The most romantic proposal spots in the UK

Penned on the 25th September 2023

The most romantic proposal spots in the UK

A proposal is an incredibly special moment, embarking on a lifelong journey of love and companionship. So, there’s no question that you want to get that moment just right, in a magical setting. The UK is home to an array of breathtaking landscapes, picturesque coastlines and timeless charm, with plenty of gorgeous spots to pop that all important question. So, whether you’re seeking a fairytale proposal or wish to get down on one knee somewhere truly unique, these spots are sure to inspire you for that all important moment… 

Golden Cap, Dorset

Couple walking hand in hand through fields along the Golden Cap coast path

One of our favourite spots for breathtaking scenery has to be the Golden Cap in Dorset - the highest cliff on the south coast, it makes for a truly  impressive setting. Overlooking the famous Jurassic Coast and miles upon miles of unspoilt countryside, it is perfect for those who love both the salty sea breeze and fresh countryside air. Head out on the circular walk, beginning in the coastal hamlet of Seatown. From here, it’s a one-mile climb along the South West Coast Path before you reach the golden sandstone peak that gives the Golden Cap its name. The Cap is a lovely spot for a  picnic, so the two of you can sit back and soak up the vast ocean views, revering a dreamy proposal.

After your magical moment, descent down along the coast then inland, where you’ll discover the romantic ruins of St Gabriel’s Chapel, wandering through beautiful woodland before returning back to Seatown. Treat that special someone to an intimate dinner at one of Dorsets many eateries, or cosy pubs. And if you’re looking for an equally special place to stay, our hideaways in Dorset have been lovingly handcrafted for two, so you can relish that special moment over a dreamy getaway. 


Tarr Steps, Somerset 

Autumnal leaves encompasses stepping stones over a flowing stream in Exmoor National Park

Create your intimate proposal moment amongst the lush vegetation, tranquil waters and beautiful wildlife that surrounds the historic Tarr Steps in Somerset. This secluded spot is sure to make all your wishes come true. Steeped in history, the ancient monument dates back to the Bronze Age and is a timeless spot to get down on one knee. After, explore the wilds of Exmoor National Park, find somewhere special to eat, and retreat to one of our Somerset sanctuaries, where you can pop a bottle of bubbles and sink into the warmth of a hot tub under the stars… magical! 


St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall 

Still water surrounding island castle in Cornwall

Boasting a rich history and one of the most iconic locations in Cornwall, St Michael’s Mount just had to make it onto our list of the best places to propose in the UK. This majestic island castle is situated in beautiful west Cornwall and is a show-stopping backdrop for your special moment. Why not head out on a sunrise stroll and admire the crimson display behind the mount? At low tide you can wander the cobbled causeway towards the castle or open your heart on the sandy shores of Marazion. However you decide to pop the question, it is sure to be truly magical. We have so many special Cornish hideaways that you can retreat to after a day filled with romance and joy. Mount View Retreat is just a stone’s throw away and boasts unbeatable sea views of St Michael’s Mount, which you can enjoy from the bubbling hot tub under the stars. 


The Needles, Isle of Wight 

Ariel shot of The Needles on the Isle of Wight - towering white rock formations in the sea with a red lighthouse at the tip

Embrace a slice of Island life on the Isle of Wight with a romantic staycation. With so much to explore on the Island, it was hard to pick our favourite spot, but it just has to be the iconic Needles. Its awe-inspiring towering white cliffs make for an unforgettable proposal. Before or after, hop on the chair lift and catch a glimpse of The Needles from above, feeling as though you are the only two people in the world. Soak up more of the island in luxury with a stay on one of our gorgeous houseboats or get back to nature with a yurt glamping experience. Stargazers’ Retreat is a dream come true for romance seekers, where you can bathe alfresco, side by side in the twin bathtubs. Soak in the bubbles, gaze up at the stars and toast to your engagement… magical! 


Cotswold Lavender, The Cotswolds 

Rows of vibrant lavender in the Cotswolds countryside

For the summer dreamers, Cotswolds Lavender is a picture-perfect destination to pop the question. Settled in the heart of the Cotswolds, this family-run farm offers an enchanting setting for your proposal, with 70 acres of soothing lavender spanning across the rolling Cotswold landscape. This intimate and photogenic location means your engagement photos will be nothing short of spectacular too! Vibrant purple fields contrast the azure sky and the soft scent of lavender flows through the air (great for calming those pre-proposal nerves). The scent adds extra depth to your magical moment and when you smell lavender for years to come it will remind you of this very moment. After, stroll the quintessential English villages of the Cotswolds, hand-in-hand with your loved one. 


