Valentine's Day at The Dunstane Hotel - Red Rose

Valentine’s Day in Edinburgh

Valentine’s Day – L-O-V-E-Love.

That time of year to pamper your partner and love your lover. But also, it’s the time we dread. The time of the year we are overcome with fear that if we don’t show our affection the right way, we’re in big, big trouble. The pressure is on and as it begins to mount, those chocolates and flowers simply will not make the cut. So if you’re stressing already, and you know your better half deserves the best, we know just how to create the perfect Valentine’s Day in Edinburgh.

L – for the way you Look at me.

With Edinburgh being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it isn’t hard to find a spot to fall in love along our cobbled streets. Paris may be the city of love, but we’re titling Edinburgh the city of romance, where the love happens. Swap the Eiffel Tower for the even more beautiful, and interestingly historic Scott Monument. This Victorian Gothic monument on the city’s Princes Street was built in honour of the writer Sir Walter Scott. It’s quite a climb to the top but if you can manage the 287 steps, you’ll be rewarded not only with a certificate marking your achievement, but also with some amazing vistas of the Edinburgh skyline. Climb as dusk falls if you’re looking for the perfect romantic atmosphere, or the stop for the perfect question of Valentine’s Day in Edinburgh – just saying.


O – for the Only one i see.

Edinburgh is home to the Cameo cinema and Filmhouse on Lothian Road, and both show eclectic and unusual films year round. With this trip back in time to the movies, there are always plenty of movies showing giving you an excuse to cozy up in the quaint surroundings to enjoy some alone time.

V – Very, Very, extraordinary.

There are plenty of bars and cocktail venues to visit on your romantic break, and Edinburgh is never short of a little table for two. But for a really memorable day, we suggest getting a little light headed with a twist. Take your special someone to the Scotch Whisky Experience and enjoy the guided tours and many a dram of samples. Get tipsy and educated all at the same time, hoping that they cancel each other out. This trip is the perfect way to both entertain, educate and enjoy yourselves.


E – is Even more than anyone that you adore, can LOVE.

Wine and dine your Valentine and enjoy our unique hospitality and traditional Scottish cuisine. An intimate dinner at our restaurant or a private dining experience for a particularly special occasion; either way, you can indulge on our decadent dishes and toast to each other over a bottle of our heart-warming, fine red wine. The Dunstane Hotel is the perfect setting for your Valentines evening. With our breaks, you can sip on the bubbles or wine, retire to one of our luxury rooms and toast to love definitely being in the air. There you have it, the perfect recipe for a Valentine’s Day in Edinburgh.

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