Going away for a Valentine’s break can be a truly memorable and, of course, romantic experience. To get the trip right, there are a few things you need. First off is a great location. Second, are some special activities. Third, is the right person to share it with. Finding the right person is up to you but here are some suggestions for the other two ingredients;
There are so many great spots in Scotland for a romantic getaway. If you want to enjoy some hustle and bustle, then you can check out the big cities. Edinburgh is a unique place to visit. It has a charming combination of history and vibrant modern character. Glasgow, on the other hand, is a truly dynamic city experience. Both are full of character and are great locations for a city break.
If your ideal Valentine’s getaway involves something a little more intimate, then you can find countless great spots in Scotland’s rugged Highlands. When it comes to surrounding yourself in nature, there are many great places to visit. Perthshire alone is bursting with beauty spots. You could even head to the Cairngorms for a ski trip.
The Cairngorm slopes are open on Valentine’s evening. So you can take your special someone for a starlit ski. The slopes look amazing when they’re floodlit. It’s a truly magical evening. You can even round it out with a cosy hot chocolate at the top of the mountain. Great for snuggling up from the cold.
In Glasgow, you could treat yourself to a luxury cinema experience. At Blythswood Square hotel, they have a spectacular projection room. It’s a great twist on snuggling up in front of a movie, as you can cuddle up in their Harris Tweed seats.
Whiskey tasting is always a big hit. Wherever you go in Scotland, you can be guaranteed to be near an interesting distillery. Distillery tours are big business in Scotland, so why not make the most of it. Enjoy the scenery and have a wee dram of whisky to warm your bones, and your hearts.
Valentine’s can be a high stakes holiday. Whether you are at the start of a new and exciting relationship or you are looking to celebrate your enduring love, picking the right gift on the big day can make all the difference. Here are some ideas to give you some Valentine’s inspiration.
So you could try the classic chocolates and teddy bears, or you could try something with even more history. In the 17th Century, Scottish lovers used to give each other Luckenbooth Brooches. These brooches were made of silver. The designs varied, but the most popular included entwined hearts or hearts with crowns on them.
In Scotland, around Valentine’s day, you can find plenty of places selling these timeless pieces of jewellery. The designs have been used to inspire rings, bracelets, and lockets. It’s a piece of jewellery that looks good but also has a story.
Surprising your loved one with a romantic getaway is sure to impress. Scotland has loads of great options for short breaks. You can easily head for the big cities to take in the hustle and bustle of busy Scottish life.
Of course, if you are on the hunt for a secluded romantic spot, then there are plenty of hotels to choose from. The Highlands offer a gorgeous backdrop for a winter getaway. Imagine curling up in front of a fireplace after a day out. Enjoying the brisk Scottish weather and natural beauty then warm your hands with a hot chocolate or a quick dram of Scottish whisky.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t have to go all out and get an expensive and costly gift. Often the best Valentine’s Days are the one where you spent time together. Find an activity that you can do together and just enjoy yourself.
As corny as it sounds, the gift of ‘time’ cannot be underestimated. If you really feel like you have to give you special someone something, then why not find something simple, perhaps homemade. As long as your gift is heartfelt that’s all that really matters.
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