Britain’s Ultimate Castle, Warwick Castle, offers loved-up lasses the chance to pop the big question on Leap Day, 29 February 2012 – traditionally, when a woman may propose to a man– with a new proposal package for only £29.02 per person.
Legend has it that in fifth century Ireland, St Bridget complained to St Patrick that men were taking too long to propose marriage and he decreed that once every four years – on 29 February or Leap Day – women were permitted to ask the question.
For lovers in 2012, Warwick Castle offers a Leap Year proposal package that includes the choice of proposing at one of the site’s most romantic spots – The Mound, commanding views over the Castle, historic Warwick and the Warwickshire countryside, or The Waterwheel on the River Avon; a glass of champagne each; and two standard daytime admission tickets. To make the day extra special, propose in either Merlin: The Dragon Tower (based on BBC One’s hit drama series) or the spine-tingling live-actor experience, The Castle Dungeon, for an additional £10.
However, there are 364 other days in 2012 when Warwick Castle offers the ideal location to literally sweep a loved one off their feet – a knight on horseback is available for £200 – and ensure a memorable proposal. The Premium Valentine package provides an opportunity to go on bended knee in one of the Castle’s grand historic interiors – The State Rooms or The Ladies’ Boudoir; a celebratory bottle of champagne; complimentary parking; and two standard daytime admission tickets for £95 per couple. For extra special touches – if the knight simply isn’t enough – add another bottle of champagne for £20 – with strawberries, £35 – and a bouquet of flowers for £35.
Once the proposal has been accepted, should the happy couple wish to tie the knot at Warwick Castle, an expert team of co-ordinators is on hand to arrange the perfect fairy tale wedding at Britain’s Ultimate Castle.
Throughout 2012 Warwick Castle offers a great value day out for all the family with exciting attractions including Merlin: The Dragon Tower based on the hit BBC One drama, where the brave can come face to fang with the great dragon from Camelot; The Castle Dungeon, a 45-minute live-actor experience; The Princess Tower with pea-under-the-mattress test and Princesses’ portraits; and seasonal attractions including The Trebuchet; Birds of Prey displays and Jousting.