Romantic Breaks in Scotland: The Ultimate List
Romantic Breaks in Scotland are amongst the most beautiful and awe-inspiring for many couples – not only are there wild, remote islands to explore, and highlands to conquer together, but Scotland even offers stunning historical and romantic city breaks and incredibly romantic forest retreats.
Because there are so many romantic breaks in Scotland to choose from, we created this list to help you choose the perfect romantic getaway for your visit to Bonnie Scotland. We’ve broken it down into sections so you can choose the best holiday for you and your other half; whether you’re more of an active and adventurous couple or “unwind and watch the world go by” kind of people.
Romantic Lodges with Hot Tubs
We have quite a few lodges with hot tubs that you can rent, but here are some of our favourites for a romantic getaway:Sea Views, Sandy Beaches, A Fireplace & A Hot Tub
This stunning holiday home in the Highlands boasts stunning and uninterrupted views across the Summer Isles, in the very Northern Highlands just 4 miles away from Achiltibuie, in the small village of Altandhu. Altandhu features a small smokehouse and a hotel restaurant, but this romantic break is more about being secluded and going for walks – either along the sandy beach, you can see from the house or even up Ben More Assynt for keen hikers. It has a modern interior, with cosy wood finishes and even a beautiful fireplace to snuggle up in front of as well as the Hot Tub where you can admire the views while relaxing in the bubbles!Super Modern Interior, Hot Tub & En-suite Sauna
If you like modern interiors, you’ll love this cottage. This 5 star luxury holiday rental features incredible views of the coast, not just from the luxury of your hot tub, but even from your living room with the huge gable end windows allowing views right across the fields to the shore, while you enjoy being wrapped up in front of the beautiful log fire.Sauna, Hot Tub & Beautifully Open Plan
With a sauna and hot tub, you’ll be spoiled for choice when relaxing at this wonderful cottage. With a stunning modern patio, large kitchen area, spiral staircase and king-size bedroom, there won’t be any need to ever leave!
If you do fancy venturing away from your cottage, there’s a fantastic number of activities you can do – from paintball and zip wiring to skiing and hiking in the Cairngorms.
Romantic City Breaks
With plenty of beautiful, historic cities to explore in Scotland, there’s no wonder there are so many romantic city break apartments to choose from. Here are some we have fallen in love with:Royal Mile Romantic Break in Edinburgh
The Royal Mile is a fantastic location for a romantic city break; between two of the best historical sites, from Edinburgh Castle to down to Holyrood Palace, this apartment sets you and your other half right in the centre of history – and everything that’s going on in Edinburgh.
With the Edinburgh festival showcasing the arts, comedy and culture of the world every August, and yearlong tours of the many historical events from around the city – from ghost stories to royalty and more – The royal mile is a fantastic base to explore the many courtyards and alleyways the city has on offer, as well as the incredible shops, bars and restaurants along the mile for those looking to pound the pavements too.
The apartment itself boasts a warm, wooden interior, beautiful kitchen and bathroom and a decorative fireplace to curl up in front of and watch the world go by.Old City Romantic Break in Perth
If you’re looking for a romantic break in a smaller historical city, then Perth is the ultimate choice. A stunning city, Perth lies next to the beautiful River Tay. It features a vast array of independent shops, bars and eateries, as well as beautiful hill walks you can reach directly from the city centre. With Bannatyne’s Spa close by and plenty of outdoor activities to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice for romantic ventures.
This luxury apartment is just 5 minutes walk from the main high street and features a beautiful open plan kitchen, king size bed and large living room. It overlooks Perth’s famous North Inch parkland so that you can wake up to stunning views every morning with your other half.Romantic Historic Stay in Glasgow
Ever wondered what it was like to live in a beautiful, high society Victorian Townhouse? Well, you can have the most wonderful romantic break in this gorgeous Victorian Townhouse, with period features, staircases and fireplaces.
Glasgow’s west end makes a beautiful setting for a romantic break in Scotland, with the Crown Gardens, a number of historical theatres and many art exhibitions including a reconstruction of Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow home. A definite must for those who are looking for a romantic city break, with a generous pinch of culture and arts!
Private Holiday Homes With Romantic Fireplaces
There’s nothing quite as romantic as sitting in front of a roaring fireplace with the one you love; so we put together some of our favourite holiday homes with fireplaces right here for you to choose from!Rustic Cottage with Fireplace & Gardens
This stunning cottage offers peace and tranquillity; set on a car-free island, if you’re looking for somewhere to feel secluded, this is the ultimate romantic getaway for you. With only 60 permanent resident’s throughout the island, Easdale is by far one of the most peaceful and quiet places you can visit. Don’t worry if you’d also like to have a few evenings out, though; there is a pub open all year round and an attached tea room/restaurant open during the summer months which offers locally caught seafood.
There are other Hebridean islands close by to visit via ferry from the mainland, and the island itself is only a 3-minute ferry ride. It takes just 25 minutes to walk the entire island, including a 125ft hill that offers panoramic views of surrounding islands.
