MarryAbroad.co.uk's Top European Proposal Spots
With Valentines Day just a few weeks away, Steph Bishop - Co-Founder of website MarryAbroad.co.uk, takes a look at the best Valentine's Proposal Destinations in Europe.
1) Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic
“This 14th Century bridge connecting Prague Castle and the Old Town is as romantic as it is practical. Its cobbled path leads you past 30 baroque-style statues, with the Gothic-style Old Bridge Tower shadowing one end. Whether you get down on one knee in bright sunshine or as the mist descends, it makes an atmospheric choice for a Valentine's proposal. And you can always go and celebrate in an atmospheric restaurant in the Old town afterwards,”
Return flights from London to Prague leaving Friday 14 February and returning Sunday 16 February 2014 start from £154 on travel search site momondo.co.uk.
2) Les Diablerets, Switzerland
“For couples who enjoy the snow, this 3,000m high mountain in the Swiss Alps could be just the place, for a stunning proposal. The viewpoint here has a 360 degree view of the Alps, with Lake Geneva shimmering in the distance. On a bright day, when the sun bounces off the snow and you get a clear view of the mountains, there's no beating Les Diablerets as a place to ask your loved one to marry you,” says Bishop.
Return flights from London to Geneva leaving Friday 14 February and returning Sunday 16 February 2014, currently start from £147 on travel search site momondo.co.uk.
3) Verona, Italy
“Or how about asking for her hand in marriage during a visit to the Roman Amphitheatre Arena in Verona, and then a visit Romeo and Juliet's balcony after she's said yes? Dating from AD30, the Arena is used for Opera performances in the summer months, but on Valentine's Day it makes a really unusual proposal location. The best part is that you're in the town where the “greatest love story ever told” was set (although hopefully you’ll have a happier ending than the star-crossed lovers),” says Bishop.
Return flights from London to Verona leaving Friday 14 February and returning Sunday 16 February 2014, currently start from £159 on travel search site momondo.co.uk.
4) The Alhambra, Andalucia, Spain
“This famous palace dates from the 9th Century and is full of secluded spots where couples could nip off and propose. Just imagine receiving a yes under an intricately decorated arch or beside a fountain surrounded by palm trees. The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has inspired many love songs and poems,” says Bishop.
Return flights from London to Granada leaving Friday 14 February and returning Sunday 16 February 2014, currently start from £216 on travel search site momondo.co.uk.
5) Dubrovnik, Croatia
“Or if none of the above float your love boat, how about asking for her hand in marriage whilst walking along the city walls in Dubrovnik, Croatia? This UNESCO World Heritage site is globally known for its beauty. Its walls also provide a fantastic view of the city below, where the buildings give off golden hue, and the terracotta roofs will simulate a warm glow, even if it is cold outside,” says Bishop.
Return flights from London to Dubrovnik leaving Friday 14 February and returning Sunday 16 February 2014, currently start from £169 on travel search site momondo.co.uk.
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Photo credits: Charles Bridge, Prague – Chosovi
Arena, Verona – Vuveffino
Alhambra, Spain - Berjan
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