’ve dazzled your date with your daiquiri making skills, you’ll also have the pleasure of sampling your hard work!  No matter whether you’re more of a whisky sour kind of person, or a mojito lover, a cocktail class is a great way to hone your skills, as well as try some delicious drinks with your partner in crime!

Perfect your Dancing with an Exhilarating Dance Class

What could be more romantic than embracing your loved one on the dancefloor? Whether you’re channelling Fred and Ginger’s famous foxtrot, or bringing some much needed spice to your evening with a spot of salsa, why not pull on your dance shoes and book a dance class for a fun and unusual night on the tiles? Dance City has a superb range of classes, including contemporary dance, flamenco and salsa while Kommunity offers lessons in Swing dancing, Blues and Balboa. Let the music take over and you’ll be dancing like a pro in no time!

The Stand Comedy Club Newcastle

Share Laughs with your loved one at The Stand

They say some of the best things in life are love and laughter, so be sure to keep your other always half smiling with a hilarious evening at the The Stand Comedy Club. Whatever comedy styles you’re both into, there’s a fantastic selection of comedians and comedy shows to entertain you on your date night as well as a fantastic menu of delicious dishes, and craft beers which you can enjoy ahead of the show.

Kiss under the stars on a magical trip to Kielder Observatory

What could be more romantic than sitting under the stars? Kielder Observatory is one of the most remarkable places to visit in Northumberland, and you can head out during all seasons to gaze at the beautiful North East skies. Pack a blanket and snuggle up with your significant other, as you look for shooting stars, constellations and other celestial phenomena in full, clear view at the Observatory. Why not stay in Kielder overnight to take full advantage of the superb panoramic views? It’s the perfect romantic weekend break.

Go for a Romantic Stroll in the North East countryside and coast

You’re sure to find romance beyond the city when you uncover the North East’s picturesque coastline and rolling countryside. A spring-time stroll at Alnwick Garden is a great day out as you admire Japanese cherry blossoms, colourful perennials and exotic blooms while a visit to Tynemouth Coast allows you to enjoy spectacular views of the North East’s most beautiful beaches with the sunshine above and an ice-cream in hand. If you’re looking to go further afield, you’ll find stunning luscious green surroundings at Cragside Gardens. Here you can enjoy nature at its best, with views of Cragside’s pruned gardens, babbling stream and views across Northumberland’s quaint countryside.

Slaley Hall, Northumberland

Unwind on a Blissful Spa Weekend

Slaley Hall provides the perfect weekend of couples’ looking to get away from it all and be pampered in style with everything from beauty treatments to massages. The expert spa therapists will treat you both with luxurious Espa products to help you unwind. Why not make a long weekend of it and stay the night? You’ll get to relax in any of Slaley Hall’s fully furnished rooms, with potential options for breakfast and an evening meal included in your package.

Romantic Night at the Movies

Film buffs can revel in a selection of classic and modern films at Tyneside Cinema. With a fantastic selection of new releases and golden oldies, there’s certainly something for every couple to enjoy in the beautiful setting of this Art Deco film house.

Before you head home, why not stop by the Vicolo cocktail bar next door or the Tyneside Bar and Café which regularly serve up themed cocktails for special events including Oscar season and a Week of Love just in time for Valentine's Day. 

Enjoy a Harry Potter-Inspired Trip

Is your partner Potter obsessed? Alnwick Castle is the perfect place to indulge your magical side. Unleash your inner Potterhead and visit Alnwick Castle to discover the magical film location for yourselves. Here, you can uncover the castle’s iconic history and pretend you’re in the Quidditch team with an afternoon of broomstick training, or you can peruse the stunning Alnwick Gardens; best explored in the summer when the flowers are in full bloom, for an extra special romantic treat. Please note, Alnwick Castle will reopen for the Spring/Summer season on 27 March 2020. However find out about their Valentine's Day evening here. 

Hotel Du Vin Newcastle

Get away from it all at a Luxurious Boutique Hotel        

Hidden across the North East are a selection of beautiful boutique hotels and private cottages, where you can truly make yourself a home away from home. Stay in a stylish room and indulge in outstanding food and chic cocktails at the Malmaison, or enjoy the amazing private suites at Hotel Du Vin where you can tuck into a delicious Sunday lunch or afternoon tea at their in-house bistro. If a mini-break is more your style, why not venture to Le Petit Chateau in Otterburn? This hotel is decked out in rustic Southern French boutique style and is becoming one of the North East’s most popular wedding venues; good to know if you feel the need to pop the question somewhere special!

No matter whether you’re celebrating a special anniversary, taking a holiday without the kids or you simply want to spend some time with the person you love most, you can discover many more things to do in NewcastleGateshead including Newcastle’s best must see sights,

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