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Date Ideas in Edinburgh

Date Ideas in Edinburgh

Whether you have just started going out or been married for years it is always nice to go out on a date. My husband and I try and go out on ‘dates’ every few months. It’s nice to make a wee bit of an effort and go out! Here I have written a wee list of ideas on where you can go for a date in Edinburgh. This will hopefully give you some inspiration for Valentine’s day or any other time of the year.

Places to Go

Edinburgh has some lovely romantic places to go for date night. There are great places for cute romantic walks, like the Royal Botanic Gardens and Holyrood Park. If you are feeling adventurous you could even climb up Arthurs Seat, just like in the movie One Day. On a clear day the views from the top are stunning. If you are not keen on walking really far Carlton Hill also offers some great views. I highly recommend booking on a Photography Tour for something a little bit different to do.

Edinburgh SkyLine

If walking is not your thing, I recommend the Camera Obscura, which is a perfect first date location! There are loads of fun things to do that would break the ice and awkward tension, if the date is going really well you can even get married at the end. Read about my recent visit here! 

Camera Obscura Views

In town there are also fun activities like going on a tour of Edinburgh Gin Distillery (for a little dutch courage) or even the Edinburgh Dungeons (if unlike me you are not scared of the dark so much you have a panic attack midway through the place!)

View from Camera Obscura

Outside of town you could visit somewhere like Murrayfield Ice Rink or even Ryze, a trampoline park. These would all be great things to do on a first date. I like a date where you are doing something it helps fill awkward silences and makes memories.

Places to Eat


If you fancy something quite fancy I recommend Taisteal in Stockbridge. This is definitely a restaurant to impress! The food here is delicious and the venue is beautiful. If you fancy trying something a little different try Voujon. This is a Bengali/ Indian restaurant in the Newington area of Edinburgh. It serves some gorgeous food and even has a special set meal for two people! Whistle Stop Barber Shop  is great for casual drinks and nibbles too

Places to Drink

The Beehive in The Grassmarket
The Beehive in The Grassmarket

There are loads of places in Edinburgh to go for a drink. It is all dependant on your budget too! There are a lot of great pubs in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh, if you fancy a traditional pub style outing. There is Juniper on Princes Street which is perfect for beautiful drinks in a classy location. Juniper also serves gorgeous street food. If you fancy something a little bit different I recommend Panda and Sons, which is a prohibition themed bar, decorated to look like a barbers shop from the outside!

Whatever you do on Valentines day or any other date night for that matter make it a good one! Remember to book ahead wherever you can! Make memories and put your blooming phone away!

(Some of the places featured on this page, I was invited to review as part of a collaboration. All views are my own however)


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