Edinburgh one of the '˜25 most romantic cities in the world'

The Capital finished ahead of New York, Dublin and hundreds of global locations to seal a place on the list.

Edinburgh has been named one of the most romatic cities in the world. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Edinburgh and the English city of Bath were the only two UK cities to be named in the chart, compiled by WeLoveDates.com.

The online dating website looked at cities across the globe and whittled them down to just 25 based on the most breathtaking views, first date venues, romantic history, marriage rate and how popular a romantic holiday destination they were for couples.

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Edinburgh, which placed 16th, was complimented by the dating site for its “mystery, intrigue and romance” and “adorable tea rooms and world class pubs”.

Map of WeLoveDates.com 's 25 most romatic cities. Picture: WeLoveDates

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Paris, Sydney and Venice were the most romantic cities in the world,

The full list of the Top 25 is:

1 Paris, France

Map of WeLoveDates.com 's 25 most romatic cities. Picture: WeLoveDates

2 Sydney, Australia

3 Venice, Italy

4 Kyoto, Japan

5 Bruges, Belgium

6 Buenos Aires, Argentina

7 Budapest, Hungary

8 Dubrovnik, Croatia

9 Florence, Italy

10 Prague, Czech Republic

11 Montreal, Canada

12 Lisbon, Portugal

13 Wellington, New Zealand

14 Bath, UK

15 San Sebastian, Spain


17 New York, USA

18 Jaipur, India

19 Charleston, USA

20 Marrakech, Morroco

21 Cape Town, South Africa

22 Los Angeles, USA

23 Melbourne, Australia

24 Dublin, Ireland

25 San Diego, USA