Visit Winchester > Blog > Valentine’s Day proposals – great places to pop the question

Valentine’s Day proposals – great places to pop the question


Valentine’s Day is a great reason to get down on one knee and pop the question…but this could feel a little unoriginal? Not if you pick the perfect place to ask, and Winchester may have the location just for you.

Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

Have you always imagined sitting under the stars with your special person before asking for their hand in marriage, but in February how can you guarantee the perfect sky? The planetarium at the Winchester Science Centre could be the perfect setting to take a flight through the Universe before asking that very important question.


Sunset WalkSunset over Winchester with the high street lit up with street lights

If you picture walking hand in hand talking about the future, your favourite movie, or even what you fancy for dinner, before getting on one knee in front of a spectacular view I would highly suggest the romantic Sunset Walk. This self guided trail takes you to St Giles Hill, a tranquil spot with superb views across the city – it could be the perfect place.


Lainston HouseLainston House

Why not book a mini break at a hotel as the perfect setting for your proposal? This could sound a little corny until you consider staying at Lainston House. This charming 17th century country house hotel stands elegantly in 63 acres of Hampshire parkland, with luxurious, individually designed bedrooms and fine dining. Treat yourselves on this very special day.



Rick Stein, Winchester

Cooked Mussels in a bowl

I’m sure there are lots of us who like to mark special occasions with food, I know I do, and your favourite restaurant could be the ideal place to pop the question. Rick Stein’s restaurant in Winchester offers a combination of classic seafood dishes, excellent wines and coastal charm. Enjoy the freshest fish, simply cooked in the heart of Winchester with flavours inspired by Rick’s travels abroad and with a nod to their Cornish heritage.



Marwell Zoo

Amur tigers grooming each other

Are you looking for a setting that’s a little more fun and unusual? Marwell Zoo could fool your beloved into thinking it’s just another fun day out. Do you have a favourite animal? Or would you both enjoy being a keeper for a day or coming face to face with a Giraffe or Penguin? This could make your memorable day even more memorable.