Romantic Places to Visit in Edinburgh

The view of Arthur's Seat ancient volcano in Edinburgh

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“A city so beautiful it breaks the heart again and again”, wrote Edinburgh resident, Alexander McCall Smith, and bestselling novelist of ‘44 Scotland Street’.

Celebrate St Valentine’s Day in Edinburgh this year taking in some of the many beautiful sights and romantic places with a loved one.

With Love, From Fingal

Britannia’s sister ship Fingal, a luxurious floating hotel, bar and restaurant offers laid-back romantic glamour with an Art Deco inspired bar complete with shimmering ceiling, nautical details and cosy booths to dine in. Cocktails, Afternoon Tea and dinner can all be enjoyed on board this most unique of destinations, a stone’s throw from the bustling city centre.

Book your table at Fingal here. 

Arthur’s Seat

Take a picnic of delicious treats from Scotland’s oldest delicatessen, Valvona & Crolla and enjoy a well-earned feast after climbing to the top of the extinct volcano as you admire the views across the capital and Holyrood Park, at one end of the historic Royal Mile.

Further information on Arthur’s Seat here. 

Fish and Chips at Sunset

Watch the sunset while sitting on the shoreside at Newhaven, enjoying a takeaway of the tastiest catch of the day from The Fishmarket with Newhaven’s lighthouse and three historic bridges over the Forth, in the distance.

Click here for details about The Fishmarket in Newhaven. 

A Lazy Afternoon at the Pictures

The Scotsman Picturehouse is a glamorous and luxurious way to enjoy watching silver screen classics such as ‘Casablanca’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in a setting worthy of the old Hollywood era. With plush crimson sofas made for two and an old-fashioned intimate bar to enjoy a Bond-style martini before the big feature begins.

To view The Scotsman Picturehouse film schedule, see here for more information. 

The Royal Mile

Walk along the cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile through hundreds of years of history, from Edinburgh Castle down to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the King’s official residence in Edinburgh. Explore the tiny closes, which branch off the main Royal Mile including the secluded 17th century style garden of Dunbar’s Close, a secret garden few visitors to Edinburgh know about.

Dean Village

A stroll along the Water of Leith to Dean Village – close to Edinburgh’s village within the city, Stockbridge – Dean Village is a true delight and a charming way to spend a relaxed Sunday afternoon, walking along the water where visitors can enjoy cultural appreciation at the National Galleries’ of Scotland Modern One and Modern Two galleries.  


The Scotsman Picturehouse

Arthur's Seat, Newhaven Harbour, Palace of Holyroodhouse and Dean Village: VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Fingal: Jeremy Rata