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What's On This Valentine's Day In Scotland - 2024

They say food is the way to a man's heart but what about us lovely ladies? How about some romance and relaxation? There is something to suit all in Scotland this Valentine's Day, from the best stargazing spots to romantic getaways, spa retreats, candlelight dinners, and more. Here is some inspiration and what's on for this Valentine's Day in Scotland.

Lots of love padlocks on the Forth Road Bridge and the red Forth Rail Bridge in the background.
My Heart Belongs In Scotland, Forth Road Bridge ®M D Harding Travel Photography

What's On This Valentine's Day In Scotland


Did you know a Scottish forest has been crowned the number one stargazing destination in the world? Galloway Forest Park located in Dumfries and Galloway is home to the world's fourth Dark Sky Park. Awarded a Gold Tier Park for its breathtaking and rare stargazing conditions. On a clear night, you can see over 7000 stars and planets!

How about a romantic night under the stars? Stay The Night is currently being trialed over the winter months. If you have a self-contained motorhome or campervan you can stay for one night only, between 6pm - 10am. For more details please visit - Stay The Night With Forestry and Land.

Night Sky
Dark Sky Park, Night Sky, Dumfries & Galloway © Forest and Land

Romantic Getaways

Will you enjoy a romantic getaway to a secluded beach cottage with stunning sunset views or how about a dramatic Scottish castle? The Barony Castle located in the Scottish Borders is idyllic with its charming rooms and beautiful gardens. Enjoy the locally sourced and seasonal produce in the delicious meals served in the restaurant. While staying don't visit a stroll around the map of Scotland.

Open pastry parcel with mushrooms on top
Pastry Parcel With Mushrooms at Barony Castle ©M D Harding Travel Photography

Spa Retreats

There is nothing like a relaxing spa break. Have you tried a chocolate massage?

Chocolate is said to be the food of gods, today you can indulge in one or more decadent chocolate beauty treatments!

I can highly recommend Knock Castle Hotel & Spa. Find out more about the beauty treatments in Pampering For Chocoholics.

Someone having a chocolate massage.
Chocolate Massage ©Canstockphoto

Candlelight Dinners

The Witchery in Edinburgh is said to be one of the most romantic. Located within historical buildings dating back to 1595. Step into a bygone era, to enjoy a fine dining experience in the atmospheric Gothic dining room.

Gothic dining room with candlelight lighting.
Fine Dining at The Witchery, Edinburgh ©The Witchery

Romantic Comedy Cinema

Have you ever visited the Scotsman Picturehouse? Located in central Edinburgh The Scotsman Hotel was originally home to The Scotsman Newspaper company. Today you can enjoy a luxury take on a big-screen experience. Sit in one of the sumptuous leather armchair seats, nestled between individual tables and classic empire lamps. All seats benefit from their own power and USB points, and the screen benefits from a claret soft deep pile carpet throughout.

This Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day enjoy screenings of three iconic films – Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Bridget Jones’s Diary.

I hope you are feeling inspired and ready to leap into this Valentine's/Galentine's Day.

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