Known for its natural beauty, peaceful serenity and breathtaking scenery, the Lake District has a longstanding reputation for being one of the most romantic destinations in the whole of the United Kingdom.
From stunning lakes and magnificent vistas to luxury hotels and romantic restaurants, it’s safe to say that your other half isn’t the only sight that will make your heart skip a beat when you do visit. With so much to offer, the Lake District is the must-visit destination for your next couples retreat.
It also comes as no surprise that the Lake District is one of the most popular locations to pop that all-important question to your partner. After all, how could anyone say no with a proposal against a Lake District backdrop.
With Christmas coming up and many people starting to think about asking for their partner’s hand in marriage, we’ve compiled a list of the 7 most romantic places to get engaged in the Lake District.
1) Surprise View
Located near Ashness Bridge in the depths of the picturesque Borrowdale Valley, this proposal hotspot rightfully lives up to its name. The romantic location offers uninterrupted views across Derwentwater, the Lake District’s prettiest lake, while sheltering you with surrounding woodland making it feel intimate.
The area is peaceful, and is located only a stone’s throw away from our elegant Lodore Falls Hotel & Spa which is the perfect location for a post-engagement celebration or a couple’s spa day while you’re in the area.
2) Inn on the Lake Jetty
There are few words to describe the exquisiteness of Ullswater lake and the view down the valley that can be witnessed from the vast grounds of the Inn on the Lake hotel. Since the jetty is privately owned, it also means that it is very peaceful and you won’t be surrounded by lots of people like you may find at many of the other jetties in the Lakes.
Not only is the Inn on the Lake hotel the ideal retreat for a cozy, couples’ getaway, but the team and the establishment also specialize in weddings – meaning providing a romantic experience for guests is what we do best. If you were thinking of proposing here, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
3) On a rowing boat on Derwentwater
Although all of the major lakes in the area have lake cruises that you can hop aboard and admire the surroundings, there’s no denying the indisputable charm of hiring your own rowing boat and being on board alone with your partner.
Without a doubt, one of the most romantic scenes in any rom-com is the rowing boat scene from ‘The Notebook’; so why not recreate it on the waters of Cumbria’s prettiest lake and pop the question while you’re at it? When it comes to grand gestures in an understated, intimate manner, it doesn’t get much more romantic than this.
4) Lodore Falls Deluxe Spa Suite balcony
Remember that luxurious spa hotel we mentioned earlier that’s down the road from Surprise View? Well, if a private proposal is more your thing, but you’re still looking for an idyllic location to get down on one knee, you should consider booking into one of our Lodore Falls Deluxe Spa Suites.
Each of our Deluxe Spa Suites are complete with large, private balconies that overlook Derwentwater lake or the surrounding fells or forest. That way, you can still make a grand gesture but you’ll be in the privacy of your own suite.
What’s more, access to The Falls Spa is included in the price tag of the room, so you can grab a glass of bubbly from the Spa’s Champagne Bar and take a toasty dip in the outdoor Infinity Edge Vitality Pool to commemorate the occasion!
5) Aira Force
As one of the Lake District’s most striking waterfalls, Aira Force, located near the shores of Ullswater, is yet another one of the most romantic places to get engaged in the Lake District. The area is said to have inspired some of famous poet William Wordsworth’s greatest work because of its incomparable beauty.
The nearby Lakeland walk that leads you to the waterfall also boasts incredible flowers in the Spring and Summer months, making it a lovely destination for a summer proposal. Afterwards, make sure you visit the nearby Inn on the Lake hotel and pop open a bottle of bubbly in our Orangery where you can continue to admire views down Ullswater (so long as you manage to take your eyes off of each other!)
6) Castlerigg Stone Circle
As Keswick’s very own version of Stonehenge, the Castlerigg Stone Circle is considered a mystical place that offers panoramic views of the scenery people flock to the Lakes see. The purpose of the Neolithic structure is unknown, but it is an undeniably special place for many.
Make the already magical destination even more so with an unforgettable Lake District proposal. The surrounding land is so vast that even if there are others around, you will feel like the only two people in the world.
7) Friar’s Crag
The bench at the end of Friar’s Crag, which is the perfect spot to soak up the dreamy atmosphere, is undoubtedly one of the most romantic places in the whole of the Lake District National Park. In fact, it is that romantic that even celebrities have chosen this bench as their proposal destination.
You can sit together and admire the iconic views of Derwentwater and the Borrowdale valley, peacefully watching boats bob on top of the ripples. The area is beautiful at any time of the year, making it one of the most romantic places to propose in the Lake District all year long.
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Whether you’re looking for an extravagant escape in one of the nicest rooms the Lake District has to offer, or, you want something quainter and more intimate so your companion won’t suspect a thing… we’ve got a room available to suit every couple.
Located near all of these romantic Lake District destinations, we’ll provide you with a couples’ getaway you’ll cherish for years to come.