Ireland has all the right ingredients to make a honeymoon special. Although the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, which still remain a part of the United Kingdom, may be separate countries, but they unite a sensual embrace as one fecund Emerald Isle to make that honeymoon extra special. Some best honeymoon destinations in Ireland include:
Once a derelict industrial city, Northern Ireland’s capital Belfast today has been revived and made into a hip and happening city that draws in visitors by the droves. The city of Belfast houses a charming assortment of historic buildings, museums and other interesting sites.
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Not many people know this but the ill fated Titanic was constructed in this city. Take a romantic stroll through Belfast’s sights on your own. But the magic of Belfast is best reserved for the night when the city lights up all its glory, with the stunning black mountain acting as the backdrop for the show.
The Mourne Mountains
These mountains are rated as the most picturesque mountain district in the Republic of Ireland, and may also be declared as a National Park. Comprising of 12 peaks including the highest peak of Northern Ireland, Slieve Donard, these mountains are a must visit. From horse riding to boat tours to long romantic walks the Mourne Mountain district is a honeymooner’s paradise.
Ireland’s first World Heritage Site. This geological phenomenon is an hour and a half away from the city of Belfast, and the coastal route to travel by is a spectacular sight by itself.
The Giant Causeway is bounded by other popular tourist attractions, like that of the Glens of Antrim, world famous Bushmills Distillery and the Carric-a-rede rope bridge to Carric Island, which boasts of spectacular scenes of Rathlin Island and Scotland.
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Somehow there is something common between romance and spooky castles, Legends about damsels in distress being rescued by their knights in shining amour are the reason for this rather unlikely synthesis. The Domoland Castle in Newmarket is not only a hotel that has some beautifully appointed rooms and suites in the entire island but it also has a resident spirit. This hotel was once the Seat of Clan O’Brien and transformed into splendidly regal accommodation in 1962.
As the National capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin puts a spell binding performance for honeymooners with plenty of things to do. Visit the Ha’Penny bridge where in old times, lovers would meet and pay the toll of half a penny to cross over to the other side to meet their soul mates.
Also worth a visit is the Trinity College, which is famed as the oldest and most prestigious college in the country established in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I. No trip to Dublin or Ireland is complete without a night out at a traditional Irish Pub for some beer and a plate of pie. The bonhomie and revelry reach a crescendo well into the wee hours of daybreak as you party with the Irish who will win you over with infectious joi de vivre.