Edinburgh Dating

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Thanks to its unparalleled mix of history and romance, Edinburgh offers some of the most romantic dating options anywhere in Scotland. You’d be forgiven for being overwhelmed by the amazing places to date in the world's first City of Literature. Luckily, as one of the best dating sites Edinburgh has to offer, Uniform Dating is here to help.

Have a look at our suggestions to get the most out of Auld Reekie and make it a date to remember in the Athens of the North. We've hand-picked recommendations for the best sites in the city, from romantic restaurants to quiet date spots. Read our Edinburgh dating guide below and create your free profile at Uniform Dating today to find love in the Lothians.


Edinburgh Date Ideas

With millions of visitors every year, many of the classic Edinburgh date ideas are also popular with tourists, so we've delved a little deeper to bring you sites where you won't catch a glimpse of a rain poncho. Check out our suggestions below; they’re sure to make dating in Edinburgh a success whether you love culture, classics, or a good movie:

  • Visit Edinburgh's “other castle.” Craigmillar Castleis a romantic ruin surrounded by gorgeous country walks. Grab a coffee in winter or an ice cream in summer and enjoy the quiet, medieval atmosphere.
  • The Dominion Cinema gets the cinematic experience right. Snuggle up to your date on the plush chairs, sip a classy drink and enjoy this luxurious take on the classic cinema date.
  • Gaze at the stars with your date with a visit to the Royal Observatory. Looking at the night sky is always romantic, but for the science and tech lovers, there's also weekly talks held in the Victorian telescope dome.
  • Avoid the bustle of the city and stroll along the Water of Leith Walkway, perfect for picnics on a sunny day.
  • For the bird lover, Duddingston Lochprovides both beautiful scenery and the opportunity to enjoy the wildlife up close – no credit card required, unlike the zoo!
  • Free Fringe Festival: Yes it's the Fringe, but most free shows are thankfully mostly free of the bustle of tourists. Watch a host of weird and wacky shows for a great conversation starter with your date.

Romantic Restaurants in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is renowned for its range of eateries catering to all tastes and budgets. Take advantage of this culinary variety and treat your date to a special meal with these romantic restaurants in Edinburgh. Whether you like traditional Scottish dining or want to experience cuisine from a different culture, you're sure to find something for everyone:

  • Ondine: luxury Scottish seafood restaurant with award-winning Oyster Bar.
  • Kanpai: Traditional Japanese cuisine in an intimate setting.
  • Under the Stairs: Shabby chic restaurant with budget-friendly food.
  • Rhubarb Restaurant: opulent British dining in baronial Prestonfield House.


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