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Top 3 romantic things to do in Scotland

10th Feb '17

1.Visit St Kilda

Scotland’s most remote island lies 40 miles off the Outer Hebrides with nothing separating it from the Americas bar a whole lot of ocean. This is a soul stirring escape, abandoned by its inhabitants in the 1920s. Today unique species of sheep and mice roam the land, puffins and great skuas patrol the skies and dolphins and orcas navigate the waters of a truly unique escape. For couples who love adventure and true wilderness, this is the place.

2. Eat at the But ‘n’ Ben restaurant then take a stroll down to the old harbor at Auchmithie

In a long low cottage in the old fishing village of Auchmithie, this second-generation family-run restaurant has been popular with locals and visitors for nearly 40 years. It's a highly atmospheric place: you can even watch waves crashing on the craggy, weather-beaten shore from the windows of the dining room. Expect to find wonderful, fresh oysters and fish including a tasty Arbroath smokie pancake which is delicious. Home cooking and properly honest fare predominate, with generous portions and a pudding trolley is always groaning with gateaux, cheesecakes and apple pie.

3. Isle of Eriska Hotel, near Oban

Living on your own island is a dream for most but a stay on the private island of Eriska more than makes up for the lack of your own private island! This oasis nestled off the coast opposite the Isle of Lismore is the perfect romantic hideaway and you're spoilt for choice for indulgent treats - from their Michelin starred restaurant to the Stables Spa with views to end all views and gentle walks around the island or a potter around their private golf course.

"Archie, from Uniquely Scotland, sent us to this unique destination. Less than 3 hours from Edinburgh and Glasgow it was the perfect distance to feel you've escaped but without the hassle of jumping on a plane! The journey north was spectacular and once we hit the rumbling bridge to reach the island we knew we had left the 'real world' behind us. As you travel through the rhododendron strewn drive, you're soon met by the 'Big Hoose', a Scottish Baronial style mini castle and our weekend of gourmet indulgence and relaxation began! We couldn't recommend it highly enough, thank you Archie for revealing this hidden gem to us' Anna and Chris Wilson, Scotland.

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