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November 15, 2021

Whether you want an overnight getaway in Edinburgh or a walking tour of Glasgow's mighty music scene, we've got great couples gift suggestions for you.

We will whisper this - remember that if you give someone a gift for two then they will need to take another person along for the ride...

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1 or 2 Night B&B Stay with Dinner for 2 at 4* Piersland House; from £119

Chill by the sea at Piersland House, Troon.

Chill by the sea at Piersland House, Troon.

Know anyone who would be delighted with a one or two night break at the four star Piersland House in Troon?

Set in its own gardens, right in the heart of Burns country, this elegant, Tudor hotel overlooks the Royal Troon Golf Course and is a short walk from the sweeping beach at Troon.

Designed in a charming country house style, the building was originally the family home of the Johnnie Walker whisky family and many fine examples of the distiller’s art can be sampled in the hotel’s bars.

One or two night stay

Valid until the end of March 2022 and available seven days per week, this Handpicked Deal has several options.

There is an option for a one night stay with full Scottish breakfast and an option for a two night stay with breakfast each morning.

Both options are available for a standard, lodge, mews (cottage) and superior room.

A two course table d’hôte menu on the first evening is also included in the offer.

There is a supplement of £10 for Saturday night stays.

Stylish rooms

While featuring a warm, contemporary decor in the rooms, the hotel has retained its considerable period charms.

All of the individually appointed bedrooms are en suite and feature a queen bed, flat screen televisions, satellite channels, free WiFi and hot drinks trays.

Some rooms have views of the golf course or the hotel’s landscaped gardens.

Local produce

The kitchen brigade loves to work with local produce. The menus change regularly but popular main courses include the char grilled pork loin steak with Stornoway black pudding and red wine jus or the chicken breast with haggis and whisky ‘café au lait’ sauce. Steak dishes are not included in this offer.

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And thanks to the magic of 5pm Hotels you can, if you want, book your dates now by visiting Piersland House.

£29 for a Spanish Sharing Meal including Tapas Dishes, Meats & Cheeses, Side & Desserts for 2 at Sangria Restaurant, Hamilton

Taste the Spanish sunshine at Sangria in Hamilton.

Taste the Spanish sunshine at Sangria in Hamilton.

Flamenco music playing. Plates of colourful, delicious smelling Spanish food being laid down before you.

Doesn’t this sound like an amazing way ta-pas the time?

If your answer is 'sí', then snap up this Big Deal for a Spanish sharing meal for two from Sangria Restaurant.

Feast on Spanish cuisine

Sangria in Hamilton serves up tasty tapas, mouth-watering paella and much more.

The Big Deal is for a sharing meal, ideal for two, including tabla en embutida – a mixture of cold Spanish meats with olives and cheese – followed by a choice of five tapas dishes and a sharing patatas bravas, sides and desserts.

As this offer is available all the way until March 2022, you will have plenty of time to make the most of it.

Have a nosy at the menu

Let’s whet your appetite, shall we? For instance, tapas choices include king prawns with chillies & garlic oil; black pig pork ribs; mini hamburgers with cheese, or crisp fried potatoes with spicy tomato mayonnaise.

You’ll also get bread and olives, as well as a choice of sweet torta Santiago or churros each to finish.

Great date night idea

Looking for a lively night out with your other half? Then whisk them out for a Spanish feast at Sangria.

Plus as you can buy multiples, you could even turn this into a bit of a fiesta. Snap 'em up.

1 or 2 Night B&B Stay with Food & Drink Spend for 2 at Ten Hill Place Hotel, Edinburgh; from £119

Ten Hill Place offers a tasty getaway in the capital.

Ten Hill Place offers a tasty getaway in the capital.


What’s that noise? Why, it’s a little bluebird tapping on your window with a golden invitation in its beak.

And what are you being invited to? A four star hotel stay in the capital, of course. Top quality dining and a deluxe room at Ten Hill Place.

