Proposing can be an especially difficult thing to plan. You know you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, and you know you want to find the most beautiful possible way to express that to them, and choosing where to do so is almost half the battle. Decision paralysis is very real when you want to get something right and you’ll have experienced enough of that when choosing the engagement ring! To help you along, here are four beautiful places to which you could whisk your beau away, and ask them to share your life forever in the most romantic possible way.
The London Eye
The London Eye is an immediately recognisable landmark, an attraction whose unparalleled views of London speak for themselves. Opened on New Years’ Eve 1999 and originally only leased for five years, the London Eye very quickly became a part of the scenery, and won permanent status within 2 years of opening. The Eye also represents a completely unique opportunity to propose to your partner: a mid-afternoon stroll down the South Bank of the River Thames, an innocent suggestion to give the Eye a spin, and a surprise gesture at the zenith of its rotation, 135 metres in the air with Covent Garden in view. A stunning way to invite someone to spend the rest of their life with you.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
For the more literary-minded of lovers, a retreat to Stratford-upon-Avon – the home of The Bard and his famed wife Anne Hathaway – may well be in order. This semi-rural escape could be about Shakespeare on the surface of things, but a visit to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and adjoining gardens could give way to a different kind of holiday altogether: a celebration, among the commissioned sculptures, of your life together. A moment fit for a sonnet!
The Lake District
The lake district is the largest national park in England, covering nearly 1500 square miles of beautiful woodland, home to breath-taking lakes such as Lake Windermere, and home to England’s largest mountain: Scafell Pike. The area is a must-visit for the lakes alone, and represents an excellent location for a countryside retreat, camping or glamping trip. The district is a haven, and one of the most photogenic regions in the UK – making your engagement photos stand out like no other.
Scotland’s capital city is a wonderful place to take your partner; a university city teeming with life, culture and history, with endless possibilities and an ex-volcano to climb by the name of Arthur’s Seat. Arthur’s Seat is a particularly rewarding destination, with a potentially-gruelling walk to the top and fantastic views of Scotland from its peak. Arthur’s Seat would be a brilliant place to propose – the top of the world, with clean highland air and view to die for.