Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the world’s most romantic country

Everywhere you go beauty and romance seep from the very pores of Scotland’s majestic mountains, poetic lochs and history laden city streets.

It’s the nation that gave birth to probably one of the most passionate poets who ever lived and loved, Robert Burns, and is home to Gretna Green, a destination for eloping couples to get married for centuries.

Eilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich at Dornie

Photograph by: VisitScotland / Kenny LamEilean Donan Castle on Loch Duich at Dornie

Remarkably, it’s even host to the bones of St Valentine himself. Part of the remains of the patron saint of love were brought to Glasgow by Franciscan monks in the 19th century and they have been given a place of honour in St Luke’s Church on Ballater Street, Glasgow ever since.

Where better to enjoy a romantic break but a country that boasts such stunning scenery and provides a level of romantic charm and tranquillity unrivalled by almost any other place on the planet.

If you’re seeking somewhere to spend quality time with a loved one this Valentine’s Day Scotland has something for everybody.  A weekend break in vibrant city, by the side of a loch, up a mountain, round the corner from a castle, next to a beach or under a starry sky is definitely going to be an unforgettable experience.

Scotland has more than 10,000 miles of spectacular coastline, 282 mountains, 31,000 fresh water lochs, more than 2,000 castles and hundreds of stunning glens. Its cities are crammed full of restaurants, pubs, hotels, art galleries and museums to inspire even the least amorous of would be lovers.

Short on time but big on romance? Loch Lomond Seaplanes, the UK’s only commercial air service operating sight-seeing trips from the loch several times a day, is the best and most glamorous way to see Scotland.

Take the to the skies from the most famous loch in the world for a bird’s eye view of Scotland and experience a return to the golden age of air travel.

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