So if you’d like to RSVP ‘yes’ to that little bluebird, then read on…

Luxurious Edinburgh getaway

Option one is for an overnight stay for two in a superior room, including a £25 per person food and drink spend and a full Scottish breakfast.

Option two is for a two night stay including a £40 per person food and drink spend on one night, chocolates, and a full Scottish breakfast each morning.

Both options are available seven days a week. There is a £20 Saturday supplement for one night stays.

Deluxe comforts

The spacious superior rooms at Ten Hill Place have absolutely everything you need for a luxurious stay in the capital.

You’ll also get an excellent night’s sleep with your choice of soft or firm mattress plus hypoallergenic bedding. Other perks include a flat screen TV with in-house entertainment, towelling robes, soft slippers, a mini fridge, Algotherm luxury marine toiletries and a Brodies of Edinburgh hospitality tray.

As a lovely added touch, you’ll get a packet of Scottish wildflower seeds to take away as a souvenir.

Award-winning cuisine

The food at the hotel’s Drinks & Dining restaurant is renowned. Deliciously rich starters include the oak-smoked Scottish salmon ceviche or the goats’ cheese mousse.

You can also spoil yourself with a gourmet main like the pan-seared bream fillet with asparagus tips, new potatoes & tarragon, or the breast of wood pigeon with orzo, parmesan & king oyster mushrooms

Delighted guests

‘A charming home away from home. Lovely hotel, staff were very friendly and polite and the location was good. Excellent facilities and the food was of a high standard. The bar staff were very attentive. We had a wonderful night’s sleep, the bed was very comfortable and the shower fantastic. I would certainly stay there again.’ 5/5

Now, who would like something like that? You can buy here.

If you have specific dates in mind, you can check availability prior to purchase by visiting Ten Hill Place Hotel’s 5pm profile here.

Afternoon Tea for 2 at The Inchcolm Inn, South Queensferry; from £25

What's the fastest cake in the world? Scone!

What's the fastest cake in the world? Scone!

Cream cheese sandwiches with wafer-thin cucumber…

Warm, golden and fluffy scones heaped with clotted cream…

Cranachan with zesty raspberries and a cheeky wee zing of whisky…

Afternoon tea at The Inchcolm Inn is quite the thing (especially when fizz is included). So why not head to the harbour with this Big Deal?

Cosy South Queensferry pub

From the jaw-dropping sight of the Forth Bridges to the golden sands of Silverknowes Beach, South Queensferry offers a lovely day out.

Other attractions include Inchcolm Abbey & Island, Hopetoun House and Midhope Castle.

Top off your sightseeing with this Big Deal for afternoon tea for two at The Inchcolm Inn. Option two adds on a glass of Prosecco each. Or why not upgrade to a whole bottle of bubbles with option three?

Scoff down tasty treats

Although individual menu items can change, here’s a sample of what you can expect:

Selection of finger sandwiches – cream cheese & cucumber, honey-glazed Ayrshire ham & wholegrain Arran mustard, black pepper chicken, egg mayonnaise

Freshly baked fruit and plain scones served with clotted cream and preserves

Sweet treats – chocolate whisky brownie, macarons, traditional cranachan with Scottish raspberries, whisky cream and oats

Choice of tea or coffee

Upgrade to optional glass or bottle of Prosecco.

Lovely gift idea

Hunting for that perfect present? This Big Deal offers more than just afternoon tea — it offers an amazing day out in a charming harbour town as well.

Or if you fancy an exhilarating trip to the Firth of Forth, then nab it for yourself and add on fizz for extra fun.

£89 for an Overnight B&B Stay + Bottle of Wine on Arrival for 2 in 4* Buccleuch Arms, St. Boswells

Would your nearest and dearest light up at the thought of a mini-break in the Borders? Step this way.

