Scotland has the advantage of having some of the most picturesque views and landscapes in the western world, from Loch Assynt and Ardvreck Castle in Inverness to the American Monument on the Oa in Islay, situated on the cliffs with views to astound any eye. All of this helps sell Scotland as one of the best destinations for breaks and trips, moreover romantic breaks in Scotland, which this sector has been steadily growing and is currently enjoying a new boom from the “Fifty Shades Craze”.
One of these magnificent destinations to visit on a romantic break- Islay. Widely regarded to be Queen of the Hebrides. Renowned for dramatic views and glowing sunsets Islay has a whole host of destinations for a romantic break, such as the beautiful Islay Cottages. The Museum of Islay Life has also proved a hit for those seeking some relief, as this quaint little museum has the history of Islay encapsulated in a charming setting that will surely melt anyone’s heart.
Islay is not the only home of great romantic breaks in Scotland, Edinburgh also has a wonderful plethora of destinations and attractions like The Dunstane. Two stunning townhouses with gorgeous intact original features, from high ceilings to their stylished design bedrooms one could only dream of finding in Edinburgh – from four poster beds to heated bathroom floors. Any romantic break in Edinburgh would not be complete without a candlelight dinner and the Skerries, an intimate little bistro with a reputation of delightful Orcadian food and an atmosphere to die for. This surely should set any lovers’ hearts alight.
Fife also has some of the best romantic destinations in Scotland. The Balbirnie House among them, situated amongst 400 acres of rolling parkland in the heart of Fife. The winner, With a Gold Laurel Trophy for Passion and Excellence. Balbirnie House caters to all romantic needs by having in-room treatments, from massages to aromatherapy all within the comfort, privacy and security of your own room. Balbirnie pictures itself as a “home away from home” in the village of Markinch in the heart of Fife.
It wouldn’t be a romantic break without a dosage of culture and St Andrews Cathedral which is minutes away from Balbirnie House, should deliver than in buckets. A building no longer only ruins yet the building still has some of Scotland’s most profound and fine architecture to date, from steep spires and intricate stone work St. Andrews cathedral is a must for any romantic break.
Lastly Inverness features some of Scotland’s most fabulous features and destinations in particular, Culloden House which claims “to bring history to life”. At the time of the Jacobite uprising in 1745-46, Bonnie Prince Charlie used Culloden House as his home and battle headquarters sadly just before that fateful battle on Culloden Moor, so that claim really does have some meaning.
The 40-acre estate includes seasonal bluebell and rhododendron walks, open parkland, bicycle paths into Culloden forest, a croquet lawn, tennis court, duck pond, and a small herd of shaggy-haired Highland cattle. All of this really should encapsulate Inverness’s spirit, heritage and culture whilst still being brimmed full of romance for yourself and your loved one. If you’re looking to get a piece of Scottish Culture and History make sure you go to Tomatin Distillery, where some of the best rated whisky in Scotland are distilled, a surely perfect trip for anyone you hold close.
Romantic Breaks in Scotland
Visiting any of these destinations should surely be a treat on its own, though visiting any of the destinations given surely will make any trip simply perfect. To find out more about booking romantic breaks in Scotland, why not head on over to our blog on tips for booking luxury hotels!