Top 10 Proposal Destinations in the UK

Article by MiaDonna

Discover opulent city venues, breathtaking beauty spots, and quaint fairytale settings among the best places to propose in the UK.


You’ve picked out the ring. You’ve planned your speech. There’s just one last thing to decide: where will you pop the question? To help you mark this momentous occasion, we’ve rounded up some of the most romantic places to propose in the UK. If you’re already Britain-bound, make the most of all the stunning destinations on your doorstep. Even if you’re from further afield, it’s still worth whisking away your soon-to-be-fiancée to these precious locations in order to make a grand impression.


The Shard, London


Take romance to new heights and float up to the top of the UK’s tallest skyscraper. The floor-to-ceiling windows of the Shard allow you to take in breathtaking panoramic views of the city as you wine, dine, and propose. Arrange an exclusive engagement experience with the official in-house team, which prides itself on a 100% YES rate.

the shard in London England during a sunset shown on the waterfront setting a romantic scene

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland


As you ascend the trail along the Cliffs of Moher, you’ll be met with rugged coastline and awe-inspiring ocean views wherever you look. This virtually untouched rural setting is particularly stunning just before sunrise or sunset; let a professional photographer capture your magical moment during the golden hour.

the cliffs of Moher in Ireland with a beautiful scene of blue and green

The Pap of Glencoe, Scottish Highlands


The best views come after the hardest climb! Clamber your way up to earn the breathtaking views at the peak of The Pap of Glencoe an epic mountain in the Scottish Highlands situated between Loch Leven and River Coe. This spectacular backdrop is perfect for loved-up couples who also love the great outdoors.


Searcys At The Gherkin, London


Another contender to one of the many great places to propose in London. Soar to level 39 of The Gherkin and enjoy the sweeping views of the night sky as you sip champagne and profess your love. Book a table at this exclusive restaurant, where you will be welcomed with a wonderfully warm and romantic atmosphere.


Ashford Castle, Ireland


Seeking a fairytale destination to propose to your prince or princess? Travel back in time to the 13th century and begin your love story on the grounds of this spectacular 800-year-old castle. Having been voted the most romantic hotel in Europe, it’s clear why this traditional venue has captured the hearts of romantics all around the world.

historic and well known ashford castle located in beautiful Ireland during a sunny day

St. Ives, Cornwall


Plan your proposal where the land meets the ocean in the most spectacular fashion. Venture to any one of the pristine beaches to find a quiet spot to pop the question. As you bask in the glorious sunshine and surround yourself with turquoise waters, you’ll be wondering if you’re actually in a Mediterranean paradise instead of the UK!

St. Ives in Cornwall, a beautiful waterfront destination

Lake District, Cumbria


Spoil your significant other with the unspoiled scenery of the Lake District. Magnificent mountains, enchanted forests, and mesmerizing sunsets make this national park the most idyllic couple’s retreat. Explore one of the countless spots of beauty in the area to get down on one knee, ending the evening cuddled up in a cozy log cabin.


Micheldever Forest, Winchester


Planning a proposal in the springtime? If you’re a couple who loves being immersed in nature, make Micheldever Forest your something blue. As you wander the winding trails of this ancient woodland, you’ll be surrounded by an endless sea of bluebells.


Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye


Waterfalls cascade from the Cullion Mountains, filling the crystal-clear rock pools below to create an enchanting engagement setting. Embark on a short stroll along the meandering gravel path that connects a nearby car park to this spectacular spot. Don’t forget to pack a wetsuit if your loved one is an adventurous swimmer!

Fairy Pools at Isle of Skye with crystal clear waters

St. Michael’s Mount, Cornwall


A historic hilltop fortress of dreams, this majestic Cornish castle sits atop its very own island periodically hidden away by the high tide. According to a local legend, when romance seekers touch the Mount’s bedrock, their marriage proposals will be accepted! With an incredible sight such as St. Michael’s Mount, it would be hard to say no…

St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall on a romantic evening during sunset

Wherever You Go — Don’t Forget the Ring!


While your dream destination forms part of your memories, an engagement ring remains on your loved one’s finger for a lifetime. Make sure it is just as breathtaking as the location itself by exploring our range of timeless engagement rings.