6 Fantastic Places To Propose In Northern Ireland

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If you know you want to propose, you have a few other important decisions to make. Aside from selecting the ring, you’ll be trying to find the perfect place to pop the question to your loved one.

Trying to find somewhere special that suits your personalities, doesn’t break the bank and is unique enough to catch your partner off guard, can feel like a tricky situation. But, Northern Ireland has a lot to offer, from gorgeous beaches and cliff top views, to the modern city of Belfast and the traditional local towns. Whether you are outdoorsy, or love a good spa day, there are brilliant locations for everyone.

Here are 6 fantastic places to propose in Northern Ireland to get you inspired…

1. Climb Slieve Donard Mountain
County Down
Do something memorable and climb one of Northern Ireland’s most loved mountains. The adrenaline and breath-taking views will be topped off by the proposal and you’ll both feel like you’re on top of the world.
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Slieve Donard

Slieve Donard

2. The Jungle NI
Sperrin Mountains
If you’re outdoor people and love to have adventures, Jungle NI will bring you closer than ever. Enjoy high wire tree top adventure courses and llama trekking before topping off the day on a high. To add a romantic edge, you can take on the maze and propose right in the centre.
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The Jungle NI

Zorbing at The Jungle NI

3. The Giant’s Causeway
County Antrim
Visit the world famous basalt columns at this heritage site and learn about the mythology of this breath-takingly beautiful part of Northern Ireland. With stunning coastal views, it’s the perfect backdrop for a proposal.
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The Giant’s Causeway

4. Belfast Castle
Cavehill Country Park
Close to the city centre as well as the views from Cave Hill, Belfast Castle is home to many weddings and proposals. It merges history and tradition, with gorgeous views and a refreshing breath of the outdoors.
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Belfast Castle

5. Visit the Fermanagh Lakelands
Ideal for a weekend away, the Fermanagh Lakelands offer lovely sights of the shores of Lough Erne and are the tranquil setting of many forest walks close to three National Trust properties. Escape from the real world for a romantic adventure and propose in a beautiful location, perfect for any photographs you want to take and to unwind from the stresses of everyday life.
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Portora Castle, Enniskillen

Portora Castle, Enniskillen


6. A Festival
If music and the arts is more your thing, why not propose at a festival to celebrate your favourite genres and creations? From Belfast Film Festival to City of Derry Jazz Festival, there are so many events taking place in Northern Ireland across the year that there is bound to be at least one that matches your interest. That way you can bask in all your favourite things, including one another, on a special, romantic day.
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By Jessikah Hope Stenson, Excalibur Press