Top Places to Propose in Newcastle upon Tyne
Named the best place to visit in 2018 by Rough Guide, it’s no surprise that you want to pop the question in Newcastle. 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. But, with so many breath-taking spots, how do you choose one to propose? This month we have invited Angelic Diamonds, retailer of diamond engagement rings based in Newcastle, to tell us their top spots that you might not have considered...
Jesmond Dene waterfall, Jesmond
Jesmond Dene park is home to a small pet’s corner, green areas ideal for picnics and 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? Then, head over to Osborne Road for a celebratory bottle of bubbly. FIND OUT MORE >
The Biscuit Factory, Ouseburn
Set in a former Victorian biscuit manufacturing warehouse, The Biscuit Factory is an art gallery over two floors. Displaying a range of contemporary art, sculptures, prints, and jewellery, enjoy each other’s company as you admire the work of local and national artists. In a room full of fine artwork, let your loved one know that they’re the masterpiece by proposing in this beautiful setting. Afterwards, celebrate with a la carte dining in the fine dining restaurant, Artisan.
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The Treehouse Restaurant, Alnwick
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. After exploring Alnwick Castle and its beautiful gardens, head over to The Treehouse Restaurant to pop the question. FIND OUT MORE >
Hotel du Vin, Ouseburn
Hotel du Vin is a luxury boutique hotel situated away from the city centre on the banks of the River Tyne. Boasting unforgettable views of the quayside and a fine dining experience in its 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.
Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland
Holy Island is a picturesque island a few miles off the coast of Northumberland — it’s quite far from the city centre but it’s worth it to see the priory and enjoy the views. A perfect setting for a proposal — you can drive over to the island but make sure you check tide tables for safe crossing times. FIND OUT MORE >
Wylam Brewery, Palace of Arts, Newcastle
Around a 30-minute walk from the city centre is Wylam Brewery, which is held in the Palace of Arts, Exhibition Park. Next to the Brewery sits the Brewery Tap, which is open Thursday to Sunday. Also, the Grand Hall hosts live music and food festivals on a regular basis — check out upcoming events. 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, Newcastle
If you and your partner enjoy star gazing but don’t fancy sitting outside in the cold, head over to the North’s biggest planetarium in the Life Science Centre. 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.
House of Tides, Newcastle
If you and your partner are fans of good food, where better to propose than in 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, choose the wine pairing and truly treat your palette.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
Offering another unmissable view of the Quayside, the BALTIC is a former flour mill that’s now home to ever-changing modern art collections. 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.
Sycamore Gap, Northumberland
Sycamore Gap, situated in Henshaw, 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.
St James’ Park, Newcastle
Make the special someone feel top of the league with a proposal at St James’ Park. For a moment that’s atmospheric and full of life, ask your better half to marry you in Newcastle’s football stadium, St James’ Park. Cheer on the home team with your partner before asking the special question at half time.
Looking for a unqiue engagement ring?
The Biscuit Factory houses one of the largest collections of contemporary handmade jewellery in the North of England. All of our pieces are carefully curated each season and all handmade, original and unique. From affordable statement pieces to high value wedding bands we stock a variety of jewellery from the UKs most talented designers and makers. Many of our jewellers also work to commission, allowing you to create a bespoke piece. Want to know more? Pop into the gallery for a browse or contact our gallery team here.