A place like no other, it’s easy to see why people fall in love with Edinburgh. With centuries of history and heritage around every corner, the architecture and scenery in Scotland’s capital is diverse and unique. Whether you are local to Edinburgh or planning a trip to visit this remarkable city, if you are currently pondering where to pop the question in Auld Reekie, we have chosen our top four landmarks to pull-off that perfect proposal, guaranteed to make your partner say YES:
1. The Royal Botanical Gardens: In Edinburgh, we are spoilt by the abundance of green space right within the city centre. For those nature lovers looking for serene surroundings, The Royal Botanic Garden truly is one of the finest gardens in the UK. You’ll be spoilt for choice for a spot within the 70 acre idyllic garden. Why not pop the question with the oldest and most iconic glasshouse – The Tropical Palm House – as your backdrop?
2. Arthur’s Seat: By climbing to the top of the rocky summit, Arthur’s Seat is guaranteed to get your heart racing! You’ll be able to claim you got engaged on top of an ancient volcano if you choose Arthur’s Seat as the place for your proposal. This location promises stunning panoramic views for miles around, including Edinburgh Castle, and out to the Firth of Forth and The Three Bridges. Arthur’s Seat is a perfect romantic picnic spot and place for a unique marriage proposal. The view at the top is breath-taking – trust us!
3. Blackford Hill: Blackford Hill really will not disappoint. Another location to promise picturesque panoramic views of the city, Blackford Hill is truly unique. A wander up will spoil you with an array of views out to the sea, the city, and the Pentland Hills Regional Park. Blackford Hill is also home to The Royal Observatory, where astronomy research from the university takes place – a proposal at Blackford Hill will ensure your love is written in the stars!
4. Edinburgh Castle: Perhaps the most iconic landmark of Edinburgh’s skyline, Edinburgh Castle towers over the city. Part of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site, whether you choose the busy esplanade, or the intimacy of the 12th century St Margaret’s Chapel, the castle is sure to be a great choice for asking your partner to marry you.
Wherever you choose to pop the question, your proposal in the capital is sure to be unforgettable. Make sure to visit Cafe Hub afterwards and drink a toast to your recent engagement! Our delicious café is packed full of ‘hubmade’ food and you can enjoy a glass of prosecco over afternoon tea. We can also chat to you about hosting your engagement party, wedding or reception in our stunning surroundings.
Weddings at our historic venue can be truly unique. Our in-house team offers the best service and is totally flexible, helping you create the wedding of your dreams. From the stunning backdrop of the dramatic staircase, to the vibrant colours of the Main Hall, standout is assured. We work with some of the finest wedding suppliers, taking the pain out of planning, and our team goes the extra mile to make every wedding different and of course, memorable.