Feel the Valentine’s love here in Leeds

Harewood House near Leeds
Harewood House near Leeds
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leeds is spreading the love as the most romantic day of the year approaches.

Whether you are looking to win the heart of someone that has caught your eye, or you have been married for 20 years and want to rekindle the romance - Leeds is the place to do it.

From fabulous restaurants for an intimate meal to shopping heaven when it comes to buying a perfect Valentine’s present - we are spoiled for choice here.

So with that in mind, City Buzz has the low down on all you need to know from dates with a difference.

We have picked out ten places to go, so whether you are making a day of it or are rushing to sort something after work...this might help set the mood for love and romance.

Spend the day with your other half exploring one of Yorkshire’s most magnificent country homes, Harewood House. The landscape spans more than a thousand acres, with beautiful parkland, formal gardens and a fairytale-like house.

Hyde Park Picture House goes old school dating as you take a step back in time with the charming, independent picture house. Dubbed the cosiest cinema in Leeds, it screens independent and foreign films. With its ornate decor, gas lighting and traditional auditorium, this is an idyllic spot to snuggle down and enjoy an enchanting cinema experience.

If you want to pull out all the stops, then a visit to this cool, ultra-modern Michelin Star restaurant will certainly elevate your average date night to a whole new level.

The Man Behind the Curtain was dreamed up by chef Michael O’Hare. The price tag may be a bit hefty, but the unique dining experience will make it worth your while for a special occasion.

Luxury medieval, Hazlewood Castle and spa is cosily tucked away in 77 acres of tranquil parkland, making it an ideal destination for a romantic escape.

Treat yourself to a spa, or enjoy a delicious three course dinner together in the Vavasour Restaurant.

The Roxy Lanes boutique bowling alley on Bond Street is worth a shout if you are struggling for time. It boasts a restaurant and bar, serving craft ales and fruity cocktails, so you can eat, drink and play all under one roof.

Maybe treat your significant other to a glorious overnight stay at one of Leeds’s most luxurious boutique hotels, 42 The Calls. This 18th century corn mill has been converted into a characterful, modern four star hotel on the riverside in the heart of the city centre.

Fancy a classic cocktail? Sitting on the 13th floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, trendy Sky Lounge rooftop bar is a picture-perfect spot to sip cocktails together and take in the night.

Prefer the outdoors for dates? Set in 179 acres of beautiful parklands, Golden Acre Park is the ideal spot for a romantic stroll via gardens, woodlands and a glittering lake.

Get swept up in a compelling tale at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and lose yourself in some live entertainment at one of Leeds’s very best theatre venues. Perfect for putting a smile on your partner’s face.

And while the gestures above maybe sweet, then this last one literally is...

From homemade cupcakes to French patisseries, Sunshine Bakery is a fun date destination that every sweet tooth will love.

Artist Bay Backner pictured with her work at Cafe 164, The Gallery at 164, Leeds. PIC: Simon Hulme

Painting picture of beauty at Leeds art exhibition