We’re now in February, the shortest month of the year. Although it is a rather quick month, it is still just as important as any other month. February hosts one of the world’s most beloved holidays: Valentine’s Day. On February 14th, the world will celebrate love and togetherness in a variety of ways. Every country has its own customs and special ways of celebrating the day. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I figured I would highlight a few ways to celebrate the holiday in Scotland.
A Nice Dinner
One of the most common ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is by sitting down with your partner, enjoying a nice meal and each other’s company. If you’re going to eat dinner on the world’s most romantic day, you’d like the meal to be special. Luckily, Scotland is full of restaurants that can offer a one-of-a-kind night. 111 By Nico is a great first choice. The restaurant’s intimate interior and comprehensive wine list are certain to provide for a magical night. Ubiquitous Chip is another locale that will offer one of the fanciest dining experiences of your life. While The Chip offers some of Scotland’s finest delicacies, it’s the restaurant’s decor that really pushes it over the edge. Decorated with lavish greenery and fairy-lights, The Chip will make you fall in love all over again.
The Snowdrop Festival
What better way to celebrate your love than to enjoy a beautiful walk through the Snowdrop Festival? The Snowdrop Festival is unique in the fact that it is not necessarily located in one single place; instead, the festival takes places across various gardens and woodland areas that feature the beautiful snowdrop flowers. Castle Kennedy Gardens and Cringletie House are some of the best place to see the flowers in bloom. The Cringletie House even offers delicious meals, including snowdrop scones.
Love and the Romans
Another fantastic way to spend your Valentine’s Day is to visit the McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum and enjoy classic Roman love poetry. The event also features live music as well as a healthy option of Valentine’s Day-themed snacks. It’s the perfect way to end your evening after a long day of celebrating your love.