Romantic Breaks & Couples' Getaways in Scotland | Wild About Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Roses and chocolates are lovely, but wouldn’t a romantic break be even better? Escape to Argyll for a short break and fall head over heels in love with the sparkling sea lochs, beautiful beaches, wonderful islands, incredible dark skies and endless opportunities for magical dining experiences. Add to that the fabulous range of luxury accommodation for couples, and you have all the ingredients for an unforgettable romantic break. And all of this is within striking distance of the Central Belt. Wherever you decide to go, a trip to Argyll & the Isles is a love story waiting to happen.

Romantic Places To Stay

If you're looking for romantic accommodation in Argyll & the Isles, there's plenty to choose from. From hot tubs, historic castles and lighthouses, to luxurious stays, glamping spots and relaxing spa breaks, there's a range of accommodation to choose from for your romantic breaks in the UK.

Luxurious Spa Breaks 

Stunning views over Loch Fyne from Portavadie's couple retreat. Credit: Portavadie

What could be more romantic than a weekend away on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond?  Just 30 minutes from Glasgow, it marks the first rise of the Highlands and is the embodiment of scenic Scottish splendour. The Loch Lomond area is jam-packed with romantic places to eat and drink. At Cameron House you can decide between enjoying a remote romantic getaway in one of the luxurious lodges or treat yourself to an elegant signature suite in the 5-star resort. Spend the day relaxing at the award-winning spa, immersing yourself in the sensory delight of warm steam, scented showers, tingling hydrotherapy and enjoy stunning views over Loch Lomond from the rooftop infinity pool.

Recommended Spa Breaks

  • Cameron House: Epic Scottish landscapes. A 24-mile long freshwater loch. An undeniably 5-star resort. On their own, impressive, together, magnificent.
  • Portavadie Couple's Retreat: Experience Portavadie secluded romantic eco-retreat on the shores of Loch Fyne, Tighnamara. A wood-burning stove and a huge double bath add to the romance.
  • Argyll Holiday's: Book a romantic getaway for two and escape to Drimsynie Estate and enjoy a fabulous restaurant, spa, gym and a leisure centre with pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi to make your stay extra special.

Back-To-Nature Escapes

Wake up to stunning coastal views at Islay Seashore

There are very few places in the world where nature has remained untouched, and Argyll is one of them. Here, there are a lot of spaces dedicated to nature, including reserves and parks. The nature enthusiast can go on a hike, exploring the landscape and everything it has to offer. And what is more romantic than star-gazing? We’re on the map of Europe marked as the boundary for ‘total darkness’, with very little light pollution. Go for a walk outside on a clear night and the canopy of stars will take your breath away. You might even see the Northern Lights. Wrap up warm, lie back on the sand, listen to the waves lap the shore and look out for shooting stars. 

Recommended Nature Escapes

  • Lennox of Lomond: Go Hot Tub Glamping in the Great Outdoors or experience a slice of tranquil country life with spectacular views over of Loch Lomond​
  • Treshnish: Treshnish & Haunn holiday cottages are situated on the beautiful Isle of Mull and offer a secluded escape for Valentine's Day
  • Islay Seashore: Take in the stunning coastal scenery of Islay from this luxury self-catering accommodation. 

Romantic Foodie Breaks

Indulge in a 3-course meal at the Ben Cruachan Inn this Valentine's Day.

Fancy a romantic dining experience with your significant other? You're in luck! Argyll & the Isles has a vast number of award-winning hotel restaurants, serving the freshest, seasonally available produce from Scotland's west coast. Why not follow it up with a whisky at the hotel bar? Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Ben Cruachan Inn, situated on the shores of Loch Awe, with a beautifully crafted 3-course menu, a chilled bottle of Prosecco and some handmade chocolates from the Oban Chocolate Company. Afterwards, head back to your room and enjoy the stunning views over Loch Awe. 

Recommended Romantic Foodie Breaks

  • Royal an Lochan: Stunning views over Kyles of Bute, locally sourced food, and whiskies from all around Scotland - what else do you want on Valentine's Day?
  • Glenegedale House: Indulge at this multiple award-winning B&B that is known across Argyll & the Isles for its welcoming atmosphere and delicious, homemade treats.
  • Carradales: This luxurious 5-star guesthouse in Kintyre offers a range of excellent fresh, local Scottish food for every dietary requirement.

Discover our Taste of Place trails for more inspiration on where to drink and dine on Argyll & the Isle.

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