Couple enjoying a romantic dinner

Our Top Five Romantic Breaks for Couples

Luxury Romantic Getaways in Scotland

Scotland is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Bursting with history and stunning natural landscapes, there are so many places to enjoy romantic getaways in Scotland. And if it’s luxury accommodation you’re after, you’ll be spoilt for choice. From sea-facing hotels, to hideaways nestled in a stunning glen, you’ll find it hard to choose. So, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, or whisking your loved one away for a romantic getaway, check out our top five romantic Scottish escapes.

Tranquil and Adults-Only

Hideaway Experience

The Hideaway Experience

If you’re looking for a private romantic escape in Scotland, The Hideaway Experience is perfect. Located in Angus, Dundee, these tranquil spaces allow you and your partner to reconnect in privacy. Surrounded by the rolling Sidlaw Hills and Scottish countryside, the five-star cottages and wooden lodges are secluded and peaceful. They’re also fully-equipped with modern conveniences like coffee makers and dishwashers. What’s more, these luxury hideaways have day beds, hot tubs, spa rooms, and private gardens. So, they’re perfect for adult only holidays or a romantic proposal.

Historic Fairytale Castles

Dalhousie Castle

Dalhousie Castle Hotel and Aqueous Spa

The historic Dalhousie Castle stands proudly in Bonnyrigg near Edinburgh, and dates back more than 700 years. With its turrets and towers, the magnificent building looks like something out of a fairy-tale. And it’s perfect for weekends away for couples. The resplendent rooms and suites can be reached via a maze of staircases and secret passageways, and feature periodic furniture and modern amenities. And there’s an onsite spa with hydro pool, Roman-style sauna, and Turkish steam bath. Why not enjoy a delicious romantic dinner in The Orangery whilst soaking up views of the castle estate?

The Torridon

Set on the banks of a sea loch in Ross-shire, this majestic hotel was once the shooting lodge for the Earl of Lovelace. Surrounded by natural landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, you’re never be without a magnificent view at The Torridon. For a truly romantic and secluded experience, stay at the Boathouse on the shores of Loch Torridon. Here, you can cosy up by the wood burner and enjoy the loch views from the living area’s panoramic window. Savour delicious locally sourced food at 1887 restaurant. Or, relax with a glass of the local tipple in the Whisky and Gin Bar. And if you want to explore the great outdoors, you can enjoy walking, mountain biking and sea kayaking activities.

Romantic Islands and Lochs

Loch Lomond Waterfront

Loch Lomond Waterfront

Located on the banks of Loch Lomond near the village of Balmaha, Loch Lomond Waterfront sits within 18 acres of private land and wooded area. The luxury self-catered lodge and chalets are perfect for romantic breaks. And each comes with stunning loch views and hot tubs. Here, you can enjoy a tranquil kayaking trip on the loch with your loved one. Or, head off on a scenic hike along the West Highland Way to Conic Hill or Millarochy Bay. Then, after a day of sight-seeing, return to your luxury chalet for an aromatherapy or Swedish massage from a professional therapist.

Isle of Eriska

Situated on a private 300-acre island near Oban, Isle of Eriska is one of the most luxury hotels in Scotland. Here, you can absorb the views of Loch Linnhe and the dramatic Morvern mountains within a tranquil setting. The main house has elegant rooms and suites, perfect for romantic getaways in Scotland. And there are Spa Suites, Garden Cottages and Hilltop Reserves for ultimate privacy and private hot tubs. Sit in front of the open fire with Afternoon Tea in the main hall or Drawing Room, or soak up the views with a refreshing drink on The Deck. Then, take a dip in the pool, indulge in a pampering couples massage at Stables Spa, or play golf on the 9-hole course.

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Waterfall Scotland

Our Top Ten Scottish Waterfalls

The Most Spectacular Waterfalls in Scotland

There are countless spectacular Scottish waterfalls to see all over the country. These enchanting and powerful cascading waters are true wonders of nature. So, here are our some of the best waterfalls in Scotland. Be sure to soak up the views on your next visit.

Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

Fairy Pools Skye

The magical Fairy Pools are one of the top attractions on the island of Skye in the Inner Hebrides. Several waterfalls flow into these crystal-clear and icy-cold waters on the River Brittle, which are popular with Wild Swimmers. Are you brave enough to try it?

Falls of Foyers, Foyers

Falls of Foyers in Scotland

This spectacular waterfall drops 50 metres into the River Foyers, which leads to the famous Loch Ness. The Falls of Foyers are known in Gaelic as Eas na Smuide, meaning ‘the smoking falls’. And they inspired the great Robert Burns to pen a poem in 1787.

Plodda Falls, Tomich

Plodda Falls Tomich

Plodda Falls is one of the most dramatic waterfalls in the Highlands. Located close to the village of Tomich near Glen Affric, its waters plunge 46 metres into Abhainn Deabhag and then the River Glass. The magnificent Douglas Fir trees in this area are another highlight.

Steall Waterfall, Fort William

Steall Falls Fort William

Below Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the UK, the stunning Steall Falls flows. Plunging 120 metres, it is the one of the highest waterfalls in Scotland. There is a rope bridge across the river, where you can enjoy amazing views, if you’re daring enough to cross it.

Glenashdale Falls, Whiting Bay

Glenashdale Falls Whiting Bay

The Glenashdale Falls, or Eas a’ Chrannaig in Gaelic, is a beautiful double-cascade near Whiting Bay and Holy Island on the Isle of Arran. Part of a scenic island tourist trail, this 40 metre waterfall is a spectacular highlight.

Rogie Falls, Contin

Rogie Falls Contin

Rogie Falls is an impressive series of waterfalls on the Black River, near Contin in the Scottish Highlands. You can view the falls from a new suspension bridge across the river.

Corrieshalloch Gorge, Ullapool

Corrieshalloch Gorge Ullapool

There are several breath-taking waterfalls surging down the 40 metre-deep Corrieshalloch Gorge on the River Dorma in the north of Scotland. There is a fantastic viewing platform, where you can take in the splendour of this remarkable National Nature Reserve.

Grey Mare’s Tail, Moffat

Grey Mares Tail Moffat

Plummeting 60 metres into the valley below, the splendid Grey Mare’s Tail in the Moffat Hills is tall and thin. And it certainly does look like a mare’s tail. Climb the steep slopes of White Coomb hill for the best views.

Falls of Dochart, Killin

Dochart Falls Killin
In Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the Falls of Dochart run through the small town of Killin, at the western end of Loch Tay. You can enjoy stunning views of the falls from the bridge in the town.

Falls of Clyde, Lanark

Falls of Clyde Lanark

And last but not least in our list of the best waterfalls in Scotland, we have the outstandingly beautiful Falls of Clyde. There is a Visitor Centre here and lots of Scottish wildlife to look out for, including badgers and otters.

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