Since the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, some couples may be thinking of making their own romantic proposal.
Here’s a round-up of five unique places in the UK perfect for popping the question – from a fairy-tale treehouse to hidden forests that inspired the greatest legendary lovers.
1. A fairy-tale treehouse overlooking the shores of Loch Goil
You certainly won't forget The Lodge's enchanting treehouse overlooking a Scottish lake as the backdrop. Enjoy a private candlelit dinner for two before retreating to The Lodge itself – an intimate five-star venue, located about an hour and 30 minutes' drive from Glasgow. The treehouse even has a marriage licence, so you can come back and get married in the place where you proposed!
2. A bespoke proposal looking over London
Twice the height of any other vantage point in the city, The Shard offers breath-taking views of London. The View from the Shard has a dedicated concierge service to help make your proposal unforgettable, with everything from exclusive use of the viewing gallery after hours and personalised music, to candles, petals and champagne - or, if you're thinking of something different, they also work closely with dedicated romantic event planners, The Proposers.
3. On the beach at sunset
The British coast makes an ideal backdrop for your proposal. The sand at Bamburgh Beach turns a pink hue at sunset, so pack a champagne picnic, pick a sand dune for privacy and ask the question. Or you could opt for Rhossili Bay in south Wales, which is regularly voted as one of the world's top beaches and best picnic spots.
4. At the foot of a waterfall in the Lake District
With its mountain peaks and glistening lakes, there is nowhere else quite like the Lake District. Unsurprisingly, it is one of the most popular places to propose in the UK. Derwent Water is a stunning body of shimmering tranquillity, perfect for a private little boat trip proposal, or how about going down on one knee at the foot of a waterfall at the Lodore Falls.
5. Live out your own great literary love
Follow in the footsteps of great lovers in history and literature and head into Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire if you're a budding Robin Hood or Maid Marian; the pair are said to have been married in Edwinstowe Church, and there's a statue marking the site of the event. Fans of Robin Hood Prince of Thieves should make a pilgrimage to Hadrian's Wall (the section of wall in Northumberland), where they'll see the solitary tree immortalised in the film, which also makes a nice proposal spot.
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