Bodiam Castle, East Sussex

Historic castles surrounded by a moat in East Sussex

A dreamworthy location for true romantics and believers of a fairytale ending. Bodiam Castle in east Sussex promises scenes from a storybook. There are so many spots within the castle grounds to mark your special occasion. But if it were us, we’d wander the bridge across the lily-covered moat, stroll the castle in the footsteps of mediaeval knights and their ladies to the top of the tower. Take a deep breath, admire the serene Sussex countryside and share your heart with the one you love. Happy endings aren’t just for fairytales, as yours is bound to come true here. Continue your mediaeval love story and retreat to Matilda, our eclectic hideout handcrafted for two. Or why not browse our full collection of heavenly hideaways in gorgeous Sussex


Llanddwyn Island, Wales 

Tidal island off the coast of Anglesey with a white chapel

From the Pembrokeshire coast to the peaks of Snowdonia, Wales is an oh-so-special location. And what could be more romantic than proposing in a destination named after Wales’ patron saint of lovers? The Welsh princess St Dwynwen, essentially the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine, made her residence here in the 4th century. You can still feel her romantic aura and magical essence in the air. Located on the stunning coast of Anglesey, this tidal island is encompassed with ever-changing scenery; the pine forest of Newborough, golden sand of Malltraeth Bay, rocky hills of Lynn Peninsula, all the way to the dramatic landscape of Snowdonia National Park. Make your way to the ruins of St Dwynwen’s chapel, say ‘dw i'n dy garu di’ (I love you) and ask that all-important question. Our collection of Welsh hideaways are nestled in wildly beautiful spots across the country and are just perfect for celebrating your engagement. 


The Lake District, Cumbria 

Winding roads, rugged mountains and tranquil lakes in The Lake District

Calling all adventure seekers, wild swimming enthusiasts and nature lovers, the Lake District is an inspiring and unforgettable destination for a proposal, boasting countless spots to declare your love. Think of your special someone and what fills their soul with joy, then go from there. Perhaps they feel most alive on a challenging hike? Climb England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and pop the question as you reach the peak. Or do their eyes light up when they see cobbled streets and quintessential cottages? Then express your love in one of the picturesque Cumbrian towns dotted across the National Park. And if it's the water that soothes their soul, propose on the banks of Windermere or hire a boat and row across Derwentwater, popping the question in total serenity. However your story goes, you will love nothing more than returning to The Wrens Nest and slipping into the hot tub, or soaking in the bubble-filled alfresco tub at Tawny Owl Treehouse


Chatsworth Estate, Peak District 

Historic stately home nestled within a 105 acre garden in the heart of the Peak District

Dreaming of a cinematic proposal? English literature lovers will adore being whisked off their feet to Chatsworth Estate in the Peak District. The location has an irresistible allure, idyllic nature and most importantly oozes with romance. The majestic house is settled within a 105 acre garden, with additional farmland and natural parkland to explore. It’s no wonder this has been the setting for films such as Pride and Prejudice and The Duchess. Offering a real timeless charm, it’s just the spot to begin the next chapter of your love story. Afterwards, why not retreat to the Flora and stay in your love bubble for a little while longer? 


Somewhere personal 

Couple having a picnic on the sand

All of these showstopping, eye catching, picturesque locations turn proposal dreams into reality. It can also be extra special to pick a location that holds memories and is personal to the two of you. Take them back to the moment you met, return to your first date spot, or your favourite place to explore. Retreat to a place that is full of childhood memories or somewhere that makes them feel at home. Ultimately, there’s no right or wrong and no matter where or when, this moment is sure to be magical. 


A heavenly hideaway 

A couple sat outside a woodland cabin in the forest with a firepit

Many of our hideaways are handcrafted with couples in mind; oozing with romance, beautiful interiors and full of little luxuries. They are an experience in themselves and would make a wonderful setting for a memorable proposal. From cosy cabins hidden in the forest to charming seascapes for lovers of the ocean, browse our collection and find something perfect for the two of you. And after you’ve said your ‘I do’s’, why not beat the post-wedding blues with a getaway to one of our hideaways perfect for a wildly romantic honeymoon


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