Five Romantic Valentine’s Day Dates Near Bradford - 09/02/18
The famous day of love is almost upon us and, whether you are a ‘gigantic statements plastered all over social media’ type of person or a ‘last bunch of roses from the petrol station’ sort, everyone wants to impress their other half on the 14th February. With that in mind, here are five suggestions for romantic Valentine’s Day dates near Bradford.
1) Take in the City Park Lights
City Park is the focal point of Bradford city centre and a great place to meet and hang out during the day. In the summer, it’s perfect for kids who can splash about to cool down, but at night it’s undeniably romantic.
With the lights twinkling majestically through the fountains in the dusk, you can wander around in a besotted daze with your beloved and it won’t even cost you a penny.
Home to the grand masters of romanticism, the Bronte sisters, Haworth is a cracking day out too. Peruse the boutique shops and tempting eateries that line the cobbled streets, pop in to the Parsonage Museum to learn more about the sisters and their life in the town and then head out onto the stunning moor.
You can hike together up to Top Withens, the ruined farmhouse said to be the inspiration for Emily’s Wuthering Heights, and then evoke your inner Cathy and Heathcliff at the picturesque Bronte Waterfall, surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
3) Watch Brief Encounter
When it comes to romance, there are few more iconic cinematic scenes than those involving Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson amid the swirling steam of a railway station in the 1945 flick Brief Encounter.
This Valentine’s Day, take a trip down the A6036 from Bradford to Halifax, where the film is being shown at the magnificent Square Chapel Arts Centre. The screening begins at 7:30pm on Wednesday.
4) Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway
Not only can you watch the movie, you can recreate that particular piece of celluloid gold yourself by visiting the Bradford area’s very own vintage train ride – the Keighley and Worth Valley Steam Railway. Step on the perfectly presented platform at Keighley and step back in time to the golden age of rail travel.
The first train from Keighley sets off at 11am on Valentine’s Day, with the last journey at 4:30pm. You head up through the gorgeous countryside, stopping off at Haworth if you’d like to combine two dates in one, on to Oxenhope and back.
5) Eat at Bradford’s Hidden Gem
Cona is a steak restaurant in Bradford’s Little Germany that has been described as the city’s hidden gem. Situated on East Parade, the establishment is gaining a powerful reputation for delivering fine dining.
This Valentine’s Day, they have a three-course menu for £65 per person, featuring highly prized Wagyu beef, turbot and caviar, and a selection of tempting desserts, all of which should make for a most romantic date night in the centre of town.
Do you have a Valentine’s Day date in the Bradford area planned? Tell us which you think are the most romantic places around here.