Whether you’re hoping to impress someone new, or looking to reignite a spark, Arygll has plenty of things to do to help you on your pursuit of love. We’ve pulled together a list of 10 romantic things to do in Argyll to get you in the mood …
Visit a fairy-tale castle
Inveraray castle is a magnificent chateau, home of the Duke of Argyll and Chiefs of Clan Campbell. The clan’s history is shrouded in history, conflict and myth and this castle, with its magnificent towers and turrets, inspires the imagination and sets the scene for romance.
Enjoy Argyll from the heavens
Take to the skies and fly across mountains that are over a million years old in your very own private sea plane. Soaring into the clouds, Loch Lomond Seaplanes take in the best sights over Scotland’s famous Loch Lomond. Tours also include panoramic views over the Trossachs National Park, a place of inspiration for famous poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Jules Verne, Hans Christian Anderson and Wordsworth.
Dine out with nature’s aphrodisiac
It is said that the 18th century lover, Casanova, ate 50 oysters for breakfast a day. These delicacies of the sea have long had the reputation of being an aphrodisiac. Why not get yourself in the mood for love by sharing some in our fine dining restaurant, complete with sunset views over the bay?
Take a romantic walk in Argyll
The gentle trail around Glencoe Lochan tells a romantic tale. This beautiful forest, scattered with North American Trees, was designed in a loving gesture by Lord Strathcona for his homesick wife from Canada.
Climb to take your breath away
Get up early, wrap up warm and head to one of Scotland’s mountain peaks for views to make eyes over. We recommend Ben Cruachan’s summit for breath-taking views, the perfect place to snuggle up and pop a bottle of bubbly at the top.
Take a loch cruise
So awe-inspiring they made a song about it, Loch Lomond offers daily cruise trips allowing you to glide through the national park’s waters, surrounded by rolling green hills. Scotland’s fjord-like northern landscape is a wonderful location to relax and enjoy time with the one you love the most.
Watch the sunset in Oban
Why travel far when Loch Melfort Hotel has the perfect spots to watch the sun go down across Scotland’s Coast? Choose one of our sea-view rooms to sip Champagne and watch the sunset from your very own balcony or take an evening stroll to our nearby beach.
Visit a Fairy Bridge
Hidden in the fairy-tale woodland of Glen Creran, this magical little bridge looks like it came straight out of a movie. The walk also offers up a small waterfall and trees that appear to grow up straight from the rock.
Go whale watching
There’s nothing more exhilarating than experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with someone you care about. Argyll’s Sealife Adventures provide whale watching boat trips, aiming to give you an encounter with the small pod of killer whales that live in the Hebrides. With their huge dorsal fins and white and black patterning, these spectacular creatures will give you an adventure you’ll both be talking about for years. (Whale watching season typically runs from March to October).
The ultimate romantic gesture! We love the idea of taking your loved one across to one of Scotland’s remote island to pop the big question (the Isle of Jura can be reached quite easily from Oban). For more proposal ideas head to our ‘Top 10 Marriage Proposal Ideas at Loch Melfort’ post.
Looking for the a romantic place to get away for Valentine’s day? Take a look at our Romantic Getaway deal, including dinner and a bottle of bubbly!