There is nothing quite like exploring the stalls and exhibits at a bustling winter market, arm in arm with your significant other, sipping hot chocolate or mulled wine as you go.
With several on offer in Scotland’s capital, you’ll be spoilt for choice on a winter break. At the Scottish Market on George Street, you can enjoy some delicious food and purchase traditional crafts, the European Market in the Mound Precinct has more unique gifts, exotic food (you MUST try the Bratkartoffeln) and warming mulled wine. Meanwhile, the Children’s Market in Princes Street Gardens is the best place to shop for any little ones.
After enjoying the stalls, you can then enjoy the best views in the city and the most romantic ride in town on the Forth One Big Wheel. Named after the local radio station that sponsors it, the big wheel sits in the heart of the city and offers panoramic views as it helps to illuminate the skyline. And never fear about the cold, the wheel features cosy covered pods so you can snuggle up while admiring the views.
And for those a little braver, you can spin around on the 60-metre high Star Flyer which is basically dozens of spinning benches. The star flyer is as tall as the neighbouring Scott Monument - probably not one to try when full of mince pies.