Feeling tired of the same old lap around your neighbourhood or local park? We are here to help you spice things up by adding a touch of romance to your daily routine – after all, it is the month of romance. With so much to see/do we have chosen a couple of our favourite spots in both London and Edinburgh, located near our Residences, that you can enjoy with a loved one.
Wander around Richmond Park feeling the romance in the crisp country air and outer-city greenery. Find yourself surrounded by an abundance of trees and wildlife, including its famous red and fallow deer that roam freely beside you. As London’s largest Royal Park, it guarantees couples enough space to wander and enjoy peaceful quality time together without the hustle and bustle of the city.
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Stroll along Chelsea Embankment as the sun sets and let the bridges light the way. Start your walk at Chelsea Bridge and continue up to Albert Bridge for plenty to see, including Carlyle House, the Physic Gardens and a plethora of unique architecture along Cheyne Walk. Opt for an evening stroll and let the glow of the bridges illuminate your path. Deviate from the path and lose yourself in Chelsea’s picturesque mews streets or follow the route to Battersea Park for glorious views and fewer crowds. Finish your walk with a stop at Peggy Porschen on the Kings Road and share a sweet treat to takeaway.
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The Royal Botanic Garden
Set over 70 acres of beautiful landscape with over 10,000 plants, the Royal Botanic Garden is just one mile from the city centre and a magical place for a romantic walk. With a promise to take your breath away at any time of year, the spacious garden provides peace and quiet for some much-needed quality time with your special someone.
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Known as the “Water of Leith Village”, Dean Village is a historic village set on the banks of a stunning river. Full of history, it was previously a successful grain milling area for more than 800 years. This tranquil haven is perfect for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and fully submerge into the picturesque charm of the village. Dean Village has now become a hot spot for photographers due to its impressive architecture and unique character.
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One of the most snapped locations in Edinburgh and with sweeping views of Edinburgh, there’s no doubt why. It only takes 5-minutes to walk to the top from a staircase located at Regent Road, but once there, you’ll be able to gaze over many of Edinburgh’ s iconic attractions, from the castle to Holyrood Palace, Arthur’s Seat and even the coast! It’s the perfect backdrop for your romantic picnic during the day, or to pack a tipple to cheers as the sun goes down.
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