February 14th is a special day for any couple and what better way to make it more special than to pop the question in Cumbria! From secluded lake-side shorelines to snow-capped summits, you won’t be stuck for choice if you really want to take your partner’s breath away. Check out our list of the top 10 places to propose in Cumbria this year…
Voted Britain’s favourite view, the secluded Wasdale is home to the tallest peaks in the country, providing the most dramatic of back-drops for the special moment! After they have said yes, the nearby valley of Eskdale is home to many local pubs & ales for you to celebrate.
The west coast of Cumbria is home to some of the most beautiful coastline in the country and they are even more spectacular at dusk as the sun sets over the Irish sea. Making the moment that much more romantic…
Derwentwater is one of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District. With amazing views from Latrigg, Catbells (above) or surprise view, this area is one of the most romantic in the national park. The nearby town of Keswick is a popular spot with plenty of eateries and pubs to celebrate the answer. Photo Credit Matty White.
Devils Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale
Devils Bridge is steeped in history and is set in the gorgeous Lune Valley. Whether you ask them on the bridge itself or on the beaches of the River Lune, just a 5 minute walk from the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, this landmark would make an ideal spot to pop the question. Kirkby Lonsdale also has plenty of nice walks, restaurants and cafes to celebrate in!
Continuing the theme of history, the ancient roman ruin of Hadrian’s Wall runs the breadth of the country from east to west. You could walk the entire wall over the course of a few days and get down on one knee as the sun sets over the west coast of Cumbria.
Rounding off our theme of history, Cumbria is littered with restored and ruined castles. These ancient structures inspire a sense of awe and can make the perfect surroundings for such a magical moment. From Brougham castle (Above) to Carlisle Castle, there are plenty to choose from. If you’d prefer alternative cultural spots, check out our culture page HERE.
The namesake of the National Park. From the lowlands of Windermere, the valley-set Ullswater or the beautiful Buttermere, proposing on the shores of one of the many meres, waters & tarns is a great idea. An idea that is sure to convince your partner to say yes! For more information on the Lake District you can find all the towns, villages, waters and best bits HERE.
The many mountain peaks of Cumbria provide superb views of the north of England, even being able to see the Blackpool Tower, Scotland & the Isle of Man on a clear day. The summits of Helvellyn, Great Gable, Scafell Pike, Skiddaw and many more provide the most dramatic surroundings for any occasion. Chances are you’ll probably have an audience at some of the more popular peaks…
The Infinity Bridge
Why not ask your loved one to spend the rest of their lives with you suspended 2,000 feet above the valley floor? You probably won’t be able to get down on one knee & whilst this is not for everyone, the infinity Bridge at Honister Slate Mine would surely leave lasting memories of the magic moment. Just don’t drop the ring…
Orrest Head Viewpoint
The popular summit of Orrest Head is a short 30 minute stroll to the top and gives you stunning views of Windermere and the Langdale & Fairfield mountain ranges, be aware though the walk is incredibly popular with tourists arriving at Windermere town, so if you’re keen to be alone with your special someone, avoid this one. Afterwards you can head into Bowness-on-Windermere where there are plenty of lakeside bars and restaurants for you to celebrate in.
So there we have it, 10 spots you might want to consider when asking someone to marry you. Whilst there are certainly many more potential spots to propose this list could go on for ever! If you are seriously considering escaping to Cumbria to propose and get married in the fabulous countryside, you can check out our weddings page HERE, where we have compiled a list of venues, photographers, stag & hen parties, transport and much more!
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