The Romantic's Guide to Glasgow

Celebrated as the the most romantic day of the year, Valentines Day is a day to spend time and spoil your loved one and in Glasgow we have this covered. With its picturesque architecture, blossoming green spaces and exceptional dining places, the city of Glasgow without a doubt is the perfect choice.

Take a look at some recommendations that will whisk your partner off their feet and ensure that you fall in love with each other all over again.

Table for two

Hutchesons Glasgow

Glasgow has plenty of romantic dining venues and experiences to choose from, but for a touch of Glamour, we recommend you head to Hutchesons, voted Scotland's Most Stylish Restaurant, for some Bubbles and Brunch. Tuck into your eggs royale with a glass of bubbly to start off your day of devotion!

Love film

Glasgow Film Theatre

Get cosy with your other half at Glasgow Film Theatre. Leading the way in specialised cinema for forty years and also home to the annual Glasgow Film Festival. Every February this film festival is packed with UK, European and World premieres, and the festival’s trademark pop-up cinema events making new use of some of the city’s most unusual venues. Lucky fans might also catch a glimpse of Hollywood royalty as they walk the red carpet.

Unwind and indulge 

Marco Pierre White Glasgow

Relax in luxury at the boutique hotel, Hotel Indigo and indulge in some ultimate fine dining at award winning Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill nestled within the hotel, you can enjoy the sharing menu with an overnight bed & breakfast. 

Cocktail Lovers

Rogano Glasgow

Glasgow has a dazzling array of fabulous cocktail bars perfect for a pre-dinner aperitif or nightcap. From the art-deco chic of Glasgow's oldest restaurant Rogano, to the delightful cocktails at Hummingbird, check out some of our favourite places to indulge in a tipple.

Love in bloom

Botanic Gardens Glasgow

Take a guided tour around the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Internationally renowned for the impressive glasshouses and extensive tropical plant collections, the Gardens are the ultimate place to take a romantic stroll, regardless of the weather. You can also take a guided tour of the wonders on offer from May onwards.

Just outside of the city centre you will find The Hidden Gardens, take a relaxing stroll away from the busy streets.

Alternatively, check out The Zen Garden at St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art - Britain's first permanent Zen garden. Designed in the Japanese Zen Buddhist tradition to mirror the deep calm of the natural world, the garden provides a relaxing place to sit back and have a coffee.

Love shopping

Buchanan Street Glasgow

A hand-in-hand stroll through Glasgow's Style Mile is a great way to spend an afternoon together in the city.  There's a great selection of outlets in Glasgow's Style Mile with malls, independent boutiques, designer stores, and one off-speciality shops.

Put a ring on it 

ROX Glasgow

Looking to pop the question then The Argyle Arcade, one of Europe’s oldest covered shopping arcades and Scotland's first ever indoor shopping mall is a gemstone in the city centre. It's the go to place with endless sparkles and twinkling jewels in every shop window. 

Take a trip to ROX and enjoy a glass of Champagne in the hidden gem upstairs known locally as the Thrill Room while selecting which ring to buy! 

Magnificent Mackintosh

House-for-an-Art-Lover-995

A romantic trip to Glasgow wouldn't be complete without a trip to House for an Art Lover, the Mackintosh-designed building situated in leafy Bellahouston Park.

This beautiful building in an idyllic location has been created as close as possible to the Mackintosh designs of 1901, with the picturesque settings providing a peaceful backdrop to a romantic walk. Highlights inside include the beautiful Oval Room and Music Room.

Don't forget to head to The Lighthouse to climb Mackintosh's winding Helical Staircase to the top to capture the perfect rooftop view of Glasgow.

Perfect pamper

Blythswood spa Glasgow

Get pampered together at The Spa at Blythswood Square - the ideal place to escape the pressure of everyday life. The Spa is an elegant and sociable place to relax, rejuvenate and rebalance the mind, body and soul.

For a perfect alternative and fun idea for a date day, which is enjoyed by men and women, head along to the Beauty Kitchen and make your very own 100% natural beauty products. Choose to make bath bombs or body scrubs at the shop in Saltmarket and enjoy a hand treatment from their aroma therapist. The high grade essential oils will relax the mind and remove any nerves leaving you both relaxed to enjoy the date.

A dram of love

Glengoyne Distillery

Forget champagne and chocolates, in Glasgow you have to head to the Glengoyne Distillery for its famous whisky and chocolate matching masterclass. Try two whiskies, including Glengoyne's multi-award winning 21 year-old, chosen for their flavour and intensity. The chocolates will be every bit as intense, as they're designed to bring out the flavours of the whisky.

Love is in the air 

Seaplane and Cameron House

Venture out of the city centre and take to the skies for the ultimate in romantic gestures on a private seaplane flight from Loch Lomond.

Travel with a first class window seat and discover some the most breathtaking landscape Scotland has to offer and enjoy a glass of champagne when you disembark - the perfect end to a perfect weekend.


If you've got less time in Glasgow, or just fancy something a little different, check out our visitor itineraries for more inspiration on what to do during your visit.

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