There are a lot of romantic places in Ireland. From towering cliffs to romantic trails and breath-taking views to silent lakes; Ireland is definitely, one of the top spots in the world when it comes to romance. If you are one who adores the excitement and adventures of love, you’re sure to adore the excitement and adventures on the Emerald Isle.
Here are our top 5 most romantic places in Ireland:
Most Romantic Places in Ireland #5: Glendalough Valley, Co. Wicklow
If your date is big into history and you’d like to tie this in with one of the most romantic places in Ireland, then look no further than Glendalough Valley in Co. Wicklow. Walk in the footsteps of people who have been coming here for more than 1.3k years!
Definitely one of the most romantic places in Ireland; Glendalough valley has witnessed the most romantic of gestures, from proposals to wedding photo shoots and is most definitely a hot spot for couples hiking trails. With views that span over monastic ruins and lakes, the breath-taking views and character of the area makes this place #5 on our top 5 list of romantic places in Ireland to visit.
Romantic Places in Ireland #4: Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry
We simply had to add Killarney National Park as our next most romantic place in Ireland. Located on the Ring of Kerry (if you fancy a road trip!) the park simply because it oozes romance in every corner. The combination of mountains, lakes, woods and waterfalls make it difficult to call the place anything but idyllic.
Packed full of history and heritage, geology, nature and wildlife; its natural state is a destination of awe. Throw kayaking, hiking, spotting deer or taking a carriage tour through the park and you’ve got yourself an unbelievable day out; definitely one of the most romantic places in Ireland.
During your time on the Iveragh Peninsula there is some amazing, romanatic hotels and restaurants to choose from. Be it the award winning, 5* elegance of the Europe Hotel, the 4* style of the Brehon or the cozy surroundings of the Killarney Lodge.
Romantic Places in Ireland #3: Lough Ouler, Co. Wicklow
Definitely one of the most romantic places in Ireland by nature; this heart-shaped lake is certainly one of a kind. Ireland most definitely has a lot of love to share.
Need we say any more about this natural beauty? Pack a picnic, dress well and spend a day with your loved one hiking in the Wicklow mountains and then stop for the incredible view. Definitely one of the most romantic places in Ireland to visit.
If you would like to add in some luxurious extravagance to your Wicklow escape why not add in a night at the amazing, 5* Powerscourt Estate.
Romantic Places in Ireland #2: Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare
Voted Ireland’s favourite tourist attraction in 2019, The Cliffs of Moher are an iconic landmark in the realm of Ireland’s tourism. Famous for their natural beauty and dramatic cliffs, they are a must-see when visiting Ireland. Formed over 320 million years ago, the stunning attraction is a common backdrop for proposals in Ireland and many people travel the whole way here, to do just that.
If you are thinking of a romantic getaway in Clare there is some amazing, scenic locations to choose from for your stay. Coastal towns like Doolin and Lahinch have some fantastic hotels & B&B’s, with stunning views of the Aran Islands. Inland locations like Dromoland or Ennis open up the cities of Limerick & Galway, as well as Adare – with its thatched cottages – to you.
Romantic Places in Ireland #1: Dingle, Co. Kerry
Dingle is a place like no other. It sits on the south west coast of Ireland and is famous for tourism, agriculture and fishing. Famous for its resident dolphin ‘Fungie’ who has been adoring visits from humans in Dingle Bay since 1983 and housing approx. 2k residents in the town, this quirky little Irish village is one of a kind.
Home to some of the most picturesque hikes in Ireland, views that have to be seen to be believed, an amazing traditional Irish music scene and voted top Foodie Town in Ireland, it is definitely our favourite most romantic place in Ireland.
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