Northern Ireland

Romantic Getaway in Northern Ireland

If you are planning a romantic getaway to Northern Ireland then this is the travel guide for you. We have put together our top picks of romantic locations in Northern Ireland to help you plan your next trip. Whether it's a weekend away or a day trip from Scotland, our sailings take just 2 hours, leaving you plenty of time to explore!

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. Plus, our Standard Flexi or Fully Flexi tickets are great options for some peace of mind and added flexibility.  Whether you’re looking for a romantic walk, a picturesque road trip or you fancy giving 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. Located not far from the port of Larne, this beautiful location is a National Trust site and is only 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. Why not sit and enjoy a peaceful picnic on one of the picnic benches, as you take in the views around you.


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 some delightful sweet treats. Visit their website for details on year round events, from Tulip festivals to foodie events, you can enjoy a whole host of activities in the castle.

 
Glenoe waterfall near Larne

Giant Causeway in Northern Ireland

Romantic road trip – Causeway Coastal Route

Travelling with your car is one of the great benefits of travelling to Northern Ireland by ferry. The causeway coastal route, that runs along the north coast, is within easy reach of the port of Larne. What better way to start your romantic getaway in Northern Ireland, than to head off on a scenic road trip, taking in all those beautiful coastal views! Pack a flask and some snacks so you can stop off at one of the view points along the way and enjoy the views with your favourite hot drink.

  

Continue along the coastal route and you will eventually come to the famous Giants Causeway - guided hikes are available with the National Trust. Discover the beautiful beach of Downhill just half an hour drive from the Giants Causeway, and marvel at the Mussenden Temple that overlooks the beach. This beautiful tiny temple was built in 1783, and has stood the test of time! Located on the edge of a cliff and surrounded by rugged coast line, you'll be sure to get some beautifully dramatic photos.

 
Couple camping in Northern Ireland

Stargazing in Northern Ireland

Planning on watching the stars under canvas as the campfire crackles? If this sounds like your perfect romantic getaway then check out the 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, a must for those who love to go glamping!

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