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Valentine’s Day ideas: 5 romantic dates you can have in Aberdeen

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Aberdeen offers a wide range of activities for all. Whether it’s going out for dinner or trying out some new recipes at home, a walk along the beach or just going shopping, quality time with loved ones is key.

There are so many possibilities in Aberdeenshire, and Grandhome is just a short journey away from Aberdeen City Centre, but also a stone’s throw from some perfect natural landscapes to explore this Valentine’s Day.

Venture out for a long walk

The beauty of living in Aberdeen is that you are so close to busy city life and yet just a few miles away from beautiful landscapes that Scotland has to offer.

Good walks for Valentine’s Day include sights such as Brimmond Hill, Scolty Hill, Bennachie, Aberdeen beach and more. These trails all have stunning views of Aberdeen and many offer different routes making them suitable for beginners or regular hill walkers.

There are also various sea views to be seen in and around Aberdeen. Stonehaven offers a great day out, with beautiful scenery and various shops, Dunnottar Castle is also located nearby. Other beaches include Newburgh and Balmedie, just 20 minutes North of Aberdeen, both are perfect choices for a stroll with a loved one. Those with dogs will be sure to love the endless walks that Aberdeen has to offer.

Go for a bite to eat

There are a huge range of restaurants and cafes to eat at in Aberdeen, from Italian to seafood, the possibilities are endless. Belmont Street, located in the heart of the city, is full of small cafes, perfect for a spot of lunch. Aberdeen’s Union Street is home to many restaurants, the street also connects to various bars and pubs, perfect for after dinner drinks with your Valentine.

If eating out isn’t for you, the city has many local butchers, bakers, and delicatessens, where you can pick up the freshest ingredients to prepare your own homecooked meal with a loved one.

Stay warm inside and find a show

A Valentine’s treat not to be missed is a trip to the theatre. In Aberdeen, there are multiple places to see a show, His Majesty’s Theatre, The Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen Music Hall, Lemon Tree and Aberdeen Arts Centre.

From musicals to comedy shows, armature theatre groups to well-known celebrities, there is always something for everyone. To view what’s on in Aberdeen, click here.

Spend some hard-earned cash

Aberdeen is home to some great independent retailers, a perfect place to find something special. Shops such as Tiger Lily Boutique, Lolo and Co, Kafka and Overhype are all small stores offering great fashion and accessories.

Some of these store’s pride themselves on offering sustainable fashion and shopping locally benefits the planet but also helps to support the local community.

Go virtual!

Would you rather spend the day in the comfort of your own home? Why not try a virtual Valentine’s Day with your loved one? Events such as cooking courses, wine tasting, and cocktail making have been very popular throughout the pandemic. These date nights are all held online so are perfect for trying out something different while being in the comfort of your own home.

However you are spending your Valentine’s Day, we hope you enjoy every moment.

Looking for a new home?

Grandhome is a sought-after community in Bridge of Don, Aberdeenshire. Situated just a few miles outside of Aberdeen city centre makes Grandhome the perfect location for commuters and families. There are a range of new build homes for sale. Get in contact if you would like to learn more about Grandhome.