For those who love a romantic stroll on a golden beach, an atmospheric sunset or a wander through historic ruins, Northern Ireland offers all this and more. This Valentine’s Day why not explore the region’s top romantic spots.
1. Mussenden Temple and Downhill Strand
Perched on a cliff edge overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the golden Downhill Strand, Mussenden Temple is a beautiful eighteenth-century edifice inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Italy. This special place has long been a magnet for lovers and has witnessed many engagements and weddings.
2. The Fermanagh Lakelands
A short break on the shores of tranquil Lough Erne is the perfect getaway for Valentine’s Day. Explore the county’s fascinating stately homes of Florence Court and Castle Coole, wander through the grounds of imposing Crom Castle or take a gentle cruise on the expansive lakes dotted with scenic islands.
3. The Mourne Mountains
Why not go in search of the perfect Insta-worthy view with a climb on the majestic Mourne Mountains. You won’t have to go far to discover gorgeous vistas but the view from the highest peak, Slieve Donard, is spectacular. Afterwards, ease your aches with a couple’s seaweed bath at Soak.
4. The Giant’s Causeway
Make a visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site really special by watching the sun set over the dramatic basalt columns. A place of myth and legend, the Giant’s Causeway is imbued with an otherworldly vibe.
5. Tyrone and the Sperrins
If you and your partner love the great outdoors, head for the Tyrone and Sperrins region where hiking trails through spectacular forest parks offer a breath-taking experience. Add to the adventure with a trip to Todds Leap where you can pick from 20 activities guaranteed to deliver an adrenaline rush.