This Big Deal is for a relaxing stay in the Buccleuch Arms in attractive St. Boswells. Just to keep the civilised theme going, there’s a bottle of wine included.

Refreshing break

Available seven days a week (although weekend availability is limited), today’s Big Deal offers an overnight stay for two in a classic double or twin room, with full Scottish breakfast, and a bottle of wine on arrival.

Comfortable and traditional guest rooms are individually-styled, featuring en-suite bathrooms with smart Liberty & Green toiletries.

Local dining

The Buccleuch Arms pays great attention to its food sourcing, working closely with local suppliers. There are plenty of options to tempt guests to dine at the inn.

The Blue Coo Bistrot specialises in Aberdeen Angus steaks from the Scottish Borders.

The relaxed bar also offers popular pub classics and the Buccleuch’s own burgers, using more of that exemplary beef.

Out and about

This is Scott Country and even those whose knowledge of the writer is limited to schooldays struggles with Ivanhoe will appreciate a visit to Sir Walter’s home, the nearby Abbotsford House, with its formal gardens and tranquil woodlands.

St. Boswells is an attractive village on the Tweed and nearby Melrose is a charming place to explore, with local shops and the romantic ruins of the Abbey.

Satisfied guests

‘This wonderful hotel has such a warm, welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel at home. The rooms are spotlessly clean & comfortable. Dinner is served in the bar or the Bistrot and the food is amazing.’

Wrap up this Big Deal here.

Want to book your dates now? Visit Buccleuch Arms Hotel here on 5pm Hotels now.

Gorge Walking and River Tubing Experience with Action Adventure Activities; from £59

Say 'Sayonara' to the sofa and hit the rapids.

Say 'Sayonara' to the sofa and hit the rapids.

The BBC’s Springwatch is one way to enjoy nature.

Although many would argue that sitting on the sofa doesn’t really get you up close. Or anywhere near.

Go nose to nose with Scotland’s beautiful scenery with today’s Big Deal on an exhilarating gorge walk and river tubing experience with outdoors specialists Action Adventure Activities.

River thrills

Slip on your wetsuit, don the buoyancy aid and helmet and prepare to get to know Scotland’s river system intimately.

The Big Deal option one offers one person a gorge walking and river tubing experience of up to three hours duration (depending on group size) with Action Adventure Activities in Stirling.

Option two is for two people.

Both options are available Saturday & Sunday at either 10am or 2pm from April until July 2022. Smaller groups will be combined as there is a minimum of eight people required.

This activity is available to intrepid & adventurous 8-year-olds and over. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

Scrambling and tubing

Based out of Easterhill Farm, on the picturesque edge of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Action Adventure Activities have plenty of experience running a wide range of outdoor activities.

The area’s spectacular landscape of mountains and lochs provides an atmospheric backdrop for this exciting gorge walk and river tubing adventure.

Your walking and tubing adventure will begin in the relatively calm waters of a local river, before attempting to ride some rapids in your large inflatable tube, testing your balance and nerve. You then scramble and swim behind a small waterfall before trying out one of our body flumes.

You will scramble across rocks and through the water, before you come to some smaller jumps. The smaller jump is for everyone but do you have the nerve for the larger one?

The experience is conducted in groups of from eight participants upwards. River tubes will be shared between participants.

Safe fun

Health and safety is always a priority at Action Adventure Activities and all the instructors are trained to relevant National Governing Body standards.

The necessary safety equipment, including wet suits (you can bring your own if preferred), helmets and buoyancy aids will be issued and demonstrated prior to starting your activity.

Happy adventurers

Lots of people have been quick to write on TripAdvisor about the various activities they enjoyed with Action Adventure Activities:

 ‘Good experience with excellent instructor. A well enjoyed Christmas gift. This was a Christmas gift from my kids and it was great fun and something different. Nice staff too.’

Know an adventurous soul? Buoy their spirits with this fabulous Big Deal

There are plenty more gift suggestions for couples here.