While it’s the shortest month there’s no shortage of things to enjoy in Crieff and Strathearn on February 14. Here’s 5 of our favourite things ….

  1. Good Food & A Warm Welcome

The weather outside is frightful, but Crieff’s selection of cozy cafes, bars and restaurants are delightful! Dodge today’s blizzard conditions and treat yourself and a loved one to a hot chocolate and a slice of delicious home-baked cake, or push the boat out with a slap-up dinner with cocktails and wine. To put you in the mood, many of the town’s eateries are putting on special Valentine’s offers and menus. Check out the full list of local restaurants, cafes, bars and takeaways at www.visitcrieff.scot

  1. Loved Up Local Produce

If you’ve forgotten to make a reservation at your favourite restaurant don’t despair. Staying at home can be just as romantic … particularly if you’ve had the foresight to put together a picnic basket filled with well-chosen local goodies selected from Crieff’s delicatessens and drinks outlets. Why not treat yourself to a wedge of Strathearn cheese, a bottle of wine, and spend the night in. This semi soft cheese is washed in 10-year-old Glenturret single malt whisky and delicious slathered on a slice of fresh baguette with a drizzle of honey.

www.strathearncheese.co.uk

  1. Snuggle Up In The Snow

If you and your significant other are willing to brave the elements on this bitterly cold Valentine’s Day, why not head out for a hike? Crieff has a number of lovely trails within easy access of the town centre and its plentiful parking. Lady Mary’s Walk has the great advantage of being sheltered by avenues of towering trees – a bonus at this time of year! Hardy walkers can take a detour over Knock and enjoy some fantastic views of the town at the top. When the wind picks up, you’ll have each other to keep warm.

www.pkct.org/crieff-walks

  1. Pop The Question In The Perfect Setting

Crieff’s hospitality sector is second to none and can organise a wedding to suit all tastes and budgets. And by leaving everything in the hands of the experts, you’ll be left stress-free to enjoy the big day. Crieff’s stunning, natural setting also makes it a popular choice for wedding couples. What’s more, thanks to Scottish law, your ceremony can take place almost anywhere. Dreaming of getting married by a sweeping loch, in a castle or in the ballroom of a top hotel? In Crieff you really can create the wedding day of your dreams. Check out www.visitcrieff.scot for more inspiration.

  1. Spa Treats For Singles

No partner? No problem! If you find yourself single this year, then don’t despair, there are still plenty of fun things you can do to ensure the day is one to remember (in a good way). Play hooky from work (or just leave an hour early) and treat yourself to a pampering session. Crieff’s impressive line-up of hair, beauty and well-being experts will soon have you looking and feeling your best. A revitalising massage, facial or manicure, coupled with a trip to the hairdressers, is guaranteed to do the trick..

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