With its idyllic pink walls, soaring turrets and striking crenellations, Dalhousie Castle could have been ripped straight from the pages of a fairytale.
The opulent building, which is found just half an hour from the capital near to the picturesque town of Bonnyrigg, is not only beautiful, but it's also just been named one of the UK's most romantic
The list, which was put together by Gembyte.com by analysing Tripadvisor reviews of the top hotels across the country, found the castle, which also hides both a hotel and spa, to be in the top 10 for romantic stays.
Not only live like royalty with a stay in one of their 29 ensuite guest bedrooms but also enjoy a day of pampering thanks to their luxurious spa – no wonder couples find it so romantic.
The cosy Dalhousie Dungeon Restaurant offers the perfect place for a candle-lit dinner for two, while the grounds offer plenty of space for a wee wander together afterwards.
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The oldest part of the former seat of the Earls of Dalhousie, which overlooks the River Esk, dates back to the 15th century with the stronghold seeing battles all the way back to the days of William Wallace when the previous castle would have stood on the site.
With such rich history, it's not only a fascinating site but it has a grandiose interior to match, with traditional fittings combined with modern finishings to ensure people can enjoy a wonderful stay.
And should you not want to leave the city itself, then two other Edinburgh locations were also named on the prestigious list.
The iconic Witchery in the Old Town, with its breath-taking interiors and stylish restaurant and the grand Prestonfield House were also highlighted.
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