5 Unique Romantic Getaways in Northern Ireland

January 14, 2015

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City breaks are a great way to spend a weekend together, but, you can have a city break anytime!
If cocktails, shopping and romantic meals don’t strike a chord with you there are some wonderful hotels spread throughout Northern Ireland, allowing you to enjoy that perfect weekend getaway in surroundings that are a little different.

1) Blessingbourne Estate, Co. Tyrone

You’d be forgiven for thinking Blessingbourne Estate is too activity focused for a romantic weekend away but it’s simply not the case.

It is a beautiful, scenic and tranquil haven, tucked away in the picturesque landscape and if you are a couple that enjoys outdoor activities then Blessingbourne is for you with many scenic walking and cycling trails to take in.

The 5* Gate Lodge is a charming retreat and you’ll find yourself surrounded by local arts and craft that will make you instantly feel at home and allow you to create a truly magical experience leaving you with great memories.

2) Lusty Beg Island, Co. Fermanagh

The Lakelands have long been hailed as one of the most beautiful places in the the UK and Ireland and so it will come as no surprise that Lusty Beg Island, embedded in the Fermanagh Lakelands, is a haven of peace and tranquilly,  home to the Island Spa - a luxurious and organic treat.

Visitors can stay in an array of accommodation types including self catering lodges and chalets and can opt opt for a Bed & Breakfast option if desired.

It’s a magnificent place to relax but also an excellent place to take on some wonderful outdoor activities such as walking, cycling, canoeing and archery.

3) Causeway Lodge, Co. Antrim

Take a trip to the quaint 5* Causeway Lodge, close to Northern Ireland’s famous Dunluce Castle.

Situated along the Causeway Coastal Route, near the 5* Giant’s Causeway, the castle is surrounded by some of the grandest views in Northern Ireland with steep drops on each side and breathtaking views into the Irish Sea.

This view paired with the greenery which surrounds the area is hauntingly majestic; you’ll also be very close to the beautiful Portrush Strand with lots of lovely cafes and restaurants and is perfectly situated for that romantic getaway.

4) Castle Ward, Co. Down

Situated in County Down, the 3* estate of Castle Ward is centred around a beautiful 18th century mansion where a mixture of gothic and classical features collides,  overlooking the waters of Strangford Lough.

If you are a fan of Game of Thrones®, you’ll be excited to hear you can explore the Georgian farmyard which doubled as Winterfell – home of the Starks in HBOs award-winning fantasy drama.

If you’re feeling energetic, visitors have use of walking and cycling trails throughout the estate and can also canoe in the Lough and climb or abseil nearby cliffs.
For something a little different, we recommend the quirky camping pods, set in the caravan park, providing that ultimate camping experience without having to bring a tent.

5) Mullaghmore House, Co. Tyrone

Situated close to the town of Omagh, Mullaghmore House is a B+ Georgian listed property that has been beautifully restored ans is a dream getaway for couples who want something a little bit different.  With ensuite bedrooms, an on site steam, periods gardens & terraces, complete with a library and bar, it is the perfect place for a relaxing break away.

Close to the town of Omagh, you’ll be near some lovely restaurants such as Grants- a cosy eatery with great food and a lovely atmosphere.
Just a few short miles in the other direction will take you to into a countryside that postcards are made from.

A short break at Mullaghmore, is petty spectacular and a great place to get away from the daily wear and tear of work and enjoy some relaxing, quiet time together as a couple.

So, there you have it! Make your weekend away one to remember and do something a little different.

Check out the great accommodation offers available in Northern Ireland and plan your stay today by visiting Discover Northern Ireland – Offers


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