Christmas time is if anything, one of the most romantic times of the year to get engaged. In fact, it is one of the top 5 times of the year to get engaged as according to in 2018. Maybe it’s the fairy lights, the crisp winter air or even the one too many, we know that true love can bloom even in between all the arguments over the festivities! 

So if you’re anywhere near Leeds this Christmas time and you’re thinking of popping the question, you’re in luck. With an array of city delights, as well as proximity to the dales and even some truly majestic spots to make the right kind of impact, we stuck together a list of some of the best Leeds highlights to propose to your loved one.

Leeds Art Gallery

For those who love the arts, galleries and getting tickets to the latest exhibitions then this could not be one of the most idyllic settings for a romantic proposal. From new artists to some of the classics, take in the sights that oil on canvas can create as well as being mesmerised by the building as well. 

York Gate Garden

The idea of being in the cold air may not fascinate everyone this Christmas, but York Gate Garden in Leeds is so picturesque that passing up any opportunity to get on one knee is an opportunity missed. With shrubs, styled topiary and even beautiful benches, be prepared for garden envy as well as a beautiful outdoor space to propose.

Yeadon Tarn 

Not known for its wet sandy beaches, because Leeds has none, Yeadon Tarn is the next, and closest best thing. With the park boasting sail boats on the water, this is a little West Yorkshire institution for those who know about the place. Whilst luxury isn’t on the cards here, the best things in life, as they say are free.


Issho translated means, “together” which is ideal for those of you who are ready to ask someone to marry you… But Issho is more than that, it’s a classy restaurant with some serious ambiance that can not let you down. Located on the rooftop of Leeds’ Victoria Gate, it’s bright, airy and provides you with the perfect backdrop for your big moment. Take in the sights, the sharing dishes and know that you are in one of the most beautiful, romantic locations to make that marriage proposal a big one. 

Millennium Square 

Are you the brave, exuberant one – or are you the type that any public displays of well, anything could cause you to hide in plain sight. If you’re either of these, then Millennium Square in Leeds could be the thing that is perfect or the thing that surprises your other half beyond compare. It’s flanked by some of the city’s most iconic buildings – Leeds Civic Hall, Leeds Town Hall, The Carriageworks Theatre and the Leeds City Museum – and is always bustling. With events on all the time, make your engagement one of those sure to remember!

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