The Witchery on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is declared the UK’s ‘most romantic’ hotel

AS the sun rises on St Valentine’s week 2024, any ardent suitors who have not yet made a restaurant or room reservation will likely find themselves damned to the passion-killing prospect of a McDonalds and a Travelodge.

But redemption may yet be found if they learn this hard lesson, and book early for a 2025 space in Edinburgh’s The Witchery, which has recently been voted as the most romantic hotel in the UK.

Created by renowned restauranteur and hotelier James Thomson back in 1979, as part of the restoration of Boswell’s Court, a sixteenth century building at the heart of the Old Town, The Witchery is now in its fourth decade as a restaurant-with-rooms, beloved of both visitors to the city and a fiercely loyal local clientele.

This year, the international Big 7 Travel website named The Witchery as ‘the most romantic hotel in the UK, ahead of The Savoy, The Portobello and The Bingham in London, Amberley Castle in Sussex, Hambleton Hall in Rutland Water, and Hotel du Vin in Harrogate.

Taking full advantage of its historic spot at the gates of Edinburgh Castle, The Witchery offers an experience that ‘transcends the ordinary’, combining baroque décor and a collection of unique antiques, with ‘legendary’ cuisine, and an award-winning wine list.

The Witchery offers nine ‘theatrical and lavishly decorated’ suites, ranging from gothic glamour to rooftop views, with indulgence and luxury throughout.

“In this intimate sanctuary, passion is woven into every corner, providing the perfect backdrop for creating cherished memories with loved ones.”

Nothing says ‘romance’ quite like 200 pipers marching below your bedroom window