Towering cliffs, peaceful lakes, romantic trails – Ireland can be a pretty romantic spot when it wants to be. If you fancy heading off the beaten track for a Valentine’s Day to remember, here are our top pick of the most charming spots to celebrate Valentine’s Day
One of Ireland’s most spectacular monastic sites, there’s lots to discover at this glorious Wicklow beauty spot. Bring your runners and take in the stunning surrounding views.
Cliffs of Moher
The majestic Co Clare cliffs are the perfect location for a romantic crisp spring stroll.
Let your imagination run wild as you step along the stunning stone formations in Antrim which make up one of Ireland’s most mysteriously beautiful patches of coastline.
Part of the breathtaking Killarney National Park, take a jaunt around Muckross on a traditional horse and cart, or bring your bike or old runners to stomp around the lakes and trails in this Kerry attraction.
St Canice’s Round Tower
Whether you’re looking for the ultimate proposal spot or to just savour an intimate moment for two, the Round Tower at St Canice’s
Cathedral, Kilkenny, is a great place to watch the world go by as you enjoy the magnificent vista of the Marble City.
Peer around corners and you’ll find grazing deer, or bring a picnic and rent some bikes at the park entrance to explore this Dublin gem.
The striped Wexford lighthouse is a sight to behold, nestled in the sunny south east. Hold on tight as you climb the 115 steps to take in the unbelievable view from the balcony. Grab some bikes to explore the surrounding coastline in this beautiful part of the country.
This delightful west Cork harbour town would make for a lovely Valentine’s spot. Old and new intermingle, with colourful houses and winding streets leading down to a beautiful seascape. With plenty of fresh fish available in local restaurants, you could book a table or dodge the crowds with some fish and chips on the sea wall.
Overlooking the Sugar Loaf mountain, the Powerscourt Estate is Wicklow’s gem. Whether or not you have an appreciation for horticulture, you can’t help but be bowled over by the breathtaking setting. Travel on to the waterfall if you want double the wow factor.
Nestled between Tipperary, Clare and Limerick, Lough Derg is one of Ireland’s prettiest lakes. Take to the western side to absorb lakeside villages like Mountshannon and Whitegate and take in some water activities if you’re up to it.