Summer in Edinburgh: Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary in the Capital of Scotland

There’s a reason David Nicholl’s best-selling romance novel One Day was set in Edinburgh. The cobbled streets, quirky restaurants, and beautiful architecture make it the perfect place to fall in love. Imagine yourself strolling hand in hand through the Old Town as bagpipes softly play in the background. It’s basically what dreams are made of. Hotel Indigo Edinburgh know our neighbourhood like no other, so we’ll walk you through the perfect anniversary in Scotland’s capital, no matter what step you’re at in your relationship. 

1st Anniversary – Wander the Water of Leith 

Make memories with a stroll down the Leith Walkway.  

Researchers have proven that walking is the perfect first anniversary. It’s an effective way of tackling those butterflies and nerves by helping reduce anxiety. Plus, walking side by side gives you the perfect opportunity to chat and reflect on the last year you’ve spent together. Retrace previous times and take in the warm summer air. Join the walkway in the heart of the city and follow it down through the Saughton Winter gardens and Collinton Village. Why not stop and experience the Royal Botanic gardens? It sports the world’s largest seed conversation project, making it a really unique way to celebrate the milestone. 

5th Anniversary – Experience whisky in Edinburgh 

When it comes to visiting Scotland, it would be a real shame not to try the beverage the country is best known across the world for. With Edinburgh being the epicentre to great Scottish whisky, why not make the most of your time there and spend your 5th anniversary doing a total whisky experience?  

If you’d looking for something active, attend the Scotch Whisky experience. Head to 5 unique Edinburgh venues, discovering the city and tasting as you go. Or if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, head underground with the Edinburgh: The Lost Close Underground Scotch Whisky Tasting in the underground vaults beneath Edinburgh’s old town.  

Then settle in for an intimate and romantic evening in one of 385 pubs in the Scottish city, toast to your half a decade, and see where the evening will take you.   

50th Anniversary – Soar over Scotland

When it comes to celebrating the important milestones, it’s go big or go home. It’s time to really splash out try a once in a lifetime experience for your 50th anniversary. Thats why we recommend taking a romantic hot air balloon ride over the Scottish countryside. See the city and all the delights of Scotland from above.  

After half a century together, you’re sure to have done it all. But you’ll never have seen views like this before. Escape from your hectic lives and the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy quality time with your other half in a hot air balloon ride for just two. 


When it comes to romantic celebrations, Edinburgh really is the ideal location. No matter what you’re into, there’s sure to be something that takes your fancy. From casual dates to luxurious experiences, Edinburgh has it all. If you’re planning a special vacation to the capital, get in touch with Hotel Indigo Edinburgh now and see how we can make your escape even more special.  

Our Edinburgh hotel lies within the Edinburgh UNESCO World Heritage site and occupies five original Georgian townhouses just moments from both Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle.

Our hotel in Edinburgh has preserved many of the original features including decorative stairwells and a unique cupola. The chic and contemporary interior reflects the life and vibrancy of Edinburgh today.

There are 60 individual Edinburgh hotel bedrooms and junior suites to choose from and our regular guests have their firm favourites. Each guestroom in our Edinburgh city centre hotel is individually decorated reflecting the neighbourhood story with details of Edinburgh’s rich history and Summer Festival traditions.

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Join us for breakfast, and fuel up for the day ahead with our selection of continental items and a-la carte dishes which are cooked to order using local produce where possible. You can’t stay at our Edinburgh hotel without trying a ‘Wee Dram’. We have a selection of fine whisky to take you around the most famous Scottish distilleries, with the occasional stop off in places such as Wales and Japan. Alternatively, try one of our craft beers or ‘softies’.

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