Best Romantic Places To Propose

Best Romantic Places To Propose


At one of Crerar Hotels’ collection of four and five-star properties, guests are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to the best places to propose and to creating romantic moments, with spectacular coastal views, stunning Scottish scenery and inspiring landscapes surrounding each property.

Following a steady demand from special couples looking for romantic places to propose, to pop that life-changing question while visiting one of our properties, we have listed our ‘top spots’ for the perfect proposal. Whether it’s recommending the perfect spot for a luxurious picnic on the beach, setting the mood while watching the sunset, by a loch under the stars or dazzling your partner with one of Scotland’s most iconic and romantic landmarks, all the proposer is left to do is utter those four little but very special words, “Will you marry me?”

Read our full blog post to find out more and discover where to propose in Scotland.

1. Balmoral Castle Ballater, Royal Deeside

Drenched in history fit for British royalty, Balmoral Castle serves as the perfect backdrop for a picture-perfect proposal. Located just moments from the AA five-star inn, Balmoral Arms, the estate gardens in Royal Deeside is a firm favourite with visitors in search of a dramatic backdrop while visiting the iconic Aberdeenshire village. Formerly occupied by the late Queen Elizabeth II, Balmoral Castle is the perfect location for curating that once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Exterior shot of Balmoral Castle

2. Up the Pap of Glencoe, Glencoe

Considered one of the best hikes in Scotland due to its incredible 360-degree views of Glencoe Village and the surrounding glens and mountains, The Pap of Glencoe boasts captivating scenery which is truly unforgettable. Perfect for adventurous couples in search of the ideal backdrop for a romantic gesture, proposers can retreat to Glencoe Inn for a relaxing evening beside roaring fires.

Recently voted one of the ‘Most Beautiful Places in Scotland 2022,’ Glencoe took the top spot according to Instagram following research conducted by My Voyage Scotland. Find out more about adventuring to the Pap of Glencoe and surrounding scenic walking trails.

View of loch and valley from the Pap of Glencoe

3. East Aquhorthies Stone Circle, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

Easter Aquhorthies stone circle, located near Thainstone House, is one of the best-preserved examples of a recumbent stone circle. Historically used as a place of ceremony, worship and healing, the stone circle creates an enchanting setting, fit for the most beautiful and scenic proposal. Read more about the Aberdeen Stone Circles.

Aerial view of East Aquhorthies Stone Circle in Aberdeenshire

4. Loch Fyne waterfront, Inveraray, Argyll

For those in search of a more tranquil proposal spot, Loch Fyne boasts glorious coastal views of the Firth of Clyde. Located on the west coast of Argyll and Bute, couples can pop the all-important question on the shoreline before enjoying a stay at Loch Fyne Hotel and Spa. The hotel can even arrange a fire pit under the stars with views of the loch to toast the good news.

Sunny view of Loch Fyne and surrounding hills

5. Sound of Mull, Isle of Mull

This dreamy Scottish location reminds visitors of romantic tales. A true treasure which comprises the perfect mix of breath-taking views and Scottish heritage, the Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa has become a firm favourite with guests who wish to indulge in the sea views. Take a trip down the boardwalk at the hotel to the beach or take time on the exclusive Wilderness Deck to pop the question with the Sound of Mull, stunning wildlife and the mainland mountains as a backdrop. Where luxury and wellness meet adventure, our Isle of Mull accommodation is a retreat to relax, renew and create new memories.

Coastal view of Tobermory on the Isle of Mull

6. Kings Steps, Nairn Beach, Nairn

Visitors would be forgiven for mistaking the Kings Steps at Nairn Beach for a Caribbean Island. A ‘must see’ attraction for guests staying at Golf View Hotel and Spa, the calming coastal environment has become a popular choice for couples in search of a seafront setting that embraces stunning coastal scenery. Read more about the golden sands along the Moray Coast and beaches in Inverness.

White sand beach views in Nairn

7. McCaig’s Tower, Oban

McCaig's Tower, also known as McCaig's Folly, is a prominent tower on Battery Hill overlooking the town of Oban. A glorious landmark just a short stroll from our Oban Bay Hotel, McCaig’s Tower is a beautiful destination for the most memorable of moments, particularly at sunrise or sunset.

View of McCaig's Tower landmark in Oban

Pop the Question with Crerar Hotels

For those looking for a completely bespoke, luxury proposal package to ensure the milestone moment is one to remember, we have two exclusive proposal packages.

Whilst showcasing the best of the locations, our hotels and inns will ensure every single whim is catered for to the highest possible standards, including luxury transfers to their chosen destination right from their front door.

Both packages offer a weekend full of adventure and relaxation with champagne seafood grills, spa treatments, a range of experiences and even private boat trips included.

Those looking to pop the question, or even hold an intimate celebration, can select the perfect location within our collection Crerar Hotels, with our team on-hand to help with any additional requests.

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