Romantic Daytrips for a perfect Valentine’s Day in Ireland

Romantic Daytrips for a perfect Valentine’s Day in Ireland

Valentine’s Day is approaching and you are looking for a romantic day trip with your loved one? Or you are doing a road trip and need to find a romantic stop along the way? Luckily, Ireland offers a lot of scenic places to enjoy on your Valentine’s Day date. From stunning natural sceneries and lovely colorful towns to magical castles and gardens. We’ll show you our list of the best Valentine’s Day getaways.

 

Galway

Known for its lively atmosphere and cobblestone streets, Galway is the perfect city to visit on Valentine’s Day. Stroll hand in hand along the Claddagh, a historic fishing village, and watch the sun dip below the horizon over Galway Bay. Soak in the sight of the colorful houses and pubs and maybe even buy one of the famous Claddagh rings for your partner to show your love. Listen to the talented buskers on the streets and enjoy a cozy dinner at one of the many romantic restaurants in the city to end your day.

 

Wicklow Mountains

Wicklow Mountains National Park has been the setting of many romantic films to date – from “PS. I Love You” to “Laws of Attraction”. So, why not make it the setting for your own love story? Hike through the picturesque Glendalough Valley, where serene lakes and ancient monastic ruins create a romantic ambiance. If it’s sunny, you can even enjoy a picnic surrounded by lush greenery and the stunning view of the mountains.

 

Kilkenny

This medieval city offers everything you need for a perfect date on Valentine’s Day: Wander through Kilkenny Castle's beautiful gardens, explore the narrow streets lined with colorful shops, and share a quiet moment by the River Nore. Ancient cathedrals like St Canice’s or Jerpoint Abbey are the ideal combination of history and romance. Kilkenny can easily be reached from Dublin by train in about one and a half hours.

 

Doolin & Cliffs of Moher

For a dramatic and awe-inspiring experience on Valentine’s Day, head to Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher. Take a romantic walk along the rugged coastline, marvel at the towering cliffs, and feel the power of the Atlantic Ocean. Afterwards, head to the small town of Doolin to enjoy a traditional Irish meal at the Irish pub or some coffee and scones at the romantic Doolin Café to warm you up. Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher and Galway are all stops along our Cliffs of Moher day tour.

 

Ashford Castle

Step into a fairy tale this Valentine’s Day at Ashford Castle in County Mayo. This 13th-century castle, surrounded by pristine gardens and overlooking Lough Corrib, provides a regal backdrop for your romantic day out. Enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea or take a boat ride on the lake for an unforgettable experience.

Source: photo by Shanna Beasley on Unsplash

 

Blarney Castle & Gardens

No trip to Ireland is complete without a visit to Blarney Castle – and it’s a perfect location for your daytrip on Valentine’s Day. Here, you cannot only visit the castle and climb to the top to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone. You can also explore the beautiful gardens with its waterfalls, poisonous plants and magical sights like the wishing steps and the witches stone. Our Blarney Castle tour from Dublin also includes the Rock of Cashel and Cahir castle, the latter being a filming location for the film “Excalibur”.

Ireland, with its diverse landscapes, rich history and medieval towns offers the perfect canvas for a romantic Valentine's Day. Whether you prefer the lively streets of Galway, the tranquil Wicklow Mountains, the charm of Kilkenny, or any other destination, each one promises an unforgettable experience filled with love and romance.

 

Source of main photo: gpointstudio on Freepik

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