The top 10 places to propose in Newcastle upon Tyne

The top 10 places to propose in Newcastle upon Tyne

11th January 2019 1 By Rachael Stray

If you’re looking to get down on bended knee then my hometown of Newcastle upon Tyne is the perfect location for any proposal.

If you read my proud Geordie moment as Newcastle named number 1 place to visit in 2018 you’ll know that my home town was named by The Rough Guide 2018 at number one in its published list of the top “18 places that should be on your radar in 2018”.

The city offers a blend of lively nightlife, illuminated views of the River Tyne and easy access to the coast, it’s a city that really has it all – here’s my top 10 reasons to visit Newcastle if you need further inspiration!

But, with so many breath-taking spots, how do you choose the one to propose?

The top 10 places to propose in and around Newcastle

Jesmond Dene

Jesmond Dene waterfall

Jesmond Dene waterfall

For fans of the outdoors a short journey from the centre of Newcastle is picturesque Jesmond Dene.

There’s a two-mile long walking trail and some cute animals at Pet’s Corner.

For a romantic proposal spot, why not set up a picnic blanket in front of the waterfall  between the trees and ask your other half to marry you? Then, head over to Osborne Road for a celebratory bottle of bubbly. Perfect.

The Baltic

For the absolute best views of the stunning Gateshead-Newcastle Quayside head over the Millennium Bridge to the Baltic museum.


View of the River Tyne from the Millennium Bridge

Take the lift up 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.

You can 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 afterwards.

House of Tides

For food lovers House of Tides is Newcastle’s only Michelin star restaurant. 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.

For something extra special, choose the wine pairing and truly treat your palette. A fabulous foodie setting to set the tone for your proposal.

St James’ Park

If you and your other half are part of the famous Toon Army,  you can’t get better than a proposal at St James’ Park.

You can cheer on the magpies with your partner before dropping to one knee at half time. Just imagine the amazing atmosphere all around you.

It’s only a short walk into the centre of Newcastle where you can continue the celebrations post-match and question!

Hotel du Vin

Located on the stunning banks of the River Tyne, Hotel du Vin is a luxury hotel that will make your stay in my fabulous home city even more memorable.

Boasting unforgettable views of the quayside and a fine dining experience in their restaurant, if you’re looking for somewhere seriously extra special to pop the question — it’s here.

Then, head upstairs to your roll top bath for a night of wedding planning. Breakfast the next day is a real treat too.

Wylam Brewery, Palace of Arts

A trip to Newcastle is not complete without heading to Wylam Brewery in Exhibition Park, which is just a short a half an hour walk from the city centre.

Exhibition Park lake

Next to the Brewery sits the Brewery Tap, which is open Thursday to Sundays.

The Grand Hall hosts live music and food festivals on a regular basis — you check out  upcoming events here.

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

Did you know that Newcastle is home to the North’s biggest planetarium?

Life Centre

For star gazing lovers, you must take a trip to the Life Science Centre. Here, you can see space films and visuals and experience real-time space shows in high-definition.

You can ask your other half to be with you forever under the night-sky. Truly dreamy.

I’m a big fan of stunning Northumberland which is the border county to my native Newcastle which was recently crowned with the title of best UK holiday county to visit in the British Travel Awards, here’s why I think it’s the best UK holiday county to visit.

Holy Island of Lindisfarne

If you want to embrace Northumberland’s historic culture, a trip to the incredible Holy Island should be on your list — especially if like me you’re a sucker for a good coastline view.

It’s a perfect setting for a proposal — you can drive over to the island but make sure you check tide tables for safe crossing times so you don’t get stuck!

The Treehouse Restaurant, Alnwick

If you and your partner are lovers of the wizarding world, propose near the real-life Hogwarts castle. After exploring Alnwick Castle and its beautiful gardens, head over to The Treehouse Restaurant to pop the question.

Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick

The Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Gardens

You can buy a joint ticket to do both attractions which I would really recommend.

Sycamore Gap

Take a trip to Henshaw and visit England’s ‘Tree of the Year’ 2016 at Sycamore Gap. The iconic tree is a picturesque setting for a proposal and is surrounded by a scenic walking trail.

Sycamore Gap is the most photographed spot in the whole of Northumberland National Park which is another great spot for any star gazing fans as it boasts fantastic dark skies.

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