The best views in Edinburgh

Edinburgh dates offer a special opportunity to take advantage of the wonderful views around this Scottish city, which is renowned for its spectacular scenery and views. When it comes to dating, this makes Edinburgh romantic by night or day. So if you’re thinking of dating in Edinburgh, here are some ideas consider.

Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat

The steep climbs and impressive crags en route to this lookout point make it worth the journey alone. Arthur’ Seat is the main hill in the park and dominates the skyline of the city with its height, making it perfect for views of the surrounding area. Edinburgh dates that involve taking in the landscape are a must, and this one tops the list as well as being only minutes from the Old Town.

Edinburgh Castle

One of Edinburgh’s most surprising facts is that parts of the city are built on top of two extinct volcanoes. The most famous of these is Castle Rock, upon which sits the iconic Edinburgh Castle. The castle has been the scene of many historical conflicts and towers over the rest of the city. A visit to its fortress offers some spectacular views of the sights and architecture of Edinburgh. The castle is also home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and the o’clock gun which is fired every day from the ramparts of the castle. If you’re looking to impress your date with a slice of history coupled with some views to remember, this is a great dating choice.

Oloroso

If you prefer to see your views behind the comfort of glass, this is the option for you. Situated at a rooftop location, this is the way to enjoy panoramic Edinburgh vistas from indoors. Enjoy the scene by day or watch the twinkling lights of the city at night and sample some impressive Scottish seasonal food at the same time. This is one of those Edinburgh dates you’ll want to revisit again and again.

Camera Obscura

This is a great place for a view-filled Edinburgh date that will get you both talking. From a rooftop chamber location you can see live images of panoramic Edinburgh from a huge periscope, which projects the images onto a huge table. Powerful telescopes on top of the roof allow for fantastic outdoor 360 degree views of the Castle, and there are several floors of interactive exhibits such a vortex tunnel and mirror maze to keep you entertained even on a rainy day

These are just a taste of the views that can add magic to Edinburgh dates, there are plenty more once you start to explore this city of hidden gems.