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Published on August 24th, 2019 | by admin


Romantic Getaways in Edinburgh

Scotland is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, which also makes it one of the most romantic places for a couple’s getaway. Escaping together can not only deepen your relationship, you can experience something totally new in this lovely place. Scotland doesn’t just offer a stunning landscape, it has friendly and funny people, great nightlife, nice restaurants, and more. One of the best places to enjoy a romantic getaway is Edinburgh. Not only is it undoubtedly beautiful, it is charming and unique. Read below to see some ideas for a romantic getaway in the Scottish capital.

Stay at the Prestonfield House Hotel

A great place to stay is the beautiful and baroque building on 20 acres of beautiful lush countryside known as the Prestonfield House Hotel. Originally built as the grand mansion of Lord Provost, one of the aristocrats of Edinburgh, it is no surprise that it is a luxurious place to stay. Prestonfield is a place to indulge in opulence and each other’s company.

You will be impressed by the theatrical décor, the rich colors, sumptuous fabrics, and unique antiques. Enjoy a romantic dinner at the Salon Priveé, a cozy space perfect for two. The richly decorated tapestry room is a great place to relax for a while, and the leather room is paneled with old leather from the 17th century. Here you can enjoy a Scottish whiskey in true style. Around the estate, peacocks roam freely, showing off their multi-color plumage.

Get Spooky at the Witchery by the Castle

Located just a stone’s throw away from the Edinburgh Castle, the Witchery is a great place to go for anyone looking to indulge in some darkly romantic vibes. With immaculately decorated suites and one of Edinburgh’s most renowned and elegant restaurants, this lavish gothic interior will not disappoint.

According to the site MoneyPug, which is used to compare holidays, the prime location and luxurious amenities make this spot to stay a bit more expensive. But since the Witchery is located in the heart of Old Town, you will get to see all of the historic architecture and sites Edinburgh has to offer without going very far. There are even luxury roll top baths for two. This gothic setting will be sure to induce romance.

Radiant Luxury at the Balmoral

A striking Victorian landmark in one of Edinburgh’s most prestigious addresses, the Balmoral Hotel is an unmistakable part of Edinburgh. It has played host to film icons like Sophia Loren and Elizabeth Taylor. Its Michelin-starred restaurant Number One is a part of the hotel, conveniently located for easy romantic dinners. You will have champagne and afternoon tea in the palm court, which offers a harpist on staff. There are spectacular views across Prince’s Street, where a castle and Calton Hill expand in front of you. With a traditional Scottish welcome from the kilted doormen, it is no wonder that “Balmoral” means “majestic dwelling” in Gaelic.

Take a Countryside Break near Edinburgh

Just an hour out of Edinburgh can put you into some lush greenery and beautiful countryside. Peebles is located in the lovely Scottish Borders. Here you can enjoy long walks with your partner through rolling hills. You can also cycle and fish.

Another option to get out of Edinburgh for a romantic getaway is Dumfries. Two hours by car and four hours by train and bus, you can get into the heart a thriving region that has plenty of attractions. Some include the Galloway Forest Park, where you will be amazed by the natural landscape, the Burns House Museum, and Annandale Distillery for some lavish Scottish whiskey.

Escape in the Garden at Pilrig House

This historic town house includes two stunning, self-catered apartments. Here you can completely escape with your partner and surround yourself by nice things and pleasant views. Pilrig House is a fascinating backdrop to any visit to Edinburgh because it has so much history. There are literary and royal connections. Take a deep breathe here and lose yourself in the magic of private gardens, a decanter of whiskey, and an impressive library.

Whatever you are interested in, Edinburgh offers many opportunities for a romantic getaway with your partner. It is a beautiful, historic place with lots to do and see. But if you want, you can completely lose track of time and relax in the way you deserve.

Ryan Beitler is a journalist, writer, and traveler. He has written for Paste Magazine, The Slovenia Times, OC Weekly, New Noise Magazine, and numerous travel sites. Contact him at


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