Choose your ideal location to pop the question this Valentine’s Day with a few of our local romantic recommendations.
The leafy heart of the Meanwood Valley Trail provides an enchanting woodland backdrop to escape the crowds for a quiet proposal. From wooden footbridges crossing over waterways and secluded picnic benches nestled alongside bird feeding posts, there’s plenty of space and privacy to time the big question during a romantic stroll into nature.
There is no more romantic place than the top of Otley Chevin, maybe at dawn, when you can see the sun rise and the views are fantastic. An early start is made easier with a stay at the lovely Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa where you can stay in a log cabin and enjoy some pampering treatments.
With over 860 years of history within its walls, the charming medieval ruins of Kirkstall Abbey is a magical proposal spot to recreate chivalric tales of courtly love. Timing the question when admiring the Abbey’s dramatic arches and towers is always ideal, while the tranquil surrounding parkland is a great alternative to take in full views of the Abbey alongside the banks of the River Aire.
From majestic state rooms to stunning landscaped gardens, there’s no shortage of romantic backdrops to seal the deal across Harewood’s 18th century country estate. Celebrating your new engagement in luxury with an overnight stay at Harewood Holiday Cottages will make the occasion even more memorable.
Yorkshire Balloon Rides
Gliding through the air to take in the peaks of city centre buildings and surrounding countryside, a hot air balloon experience with Yorkshire Balloon Rides will literally take the proposal to new heights. Launching from Temple Newsam, the unforgettable views from above provide the perfect photo opportunity to capture the moment, with a glass of prosecco included to celebrate.