5 Unique Romantic Getaways in Northern Ireland

September 29, 2014

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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. Blessingbourne is a beautiful, scenic and tranquil haven, tucked away in picturesque landscape. The accommodation is charming and you’ll find yourself surrounded by local arts and craft that will make you instantly feel at home.

If you are a couple that enjoys outdoor activities then Blessingbourne is for you with many scenic walking and cycling trails to take in. With the Fermanagh Lakelands, on its doorstep, Blessingbourne Estate can create a truly magical experience that will leave you with great memories.

2) The Watermill Lodge, Co. Fermanagh

While we can never guarantee the sunshine here in Northern Ireland, take a short trip to Fermanagh to the beautiful Watermill Lodge situated on the Kilmore Quay, Lisnaskea. The restaurant is situated right beside the B&B and is the main building on the site and draws people from all over, receiving a very respectable 4 out of 5 on Trip Advisor. There’s lot to do and see with activities including angling, boat hire, crafts, a public/private jetty, fish & tackle shop, a lake shore walk and of course The Watermill Restaurant.

Causeway Lodge, Co. Antrim

Take a trip to the quaint Causeway Lodge and be close to one of Northern Ireland’s most famous castles, Dunluce Castle. Situated along the North Antrim coast 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, Castle Ward is a beautiful 18th century mansion where a mixture of gothic and classical features collides, situated on a rolling hillside, looking over the waters of the Strangford Lough. If you are a fan of the TV series Game of Thrones, you’ll be excited to hear you can explore the Georgian farmyard and the Lough, which were both locations for the smash hit HBO show. You can also walk or cycle along the Lough trail and spot lots of wildlife. If you’re feeling energetic, you can also head out on the Lough in a canoe or climb and abseil the cliffs.
For something a little different, we recommend the quirky camping pods, set in the caravan park and 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 dream getaway for couples who want something a little bit different. The house is a grade B+ listed Georgian house which has been beautifully restored. The house boasts ensuite bedrooms, a steam room, sun terraces, period gardens, and a library with a bar. The house is truly something special, and the location is pretty idyllic to. 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. But if its peace, quiet and long walks you’re after, you’ll find that here too. Just a few short miles in the other direction will take you to into a countryside that postcards are made from. Pretty 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 http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/offers/specialoffers.aspx?AttributeID=18485.

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