With a blend of lively nightlife, illuminated views of the River Tyne and easy access to the coast, it’s a city that has it all. Named the best place to visit in 2018 by Rough Guide, it’s no surprise that you want to pop the question in Newcastle. Angelic Diamonds, retailer of diamond engagement rings, based in Newcastle, tells us its top spots that you might not have considered – with so many breath-taking spots, how do you choose one to propose?
Jesmond Dene waterfall
Jesmond Dene is a park which has it all. From a small pet’s corner, green areas ideal for picnics and approximately a two-mile walking path, although this depends on if you venture off track.
For a romantic proposal spot, why not set up a picnic blanket in front of the waterfall situated between the trees and ask your other half to marry you? Located right next to Osborne Road, afterwards why not head over for a bottle of champagne to celebrate!
Wylam Brewery, Palace of Arts
Held next to the Palace of Arts In the Exhibition Park, is Wylam Brewery – which is a 30 minute walk away from the city centre. Open from Thursday to Sunday on a weekly basis is the Brewery Tap. Check out the upcoming events here for the Grand Hall hosts live music and food festivals on a regular basis. Why not take a romantic stroll from the entrance of the park up to the venue before popping the question in front of the lake — a perfect setting when it is lit up.
Planetarium, Life Centre
Why not head over to the North’s biggest planetarium in the Life Science Centre if you and your partner enjoy star gazing but don’t fancy sitting outside in the cold. Here, you can see space films and visuals and experience real-time space shows in high-definition. Ask your other half to be with you forever under the night-sky.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
The BALTIC is a former flour mill that’s now home to ever-changing modern art collections and offers unmissable views of the Quayside. Head to Level five for an indoor viewing box of the Millennium Bridge and the Sage, or to Level four for panoramic views from a different angle. Ask the special question with one of the best views of Newcastle behind you, and if you feel like treating yourselves after, head up to SIX restaurant on the top floor.
Hotel du Vin
Hotel du Vin is a luxury boutique hotel situated away from city centre on the banks of the River Tyne. Boasting unforgettable views of the quayside and a fine dining experience in their restaurant, if you’re looking for somewhere extra special to pop the question — it’s here. Then, head upstairs to your roll top bath for a night of wedding planning.
House of Tides
Situated in a 16th century building on the city’s quayside, House of Tides is a fine dining restaurant that offers a tasting menu which changes around the year. If you and your partner are fans of good food, where better to propose than in Newcastle’s only 1-star Michelin restaurant? For something extra, choose the wine pairing and truly treat your palette.
St James’ Park
Cheer on the home team with your partner before dropping to one knee at half time. For a proposal that’s atmospheric and full of life, ask your loved one to marry you in Newcastle’s football stadium, St James’ Park.
Situated in Henshaw is the Sycamore Gap, which was given the award for England’s ‘Tree of the Year’ in the Woodland Trust’s annual contest. The iconic tree is a picturesque setting for a proposal and is surrounded by a scenic walking trail.
Holy Island of Lindisfarne
A perfect setting for a proposal — you can drive over to the island but make sure you check tide tables for safe crossing times. Holy Island is a picturesque island a few miles off the coast of Northumberland — it is quite far from the city centre but it is worth it to see the priory and enjoy the views.
The Treehouse Restaurant, Alnwick
After exploring Alnwick Castle and its beautiful gardens, head over to The Treehouse Restaurant to pop the question. Perhaps your other half is a huge Harry Potter fan and would love to be proposed to near Hogwarts, or they’re a fan of fun rope bridges and magical dining experiences.