Forget Paris, ten reasons a romantic break in Edinburgh is much better!
Paris may be known as the City of Love and the City of Lights, but in our opinion, Edinburgh can beat it for a romantic break any day of the year.
What makes a holiday romantic? Relaxation, delicious food, stunning surroundings and wonderful bars perfect for a glass of wine with your significant other – Edinburgh has them all in abundance! Edinburgh set the backdrop for the Scottish romanticism movement during the middle ages, and has held on to much of it’s historic charm.
Take a romantic break in Edinburgh, save Paris for Disney!
Edinburgh is beautiful any time of the year and we can guarantee that romance is a given. Paris has nothing on a romantic break in Edinburgh – we promise.
10. Want fireworks? We’ve got them in both August and December!
During the famous Edinburgh Festival at the end of the Edinburgh Tattoo, the city hosts some of the most spectacular fireworks in Europe. New Year’s Eve sees one of the world’s best displays and is sure to fill you with warm and fuzzy feelings of romance.
9. There is a (real) castle in the middle of the city!
A romantic break in Edinburgh comes with a castle thrown in for free! Edinburgh Castle is romantic in all seasons, all weathers, day or night. It just sits in the skyline like a giant cupid, shooting love-laced arrows at you and your beau!
8. Eiffel tower? We have the Scott Monument – and there aren’t as many stairs!
Completed in 1844, this the Scott Monument the largest monument dedicated to an author in the world. It was commissioned following Sir Walter Scott’s death and you it only takes 287 steps to reach the top. Once you have reached the pinnacle, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of Edinburgh – the perfect spot for a photo and a kiss! Climb as the sun sets for extra romance…
7. Love Locking on the Forth Bridge
Lock your love for all to see on Edinburgh’s Forth Road Bridge. Lock a padlock on the bridge and throw away the key, symbolically locking your love forever. What’s more romantic than that?
6. Explore a secondhand bookshop for a romantic memory
Edinburgh has amazing bookshops, full of history, hidden gems and secret corners to steal a kiss in! We love Armchair Books, McNaughton’s and Analogue Books, all of which could all offer a lovely memory of your trip.
5. Find your way into Panda & Sons for a romantic cocktail
You’ll need to navigate past the barbershop front and past the speakeasy door to find your way into Panda & Sons but we guarantee you’ll find some of the best cocktails you’ve ever had inside.
4. Forget the Louvre – our museums are much better!
If you want to visit a museum during your romantic break, Edinburgh is the place to be. We’ve got the National Museum of Scotland, the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and even a Museum of Childhood….to name a few! They are the perfect place to shelter in from the (sometimes) dreich Scottish weather.
3. Walk the Water of Leith to the Stockbridge Market
Taking a stroll along the Water of Leith path down to Stockbridge for the Sunday market is probably one of the most romantic things you can do. Pick some beautiful, locally sourced produce and cook it together in your Dickins Home from Home. Romance? Check!
2. Arthurs Seat
Did you know that Edinburgh has an extinct volcano? It might not sound too romantic, but a walk up this fantastic geological feature is just lovely. Towering over the city, it makes you feel like you are in a medieval fairytale and gives you spectacular views of the city. (It is also a popular proposal destination…hint, hint!)
1. The Photographer’s Studio, Rock House
In 1843, Rock House was owned by the Scottish photography pioneer and chemist Robert Adamson. Adamson formed a partnership with the artist David Octavius Hill and together, they began to utilise the newly invented Calotype photographic process. The pair is widely credited with having established the use of photography as an art form.The Photographer’s Studio was built on the site of the original photographer’s studio by Edinburgh architects, Groves-Raines. The carefully considered exterior has a refined ogee roof, conceals a surprising and ingenious interior.
With a gorgeous wood burner, four poster bed and luxurious bathroom, The Photographer’s Studio is certainly the most romantic self catering accommodation in Edinburgh. Find out more about the The Photographer’s Studio and Rock House here…
Edinburgh is the real city of lights!
Now all you need is a romantic apartment, for your perfect getaway!
Dickins has some of the most romantic places to stay you could even imagine. Why not search our properties and find the perfect home from home for your romantic break in Edinburgh!