Howth Head, Dublin
This one is for lovers of literature. If it was good enough for Leopold Bloom – the protagonist of James Joyce’s Ulysses, arguably Ireland’s most famous novel – to propose to future-wife Molly, it’s good enough for anyone. A beautiful, hilly, gorse-covered peninsula with a steep cliff walk providing views across Dublin Bay, Howth is the perfect place to ask for someone’s hand in marriage. If all goes to plan, have a glass of champagne and a celebratory dinner at the award-winning The House restaurant in the village afterwards.