With Spring in the air and the warm weather finally approaching, there’s no better time to propose to your other half. It can seem an overwhelming event for even the most organised of people to plan, so let us help you take some of the stress away with 5 reasons to propose in Newcastle; one of the UK’s most vibrant and exciting cities.
1 - It’s home to some of the most visited landmarks in the UK
You don’t need to venture far out of Newcastle before you find one of the most incredible landmarks in the UK. The Angel of The North is famous for its rust-coloured hue and panoramic views, offering up a unique and breathtaking location to ask for their hand. Or for the star gazers amongst you, head to Kielder Observatory, one of the largest protected Dark Sky Parks in Europe.
2 - Dine out in style
From fine-dining at Peace & Loaf, to a botanical menu at The Botanist, or the 7th sexiest restaurant in the world at As Your Like It, your biggest struggle of the day might be picking where not to go! All with their own bars and unique atmospheres, these locations are great for couples to enjoy a wonderful dining experience in the city.
3 - It’s an art lover's dream
Located in the stunning cultural quarter of the city, The Biscuit Factory couldn’t be more perfect for art lovers. Spend the day wandering The Ouseburn Valley, before enjoying a private tour of the contemporary art gallery, and toasting your new life together at artisan, the gallery’s in-house restaurant.
4 - It has its own mini island
Just north of Whitley Bay on the outskirts of Newcastle, sits a beautiful miniature island that is home to St. Mary’s Lighthouse. Once a working beacon of light to nearby ships, it now offers visitors the best views of the North Sea, North East Coast, surrounding beaches and fantastic rock pools.This incredible view is only 137 steps up to the top of the lighthouse - a welcome distraction for anyone suffering from proposal jitters.
5 - There’s a map of the city, just for proposals!
Don’t stress over the planning and let ROX Diamonds & Thrills help you prepare with their fun map of the city, which features over 20 of Newcastle’s landmarks, restaurants and bars. Just click on the location to see its top tips and information, and start planning the rest of your lives together!