When getting down on one knee, we want to make sure it’s a moment to remember. Whilst picking out the perfect ring is essential, it’s important not to overlook just how you plan on proposing. For many, choosing a memorable place with gorgeous views is a great way to make this special moment one to truly remember.
However, with COVID-19 restrictions making international travel tricky over the last year, many love birds have decided to stay a little closer to home to secure the perfect back drop to pop the question.
We conducted some research to look into the nation’s favorite beauty spots to propose at. Despite COVID-19 putting a halt to many wedding ceremonies, the research has revealed that even a global pandemic can’t stop budding romantics getting down on one knee, as it is revealed that 79% of Brits would be happy to get engaged in the UK.
But, with the location holding the power to make or break a proposal, it begs the question of just where are the top UK proposal hot spots that are sure to wow your fiancé-to-be?
Experts in all things romance, we’ve created a handy guide to help you choose the stay-cation spot that is best for you, whether your loved one is an ocean obsessed water sign or a glamorous city slicker who would love to be proposed to with views over the capitol. All you need to do now is find that all important engagement ring to create the proposal of their dreams.
The London Eye
With its panoramic views of central London and beyond, it’s no wonder that this iconic London tourist hotspot has become a popular proposal spot. You’ll be able to take in the gorgeous views of the big city from high up in the air, creating the perfect backdrop.
If the view alone doesn’t wow your loved one, suitors can go the extra mile by hiring a private pod or request a bottle of champagne to toast your engagement after you get down on one knee, adding that little extra touch to what is sure to be a beautiful moment.
St Michael’S Mount, Cornwall
Inhabited for over 10,000 years, this fairy tale island off the coast of Cornwall offers scenic views of Penance and crystal-clear waters of the Cornish coast. You can access the island by a cause way which disappears on high tide, so make sure to time your proposal well!
Perfect for those who have a passion for all things fantasy, this island location is ideal. As the tide comes in, the island is only accessible by boat, giving it the feel of a fantasy land straight from a story book.
Derwentwater, The Lake District
If you want your proposal to be a private affair, there’s plenty of Great British countryside to immerse yourself in. Getting lost in beautiful Derwentwater in the Lake District is the ideal solution for those who don’t want an audience when they propose, helping to make it a more personal and intimate affair.
With miles and miles of rolling countryside consisting of incredible hillside views, and calming, deep blue waters, you and your finance-to-be will feel like you are the only two love birds in the world, helping to set the mood for a relaxed and calming proposal.
If you’re planning a grand proposal full of history and beauty, then look no further than Edinburgh Castle, situated on Castel Rock. Set in the heart of Scotland’s dynamic capital city, you’re finance-to-be won’t be disappointed with the beauty this historic site has to offer. You can also turn your proposal into a romantic weekend away, allowing the two of you to explore all that this incredible city has to offer.
Whether your loved one is a history nut, or a sucker for the grander things in life, the incredible castle is the perfect back drop. To make it even more special, why not tie it in with the sunrise or sunset, creating a beautiful setting for when you get down on one knee.
If you’re looking for a location which oozes natural beauty and consists of stunning landscapes, the Scottish Highlands could be the perfect place for you to pop the question. With vast mountain landscapes, waterfalls, and medieval castles, there are plenty of locations to make your proposal one to remember. Steeped in historic myths and legends, Scottish Highlands offer a dramatic background. For adventurers, why not propose during an epic hike through the soaring hills of the Highlands, helping to make this area the perfect place for you to pop the question. So, no matter where you choose to propose, if you’re one of the many people turning to the UK to pop the question to your fiancé-to-be, you’ll be spoilt for choice when trying to find the perfect spot. With so many places to choose from, do your research and pick a location that will mean a lot to your partner, whether it ties into one of their interests and passions, or holds particular symbolic value to them. If you’ve found the person you want to marry, you want to make sure you’re making your proposal as special as possible.
If you’re planning on getting down on one knee soon, ABELINI has a beautiful range of engagement rings to choose from, from stunning trilogy rings to unique gemstone rings. And when you finally getting around to saying, ‘I do’, you’ll be able to find the perfect wedding ring.