Romantic locations in Bristol to Propose
February 14th has always been a popular day to pop the question to that special someone.
If you or someone you know is plotting to make the ultimate romantic gesture this year, you’ll want to find the perfect location to give you the best chance of securing a ‘Yes’.
No need to travel to London or Paris, Bristol has some awesome land marks right on your doorstep to set the perfect romantic stage for your proposal.
Clifton Suspension Bridge
It may be an obvious choice but the views from Brunel's stunning, iconic bridge are very hard to beat. With Leigh Woods on the opposite side and stretching out over the dramatic Avon Gorge, the panoramic view will take your breath away.
If it's a nice clear day and you would rather view the suspension bridge as a backdrop in all it's splendour and glory you could head up to the Clifton Observatory.
Rather pop the question at night? The bridge illuminations can be seen each evening, beginning half an hour before sunset and finishing at midnight.
If you prefer to relax with a bottle of fine wine or a cocktail, the large terrace at the White Lion Bar, part of the Avon Gorge Hotel offers a panoramic view with the world famous bridge at it's focal point. If you are confident you are going to get a great big yes from your partner, you could even book a room overnight at the Avon Gorge Hotel and enjoy the special moment for longer.
Further details can be found here at the Clifton Suspension Bridge
Bristol Zoo Gardens
The world's fifth oldest zoo (opening in 1836) is a beautiful oasis found in the Clifton district. The zoo is an excellent example of the conservation and sustainability of wildlife with it's many awards, ground breaking research projects and educational resources.
However, it's not just a great day out to see the animals, as the name suggests 'Bristol Zoo Gardens' is set in some seriously, impressive and vibrant gardens.
Visit a butterfly forest and wander through avenues flanked by multi-coloured seasonal borders and lush green lawns.
If your spouse to be loves wildlife, find a quiet spot, settle and enjoy the sounds of nature all around you and you'll be well on your way to hearing the answer you've been waiting for to your all important question.
If you don't mind a short drive out of the city, Clevedon is a quaint little seaside town with a pebbled shoreline, a park and quirky cafes.
It is however, the exquisitely, restored, Grade I listed Victorian pier that is worthy of your potentially life changing proposal.
Clevedon Pier is one of the finest in England and is worth a visit whatever the occasion.
I'm pretty certain that the friendly and helpful staff who sell tickets and gifts in the Toll House at the entrance of the pier, would be delighted to assist you in any way they can if you were thinking of springing a surprise proposal.
To see how romantic and spectacular the pier is, it's the location for the boy band One Direction's video for their hit song, You and I and it can be viewed on You Tube.
The pier is beautiful in the sunshine and a perfect spot to watch the sun set, although it's just as stunning and dramatic when it's cloudy with a hint that a storm may be on the way.
Good luck and if everything goes to plan and you need help in finding the perfect love nest, The Letting Game are here to help!