10 Best Places to Propose in the UK (2024)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



The United Kingdom is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for cities, lakes, castles, valleys, villages, wineries, natural scenic beauty, or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. This guide describes some of the best places in the UK to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in the UK
  • London
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Beautiful Lakes
  • Lake District
  • Lake Lochmond - Scotland
  • Outdoor Locations to Propose in the United Kingdom
  • Peak District
  • Portmeirion - Wales
  • Wineries
  • Cotswold
  • St Ives - Cornwall
  • Best Places to Propose in UK


Romantic Locations in the United Kingdom

1. London

The historic city of London offers many romantic locations and is home to some of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Proposing in front of landmarks like the Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Big Ben, or Buckingham Palace adds a touch of grandeur and timeless elegance to your proposal. These iconic settings also make for stunning photographs that will forever capture the memory of your special moment.


2. Edinburgh Castle

Perched atop an extinct volcanic rock, Edinburgh Castle provides panoramic views of the city of Edinburgh and the surrounding landscape. The dramatic backdrop of the city skyline, with landmarks like Arthur’s Seat and the Firth of Forth in the distance, creates a stunning setting for a proposal. T



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Beautiful Lakes

3. Lake District

The Lake District is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, featuring rolling hills, serene lakes, and lush woodlands. The region's natural beauty provides a stunning backdrop for a proposal, whether by the shores of Lake Windermere, on a mountain peak like Scafell Pike, or in the peaceful valleys. The picturesque scenery ensures that your proposal photos will be absolutely stunning.


4. Loch Lomond - Scotland

Loch Lomond is the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain by surface area and is renowned for its stunning scenery. The loch is part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, offering a mix of rugged mountains and peaceful waters. A proposal here can take place on one of the many hiking trails, during a boat trip, or on the shores of the loch with the majestic Ben Lomond in the background.


Outdoor Locations to Propose in the UK

The United Kingdom is full of romantic mountains, valleys, and wineries. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal at a romantic mountain, viewing nature or enjoying a glass of wine or champagne in a secluded spot for the perfect proposal.

5. Peak District

The Peak District, with its rolling hills, picturesque valleys, and charming villages, is a beautiful and serene location for a proposal. There are numerous romantic spots to choose from, such as the iconic Chatsworth House, the stunning views from Mam Tor, or the tranquil waters of Ladybower Reservoir.


6. Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands, with their dramatic landscapes, majestic mountains, and serene lochs, provide a breathtaking backdrop for a proposal. Whether you choose the shores of Loch Ness, the stunning Glen Coe, or the scenic Isle of Mull, the natural beauty of the Highlands offers a truly romantic setting. 


7. Portmeirion - Wales

Portmeirion, a picturesque village in North Wales, offers a whimsical and colorful setting for a proposal. Designed in the style of an Italian village, Portmeirion's unique architecture, beautiful gardens, and scenic coastal views create a charming and romantic ambiance.



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8. Wineries

Denbies Wine Estate, located in the beautiful Surrey Hills, is one of the largest vineyards in England. Its extensive grounds, stunning views, and serene ambiance make it a perfect place for a romantic proposal. You can enjoy a private vineyard tour, a wine tasting session, or a scenic train ride through the estate. Camel Valley Vineyard in Cornwall offers a picturesque setting with its rolling hills and the beautiful Camel River. Known for its award-winning wines, the vineyard provides an intimate and romantic atmosphere.


9. Cotswolds

The Cotswolds, with its rolling hills and honey-colored stone villages, is a quintessentially English setting for a proposal. Known for its charming countryside and picturesque villages like Bourton-on-the-Water and Bibury, the Cotswolds offer an idyllic backdrop for a romantic moment.


10. St Ives - Cornwall

St Ives in Cornwall is renowned for its stunning coastal views and artistic charm. This seaside town offers beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a vibrant art scene. A proposal on the sands of Porthmeor Beach at sunset, or while exploring the quaint streets filled with art galleries and cafes, can be incredibly romantic.


Best Places to Propose in the United Kingdom

While it can be tempting to get wrapped up in elaborate proposal plans, sometimes the very best way to ask the question is a classic, heartfelt, on-one-knee moment. Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, the UK has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.


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Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.
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