A Magical Setting - 5 Perfect Spots In Europe To Propose This New Year
Mont Chèry, Val d’Isère, France
Skiing is a holiday favoured by the adventurous, thrill-seeking type. Skiing can be an exciting winter holiday for couples, and with an extra-long season from the end of November to the first week of May, Val D’Isère is a popular choice of location. In fact, more Britons choose to take their annual skiing holiday here than anywhere else in the world. Part of its popularity lies in its differing slopes — there are pistes for all abilities and if your other half discovers that skiing is not for them, you can head to La Folie Douce (the famous après-ski bar).
Surrounded by outstanding views of the stunning mountains once at the top of the slopes, with jaw-dropping, gorgeous views aplenty this truly is a perfect romantic setting. But, for a proposal, you might want to head somewhere warmer where you can enjoy a meal and drinks with your other half. One place to do this is at La Grande Ourse, a restaurant situated on Mont Chèry. It offers an authentic fine-dining experience where you can get your own personal chauffeur to take you up the mountain in a Kassböhrer (a specialised snow trailer). Here, you will be met with views from an altitude of 1725m and enjoy a five-course meal in the restaurant — a memorable place to get on one knee.
Grotta Lighthouse, Reykjavik
Los Bunkers del Carmel, Barcelona
Located in Barcelona, Los Bunkers del Carmel, which is a charming city with beautiful views. It is now considered a viewing platform by many, but it was once part of the anti-aircraft battery that was used during the Spanish Civil War.
In order to get here, you can ride on the metro to Alfons X and walk 30 minutes from here. Or, you could get the bus from the city centre which takes you closer to the top where you will have to walk for around ten minutes to see the astonishing views. The outstanding view of the city is best at sunrise. However, if you and your partner can’t face getting up that early, you can head there for sunset, instead. With a panoramic view of the city behind you, pop the question to your other half to make it a moment to remember. See photos from a wedding photographer who captured a beautiful moment here. There are also many markets for you to enjoy in the city. For example, the Fira de Santa Llúcia is the market around the Gothic cathedral close to the city centre, and there is the Fira de Nadal a la Sagrada Familia from where you can see the unfinished Catholic church, designed by Antoni Gaudí.
Petřín Hill, Prague
The Dome, Victoria Square, Belfast
Famous for its vast Christmas markets that are situated in the the grounds of Belfast City Hall. For an impressive proposal spot, you should head to the top of Victoria Square in Belfast’s city centre. Here, you will find the Dome. Pop the question in this spot for 360- degree views of Belfast as a backdrop, featuring the Prince Albert Clock and Scrabo Tower. Breath-taking views are not a far walk away from the city centre either. Take a trip to the northern coast of Ireland where you can cross the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge with your loved one or retrace the steps of a giant at the causeway. You can visit The Dark Hedges nearby too — a romantic passageway of intertwined trees that were planted in the 18 th century and featured on popular TV show, Game of Thrones. Make sure to wrap up though, as it’s likely to be chilly here in January.