With its rolling hills, cosy pubs, beautiful scenery and quaint towns, Ireland regularly comes out on top as one of the most romantic countries in the world. If you are planning a loved-up getaway to The Emerald Isle with your other half, then you will want to make sure you choose the most charming accommodation on offer. To help you create the perfect vacation to Ireland, we have put together our list of the top 5 romantic destinations in Ireland in this blog.
Situated on a cliff edge in beautiful Ardmore, county Waterford, the Cliff House Hotel describes itself as “the finest small luxury five-star hotel in Ireland”. Featuring a Michelin starred restaurant, an award-winning spa and the option to stay in a cottage with a sea view, the hardest part about being at the Cliff House Hotel will be checking out!
Overlooking the stunning Kenmare Bay, located on the famous Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way, the five-star Parknasilla Resort and Spa is one of the most romantic resorts in Ireland. Book a stay here with your significant other and you can look forward to jaw-dropping sea views, coastal walking trails and pretty hidden beaches.
Ashford Castle, County Mayo
The multi-award-winning Ashford Castle is one of Ireland’s most popular accommodation options. Your romantic stay will begin as soon as you walk through the gates of this 800-year-old castle – which was once a former home of the Guinness family. Enjoy a private wine tasting in the castle’s wine cellar, dine on Irish cuisine in ‘The Dungeon’ or sit together for afternoon tea as you admire the views of the exquisitely kept garden’s and Lough Corrib.
Ice House Hotel, County Mayo
Nestled on the banks of the River Moy, along the Wild Atlantic Way, the Ice House Hotel in Mayo is steeped in history. If its romance you’re after, then make sure you opt for a Riverside Suite, which features a private balcony, a walk-in shower and floor to ceiling river views. For some quality time together, try the ‘Just the two of us’ package at the Chill Spa which includes a full body massage and a facial each.
Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa County Cork
Located just outside the famous town of Clonakilty in County Cork, the Inchydoney Lodge and Spa is one of Ireland’s most tranquil retreats. Enjoy a romantic dinner in the “Gulfstream Restaurant” which offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish coast. For something different, join a whale and dolphin watching tour – don’t forget your camera.
There you have it! Our top 5 romantic destinations in Ireland. Want to book your own romantic Ireland vacation? Contact us today and let us start designing your dream trip to Ireland.