Thursday, 24 November 2011 12:27 PM
There's something very romantic about taking a short break in the winter where there are miles of sheer white views and snow-covered mountains. If this is what you're looking on a cosy trip for two, romantic breaks in Scotland could be the perfect holiday.
You will be able to escape your busy life by hiding out in the Scottish countryside, surrounded by abundant forests, vast stretches of hillsides and rugged coastline. A trip here in the middle of winter is ideal, as you can enjoy spectacular sights of snowy hillsides, as well as feel warm and cosy together in luxury country house hotels.
Why not visit the countryside around St Andrews? Not only will you be able to enjoy the scenery of rolling hills and icy beaches, but you will also be in easy reach of the famous university town, where there are plenty of attractions to keep you entertained during your stay.
You could explore St Andrews' medieval centre, where you will find its cathedral and narrow cobbled streets. Or, if you'd rather go somewhere a little quieter, you may be interested in walking hand-in-hand along the West Sands beach - although the cold weather will prevent you or your partner going for a dip!
Fort William is another beautiful area of Scotland and is popular among holidaymakers for a number of different reasons. A visit here will offer you great views of the country's tallest mountain Ben Nevis, and when you see the peak covered in a blanket of snow, this is sure to be a sight you won't forget soon!
In addition to this, the town is located on Loch Linnhe, which means that if you come here, you'll be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the vast lake. Even in winter, you're sure to find this sight beautiful as the frozen flecks sparkle in the night sky.
If you're looking to get active during your trip, you'll be able to access ski and snowboarding facilities in Fort William. However, by checking into a luxury hotel, you can also just spend your time relaxing.
Snuggle up beside warm fires and sample the region's delicious cuisine, while enjoying your partner's company, as well as the fresh country air.
When you want to stretch your legs, you could go for a stroll along the loch, head further into the snowy mountains on walking trails or meander through the town, visiting its quaint shops.
You're sure to find a winter break in Scotland one of your most relaxing trips, so why not consider a holiday north of the border today?