Nothing says romance like an escape to the mountains, glens, beaches and shimmering city skylines of the Highlands of Scotland. A romantic break for two can in Scotland can deepen your love for each other, as well as give you a new appreciation for the beautiful landscape, culture and history that is around every corner in the Highlands.
Romance can mean different things to different people. To some, it could be the fine dining and the hubbub of busy bars in the bustling city. To others, it’s the romance of the history tied up in the glorious castles, heather-clad hills, and mysterious Lochs that spark the imagination of what has passed and what will come to pass.
The Outlander Tour
Explore beautiful settings with your loved-one from the smash-hit television show Outlander. Walk in the footsteps of Diana Gabaldon’s time-travelling nurse Claire Randall and her beloved Jacobite Highland warrior Jamie Fraser.
- Clava Cairns
The Clava Cairns were a clear inspiration behind Gabaldon’s ‘Craigh na Dun’, where Claire was first transported back in time into the turmoil of the Jacobite rebellion.
With its multiple stone monuments dated at about 4000 years old and beautifully idyllic setting, this place brims with the rugged romance associated with historic Highland man and is sure to make you feel connected with your partner as well the majesty of the history and breathtaking landscape of Scotland.
- Culloden Battlefield
Culloden is the site of the last pitched battle to be fought on British soil and the place where Jamie was said to be gravely injured. You won’t be able to not contemplate how his lucky escape at Culloden meant that he and Claire could finally be reunited before the couple set sail for the Americas.
- Fort George and Highlanders’ Museum
Get to know the enemies that Jamie faced down in his bid to be reunited with the love of his life, Claire. Not only can you learn about Highland life in the close by Highlanders’ Museum, but there are also some beautiful views to be had over the Moray Firth and plenty of Dolphins to spot as they play in the water that surrounds the fort.
Glenfinnan Viaduct, Fort William and Ben Nevis
West of Fort William, Glenfinnan attracts many thousands of visitors from around the world who want to visit the famous Glenfinnan viaduct. The stunning views that surround the railway line are something to be seen, not only for the beautiful landscape but also because this location was featured in the Harry Potter movie franchise. The landscape that surrounds the viaduct is as rugged and as beautiful as you would expect and its link to the heroic wizard has made it a top destination for those hoping to taste a little of that movie magic.
Further south lies the town of Fort William which is often described as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’. Fort William sits in the shadow of Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis, and because of this, the surrounding area has some of the most dramatic and untamed scenery in Britain. Grow closer with your loved one as you set out on an adventure like no other across the rugged and romantic landscape that has made Scotland famous across the world.
Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and Inverness
No Scottish break should be without a trip to the beautiful waters of Loch Ness. Loch Ness is the famous home of Nessie – the elusive Loch Ness Monster, but the Loch itself boasts dramatic, beautiful scenery around it and you’ll struggle to find more beautiful views anywhere in the world. It’s no wonder Nessie fell in love with the place, and so will you! You can even take to the water with cruises exploring the Loch leaving regularly.
On the bank of Loch Ness sits Urquhart Castle, an old 13th Century fort with a distinctly Highland heritage. It has a long, rich history that has captured the imagination of many. Built on the shore where St Columba is said to have worked miracles in the 6th century and is the home to where acts of fearless defiance inspired the Wars of Independence. There is a feeling of defiance against all odds that surrounds the castle that is beaten only by the stunning scenes that can be enjoyed over Loch Ness from the lofty heights of its tower. A beautiful place that is enjoyed best beside the one you love.
Inverness is a thriving, exciting city that is full of many wonderful attractions that tempt people from all across the world into visiting the Capital of the HIghlands. From fine dining with the best local produce to throwing yourself around award-winning pubs in enthusiastic, whisky-fuelled ceildhs. Inverness is a vibrant city that boasts a huge array of activities to do in the day, with a night-life that will put the cherry on your Highland romantic break. A night out on Inverness is never to be forgotten and is something you can relive with your loved-one for the rest of your life.