Where to go on a Cycling Holiday in Scotland

Following on from our last post, I thought I’d continue with an article about one of my other passions: Holidaying in Scotland. From Northumbria, many beautiful Scottish attractions are a short cycle ride away.

Weekend breaks in Scotland are an ideal way to keep romance alive. Scotland, one of UK’s most alluring countries has a wealth of fantastic attractions, historical cities, spectacular landscapes and as if not enough, a healthy dose of magic and mystery. You can take a stroll through the cobbled, ancient streets in Edinburgh and learn about the fascinating past of the city, don your hiking boots and climb a Scottish mountain or go sailing on a loch in the West Coast of Scotland. Some of the romantic getaways in Scotland include:


It is among the most colorful and vibrant cities in Scotland. It has numerous galleries and museums as clubs and lively pubs. Whenever the sun appears, spend your day lazing in Kelvingrove Park; if the weather in Scotland is at its worst, have a sumptuous lunch in the beautiful Willow Tea Rooms designed by a Scottish architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. During evening hours, indulge in a meal at one of Glasgow’s best gourmet restaurants or book a concert at the SECC. Glasgow is one of the best romantic getaways due to its numerous attractions and fantastic shopping opportunities.



Edinburgh is widely recognized as Scotland’s most attractive city hence providing the ideal setting for a romantic break. Take a walk down the Royal Mile or hike atop the Arthur’s Seat for a wide view across the city. There are also numerous places that you can have a picnic on a sunny day: spend your day at the beach at Victorian seaside town Portobello, travel to the picturesque town of Leith or visit the amazing Botanical Gardens.

Stirling and Argyll.

The west coast of Scotland is absolutely impressive; with dramatic cliffs, crashing oceans and enormous swathes of sand. Argyll is the ideal place to attempt scuba diving or even sailing, with secluded beaches and bays, overlooked by the high peaked mountains. For people who do not consider the wilderness their ideal romantic holiday, they could head to Stirling for an alternative break from the city. With its quaint villages, abundance of gardens and beautiful castle, this is the perfect example of a romantic destination.

Romantic cottages in Scotland.

Whether your idea of romance is walking in magical wooded glens, snuggling up beside a fire or having dinner in a top notch restaurant, you can find it all in Scotland. Staying in a holiday home provides you the freedom to just be yourselves together, eat when you want, and get up when you want. Additionally, you can select accommodation that provides you with a lovely place to be together or will add sparkle to your stay.

Take your loved one away to one of the romantic lodges in Scotland (Highland Heather Lodges) overlooking the Speyside hills or Loch Lomond. Hole-up in the heart of historic Stirling or go to a remote cottage situated in the highlands. The privacy and flexibility of self catering accommodation will come true, whatever your romantic Scottish dream is.

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