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5 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ in NewcastleGateshead

February 5, 2020 in Guides 8

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, a time for loved up couples and doting admirers to declare their love. You might think that Paris is the most romantic city in the world, but Geordieland isn’t a bad place to say ‘I love you’ either; so here are five ways to embrace the local culture while uttering those three little words…

1. Shout it From the Rooftops

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The view from the top of Newcastle Castle is one of the best in the Toon

If you’ve got a head for heights grab your loved one by the hand and head up to the top of Newcastle Castle, the viewing platform at the Baltic or the Vermont’s rooftop bar. These are some of the best places to get panoramic views of the NewcastleGateshead quayside and you’ll make your Valentine feel on top of the world!

2. Write it in the Sand


Is there anything more romantic than a stroll along the beach, arm in arm with the one you love, then sharing an ice-cream or fish and chips while looking out to sea? I think not! Even in February James and I love spending time by the beautiful North East coast and with pretty seaside villages such as Tynemouth, Craster and Bamburgh all within easy reach of Newcastle, we’re spoilt for choice!

3. Say it With Flowers

Flowers are of course the traditional gift to give your Valentine. Whether it’s a single red rose or a beautiful bouquet you have in mind, you’ll find plenty of places to pick the the perfect petals in Newcastle. We have several independent florists, including Diana Kaye, a small but perfectly formed florist located in the entrance to Fenwick Food Hall and 5th Avenue Flowers who create stunning hand tied displays in their  shop on Queen Street near the Quayside. I’ve also heard great things about O’briens Loft Contemporary Florist which can be found on platform 12 within Newcastle Central Station.

4. Whisper it on the Back Row at the Movies

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(Disclosure: I have previously worked with Tyneside Cinema on paid campaigns but this is not one of them) Even after 15 years together James and I still love a little date night at the flicks and the Tyneside Cinema is by far our favourite cinema! It’s surrounded by brilliant bars and restaurants (including several of its own) in the heart of the city. We love that it still has many of its original art-deco features and that you can enjoy a beer or glass of wine while watching an independent or niche movie that might not be showing at the multiplexes.

5. Send a Geordie Card

I know some girls don’t like it but it always makes me smile when James calls me ‘wor lass’. I just love the local dialect and I can’t resist greetings cards that are made by Geordies, for Geordies, like these lush designs…

The creative folk at Lines Behind have designed a few variations on this theme, I love them!

I’m a big fan of Wotmalike cards, this one is so canny!]

Geordie Gifts have got some brilliant designs, including some much cheekier than this!

Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? I’d love to know what romantic ideas you’ve got, just leave a comment below, but keep it clean people 😉

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8 years ago

Brilliant! Such a cute post! I love the idea of not liking Valentines but I can’t help but get swept up in it all!

8 years ago

Lovely post 🙂 I didn’t realise you could go to the top of Castle, I always thought it was just opened for events. Tyneside cinema reminds me more of a theatre, I must get around to going!

We’re going for a meal on Saturday night and then hoping to have a mega hot chocolate at Jam Jar Jesmond, the key to my heart is clearly food!

Ami x

Rachael Stray
Rachael Stray
4 years ago

Ah man love all of these ideas soo much!!

4 years ago

This is so cute! I always love those and the Love Layla cards, we’re not soppy (well, I am a bit) so they’re perfect for us!

Melis Living
4 years ago

This is so sweet! We probs won’t do anything as off to Paris for a few days the week after. I love the drive in cinema in South Shields which is on around valentine’s. Melis x

4 years ago

This is such a cute post! Love all these ideas 😀

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