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11 Reasons Why St Andrews, Scotland Is One of Europe's Most Romantic Towns

Picture of Tasnim Nazeer
Freelance Journalist
Updated: 2 January 2018
If your honeymoon period is over, don’t despair! There is a town in Scotland that is one of Europe’s most romantic towns, meant to rekindle the love and offer visitors the chance to enjoy a relaxing break away from it all. St Andrews has a wealth of charm, coupled with views to take your breath away. Here are 11 reasons why we think this place is a romantic haven!

The Stunning Scenery

St Andrews has some of the most beautiful scenery ideal for couples who want to get away from it all. From breathtaking views of the coast, to spectacular greenery and fresh air, this town has a charm of its own. Here you will find quaint fishing pools, sparkling blue water and picturesque postcard sights that can capture your memories forever.

Saint Andrews, Fife, Scotland | © Alla Khananashvili/Shutterstock
Saint Andrews, Fife, Scotland | © Alla Khananashvili/Shutterstock

The Picnic Location with a View

St Andrews has a wealth of locations where you can enjoy a wonderful picnic in lush locations. Often among greenery or lakes, you can enjoy a memorable moment in bliss.

St Andrews castle ruins, Scotland | © Byunau Konstantin/Shutterstock
St Andrews castle ruins, Scotland | © Byunau Konstantin/Shutterstock

The Beautiful Boat Ride

Every romantic break should include a boat ride, and St Andrews offers a perfect place to do just that. Take a trip down the Firth of Forth under the iconic Forth Bridge and overlook the beautiful islands whilst enjoying your boating experience.

The Award-Winning Fish

The food in St Andrews is second-to-none. You can experience a delightful fresh fish dinner or lunch right in the heart of beautiful surroundings making your trip more memorable.

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Lunch in St Andrews | © Malcolm Manners/Flickr

The Delightful Scottish History

St Andrews is bursting with Scottish history for you to explore, as well as being a golfing haven for those golfing enthusiasts. It is a place that is packed with cultural and historical sights to visit. If you fancy getting to grips with some rich heritage, then this is certainly the place to do just that.

Sain Andrews, Fife, Scotland | © Alessandro Colle/Shutterstock
Sain Andrews, Fife, Scotland | © Alessandro Colle/Shutterstock

The Beautiful Beaches

St Andrews is home to the beautiful West Sands beach, where you can take a stroll and walk for miles on end whilst absorbing the beautiful views of the surrounding area.

Saint Andrews from the Beach, Fife, Scotland | © Zachary L. Gross/Shutterstock
Saint Andrews from the Beach, Fife, Scotland | © Zachary L. Gross/Shutterstock

The Castles

If you want to feel like royalty on your romantic break or take on the role of prince or princess then you may want to visit some of St Andrews’ most breathtaking castles such as the St Andrews Castle, which has great views out to sea and a cathedral nearby.

Saint Andrews Castle, Fife, Scotland | © Bill McKelvie/Shutterstock
Saint Andrews Castle, Fife, Scotland | © Bill McKelvie/Shutterstock

The Wide Selection of Spas

You can choose from a variety of luxury spas in the city to really make the best out of your vacation and get away from it all. One of the most popular spas is the Kohler Waters Spa for some well deserved relaxation.

The Afternoon Tea

If you have a sweet tooth like me, and your idea of a perfect romantic break involves cake and dessert, then you won’t be disappointed with St Andrews’ wide choice of outlets for afternoon tea. Why not have tea at the Old Course Hotel which boasts an award-winning chef and pastries to delight!

The Architecture

St Andrews is a place with distinct rich architecture. From museums to castles, there is something for everyone to enjoy. There are also more private spaces to really sit back and relax with your loved one.

St Andrews in Scotland | © Patrick Wang/Shutterstock
St Andrews in Scotland | © Patrick Wang/Shutterstock

The Memories

St Andrews is full of charm, and with all the sights you have to explore, you will be sure that you and your partner will leave the place with a load of memorable moments to look back on!