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Romantic Edinburgh

Destination(s): Edinburgh

Couples can discover all the romance of Edinburgh during a Valentine’s weekend in the city. Stay in Edinburgh’s top luxury boutique hotel Tigerlily offering special ‘love’ packages. Enjoy the traditional sights together including the Edinburgh Castle and the famous Scott Monument. Stroll leisurely through the picturesque Royal Botanic Gardens and stop off for a warm drink with eclectic music at The Jazz Bar. Sample some fine cuisine during an evening meal and book tickets for a performance at The Kings Theatre. Unwind together in the hotels’ stylish bar offering creative and contemporary cocktails read more about Romantic Edinburgh

Kings Theatre (The)

Kings Theatre (The)

  • 2 Leven Street
  • tel:44 131 220 4349
  • Visit website
  • Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ
Royal Botanic Garden

Royal Botanic Garden

  • 20A Inverleith Row
  • tel:+44 131 552 7171
  • Visit website
  • City of Edinburgh, EH3 5LR

For a relaxed afternoon take a stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. Beautiful at any season; enjoy the colourful foliage of autumn or the fresh new life in spring. The Royal Botanic Gardens offer several glasshouses that welcome visitors with seasonal lectures and events. Other glasshouses are for ongoing research and propagation. Everyone is welcome free of charge. The Terrace Café overlooking the Edinburgh skyline is open daily serving delicious hot and cold meals. read more about Royal Botanic Garden

Vintner's Rooms (The)

Vintner's Rooms (The)

  • 87 The Vaults, Giles Street
  • Leith
  • tel:44 131 554 6767
  • Visit website
  • Edinburgh, EH6 6BZ

This 17th century wine warehouse features high-ceilings, colorful tapestries and, of course, a well-stocked bar. The menu boasts a strong seafood selection, such as locally sourced lobster, as well as a delicious French cheese selection read more about Vintner's Rooms (The)

Tigerlily

Tigerlily

  • 125 George Street
  • tel:44 131 225 5005
  • Visit website
  • Edinburgh, EH2 4JN

This is no ordinary bar, restaurant or boutique hotel; this is Tigerlily. Tigerlily is an award-winning, converted Georgian Townhouse in Edinburgh city centre. Guests experience an atmosphere of unabashed glamour and unparalleled luxury. This exclusive 4 star boutique hotel offers every comfort – like beds by the acre, sensuous fabrics and plasma screens. Tigerlily is perfect for business, pleasure and everything in between.


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La Bonne Vie

La Bonne Vie

  • 49-51 Causewayside
  • tel:44 131 667 1110
  • Edinburgh, EH9 1QF
Scott Monument

Scott Monument

  • Princes Street Gardens
  • East Princes St. Gardens, near Waverley Station
  • tel:+44 131 529 4068
  • Visit website
  • Edinburgh, EH2 2EJ

Visit the iconic Scott Monument set amongst the picturesque Princes Street Gardens.

Sir Walter Scott was one of Scotland's most celebrated national poets and this gothic monument to him, with a statue of Scott underneath the base of the spire, pays tribute to his genius. Visitors can climb the 287 steps to the top of the monument to peer out from several viewing decks (they can also receive a certificate commemorating this achievement). But be warned! The staircases are at points extremely narrow and the climb may be too daunting for those who suffer from vertigo. Those brave and determined enough to reach the top will be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view of Edinburgh. read more about Scott Monument

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle

  • Castlehill
  • Castlehill
  • tel:+44 (0)131 225 9846
  • Visit website
  • Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

Information from Historic Scotland.

No trip to Scotland would be complete without a stop at the magnificent Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock. First erected in the 12th century, the fortress sits on top of an extinct volcano and is the most breathtaking part of the city's skyline. Within the castle walls you see impressive views of most of the New Town, including the Princes Street Gardens, Arthur's Seat and the Salisbury Crags, the famous Balmoral Hotel and more. You can also explore the various rooms, chapels and compartments of the fortress and through interactive displays discover what living and working there might have been like during the medieval era.

The highlight of any tour of the castle is the Honours of Scotland (the crown jewels), on display in the Crown Room of the castle's Royal Palace (built in 1617). These include the ancient crown, sword and scepter, which date back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Here you can also see Scotland's most prized treasure: The Stone of Destiny, otherwise known as the Coronation Stone. This has been used in the crowning of Scottish and English monarchs (much to dismay of many Scottish nationalists) for hundreds of years.

Be sure to arrive before lunch, so you can watch the master gunner fire the castle's canon at 1pm (except Sundays, Good Friday and Christmas Day.); it is a tradition that dates back to1861 when the firing of the gun was used to signal for ships in the Firth of Forth and the port of Leith.

A popular visitor attraction and a World Heritage Site, Edinburgh Castle is now proud host to modern day events including rock gigs and the famous Edinburgh Tattoo.

Ticket Prices:
Adult: £13.00
(aged 16 to 59)

Child: £7.00
(aged 5 to 15)

Concession: £10.40
(aged 60 and over, unemployed)

Child under 5: FREE

Opening times:

Summer
9:30am - 6pm
1 Apr - 30 Sep

Winter:
9:30am - 5pm
1 Oct - 31 Mar
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The Jazz Bar

The Jazz Bar

  • 1A Chambers Street
  • tel:44 131 220 4298
  • Visit website
  • Edinburgh, EH1 1HR