Move over Paris – Edinburgh is the real ‘City of Love’ and we want to share it with the world!
Here are a few inspirational reasons to surprise your loved one with a visit to Edinburgh this Valentines weekend.
Walk the Royal Mile and the Grassmarket
These iconic streets are bursting with history and romance – just sit in one of the many street cafes in the Grassmarket and look up! Colourful shop fronts, independent high end boutiques and unique gift emporiums sit side by side with proper Scottish bars. Buskers and street performers help create a wonderful, lively atmosphere.
Climb Scott Monument
Head to Princes Street to find all the high street favourites – great jewellers, naughty knicker shops…and the Scott Monument. Built in memory of writer Sir Walter Scott, it dominates the street. Climb the 287 steps at dusk and the sunset you’ll be blessed with is stunning – very romantic!
Book a Ghost Tour
Doesn’t sound so romantic but imagine the hero you’d become in making your darling feel safe and secure in the dark. Many of the secrets beneath the city can only be visited if on an organised tour.
Visit an Arthouse Cinema
The Lothian Road boasts the Cameo and Filmhouse Cinemas – both very vibrant showing the more off beat flicks and documentaries. There are romantic seats for two in the back row and quirky little bars to help set the mood!
Whisky makes you Frisky…
…and when in Rome…! Edinburgh has opportunities on every street to sample the local tipple. Our advice, find a welcoming looking local bar – there are plenty, make yourself at home, ask the landlord to help you through the range and kick back and watch the world go by!
Picnic at the top of Arthurs Seat
..and after all that whisky the day before, a great B+B breakfast and head off to the hills with a picnic of haggis and tea! Ok so it may be chilly in February but all the more reason to cuddle up beneath your Aaron wool hat and scarf!
Get booking now – a very warm welcome awaits!