Romantic Scottish getaways for Valentine‘s Day

Ideas for a romantic getaways with your Valentine

Planning on whisking your significant other away somewhere special for Valentine’s Day? There‘s still time and there are so many amazing places to visit in Scotland for a romantic escape. There are islands, highlands and cityscapes to fall in love with this Valentine’s Day. Here‘s a selection of places we love the look of, with reviews of those we have stayed at.

Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire

Since its opening in 1924, Gleneagles has been one of Scotland’s most iconic hotels and sporting estates. Set beneath the Ochil Hills, in the heart of Perthshire, it has been the must-go destination for travellers for nearly a century. Amongst the grandeur of the Century Bar, with its art deco-inspired design, dramatic wood panelling and floor-to-ceiling windows, guests can choose from a selection of cocktails as well as the largest collection of whiskies in the hotel. Especially for Valentine’s Day, the talented Century Bar mixologists have created a themed cocktail for the occasion – a ‘playful’ cocktail combining the elegance of champagne with the playfulness of marshmallows. Read about a previous visit from us here.

Bookings: 0800 704 705, email:

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Duisdale House Hotel, Isle of Skye

Duisdale House Hotel is a stunning Victorian house that is nestled between trees, while the building looks out onto the Sound of Sleat towards the Scottish mainland.  Read all about our visit here.

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The Dipping Lugger, Ullapool 

The Dipping Lugger is a restaurant with rooms overlooking the shores of Loch Broom in Ullapool on Scotland’s West Highland Coast.

To book call 01854 613344 or

Fingal, Leith

Stay aboard Fingal, a floating luxury hotel in Leith. Surrounded by history and luxury, be spoiled by delicious cocktails and food. Read about our visit here.

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Killiecrankie House, Perthshire

The newly re-opened Killiecrankie House is the first restaurant with rooms from Leith’s trained chef, and host of successful London supper-club Elia London, Tom Tsappis, and his sommelier wife, Matilda. 

Murrayshall Country House Hotel and Golf Club, Perthshire

Murrayshall Country House Hotel and Golf Club are just over three miles away from the city of Perth, but it feels like a million miles away when you are surrounded by acres and acres of stunning Scottish countryside. Read about our visit here

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Discovery in Aberdeenshire at Maryculter House 

Stay at the luxurious four-star Maryculter House situated on the banks of the Royal Deeside.  Champagne and roses on arrival and your room decorated with helium heart balloons start your Valentine’s weekend nicely. Enjoy dinner at Poacher’s Brasserie, which offers stunning views of the River Dee, and enjoy dishes from seasonal, local ingredients from the mountain to the sea.  You can book online here or call direct on 01224 732124

The Pierhouse Hotel and Seafood Restaurant, Port Appin, Argyll

The Pierhouse Hotel & Seafood Restaurant in Port Appin is tucked away on the shores of Loch Linnhe. Get cosy by the wood-burning fires before enjoying a very special Valentine’s lunch or evening meal in the Pierhouse’s award-winning seafood restaurant, which enjoys breathtaking views towards the islands of Lismore and Mull.

Fairmont St Andrews, Fife

The five-star Fairmont St Andrews boasts 520 acres of lush estate and an extensive spa and wellness offering. Fairmont’s Grand Romance package offers luxury overnight accommodation, including breakfast, as well as a bottle of Veuve Clicquot and chocolate-coated strawberries upon arrival, access to the venue’s spa and fitness centre plus £100 of resort credit to use however you wish during your stay. Read about our Afternoon Tea experience here.

Bookings: Call: 01334 837000 or Email:




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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