Top Romantic Locations
Places to Tell them You’ll Love them Forever
Northern Ireland is full of stunning locations that will make you fall in love all over again... or provide the perfect backdrop for getting down on one knee to pop the question! Below are some our our most romantic hotspots.
• Be amazed at the awe-inspiring scenery at Dunluce Castle
Perched proudly on the sweeping Antrim coastline, these historic castle ruins are rich in myth and legend. The castle's magical setting is said to have been the inspiration for the the dramatic Cair Paravel in C.S. Lewis' Chronciles of Narnia. It was also included in BBC Countryfile Magazine's top 10 romantic ruins.
• See the sunset at the Giant's Causeway (World Heritage Site)
The world famous Giant's Causeway on the north Antrim Coast is a very romantic and atmospheric location, especially at sunset. Enjoy a brisk cliff-top walk along the Causeway Coast Way, which passes through the site.
• Enjoy a romantic Valentine's break in the Fermanagh Lakelands
Beautiful, watery Fermanagh is a ideal for a Valentine's getaway. Avail of a short break offer in the pretty island town of Enniskillen, take the Lough Navar Forest Drive and enjoy a picnic with breathtaking views over Lower Lough Erne, and go for a stroll around one of the county's three National Trust properties: Florence Court, Castle Coole and Crom.
• Experience romantic highs in the Mourne Mountains
Explore the dramatic and rugged landscapes of the Mournes, another location which inspired the magical land of Narnia. Reconnect with each other on an invigorating walk in this wonderful hiking country or for a more unusual Valentine's experience, treat the two of you to a hot seaweed bath at SOAK in the seaside town of Newcastle.
• Take their breath away with a visit to the iconic Mussenden Temple & Downhill Demesne
The stunning Mussenden Temple, which was inspired by the Temple of Vesta near Rome, is perched on a cliff edge and offers some of the best views of the North Coast. It can also be booked as a wedding venue!
• Take the challenge together at Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Hold on tight to your loved one as you take the exhilarating rope bridge challenge across to the tiny Carrick-a-Rede island, with its unrivalled coastal scenery.
• Try an active Valentine's in Tyrone & the Sperrins
If you're the active types, head along to the Tyrone & Sperrins region this Valentine's. The area has has some beautiful open spaces for walking. Options include Gortin Glen Forest Park near Omagh and Banagher Glen near Dungiven. If you're after an adrenalin fix, the region also has some excellent outdoor activity centres, such as The Jungle NI, Moneymore and Todds Leap, Ballygawley.
• Rekindle your relationship on the shores of Lough Neagh
If you fancy somewhere off the beaten track for some quality time together, head to Lough Neagh. The area around the loughshore has some beautiful walks and attractions, such as Antrim Lough Shore Park, Ballyronan Marina, the impressive 10th century Ardboe High Cross or the quaint Coyles Cottage nearby. Definitely worth a visit is Tannaghmore Gardens in Craigavon: couples who canoodle over its kissing gate are said to marry within the year!
• Blow away the cobwebs with a beautiful beach walk
Northern Ireland has some of the most spectacular beaches in Europe, with long stretches of sand and dunes – ideal for a gentle Valentine's stroll. Ideas include the seven-mile Benone Strand in County Londonderry and Murlough Beach in County Down with its stunning views of the Mourne Mountains.
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