Romantic in Edinburgh
|| Edinburgh has all
the elements for the perfect amorous encounter –
the moonlight over the castle, secluded places to walk
hand in hand and plenty of venues to indulge your passions.
Probably the most spellbinding place to seduce your intended
is The Witchery By the Castle [map].
This sixteenth century building on Edinburgh’s Royal
Mile houses seven sumptuous bedrooms, each
with an individual theme but all with the air of dramatic
Described by Dannii Minogue as the “perfect lust-den”
the Witchery is well known as a romantic hideaway and
celebrities including Ewan Macgregor, Michael
Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones and Jack Nicholson have all fallen under its gothic spell.
Getting a room for the weekend here could prove difficult
as the hotel is very popular however booking into the Witchery’s Secret Garden for a superlative
dinning experience will give you the chance to delight
in the gothic charms of this bewitching venue.
Most of Edinburgh’s luxury hotels will have something
to offer the amorous arrivals but for undiluted class
try Norton House Hotel [map] six miles from the city centre. As you approach this Victorian
mansion via the tree-lined path you’ll feel as though
you've escaped to a haven where passions can sore.
If food is an important part to your seduction then try
a candlelit dinner at the Grain Stone, a Scottish-French
hybrid with a captivating backdrop, or the trendy and Michelin Bib Gourmand awarded Fitzhenry.
Sophisticated fine dinning can be found at the Atholl
restaurant at the Howard Hotel [map] and Hadrian’s restaurant at the Balmoral
For those moving to the wedding stage of their
romantic journey, Edinburgh has a number of venues for
you to perform your nuptials including castles, hotels and stately homes – you could
even get married in Edinburgh Castle itself.
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