If you thought the engagement ring shopping was the hard part, that’s just the beginning. Now it’s time to decide how and where you want to ask your partner to be with you forever.
Fortunately, with endless captivating landscapes and world-famous historical landmarks, you will never be short of choice when it comes to picturesque proposal spots in Europe.
In fact, according to a study by publisher Mills & Boon, six of the world’s ten most romantic locations can be found on European soil.
Beyond the well-known spots like the Eiffel Tower or the Venice canals, Europe offers so many more beautiful places to ask the all-important question. Pack up the ring and head for one of these stunning destinations.
The Scottish Islands are famed for boasting some of the most enigmatic and romantic landscapes found anywhere in Europe. The Isle of Skye, situated just off the mainland’s northwest coast, is one of the best representations of this country’s stunning natural beauty. It’s the perfect place for your adventurous proposal.
One of the most picturesque places on the island to get down on one knee can be found at the Old Man of Storr. This world-famous rock formation stands at over 160ft high, and offers views of surrounding islands Rona and Raasay. Just make sure you and your partner are dressed for the occasion.
Reaching the viewpoint requires a challenging hike, which will typically take around 45 minutes. So strap on your walking boots, stow away your diamond ring, and prepare to take on the most memorable walk of your life.
Kirkjufell is a hallmark of Iceland’s awe-inspiring landscapes. The imposing mountain peaks at over 1,500 feet, and whilst you can opt to hike to the summit, the views from the foot of Kirkjufell can be just as rewarding.
Fans of popular TV series Game of Thrones will recognize Kirkjufell from some later episodes. What better place to pop the question to a fantasy enthusiast? There is also always the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights in this part of the world – could there possibly be a more romantic setting?
Let’s just hope they don’t take too long to deliberate – temperatures here can drop well below freezing in the winter months!
How about a proposal under the stars? Tenerife is arguably best known as a summer holiday destination for families looking to make the most of its sandy beaches and tropical climate.
However, beyond the water parks and jetskis you will find Parque Nacional del Teide which, as the sun falls, boasts one of the most romantic vistas of dark Canarian skies above.
With 83 of the 88 recognized constellations visible here, Parque Nacional del Teide will take you to another world as you and your partner commit your lives to one another.
Sitting at a stomach-turning 2,700m above sea level, if the views don’t give them butterflies, then surely the engagement ring of their dreams will.
Watch their face light up as the moon and stars reflect off of your hand-picked diamond ring, before taking the cable car back down to earth to begin your journey together.
We hope that you have enjoyed these recommendations of unique places to propose across Europe. If you decide on proposing in Paris, we’d be delighted to capture your surprise marriage proposal. Check out our comprehensive Paris proposal guide.