Thinking of popping the big question this February? Whether you and your loved one have the hots for all things heritage, or simply have a soft spot for Notts – Nottingham Castle provides a beautiful backdrop for those essential engagement pics. Read on to discover our top five proposal spots in and around the Castle walls.

Robin Hood statue

The Robin Hood Statue | Castle Walls

Who better to oversee your proposal than Nottingham’s best-loved outlaw? Located just outside the Castle walls, the Robin Hood Statue is an iconic landmark in the City Centre that everyone will surely recognise when you share your engagement pics. Better yet, there are some really great pubs located just a stone’s throw away, including the the Castle Pub, Fothergills and of course, the oldest Inn in England, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. Cheers!

Nottingham Castle Gatehouse

The Gatehouse | Lenton Road

Ring? Check. Speech? Check. Incredible medieval Gatehouse? Check! The perfect spot for history lovers, the Castle’s Gatehouse provides a gorgeous backdrop for those all important engagement photos.

Josh and Natanya smile at the camera with a glass of Prosecco in hand. Natanya shows off her engagement ring inside the bandstand

The Bandstand | Castle Grounds

On 29 December 2021, Josh and Natanya [pictured] celebrated the anniversary of their first date by getting engaged in the very spot it took place – the beautiful, historic Grade II listed bandstand located within the Castle grounds. As you can see, it’s an incredible place to snap those all important engagement pics – and many congratulations to the happy couple!

The Art Gallery | Ducal Palace

Do you and your special someone share a creative hobby? Maybe you first met in the Castle’s Art Gallery many moons ago? Either way, there’s no denying that the grandeur of the Art Gallery is sure to wow your significant other. It’s a show-stopping location for a proposal, that’s for sure!

the rear of the Ducal Palace located at the top of Castle Rock

The Terrace | Ducal Palace

Are you and your partner life long Nottinghamians? Maybe the city holds a special place in your heart as the location of your first date? Whatever the reason, the terrace that sits atop the Castle Rock provides views of the city that stretch for miles. If you move to the rear of the Ducal Palace (pictured), the view feels all the more private for your special moment.

We hope our list of potential engagement spots have provided you with some inspiration. Wherever you choose to pop the question, we wish you the best of luck – and don’t forget to tag us in your photos!

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