When it comes to romantic destinations, cities and countries in Europe are among the top choices for travellers. Whatever your travel style or scenic preference, you’ll definitely find a place here to share a dreamy getaway. Whether it’s romantic vacations in Scotland, beautiful French Riviera beaches, Italy romantic vacations, and more, Europe has everything you’re looking for. From chic cafes to sunny beaches or the best museums in the world, there is a destination on this continent that will please every traveller.
Among the most beautiful is Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city. Teeming with history, dramatic mediaeval and classic architecture, and stunning views, this city is as atmospheric as it gets. Wind-swept and cloudy, with gorgeous buildings perched on rocky hills and tranquil views of the North Sea from nearly every corner, Edinburgh has everything a city needs to up the romance factor. There’s even an 11th-century castle that was built on a dormant volcano. Not to mention its winding cobblestone streets and ‘closes’ or narrow passageways between buildings that are so charming and picturesque. Edinburgh is just enormously seductive. The romance is in the history that’s everywhere. Stroll through the stunning Mediaeval Old Town’s curving jumble of stone buildings that seem to defy what’s possible in architecture, or wander through the avenues and squares of New Town and marvel at the stately 18th-century terraced townhouses.
Exciting Food and Drink
If fine food and drink turn you on, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from here. Try the Gardener’s Cottage on Calton Hill for quaint, seasonal local fare and some of the city’s most beautiful views. Aizle at the Garden Room at The Kimpton Charlotte Square is a must for adventurous foodies who adore bistro cuisine seasoned with rare ingredients and flavours. For the classic Edinburgh pub experience, you have to go to the White Hart Inn. In business since 1516, it’s among the oldest pubs in the city and features an array of malt whiskies, several Scottish gins, and traditional Scottish fares such as Haggis, Neeps & Tatties, and homemade Steak and Ale Pie.
Ryrie’s Pub is a must-visit for another traditional Scottish public house experience. Featuring stained glass windows, a teak exterior, and an oak bar, this pub has been in business for 160 years. These are just a few bars and restaurant suggestions. There are tons here to share a romantic dinner and a fine Scottish whiskey.
Take Your Dream Vacation
More must-visit spots are Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Don’t try to do everything; just soak up the scenery and architecture, then dine and drink at some of the best pubs and restaurants around. That’s definitely enough to get you and your spouse primed for romance. Wherever you’re looking to go in Europe, we can help. We’re a world travel agency that will plan your ideal Edinburgh vacation or any other European destination. Visit us for more travel package information.