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Why not propose to your loved one on Valentine’s Day at Edinburgh Castle

5 February 2013

With Valentine's day just around the corner, if you are planning to propose to that special someone, how about adding that extra bit of magic by popping the question at Edinburgh Castle, one of Scotland’s most romantic locations?

Edinburgh Castle offers a proposal package to help you create that special moment. The historic Minstrel's Gallery, high above the spectacular setting of The Great Hall, can be yours for 30 minutes to create a private setting. Champagne and flowers can also be ordered to add to the special atmosphere and will be ready and waiting for you.

For more information, please contact

Nick Finnigan, Executive Manager of Edinburgh Castle said: “Edinburgh Castle is located in such a romantic setting that it is the ideal location for a marriage proposal.

“Everyone loves to help out in a love story and our staff have assisted in many of the proposals, from hiding flower bouquets from unsuspecting girlfriends, to arranging a table with a bottle of champagne in one of the castle's restaurants.”

Edinburgh Castle is also becoming increasingly popular as a wedding venue, with couples returning to the castle for their big day.

He added: “St Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh’s oldest building, a beautifully preserved 12th century chapel, is available for small, intimate, religious ceremonies and the Gatehouse Suite and Queen Anne Room are available for civil, religious or humanist ceremonies.”

For more information:
  • If you are interested in the Proposal Package you can either purchase your entry tickets on-line in advance from the Edinburgh Castle website (, or in person on the day from the ticket office.
  • We will then work closely with you in the run up to the day itself to formulate the all important plan, and confirm the exact timings for the use of the Minstrel's Gallery during your visit.

Notes for editors:

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.

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