The beautiful city of Edinburgh is steeped in fascinating history and striking architecture, making it the perfect place to explore with your loved one. From the New Town to the Old Town, romance winds its way through the cobbled streets and quaint cafes in this stunning city and there's no better time to visit than summer. Check out our top picks for a romantic break in Scotland's capital.
Edinburgh Summer Sessions
Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens is welcoming some of music's best acts from 8 - 20 August 2020, including Tom Jones, Lionel Richie, McFly and The 1975. Listen to excellent music beneath the stars in this beautiful outdoor venue - arguably the most romantic music venue in the UK - and let yourself be swept up in the magical surroundings. Find out more about Summer Sessions and get tickets.
Take a romantic walk up Calton Hill, situated just a five minute walk from our Apex Waterloo Place Hotel at the east end of Princes Street. From the top of the hill you'll be able to take in unparalleled views of Edinburgh, spanning all the way from Edinburgh Castle to Leith and the Firth of Forth. There's no better time to take in Edinburgh in all its sun-soaked glory than mid-summer, and there's no better backdrop for your photos than Calton Hill.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
It wouldn't be summertime in Edinburgh without experiencing the city's most famous annual event. Lovers of the arts flock to Scotland's capital every August to experience the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe and witness some of the greatest comedians, poets, actors and entertainers alive today. Even if you don't fancy attending a show, you can soak up the vibrant atmosphere in one of the many al fresco pop up bars lining the streets of the city. Check out what's on.
A trip to Edinburgh wouldn't be complete without a visit to the city's most iconic and famed attraction: Edinburgh Castle. Summer is the perfect time to visit this historic sight with your partner and it has a variety of walking tours available for wherever your interests may lie. If you've been tuning into The Crown on Netflix, you might want to take the Royal Route, which explores the royal history of the Castle and will take you past the Honours of Scotland, or as they're more commonly known, the Crown jewels. Explore what's on at Edinburgh Castle.
Treat yourself and your partner to a delicious afternoon tea at our Apex Waterloo Place Hotel to complement your romantic Edinburgh break. Indulge in three tiers of sweet and savoury treats in the stunning Georgian surroundings of Elliot's, just a short stroll from Waverley train station. You won't find a more picturesque setting than this 200-year old building that epitomises modern luxury in the heart of Edinburgh.
We hope we'll see you for a romantic break in Edinburgh this summer!