This amazing wee country has SO many places that you can make the most of to ensure that this momentous life occasion is even more memorable! So, without any further ado, here are the ultimate proposal destinations in Scotland:
Banks of Loch Lomond
Right at the edge of the sparkling waters of Loch Lomond is a truly ace place to ask someone for their hand in marriage. Considered one of Britain’s natural wonders, the area is steeped in history, has breathtaking views and lots of amazing pubs and restaurants to celebrate at afterwards! Winner!
Luskentyre Beach, Isle of Harris
Luskentyre beach is one of the best rated beaches in the whole of the UK due to the fine, white sand and the vivid turquoise-blue sea. You will be enchanted by the surroundings and feel you’re somewhere quite remote, allowing you to concentrate on each other and your plans for the future. How utterly perfect!
A Stunning Scottish Castle
Rich in both history and architectural beauty, Scottish Castles are admired the world over, and, as such, are high on the agenda for Scottish marriage proposals and nuptials. With so many amazing historic properties in our midst, it was impossible to choose just one, so we are giving you two to choose from: Edinburgh Castle & Eilean Donan Castle. Here’s why:
Edinburgh Castle is slap-bang in the centre of Scotland’s fine Capital City and – dramatically – sits atop the plug of an extinct volcano. What’s more, your proposal itself can go with a bang if you time it to coincide with the daily one o’clock gun!
A stonkingly beautiful castle sits on the tiny, atmospheric island of Eilean Donan. Three sea lochs blend here and the castle itself is an icon of Scotland, providing sheer beauty in the background. It’s also where the opening sequence of Highlander was shot, so is a very famous landmark for that reason, too. Sweet!
Gallery Of Modern Art, Glasgow
If you and yours enjoy contemporary art, the GOMA could be the perfect destination in which to promise to betrothe yourselves to each other! It’s a busy but spectacular cultural venue. Find an exhibition your other half loves, drink it in and make your surprise announcement when they least expect it!
Summit of Ben Nevis
Adventurous and fit-as-a-flea types can take on the climb together before agreeing to marry at the top of Ben Nevis! Follow the guidance, take the tourist path and go in the months where you’re most likely to get the views! The long ascension to the top of the most famous mountain in Scotland will help any would-be proposers to build up the confidence to pop the question – but in the interests of a long and happy life together, hold the Champers until you get back down!
The Forth Road Bridge, near Edinburgh
The three Forth bridges are some of the most famous landmarks in the whole country and make for an excellent backdrop for those ‘put a ring on it’ photos! Take note: only the Forth Road Bridge allows foot traffic (ps. the bridge is 2.5km long). Once you’re there, you’ll be afforded panoramic views of the River Forth, which are particularly stunning at sunset. Happy days!
Anywhere on the Isle of Skye
One of the most visited places in Scotland due to its sheer beauty, the Isle of Skye makes our list, because it has it all – amazingly clear waters, beguiling fairy pools, peaceful beaches…just stunning. It’s a perfect place to raise a toast to your future!
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
An oasis in the city centre of Glasgow and a superb spot to steal some sanctuary before you pop the question. Whether you enjoy a river walk, meandering in the scented botanical gardens or visit the magnificent glasshouse, Kibble Palace, you’ll not be short of a place to propose – or a great venue to head out to to toast the good news afterwards.
Top of Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh
Make your beloved breathless – by making the climb and proposing upon high! The hill is one of three parts of the Arthur’s Seat Volcano (Edinburgh Castle is on the volcano too). Arthur’s Seat is easy to access, great fun to ascend and a superb place to enjoy a post-proposal Prosecco and picnic!
Glencoe, Scottish Highlands
Last but not least – and making our list for being a real humdinger when it comes to natural beauty – is Glencoe. Pick a bright day to drink in the stunning vistas and perhaps choose a spot beside the shimmering waters of the River Etive to propose to your intended.
And that’s a wrap! All the best – and happy proposing! And hey…should you happen to want a photographer to capture the moment, I might know a guy! 😉