Northern Ireland

Romantic Getaway in Northern Ireland

If you are planning a romantic getaway in Northern Ireland than this is the travel guide for you. We have put together our top pick of romantic locations for you. Northern Ireland is the perfect place for romantic weekend away or even a day trip if you live in the North of England or Scotland. With the crossing taking just 2 hours.

Travelling by ferry is the perfect way to travel to Northern Ireland, as you can take your car, giving you the freedom to fully explore everything that Northern Ireland has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a romantic walk, a picturesque road trip or to give glamping a go – we’ve got you covered! 

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Romantic getaway in Northern Ireland

Have a picnic at Glenfoe Waterfall, near Larne

If you’re planning to travel to Northern Ireland for a day then we would highly recommend Glenoe Waterfall that is close to Larne port. This beautiful location is a National Trust site is a short walk away from the charming village of Glenoe. Well known for being one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Northern Ireland it is the perfect backdrop to a romantic getaway in Northern Ireland. Plus, it has some picnic benches so you could enjoy a bite to eat while you are there.


From there you may want to go on to Glenarm Castle, a stately home near Larne. Walk hand-in-hand around their beautiful gardens or visit their charming tea rooms for something a bit different. Our top tip is to have a look at their website before travelling as they have a range of events throughout the year that you may want to visit. 

 
Glenoe waterfall near Larne

Giant Causeway in Northern Ireland

Romantic road trip – Causeway Coastal Route

There are loads of benefits of travelling to Northern Ireland, but the main one we can think of is being able to travel with your car. The causeway coastal route is really close to Larne port and brilliant place to start your romantic getaway in Northern Ireland. What is more romantic than seeing the stunning sights of the causeway coastal route while listening to your favourite music with someone you love? 


We would recommend stopping at a few places along the way to take some pictures and really appreciate the stunning sites, such as Giant Causeway. For a stunning beach stop of at Downhill’s that is overlook Mussenden. This tiny temple with a fairy tale feel is perched on the edge of the cliff is simply breath-taking. 

 
Couple camping in Northern Ireland

Star watch and camp in Northern Ireland

Or perhaps, glamping and watching the stars under canvas is more up your street. If so check out Tepee Valley, voted as one of the most romantic things to do in Northern Ireland. Their award winning campsite is known for its unique retreats and sleepovers under the stars. We are sure you will wake up rejuvenated after a night watching the stars. 

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