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Romantic Things to do in Edinburgh this Valentine’s

Edinburgh is a truly beautiful city, famous for its amazing architecture and picturesque views. So, no wonder it is such popular destination for couples at this time of year. Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it, and if you’re looking for romantic things to do in Edinburgh, help is at hand.

Romantic things to do in Edinburgh

Fall in love with a romantic Valentine’s Break at Parliament House Hotel.

Picture this … a comfortable and spacious double room right in the heart of the city, with Prosecco on ice waiting for you on arrival. An indulgent Afternoon Tea for two with bubbly at the nearby Eteaket tea rooms. And, a hearty Scottish Breakfast the next morning in MP’s Bistro to round it all off.

Bottle of Prosecco and 2 glasses in a hotel room

Have a Night at the Theatre

Enjoy a delicious pre-theatre dinner at MP’s Bistro, and then head to Edinburgh Playhouse just around the corner. Disney’s The Lion King is showing throughout the month of February. Tickets are still available, but selling out quickly!

Rafiki from the Lion King stae

Walk to the top of Calton Hill

Our hotel is just at the bottom of Calton Hill – the perfect place for a romantic walk. It’s a relatively easy hill to climb, with a pathway right to the top.

When you get there, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views over the city. There are lots of fascinating landmarks to explore up there too, including the National Monument, Nelson Monument and Old City Observatory.

View of Edinburgh from Calton Hill in winter

Gaze at the Night’s Sky

Stargazing is one of the top romantic things to do in Edinburgh, on a clear night. The Royal Observatory Visitor Centre in Edinburgh puts on Public Astronomy Evenings on Thursdays in winter. Learn how to find your way around the constellations with the naked eye. Then, get a closer look using state-of-the-art technology.

This is a very popular experience and must be booked in advance. The Observatory is on Blackford Hill and can be reached by car or taxi, or a bus and then a 15 to 20 minute walk. Please see the website for directions.

Woman with telescope against night sky

Go to Chocolate School

For chocolate lovers, this is a great experience … and far more romantic a Valentine’s gift than your standard box of chocolates. Take your partner to Chocolate School, where you’ll both learn how to hand-temper chocolate on marble and make a variety of luxury chocolates and caramels. Available at COCO on the first Saturday of the month. Pre-booking is required.

Chocolate being hand tempered on marble

With all these romantic things to do in Edinburgh for couples, book a Valentine’s Break at Parliament House Hotel. You’ll certainly earn some brownie points with the other half! Call us on 0131 478 4000 or book online today.

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