Here is a very subjective list of the most romantic places to visit in Scotland. Of course Scotland as a whole seems to be a very romantic place to visit and has so much more to offer than only the few places we have mentioned. However, to get to all of these places and more the best idea will be to rent a Campervan or Motorhome with Easicampers Edinburgh. We are closely located to Edinburgh Airport and also Edinburgh city centre and we do run free bus shuttle service so your transfer from the airport to our location will be totally hassle free.
Easicampers has a wide range of vehicles available from smaller 2 berth Motorhomes to larger Motorhomes which can sleep up to 6 people. You can also hire with us one of our VW California Campervans with an amazing pop up roof to make your journey even more romantic and spectacular.
Dryburgh Abbey, Melrose
It is the place where the famous Sir Walter Scott is buried. Dryburgh Abbey is an example of the best Gothic architecture in Scotland.
Despite having been set on fire three times, the chapter house features paintwork that dates back to its construction and today boasts some of the best Gothic architecture in Scotland. The abbey is located a few hundred meters north of the village of Boswells, on the banks of the Tweed, adjacent to the hills of Eildin Hills. It is believed to be the most beautiful of all monasteries in Scotland.
A great attraction of the Dryburgh Abbey is the preservation of the visible elements of Scottish architecture. This stands in opposition to what happened in the neighbouring monasteries of Melrose and Jedburgh. Thanks to this, we can learn about the everyday life of monks living here in the past.
Charter House has been very well preserved, the second most important room in the monastery. You can see the bedrooms, some of which were later transformed into a living room. There is also a wall surrounding the monastery on three sides.
In the northern part of the transept there are chapels in which Sir Walter Scott and field marshal Haig are buried. In the past, the abbey was occupied by Norbertine monks. The beginning of the abbey dates back to 1150.
The monastery building was made of red sandstone. The most important remnants of the church have survived – a massive main portal and intricately decorated eastern arc-shaped process passage. The monastic part, which consists of a two-level room, from which remained three well-preserved walls, has also survived. The chapter house is definitely the most magnificent (the room where the monks met for daily reading of the Bible or the books of the order). Above him are fragments of the dormitory.
Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh
Arthur’s Seat is a hill almost in the centre of Edinburgh. This long-extinct volcano is part of Holyrood Park, and also one of the symbols of the capital of Scotland.
Arthur’s Seat is a place for hiking, a vantage point and a natural attraction of Edinburgh. High at 251m above sea level the hill in the city centre was once a volcano, and over time became one of the symbols of the capital of Scotland. Every tourist wants to get to it, but not everyone manages to do it. Of course, bad weather is often a hurdle, which deters less-prepared hill walkers.
Arthur’s Hill in Edinburgh is a vast green area that directly encourages numerous hikes. The Radical Road route takes up to 30 minutes (2.1 km) on foot to the top of the hill, and of course you have a great view of the area.
On the hill there are small lakes, ruins of the chapel of St. Anthony, as well as unusual natural formations: Salisbury cliffs (Salisbury Crags) and Samson’s Ribs (46 meters high) – basalt rocks with a characteristic shape. The views from Arthur’s seat are unbeatable and every effort to climb that hill will be rewarded.
Quiraing, Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye is the An-Eilean Sgitheany, which we can translate as an island of mists or an island of clouds. The word “Skye” probably comes from Old Norse and means “cloud”. Isle of Skye is the second largest island of Scotland and the third most popular tourist attraction just after Edinburgh and Loch Ness.
One of the most romantic places on Isle of Skye is Quiraing. This place opens the list of the most unearthly landscapes in the whole wide world. This is where the most famous cadres of the Isle of Skye come from. The views are amazing here at any time of the day and they change like in a kaleidoscope. All you have to do is wait 5 minutes for the black cloud to blast the wind and the incredibly vivid slopes illuminate the sun and play its rock-green texture.
Quiraing is ideal for hiking lovers. Interestingly, Quiraing rocks are reportedly still “moving”, as evidenced by part of the access road that needs repair every few years. The hiking route itself is a bit more demanding than, for example, the trail leading to the Neist Point lighthouse, therefore a hiking trip to Quiraing is not recommended during rainy and windy weather. However, when the variable Scottish aura turns out to be more gracious, the wonderful views of hills, cliffs and unusual rock formations in connection with the lakes and “looming” in the distance will surely reward the effort made and the longer journey.
Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven
Dunnottar Castle is located above the picturesque village of Stonehaven. The view of the ruins of Dunnottar Castle, a fortress located on a steep volcanic rock and a vast cleft separated from the proper land is one of the most spectacular in Scotland. The Dunnottar name is most likely derived from the Gaelic phrase “Dun Forthe” or “Fort in the Lowlands”.
Dunnottar Castle is supposedly haunted by several ghosts. One of the ghosts is supposed to be, a 13-year-old girl noticed several times near the brewery. Another spectrum takes the form of a high Viking seen in the lodge at the main entrance. On several occasions, strange noises were heard as well as the empty Benholm’s Lodging building at that time. Dunnottar Castle was also filmed during the making of the film “Hamlet” by Franco Zeffirelli. The title role was played by Mel Gibson.
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