Scotland is always the perfect choice for a Valentine's stay in a castle.  From staying in the secluded Scottish Highlands or enjoying the beautiful Ayrshire coast, you are spoilt for choice. Here are our top 3 suggestions:

Poetry and Motion - Culzean Castle

Towering above the cliffs in Ayrshire, this castle in the heart of poet Robert Burns' country is the perfect hideaway for a romantic break. Enjoy walks through some of Scotland's finest coastal woodland, with views across to the Isle of Arran. Visit the Alloway birthplace of Scotland's national poet, Robbie Burns, who wrote the great love poem 'A Red, Red Rose '.  Also visit Ayr Racecourse for their early Valentine's Day meeting on 13 February - wrap up warm for an afternoon of high-class racing and great hospitality. 

Fairytale Seclusion - Glenapp Castle 

Glenapp is a castle offering the chance for a secluded and intimate Valentine's stay in individually designed bedrooms, offering sumptuous comfort, attention to detail at every turn and a first-class level of service.  Wander hand-in-hand through the gardens designed by famous horticultural designer Gertrude Jekyll, a follower of the Arts and Crafts movement in early 20th-century Britain. Discover the woodland glen and seascapes that surround the castle. From ocean views across to the Isles of Arran and Mull to a decadent afternoon tea back indoors, what better way to while away a couple of chilly February days?

Coastal Comforts - Ackergill Tower 

A 15th-century castle by the sea is all you could wish for, for that romantic getaway in an utterly unspoilt location. Walk together under the wide Caithness skies along the miles of sandy beaches then return to the warmth of the tower's firesides.  Drive to John O'Groats, taking in the beauty of the surroundings and enjoy the sights and experiences of this 'end of the road' village. Warm yourselves with a dram of malt whisky at the tiny distillery of Pulteney - once the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland.

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