Let Edinburgh's Top 10 Romantic Attractions Seduce You

Edinburgh is the perfect destination for a romantic break. The capital boasts some wonderful hotels and world class restaurants and a great variety of fascinating attractions to encourage romance to bloom.

For a romantic walk with your beloved, you could head for the idyllic St Bernard’s Well in picturesque Stockbridge? The Well is a popular place for people to pop the question, and there are numerous great bars and restaurants nearby for a romantic meal afterwards.

With its cobbled streets and narrow wynds the Royal Mile is a great place to explore on a date. For a lighthearted look at the history of Edinburgh, and perhaps a wee scare, you could take one of the many ghost tours, such as the popular Mercat Tours.

The remains of Craigmillar Castle are well worth exploring, and the grounds make a great place for a romantic picnic. For an even more indulgent regal treat you could have a champagne afternoon tea in the Palace of Holyroodhouse!

No matter what romantic activity you choose, you are sure to be beguiled by Edinburgh’s charms, and fan the flames of romance with that special someone.

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Meet Simon Hill

Simon has lived in various corners of Edinburgh over the last 18 years. He fell in love with the city as a small child after visiting the castle and returned to study Scottish History.

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