There’s an easy way to fall in love on St Valentine’s Day – with a visit to the romantic island of Ireland. Here is our pick of the Top 5 Romantic Places in Ireland…
1. Ashford Castle
Overwhelming voted the most Romantic Spot in Ireland!
Ashford Castle is an idyllic setting for a truly awe-inspiring romantic moment. This 800-year-old castle has an incredible history, a fairy tale location and was recently voted the Best Hotel in the World.
Having welcomed royalty, heads of state and celebrities, the amazing team at Ashford are equipped with all the skills, talent and enthusiasm required to make every moment utterly magical.
Ashford Castle is also a fantastic wedding destination – Check out this beautiful wedding that was recently featured in Vogue: Vogue Wedding at Ashford Castle
2. Glendalough, Co Wicklow
The Perfect Proposal Spot
“I have to choose Glendalough as I had a group there a couple of years ago. One of the sons proposed to his girlfriend at the Priest’s House. It was a beautiful romantic moment as they had traveled with me before and we had set up a surprise proposal. Despite the rain, the whole proposal was beautiful and she said yes. I will never be able to visit that spot again without remembering a beautiful romantic moment” – Paul Feehan, Driver Guide.
3. The Cliffs of Moher
Another unforgettable place to pop the question
There is something wild, mythical and awe-inspiring about the famous Cliffs of Moher, (pronounced ‘moe-her’) rising out of the Atlantic Ocean on the West Coast of Ireland – it’s one of the highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way.
For this reason, it is a pretty amazing spot to drop on to one knee and pop the question – sure the beauty of the place will hopefully help her/him say yes!
Don’t forget that 2020 is Leap Year, and in Irish folklore, that means that women can propose to men – Read more about this quirky tradition here.
4. Slea Head, Dingle
“I drove a honeymoon couple from Rhode Island who had traveled most of the world & it was their claim that this was the most beautiful place they had ever been to, as they sipped a celebratory bottle of Champagne in the car park.”
Kevin Murphy, Driver Guide
5. Ballynahinch Castle
This is a stunning Castle Hotel is nestled in Connemara, in the West of Ireland, and the setting is like something out of a Bronte novel.
“With the magnificent woods, and beautiful rivers surrounding it, it’s hard to beat Ballynahinch Castle!”
Bob Noonan, Driver Guide