Top ten most romantic and scenic spots in Ireland
From beautiful hotels to spectacular views – places in Ireland that will take your breath away
5. Ross Castle, Lough Sheelin, County Meath
Why do you think people tell ghost stories around the campfire? What’s better than snuggling up in a scary place. Spend a night in the haunted Ross Castle on the beautiful banks of Lough Sheelin.
According to the stories the ghost of Sabina Nugent roams the flagstones of the castle. Sabina died of a broken heart. The girl was the daughter of an ill-tempered English lord known as the Black Baron. She decided to elope with Orwin O’Reilly the son of an Irish chieftain, but sadly he drowned while crossing the lough. To this day she wanders the castle seeking for her lost lover.
6. Lakes of Killarney, County Kerry
This is the perfect lovers heaven, green landscapes, mountains and the most spectacular views.
The area consists of three main lakes – Lough Leane, Muckross Lake and the Upper Lake. The lakes are in a mountain-ringed valley which starts at the Black Valley.
Ladies View is an amazing stopping point to view the area. It’s located on the N71 from Killarney to Kenmare.
There are some amazing natural, historic and religious interest in the area surrounding, Killarney National Park. On the shores lie Ross Castle, Muckross Abbey and Muckross House.
7. Cliff of Moher, County Clare
The Cliffs of Moher may soon be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. These 394 foot cliffs over the Atlantic Ocean have amazing views and are a sight to behold. On a clear day you can see all the way to Galway Bay.
There is nowhere quite as magical and what better place to pop the magic question to your special someone.
8. Waterford Castle, County Waterford
What could be more special that living staying in your own castle on a secluded island. If you’ve a big anniversary, a honeymoon planned or even if you are just a hopeless romantic this is the idea spot for you.
The 15th-century castle sits on an island in the River Suir and can only be reached by private ferry. The hotel is a superb four star facility with an 18-hole golf course.
9. Inistioge, County Kilkenny
Nestled amongst the green countryside and beautiful woodlands, this is a perfect romantic haven and the ideal place to declare your love.
The village is located 16 miles southeast of Kilkenny and it has been the scene of many films, notably “Circle of Friends” and “Widow’s Peak." The Woodstock Estate is also located one mile outside the village.
10. Adare Manor, County Limerick
A luxurious spa, world-class dinning, fishing, shopping, sightseeing and other special and pampering activities. You’ll earn some major brownie points with a trip to this amazing 19th-century manor house on the banks of the River Maigue.
The house is set on 840 acres and operates as a five-star hotel including Adare golf club, Elemis Treatment Rooms and townhouses and villas.