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Romantic in Edinburgh

Romantic City Breaks in Edinburgh

For romantic city breaks Edinburgh is the ideal destination; a city steeped in history with stunning views to enjoy together. Stroll hand in hand in the shadow of the castle in the Grassmarket, or catch some free performances in the Princes Street Gardens, this city has something for everyone and it is waiting for you to explore. At the Parliament House Hotel we aim to make your stay as great as the city itself and we love to add the special touches that will make your stay truly memorable.

A truly great getaway starts before you arrive, so let us enhance your stay by arranging some little treats to welcome you when you check in to your room. Either give us a ring or email via our website to make sure we can get your special extras arranged.

We can organise to have a box of indulgent chocolates, hand tied flowers or some bubbly chilled and ready to greet you in your room. These delights will make sure that your days away are nothing short of perfect.

At MP’s Bistro we have a fantastic menu full of fresh and local produce. Our chef works hard to ensure that our menu not only has something for everyone, but that it also showcases the best of Scottish produce. Why not set the mood with an intimate candlelit table for two to plan all the attractions and events you want to see during your romantic city break? Our appealing menu boasts some delicious desserts which will make sure that even the richest sweet tooth is accommodated and this can all be rounded off with a choice of liqueur coffees to suit any taste. Book a table here.

Your Romantic City Breaks – Things to Do

Who better to advise on the best things to do on a romantic city break than residents of Edinburgh ourselves? Why not try some of the following:

Take in the views from Calton Hill.

This gentle climb will only take 10 minutes but will reward you with stunning views of the city and beyond. For the more adventurous it is possible to climb Nelson’s Memorial Tower for only £4 to get even better views of the city.

 Visit Greyfriars Bobby

This story of the devoted dog that stayed faithful to his master is one that resonates with people of all ages, and from all over. Make sure you touch the nose on his statue to bring you good luck.

 Royal Botanic Gardens

Make the most of the better weather with a stroll around the Botanic Gardens. These are free entry and they boast a fantastic array of plants, trees and several specialist collections. This scenic oasis is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the hectic city centre.

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh’s pandas have been a huge hit since they first arrived in 2011. Tian Tian and Yang Guang have not only attracted visitors from all over the UK but they now even have their own tartan! Edinburgh Zoo is packed with animals from all over the world, and the fantastic Penguin Parade will brighten up anyone’s day. For more information, and up to date offers, explore their website here. 

Museum of Childhood

Enjoy having fun together at the Museum of Childhood. This free museum is a walk down memory lane and has vintage toys from all eras. It’s a great way to spend a few hours reminiscing and having fun.

The Water of Leith

Take in the sights of the picturesque Dean Village and the Water of Leith. This quirky part of town is great for a gentle amble and has lots of eclectic shops and tea rooms to explore.

Chocolate Tasting

Our local Coco Chocolate gives you the chance to have fun with the most sensual of all foods. This boutique chocolatier is an indulgent way to spend a few hours and also great for gifts to bring home.

Holyrood Palace and Abbey

The majestic ruins of this abbey are fascinating to wander through, then a visit to the Palace and maybe even a scone at the tea room to round off the day.

Royal Mile

A walk down the Royal Mile is a must do for any visitor to the city. This vibrant street has some fantastic 5* attractions and many bars and restaurants along the way to rest and refuel. From Edinburgh Castle at the top of the mile, to Holyrood Palace at the bottom there is plenty to see and explore. Let your eyes deceive you at the Camera Obscura, this fantastic attraction has been operating since 1776 and it still manages to trick the eye – find out more here. For those interested in exploring our national drink the Scottish Whisky Experience is a must. This multimedia and multi-sensory exhibition offers a great insight into the distillation process and ends with a wee dram.

Full information is available on their website here.

Arthur’s Seat

Watching sunrise over the city from Arthur’s Seat is the most romantic way to start the day. This moderate climb rewards with some of the best views in the city and it a magical place to watch the sun rise and a new dawn break. Arthur’s Seat is in Holyrood Park, the largest urban park in Europe, and was made popular by the bestselling ‘One Day’ book by David Nicholls.

Romantic City Breaks to Edinburgh are guaranteed to be filled with memories of a lifetime. Why not treat that someone special in your life and book a break away on one of our brilliant special offers today? Click here to book your adventure.

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