There’s no better way to surprise your partner than with a romantic weekend away. So, why not book a stay at Parliament House Hotel, and enjoy a romantic break in the heart of Edinburgh? Our historic city is bursting with romantic places and activities, from scenic views, to romantic dinners. We’ve put together some of the best romantic spots in Edinburgh where you can create new memories with your loved one.
Romantic Spots in Edinburgh With a View
Just like Rome, Edinburgh is said to be a city built on seven hills. And, it’s thanks to these hills, that there are many places to enjoy panoramic views in the city. Parliament House sits at the foot of one of these hills: Calton Hill. A short walk will take you to the top, where you can soak up the sights, tranquillity and sunsets. There are multiple monuments and buildings up here. Also, Calton Hill is a great place to watch the city’s fireworks during summer festivals and on New Year’s Eve. Another of Edinburgh’s famous hills is Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park. With spectacular city views and beautiful rugged landscapes, it’s no surprise it’s one of the most romantic places in Edinburgh. From here, you can visit an ancient fort, medieval chapel, and walk along the jagged Salisbury Crags.
Romance and History
Edinburgh is full of history, which is why it’s one of the most romantic places in the UK. It boasts many ancient buildings, and if you’re looking to impress your loved one with some poetry, why not visit the Scott Monument? This Victorian Gothic monument honours the great Scottish poet, Sir Walter Scott, and you can climb the tower for magnificent views. Edinburgh Castle is steeped in history and its esplanade, just outside the castle walls, is a great place to take a romantic stroll. Here, you can enjoy fantastic city views and there are many statues commemorating former Earls and Dukes. In August, this area also becomes the venue for the magnificent Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
Picnics in the Parks
Edinburgh is full of beautiful gardens where you can escape the busy streets and soak up the tranquil natural surroundings. Princes Street Gardens sit in the centre of Edinburgh. And here, you’ll have fantastic views of Edinburgh Castle. Sit on a bench or on the lush grass amid colourful flowers, and enjoy a romantic picnic with your partner. Here, you’ll find historic monuments and statues, as well as the Ross Fountain which is being restored and due to be completed in June. The Meadows is also a great place to visit during romantic getaways in Scotland. You’ll find vast grasslands, winding paths and tennis courts. And in the summer, it hosts festivals, marching parades and circuses.
If these romantic spots in Edinburgh have put you in the mood for a break with that special someone, look at our special offers. Whether you’re visiting to celebrate a special occasion, or planning a romantic proposal, Edinburgh is the perfect place to spend some quality time together.