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 Peninsula in Islay. Places to astound and amaze. All of this helps sell Scotland as one of the best destinations for breaks and trips. Romantic breaks in Scotland are incredibly popular due to the stunning landscape.
One of these magnificent destinations to visit on a romantic break is Islay. It is well known as the 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 range of destinations and attractions like Parliament House Hotel. Situated just a few minutes away from Waverly Station, at the foot of Calton Hill, sits this high-end, 3-star, homely Scottish hotel. This affordable Edinburgh hotel enjoys a Bistro for breakfast and dinner as well a snug, off the main lounge.
Flirting in Fife
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. Balbirnie House caters to all romantic needs by having in-room treatments. Get massages and 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. St Andrews Cathedral is minutes away from Balbirnie House, and should deliver than in buckets. This ruined 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 stroll.
A visit north
Lastly Inverness features some of Scotland’s most fabulous features and destinations. Culloden House 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. This was 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 is distilled, a surely perfect trip for anyone you hold close.
Romantic Breaks in Scotland
Visiting any of these destinations should is a treat on its own. Visiting them with a partner only increases the fun! To find out more about booking romantic breaks in Scotland, why not head on over to our blog on tips for booking luxury hotels!