The top five romantic things to do in Edinburgh
If you’re planning a romantic trip to Edinburgh for Valentine’s Day, we’ve come up with a top five count-down of the most romantic things to in Edinburgh. At Apex Hotels we like to help, and we hope this guide will inspire and inform your romantic Valentine’s break to Scotland’s breathtaking capital city. Carry on reading for ideas of romantic things to do during your mini-break to Edinburgh.
A romantic walk in the Botanic Gardens
Why not whisk your Valentine off for a romantic walk around the beautiful surroundings of Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic gardens. This stunning public space includes a wide variety of beautiful plants, tree and herbs that span over 70 acres of impressive parkland. You and your loved one can discover the impressive greenhouses; feed the extremely friendly - and very cute - squirrels that inhabit the park, or simply find a quiet spot in the gardens and take in the picturesque surroundings.
A romantic picnic at Arthur's Seat
For the more adventurous Valentine’s visitors to Edinburgh, make your way over to Holyrood Park and explore the dramatic and rocky landscape around Salisbury Crags and Arthur’s Seat. The imposing and iconic Arthur’s seat may look like a challenging walk from the bottom, but a well constructed – and well used path - will make your walk to the top a breeze. Why not make your trip to the top extra special and pack a special Valentine’s Day picnic at the summit – if it’s not too windy!
A romantic stargazing evening
What could be more romantic than gazing at the night sky with your loved one? Take a visit to the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh to enjoy one of the special Winter Astronomy Evenings. You and your loved one will get the chance to view the constellations from a new perspective with the observatory’s powerful telescopes. These events are popular and booking is essential.
A romantic evening view of the Forth Bridges
Located a short distance from Edinburgh City Centre, the picturesque village of South Queensferry will afford you impressive views of the Forth Road and Rail bridges. These iconic landmarks are the perfect talking point and offer a breathtaking backdrop to enjoy a romantic evening in one of the village’s bars and restaurants.
Enjoy a quiet evening together
If you and your Valentine want to find a quiet place to hide away and enjoy a romantic drink together, you’ll be spoiled for choice as Edinburgh has a range of fantastic bars and restaurants to choose from. Real ale drinkers are well served in the capital city with many cosy establishments to choose from such as Cloisters or the Blue Blazer, which are a short walk from our Apex City and International Hotels. If high-class and cocktails are more your thing then get down to George Street where numerous establishments exist to ensure the most romantic of evenings.