Most Romantic Places in The North & Scotland

Wednesday 14th February 2024

7 of the most romantic places across the North and Scotland

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you might be looking for the best romantic places near you or planning a city break themed around romance. To help bring a little love and affection this February, here are some of the top romantic spots to consider across our region.

  1. Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh

  2. Edinburgh is one of the most romantic cities in Europe, and with a hike up to Arthur’s Seat you get to see it in all its glory from on high. The “seat” is a grassy hill in Holyrood Park at the end of the Royal Mile, that’s the remains of an extinct volcano that erupted 350 million years ago.

    The walk takes around two hours to get up and down, which is great for a little fitness at the start of the year. And what a romantic moment it is when you reach the top. Fingers crossed you’ll get it to yourselves!

  3. The River Ouse, York

  4. York is packed with romantic things to do and makes the ideal weekend or mid-week trip for Valentine’s. You can walk along the Roman city walls, stroll through the Shambles and enjoy afternoon tea at Betty’s.

    But we think of one of the top romantic attractions in York is a cruise along the River Ouse. A scenic boat ride helps you see the city in a different way, and there’s nothing quite as memorable as cruising along the water with your love. Throw in a glass of fizz too, and what’s not to love?

  5. Cloud 23, Manchester

  6. Sip prosecco or a cocktail and say cheers to yourselves with a view over Manchester’s ever changing skyline from 23 floors up at Cloud 23 bar. It’s the ideal place for a romantic night out, promising fantastic food and panoramic views right across the city.

    You can choose from a range of Valentine’s packages, whether you want afternoon tea, a seven course taster menu with the best views in the house or a special evening of cocktails. Perfect if you want to celebrate Valentine’s as a couple or with friends.

  7. The Cleveland Way, Scarborough

  8. Take the train to Scarborough for some of the best views in the North that are romantic at any time of year. Once you arrive in the Yorkshire seaside town, head to the top end of North Bay to access The Cleveland Way. From here you can hike for miles together along the coast and soak up the sights, sounds and smells of spring in the air.

    If you want to stretch your legs together for a longer walk, aim for Robin Hood’s Bay. On the way, you’ll pass through idyllic countryside scenery and get to enjoy outstanding vistas of the North Sea coast. And whilst couples with love it for its beautiful views and connection to nature, it’s also ideal if you want to spend Valentine’s Day with a bit of solo peace and quiet away from the rest of the world.

  9. Botanical Gardens, Sheffield

  10. The gardens first opened in 1836 and have been welcoming couples in Sheffield looking for a little romance ever since. If the weather on Valentine’s Day is giving off spring feels and the sun even makes an appearance, you’ll see the gardens begin to come into all their glory for spring. And if it’s a little colder, that’s just a good excuse to cuddle up together for some warmth.

    You can walk hand in hand through tree-lined paths, relax on a bench and just enjoy each other’s company. It’s a popular spot for weddings in the summer, but in February you may even be lucky to get parts of it to yourself.

  11. Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

  12. Just 10-minutes west of Glasgow’s city centre, you’ll find Kelvingrove Park. Here you can stroll along pathways through the green park and marvel at its many artistic monuments.

    Then head to the Art Gallery & Museum to enjoy the building’s stunning architecture and the many wonders it holds inside. You’ll find 22 galleries packed with artefacts and art from the likes of Ancient Egypt right up to modern art.

  13. Crown Plaza Hotel Spa, Newcastle

  14. Whether you’re looking for a romantic spa day, some solo TLC or a pamper day out with friends, Newcastle has an abundance of luxury venues within walking distance of the train station.

    We love the Crown Plaza Hotel at Stephenson Square, and it has a range of spa packages that will fit the Valentine’s bill. The Fall into Winter Spa Package is ideal, promising a glass of fizz, two hours use of the facilities and two 25-minute treatments.

Want to make it a Valentine’s Day to remember? If you’re travelling to one of the many romantic destinations in the North and Scotland, remember to book your tickets in advance online or on the TPExpress app.

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