Let us take you on a journey to inspire your next romantic Scottish getaway…
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you might be dreaming about a time when you can celebrate in style away from home rather than “wfh”!
When it comes to romantic getaways, the possibilities in Scotland are second-to-none. Are you looking for a lively city break? Scotland’s cities all offer plenty to see and do. Perhaps you’d prefer an active weekend of Munro-bagging? Maybe you simply want to sample some fine Scottish food and drink? Scottish cuisine is celebrated worldwide for it’s rich larder and supreme quality.
The best Scottish romantic getaway, whatever activities you may have in store, requires somewhere unforgettable to stay! Let us share some outstanding places you can enjoy with your loved ones…
1. No. 26 By The Sea, Oban
Set on the shorefront esplanade of Oban, No.26 By the Sea is a luxury boutique hotel renowned for its celebration of contemporary art, antiques, and design. The incredible coastal views and surrounding idyllic garden terrace provide guests with the perfect backdrop through all seasons.
This beautiful boutique hotel is just a five-minute walk from the centre of Oban town. There are a variety of independent stores and small galleries to peruse, as well as local pubs, cafés, and restaurants to enjoy.
Oban Distillery is one the smallest scotch distilleries in Scotland and is perfectly nestled in the town centre. You can visit the distillery for yourself and learn about the traditional art of whisky production first-hand!
2. The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian
The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian combines modern luxury and Victorian style in a former rail station. The building itself has been an icon on Princes Street since 1903, only steps away from Princes Street Gardens.
You can experience Scottish fine dining in Grazing by Mark Greenaway, a relaxed and welcoming setting. Enjoy a menu that incorporates locally sourced ingredients with unique concept dishes and a surprise tasting menu created by Mark who is an ambassador for Scotland Food and Drink.
Peacock Alley, a unique stylish lounge located in the heart of the hotel, re-connects you to the glamour and tradition of the original Waldorf & Astoria Hotel in New York. It makes for the perfect setting to complement your romantic Scottish getaway.
When it comes to things to do in our capital city, you are within walking distance of The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle and Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
3. Fairmont St Andrews
Fairmont St Andrews is a relaxed yet luxurious 5-star resort perched on the clifftops overlooking the ocean and the golden beaches of St Andrews, The Home of Golf. It’s also considered to be one of the sunniest locations in the UK!
This truly unique venue will ensure your visit is one to remember with its peaceful setting and elegant, comfortable guestrooms. Fairmont St Andrews is a naturally beautiful setting for golf experiences, with championship golf courses just a stone’s throw away.
With a history dating back to medieval times and a wealth of beautiful beaches, you won’t struggle to find things to do in the area. The remains of St Andrews Cathedral, which was Scotland’s largest cathedral, are a must see! There are splendid views of St Andrews from the top of St Rule’s Tower – the perfect backdrop for your romantic Scottish getaway.
4. Fingal – A Luxury Floating Hotel
Fingal, a luxury floating hotel, is a world-class destination with unique cabins and decks for stargazing and champagne – an ideal choice for your romantic Scottish getaway. Fingal has been completely transformed from a lighthouse tender to an exquisite boutique hotel by the award-winning team at The Royal Yacht Britannia. The attention to detail is outstanding.
Enjoy breakfast, Afternoon Tea, dinner, and some remarkable cocktails at The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar. You can relax and marvel at the views across the port of Leith and on a sunny day enjoy the exquisite deck.
5. Forbes of Kingennie
If your ultimate romantic Scottish getaway is in the secluded Scottish countryside, Forbes of Kingennie‘s luxury, hand-crafted Shepherd Huts could be for you. Suitable for stays all year round, these Shepherd huts are unique in size, offering more room to roam, as well as a fully fitted kitchen, ensuite bathroom, and lounge area.
The Stargazer Shepherd Hut truly lives up to its name, featuring a stargazing window above the bed and a basket of goodies that make up the ultimate stargazing kit!
Coorie Doon (which translates to snuggle down in Scots) features its own private, outdoor hot tub where you can take in waterside views and enjoy a glass or two of fizz… It doesn’t get much more romantic than that.
Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort is the ultimate spot for golf, fishing, and even Munro bagging! Broughty Ferry and the city of Dundee are only minutes away if you want to enjoy city life for a little while during your stay. If you do, we’d recommend checking out the V&A Dundee.
6. Trump Turnberry
Trump Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort Scotland, has long been an iconic landmark on the exceptional Ayrshire coastline. With stunning coastal views, distinct dining options, indulgent spa treatments, thrilling outdoor activities, and championship golf – you are guaranteed a romantic Scottish getaway.
Trump Turnberry offers a diverse choice of guest rooms, suites, and self-catering Scotland cottages, all perfectly designed and well-appointed with your comfort in mind. There is also a selection of lively restaurants to choose from, all offering incredible menus complemented by impeccable views of the Scottish coast.
Of course, this list is nowhere near conclusive – with a wealth of romantic accommodation scattered around Scotland. Although travel around the country is currently not possible, we hope this list provides you with some inspiration for when you can have your romantic Scottish getaway! Why not treat yourself to a gift voucher to use in the future? Book direct for the best rates.
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