Barnard Castle, home of quaint little shops and teashops, is a nice simple way to spend an afternoon.
If, on the other hand, you’re more of a traditionalist why not organise a trip to the flicks.
A quick burger or pizza followed by popcorn, pick ’n’ mix and a bit of a snuggle with your date can be a really romantic was to spend a few hours and find out if you enjoy each other’s company.
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Planning where to go is one of the most important things for your date, and thankfully the North East of England is brimming with fabulously romantic places to while away the day.
Here are our top 5 most romantic and engaging places to spend a few hours in the company of someone special.
Durham City has some fantastic riverside walks, shops, cafes and restaurants where you can get lost in the crowd.Take a romantic stroll along the riverside or if you’re feeling especially energetic hire a rowing boat and treat your date to a leisurely journey along the River Wear.As there is plenty going on in Durham, you’ll never be stuck for something to do or talk about.If you’re really looking to impress Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside isn’t just a hot night-spot.Whilst it can be a little quieter during the day there are lots of bars and restaurants where you can spend a very pleasurable afternoon being glamorous and soaking up the atmosphere and getting to know someone.If you’re looking for something a little more cultural, you can even nip across the Millenium Bridge into the Sage or the Baltic and impress your date with your knowledge of modern art……or make them laugh at least!