Things to do for Couples in Durham

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, then look no further – as Durham’s charming streets and relaxing atmosphere make it the ideal place to ignite the flame and discover the best of Britain. With charismatic eateries, beautiful walks and spa hotels a-plenty, you will not fall short of dreamy hotspots to enjoy as a couple.


Rowing Boat in Durham City ·

The Boathouse Elvet Bridge, Durham DH1 3AF

Like a scene from the famous British novel, Pride and Prejudice, you can leave your troubles behind and drift along the calm English waters of Durham’s river. For just a couple of pounds you can hire a traditional 1900’s style rowing boat from Browns Boats, and steer yourselves along the river wear – watching the iconic Cathedral from below. This makes for the ultimate date day on a budget.


Ramside Spa ·

Spa at Ramside, Carrville, Durham, DH1 1TD

Unwind and indulge in a little TLC as you visit the Ramside Spa in Durham. Become overwhelmed with a sense of relaxation and enjoy this little slice of heaven, where you can receive treatments or simply lounge in the sauna. If you’re doing an adventure-packed tour of the North East, this will give you the perfect retreat where you can loosen up together.


Stroll at Durham Riverbanks ·

Green Lane, Durham, Co Durham, DH1 3UW

Walk hand in hand along the riverbank of one of the region’s most iconic and beautiful backdrops. Follow this three-mile-long circuit as you take in the views of the picturesque Durham Riverside scenery, strolling past the world-famous cathedral, the castle and the quaint bridges that unite the city.

Brunch at Flat White’s Kitchen ·

40 Saddler Street, Durham, DH1 3NU

Is there any better day date than a tasty brunch? Serving the finest coffee and a delicious range of brunch and lunch choices, Flat White sits within a 17th century townhouse in the centre of Durham. Cake fan? Flat White Kitchen has you covered with a range of mouth-watering cakes and pastries to fulfil your sweet tooth. This superb eatery is located in the heart of the city and is a stone throw away from the iconic Durham Cathedral.


Barnard Castle ·

Scar Top, Barnard Castle, Durham, DL12 8PR

Standing proudly atop the County Durham skyline is the impressive Barnard Castle. More remote and understated than some of the other castles in the region, this makes the perfect place to explore and enjoy at your own pace. This means you can simply enjoy being in each others company against this story-book setting – now that sounds like a date!