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Edinburgh rules (and is really romantic too)!

The history alone is reason enough to take your date to Edinburgh. Add a romantic tea with champagne and a twirl on the local ice rink and your love is sure to swoon.

Murrayfield Ice Rink

If you’re a skilled skater, why not impress your date with a few pirouettes on ice? Or, if you’re more of a beginner, just hold each other tightly for a bit of loving support. Take your love interest to Murrayfield Ice Rink in Edinburgh. On Fridays, they organize Tea Time Skating that’s perfect for beginners. From 8pm on Friday and Saturdays, it’s Disco Skating with subdued lighting and a DJ who plays hits from the past few decades.

Riversdale Cres
murrayfieldicerinkltd.co.uk

The Filmhouse

The Filmhouse in Edinburgh opened in 1978 and screens high quality films. If you’re a bit of a movie buff you can enjoy debates and lectures here as well. The Filmhouse is especially busy during the Edinburgh International Film Festival (June 21 to July 2, 2017). The bar is a popular place to meet and it serves wine, local beer and food.

88 Lothian Road
filmhousecinema.com

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Mimi’s Bakehouse

Walk along Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile that runs from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. As the name suggests, there are a number of important historical buildings and sights here, not to mention countless restaurants, bars and stores. Bagpipers often busk on the streets. Enjoy an afternoon tea for two with delicious sandwiches, scones, cakes, tea and/or champagne. Mimi’s Bakehouse serves the best of British calorie busters in delightful surroundings. If this doesn’t melt your heart, it must be made of stone. Afternoon tea with champagne costs from £23.50 per person.

250 Canongate, 277 St John’s Road, 63 Shore
mimisbakehouse.com

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The Sheep Heid Inn

A hike to the top of Arthur’s Seat is more or less a must when you visit Edinburgh. At 250m above Edinburgh, you will enjoy panoramic views of the city and the North Sea from this popular excursion point. The wind can be bracing here, giving you a marvelous excuse to step into The Sheep Heid Inn in the village of Duddingston. It takes about 10 minutes from the top of Arthur’s Seat to get to the bar in the pub, which is the oldest in the area.

43–45 The Causeway
thesheepheidedinburgh.co.uk

Last edited: February 10, 2017

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