Best places to propose in Yorkshire on Valentine’s Day

Planning to pop the question this Valentine’s? We consider the weather & temperatures for you, ensuring the backdrops are just as stunning in Winter and there’s somewhere to warm-up afterwards.

Take inspiration from this list of amazing locations and meaningful experiences in Yorkshire:

Serpentine Bridge at Wentworth Castle

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Park at the Strafford Arms (Wentworth Castle is currently closed for carpark work until February half term, but should be open again in time for Valentine’s Day) and walk the few hundred metres to the Serpentine Bridge.

Why not stay at the castle afterwards at the Home Farm rooms in the grounds of Wentworth Castle.

Whitby Pier

Offering amazing angles and photo opportunities two hundred metres into the North Sea, Whitby Pier let’s you get close up with passing porpoises and is an unrivalled landmark for staging your proposal.

Why not stay at Dunsley Hall on the evening, for a special treat.

Aysgarth Falls, Leyburn

The three waterfalls at Aysgarth have attracted tourists from all over the world for more than 200 years.

With superb dining and private dining available at Simonstone Hall, Yorebridge House and The Saddle Rooms for afterwards, Aysgarth Falls is an ideal spot to propose.

Mallyan Spout Waterfall, Goathland, North York Moors

With the backdrop of the water falling from Mallyan Spout and the stunning moorland above Goathland, this venue is perfect for a marriage proposal.

Why not stay at the Mallyan Spout Hotel afterwards?

Brimham Rocks, Harrogate

The rock formations at Brimham Rocks were created by 100 million years ago before the first dinosaurs walked on earth. With so much nature to observe and wildlife to spot, this area can have a romantic atmosphere.

Why not stay at Braistywoods Cottage afterwards?

Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge

This beautiful spot has an incredible view of the South Pennines with vast woodland, tumbling streams and stunning waterfalls. Run by the National Trust, Hardcastle Crags has a cafe, toilets, car parking and shop.

To truly get away from it all as part of the trip, why not stay at The Retreat, or for more worldly comforts, try the Holdsworth House Hotel.


Staithes is a super picturesque corner of the Yorkshire Coast. Ideal for your special day out, framed by the sea and cliffs. Why not stay the night nearby at Grinkle Park for Dinner, B&B.

Nostell Priory

National Trust have done it again with the handy grandeur of Nostell, complete with accessible cafe, loos, parking & shop. It is located in Crofton, near Wakefield. The astounding romance of Waterton Park is just a short drive away and provides, dinner, spa and accommodation.

Robin Hood’s Bay

Nestled in the cliffs of the Yorkshire Coast, Robin Hood’s Bay has a sweeping beach for a seaside proposal. The Coastguard’s Cottage is very close to the beach and makes for a secluded stay and the Victoria Hotel has some dining with great views.

York’s City Walls

Join in a city walls tour and find the perfect spot for a proposal (hint: the corner platforms have plenty of room). Or you can even get a personalised tour to help you pause at just the right spot and finish at a suitably celebratory restaurant such as the Star Inn the City or The Ivy (currently offering a 3-course Valentine’s menu with rose Veuve Clicquot on arrival and heart-shaped desserts).

South Landing, Flamborough

This little beach at Flamborough has a pay & display car park, making easy access for a stroll and a question. It would be wise to bring a flask and a picnic as it’s a drive to the nearest restaurants and hotels.

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