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A Valentines Day Out In Edinburgh 

Valentine’s Day can be confusing - do you get them a gift? Some flowers? Or are they expecting a puppy? What about a dinner date? A weekend away? Fear not, this day plan will impress whoever you're spending Valentines with, whether they're your partner, friend, family, or that person you've been kind of dating for about 4 months now but you don't know where you stand and one of you should say something but you're not going to say something but you don't think they are either so can you call them your partner or would that make things weird? 


Brunch with bae at Greenwoods

You can't go wrong with a good brunch, and Greenwoods does an undisputedly good brunch. Taking inspiration from their sister cafe in Amsterdam, Greenwoods combines quirky decor with casually romantic vibes and fresh tasty food. Just look at their Banana Bread Tumble, it has to be tried at least once! As well as unique combinations and colourful specials, they also cook up brunch classics such as Eggs Benny, pancakes and full Scottish breakfasts. Your Valentines Day is off to a winning start, see their full menu and book online here.

Image credit: Greenwoods' Instagram


Laugh your way around Camera Obscura & World of Illusions

For the most unusual and mind-bending date, pay a visit to us here at Camera Obscura. With five floors and over 100 interactive, hands-on exhibits, we have something to entertain everyone. Not to mention, lots of great photo opportunities for you to snap some photos you can later share on your Instagram. A swirling Vortex Tunnel; a bewildering Mirror Maze; a chance to swap noses with your partner; see yourself grow, shrink, and stretch; play eye-spy with our city viewcams; and mess with your mind with brilliant visual effects! Our Rooftop Terrace offers a blockbuster panorama of Edinburgh’s famous attractions and has become a favourite proposal spot, so if you are planning on getting down on one knee this Valentine’s Day this may be the perfect place. Book online here.



A Romantic Stroll up Calton Hill

After Camera Obscura's head-spinning illusions, get some fresh air as you stroll down the Royal Mile and up to Edinburgh's Acropolis. Don't worry - it's not a huge climb, just 5 minutes from the east end of Princes Street. When you reach the top you'll be met with stunning views of the city that you'll recognise from postcards and travel brochures -  this might even be the view that lured you to Edinburgh in the first place! Stroll the short loop around the hill to see views across the Forth of Fife and Arthur's Seat, you could even take a blanket and watch the sunset, something every Edinburgh local has to do at least once. You'll agree that Calton Hill is the very definition of "low effort, high reward". Sorry to mention it again but this would also be a great spot for a proposal (no pressure). Find out more here.

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Catch a RomCom at Everyman Cinema

Located in St. James' Quarter, Everyman cinema is an intimate take on a big screen experience. A modern twist on the golden age of Hollywood glamour and cinema, enjoy plush velvet sofas nestled between individual tables. Share a two-person sofa with your Valentine and sit back and relax in peace whilst ordering snacks and cocktails to be delivered straight to your seat. It boasts a varied and eclectic film schedule including everything from the latest releases to cult classics. Book online here.

Image Credit: Everyman Instagram


Treat Yourself at Haute Dolci

Finish your loved-up day at a dessert restaurant - who knew you could get a restaurant specifically for desserts?! Your mouth will water just reading their menu or scrolling through their Instagram, and you won't have to travel far as Haute Dolci is just across from Everyman Cinema in St. James' Quarter. You and your date will be brought closer when you have to share your desserts as you won't be able to choose just one thing. See the options on their website here. What a sumptuous end to a fun day exploring Edinburgh with your loved one.

Image credit: Haute Dolci Instagram


If you take any of our suggestions for your Valentines Day Out, we hope you enjoy every second with that special person in your life. 

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