If you’re looking to pop the question in Scotland this year, look no further than its capital, Edinburgh. With historic landmarks, beautiful buildings and a host of bars and restaurants, there’s no shortage of places to get down on one knee. From castles to hills to hideaway bars, your proposal can be exactly what you’ve always wanted, no matter what type of couple you are. Need more convincing? Here are 5 reasons to pop the question in Edinburgh.
1 - The history
Nowhere else in Scotland will you find a city more packed with history than Edinburgh. With an ancient volcano and a stunning castle right in the centre, there’s a location for everyone that has a story to tell. For literature lovers, head down Princes Street to the Scott Monument, where the 297 steps to the top will provide you with some time to calm your nerves before the big moment.
2 - The shopping
With two impressive streets lined with retailers, Edinburgh’s shopping scene is something to behold. For a one-off outfit that’s sure to impress, try Kestin Hare, where the staff will help you look the part. Or, head over to The Brotique, an award-winning retailer which not only stocks the best in on-trend attire, but can also help you get groomed to perfection with their array of top products.
3 - The food and drink
Making the most of your special moment in Edinburgh is easy, with bars and restaurants on every street. Tigerlily is perfect for those looking for a bustling bar with some of the city’s most talked about cocktails. And, for a true Edinburgh dining experience, try The Witchery. Conveniently located by the castle, it offers some of the best Scottish food in the city and the most spectacular atmosphere.
4 - The hotels
You don’t need to stress about finding a place to stay in the capital, as it’s home to two of the Scotland’s top luxury hotels. The Waldorf Astoria is perfect for couples looking to explore the West End of Princes Street, while Prestonfield House offers an evening in Edinburgh’s most glamourous boutique hotel, just on the outskirts of the city.
5 - You can map out your proposal
ROX Diamonds & Thrills are on hand to help anyone planning an Edinburgh proposal, with a handy guide to the city’s most romantic and iconic places. Simply click on the individual locations on the map to reveal top tips and information about this incredible city.
Not heading to Edinburgh soon? Check out their Glasgow Guide to Proposals!