The cottage itself offers a beautiful fireplace, traditional cottage features and beautiful sea views.Gatehouse with fireplace & spa access
The Gatehouse in Fife is set at the start of the drive up to Pitcairlie Lodge, a beautiful mansion house where you’ll find their indoor heated swimming pool and sauna. Not only does the gatehouse feature a romantic roaring fireplace, but it includes a master bedroom with en-suite and beautiful kitchen with breakfast bar.
When you’re not in the pool or sitting by the fire, you can enjoy walks along the Firth of Tay, and if you and your other half love wildlife, you might like to know that you can even spot seals and wintering birds in the mudflats nearby. There are picturesque villages situated just 2 miles away, where you can shop, eat and enjoy the village culture, or you can even stay right by the lodge and enjoy Pitcairlie’s own grounds – 120 acres of wildlife, woods and rolling hills.Cottage With Woodburning Stove & A Beautiful Garden
This beautiful cottage is situated in Auchterarder, a small Scottish town offering shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. It features a wood burning stove in the beautifully decorated living room, which opens out onto a professionally landscaped garden.
If you want to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine, this one is not to be missed. After a day enjoying the beautiful flowers, you can cosy up in front of the fireplace with your other half – or even enjoy the fine dining at the prestigious Gleneagles Golf Resort nearby.
Adventurous Romantic Getaways
Some romantic breaks in Scotland can offer some serious adventure – if that’s what you’re looking for! From skiing and snowboarding, to climbing and fishing – if you’re an adventurous couple, Scotland’s the most romantic place to be.Hot Tub, Sauna, A Pool Table & Skiing
Set just a short drive away from the popular tourist resort of Aviemore, this stunning, luxury lodge boasts every amenity you could want – from a pool table, to sauna and hot tub with beautifully furnished open plan areas and a king-sized bed, you’ll have the perfect romantic getaway in this lodge. You can enjoy a long day skiing or snowboarding with your other half just 12 miles away from this beautiful lodge.
If you prefer non-winter sports, there are also plenty of cycle track and forest walks close by, and Loch Insh just 4 miles away provides sailing, canoeing and other water sport opportunities too.Whisky Tasting, Quad Biking & Golf
For the full Scottish experience, you won’t want to miss out on the incredible Whisky and Golf – and this property is the best place to experience it all with your other half! Not just that – but there’s lots of historical buildings to see, as well as horse rides, shooting, fishing and even falconry.
After an adventurous day, you can unwind in this beautiful cottage, featuring a rain shower, large lounge area and cosy double bed – all interiors are modern and colourful. And of course, there’s a modern kitchen should you wish to cook up something special!Windsurfing, Sailing & Pony Trails
Troon is an incredible place to go golfing; but not just that. With beautiful sandy beaches overlooking the Isle of Arran, you can try your hand at Windsurfing, Sailing and even horse-riding along this beautiful beach.
Set in the grounds of a beautiful Scottish mansion, this cottage provides a wonderful place to relax and unwind after a long day of the great outdoors – featuring a fantastic wood burning stove in the living room, and cosy double bed, it’s the perfect place to put your feet up and relax.
Accommodation With Stunning Views
Sometimes all you need for the perfect romantic break in Scotland is to have a stunning view to take in together. We’ve picked out some of our favourite breaks here that offer incredible views – from the comfort of your accommodation.Rolling Hills & Little Lambs
This stunning lodge is the perfect place to go if you want to wake up to uninterrupted views of the beautiful Scottish countryside; sitting at the bottom of a hill, you can watch little lambs in the spring and the beautiful hillside all year round from the comfort of your luxury lodge. With a wood burning stove you’ll be cosy and warm even in the harshest of Scottish weather, while you watch the world go by. With hill walks and villages aplenty, you can have the perfect romantic Scottish break at this lovely wood lodge.Hot Tub With A View
Fancy watching the sunset on a beautiful day – from the comfort of a hot tub? Well you can – in this luxury 5 star cottage in Achiltibuie, you can watch from your hot tub – or gable end windows that are near floor to ceiling, so you can watch the day go by in complete comfort. This modern luxury cottage is bright and open plan so you can enjoy the views from all angles – on a clear day, even the Isle of Skye can be seen across the water. It’s a great base for walkers and fishers a like – although it may be hard to tear yourself away from the view, especially when you can see it all from your hot tub!Glorious Green Hillsides
Set in the incredible Aberfeldy, where the author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, owns a holiday estate, this beautiful hillside cottage boasts incredible views of Scotland’s hillsides. With a patio area and picnic table, you can even enjoy dining outside and enjoy the view while you eat from this beautiful cottage. With plenty of stunning walks and the Dewars Distillery nearby, you’ll have plenty to do – if you can tear yourself away from the view!
Those are just some of our favourite romantic breaks in Scotland – we’d love to hear if you’ve ever had an incredibly romantic break in Scotland, or if there are other types of breaks you’d love us to give you ideas for – just comment below.