With the leap year fast approaching us, it's become tradition for women to pop the question to their partner (there's surely some men thinking about it too) on the 29th February. Popping the question during a romantic getaway is one way to make the occasion that little bit more special. Obviously, this will be a memory that neither of you will ever forget so make sure you research and select the perfect location.
For a bit of inspiration, here are seven of the most romantic places to propose in the UK.
Rural cottage in Yorkshire
A rural cottage makes the perfect setting for couples hoping to escape the hectic city life and enjoy the company of one another in the tranquillity of the countryside. The Yorkshire Dales are home to some of the nation’s most scenic backdrops, and provides couples with an abundance of romantic walks over its rolling hills. You’ll also find some lovely towns and villages here too that are easily reachable by car.
Beach holiday in Cornwall
The beach is synonymous with love and has long been one of the most popular places to pop the question. With Cornwall’s long stretches of sandy beaches amongst the finest in the world, there’s no better location place to head to. The county has an array of superb restaurants to enjoy while you’re there too.
The Shard, London
At over 300 metres, The Shard is the largest building in the EU. The 72nd floor observation deck is one place you’re guaranteed to sweep your partner off their feet when you get down on one knee. Just a few floors below you’ll find some of the finest restaurants London has to offer, where you can celebrate with an unforgettable view.
The Lake District
The Lake District has been immortalised in literature by the romantic poet William Wordsworth who often drew inspiration from its hills, forests and tarns. The area offers many expansive views that will make the perfect backdrop to your proposal and an ideal weekend trip to savour the moment.
The Ivy, London
There are few more romantic traditions than a gorgeous meal for two at one of the UK’s finest restaurants. The Ivy, located in central London, has been providing customers with an exceptional dining experience for almost a century now. Book a table and the staff will ensure your evening is more magical you could ever imagine.
Head north to the Shetland Islands and take in its simply stunning scenery, as well as its blissful serenity. The Islands are blessed with a wealth of beautiful beaches, heather hills and impressive cliffs that will feel like they are exclusive to the two of you. There are plenty of great activities to partake in while you are there too, from whale watching to live music events.
For any adrenaline junkies out there, seeking to propose in a unique way then why not head to a theme park? It may not be the most traditional proposal around, but it’s sure to create a lasting memory!
Wherever you choose, we hope you have a great getaway and wish you good luck on your proposal. For any travel inspiration for your weekend away, look through the Hertz blog for some of our favourite location picks.