Finding the love of your life is magical, and it makes you want to make every moment perfect for them. If you have found your one true love and are ready to get down on one knee, then you need two things; the ring and the perfect place to propose.

Sometimes, the ring is the easy part. You know your partner so well that their tastes are second nature, or you may have even spoken to them about their ideal ring. That just leaves the location. You may have a special place that already means a lot to you and your loved one, so that would be a great place to start. If that’s out of the question though, you may want to consider these breathtakingly romantic locations right on our doorstep for the perfect proposal.

1. Ashton Memorial, Lancaster

One of the most beautiful viewpoints in North Lancashire, Ashton Memorial offers views across Morecambe Bay and up to the Lake District. The breath-taking Edwardian folly also provides a stunning backdrop for any photo. Not only do you have the memorial within the grounds of Williamson Park, but you also have 54 acres of park and woodland to enjoy, which makes for a lovely walk.

2. The Inn at Whitewell – Forest of Bowland

Escape to the country and enjoy a mouth-watering meal at The Inn at Whitewell, during which you can pop the question! This traditional rural inn is part of the Duchy of Lancaster's estate and sits in the heart of the Forest of Bowland AONB. During the winter months you will be treated to atmospheric roaring fires, and there are plenty of stunning countryside views and walking opportunities surrounding the Inn for those who love the outdoors.

3. The Singing Ringing Tree, Burnley

If you are a lover of art, or are looking for a location that will provide stunning views, take a trip to the Singing Ringing Tree near Burnley. This unique musical sculpture overlooks Burnley from Crown Point. It is made up of pipes of galvanised steel, stacked in layers and produces a low, tuneful song. It is close to the Dunnockshaw Millennium Wood, Pennine Bridleway and more walking routes and has been the winner of awards for its architectural brilliance. It will definitely be a memorable place to propose to your loved one.

4. The Midland Hotel, Morecambe

The Midland Hotel in Morecambe offers idyllic views over the uninterrupted coastline of Morecambe Bay, over to the Lake District hills on clear days. Its Art Deco architecture is present throughout the hotel, restaurant and bar, and has been a staple of the Morecambe landscape since the 1930s. You could treat yourself to Afternoon Tea or a delicious meal, and some cocktails too.

5. Turton and Entwistle Reservoir, Blackburn

One of the highest reservoirs in Britain when it was built, the Turton and Entwistle Reservoir is a stunning location which is often mistaken for Switzerland or Lapland in photographs during the winter. The circular walk around the water is perfect if you have a pram with you or struggle with hills as it is completely flat. Visiting with family or friends could mean the picture-perfect moment in front of the water, or on one of the walks bridges, is captured!

6. Beach House Bistro and Bar, Blackpool

This stunning bistro offers a unique boho dining experience with stunning views across the ocean. The panoramic windows in the conservatory space provide a beautiful spot to watch the sunset over the Irish Sea. The bar’s delicious cocktails will provide the best way to celebrate after the event, and there is live music to enjoy from Thursday through to Tuesday evenings too.

7. Barton Manor Hotel & Spa, Preston

With a fantastic spa and restaurant right on site, you could make a day of your proposal by treating your loved one to a spa experience, followed by a mouth-watering meal at Barton Manor Hotel & Spa. What’s more, the hotels luxury en-suite rooms provide handmade mattresses with luxury toiletries and bath robes to relax in. You can enjoy a game of billiards in the panelled lounge or a drink in the beautiful secret gardens. All food in the restaurant is sourced from the finest Lancashire suppliers, the perfect way to enjoy the special moment.

8. Fairy Glen, Appley Bridge

If the outdoors is something you love, there are fewer places in Lancashire that are as beautiful as The Fairy Glen. The enchanted valley on the side of Parbold Hill provides a beautiful circular walk completed with waterfalls, but isn’t too steep, making it perfect for a stroll this time of year. The whole walk will feel magical and will provide beautiful memories of the day you got down on one knee.  

9. Your favourite football ground

Do you share a passion for sport? If you and your loved ones have spent many Saturdays at the match, then maybe that would be the perfect spot to propose. Lancashire has a number of fantastic football teams all with stadiums that will provide the perfect backdrop to the most important question of your loved one’s life. Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn, Burnley, Morecambe; they all have stadiums that will already have many amazing memories for you both. Book a private tour or do it at upcoming football match.

There are so many beautiful places around Lancashire, all offering the perfect backdrop to your proposal. What’s more, once you get home after the big event you can make a start on the planning with the Say I Do in Lancashire Guide.




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