Best places to propose in Edinburgh: these are the 7 most romantic spots to get engaged in Scotland’s capital

Steeped in romantic history and home to fairytale-like architecture the capital is home to a number of beauty spots worthy of popping the big question.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 5:03 pm

Water of Leith Walkway

The crossing linking Hawthornbank Lane with Damside in has become a magnet for tourists seeking the perfect couple selfie, and it’s easy to see why – the bridge provides arguably the best vista of the patchwork of buildings known as Dean Village.

Those looking to pop the question have a choice of vantage points too: on the banks of the Water of Leith, or on the Bridge itself – just make sure you visit when footfall is at a minimum.

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Café St Honoré

This restaurant is a slice of Paris in the heart of Edinburgh serving up delightful high-end french dishes in a cosy brasserie setting. The Thistle Street restaurant was recently named one of the most romantic restaurants in the country and is equipped with a select range of champagnes to sup on should there be cause for celebration.

Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens is a warren of bewitching hidden places to pose the question in peace, from the enchanting Chinese hillside to the Azalea Lawn. Once the question has been answered, happy couple can circulate the grounds and ruminate about their future together.

The oasis of peace to the north of the city’s centre is also blessed with striking views of the capital’s skyline.

Calton Hill

The capital is a city of a thousand stunning views, but perhaps the pick of the lot is from Calton Hill which offers an exquisite panoramic of Edinburgh's finest landmarks.

To the south east there are panoramic views of Arthur’s Seat and the Salisbury Crags, while to the west there is arguably the best perspective of Edinburgh Castle, with the fine Dugald Stewart Monument in the foreground.

Some couples have had their proposal on the city peak captured on camera, immortalising the moment for both halves.

Dundas Castle

Situated to the west of the city this 15th century castle is situated in South Queensferry with views of the dark blue water of the Firth of Forth. Within the grounds is The Boathouse, a holiday cottage which has its own private loch. The castle is available for hire and is a popular wedding venue. What better place to pop the question than a stunning castle where love in constantly in the air?

St Anthony’s Chapel

Most tourists, and indeed locals, make a beeline for the peak of Arthur’s Seat, or the precipice of the Salisbury Crags, but St Anthony’s Chapel is an equally special vantage point.

Perched on the northern slopes of Arthur’s Seat, this ruined castle is a wonderful vantage point of the Firth of Forth and the majestic Holyrood Palace.

Peaceful and unique, this is a pleasant spot to start the new chapter of your life with your partner.