As the summer months approach and the days get warmer, drier and sunnier, our attention turns to our next adventure. Travelers young and old are eagerly awaiting news on where, when and even if they can travel internationally this summer. In the interim, many will be fastidiously planning the perfect holiday to shake of the months of lockdown and escape for just a little while.
For couples who have been couped up together for the last year, a romantic road trip could be just the answer to dust of some cobwebs and reignite their romance. Hitting the road on two wheels and exploring by motorbike is a great way to see a country.
If you are a couple hoping to escape the humdrum of daily life, why not plan a trip around the emerald isle. Ireland is packed full of rugged coastlines, historic cities and towns, and lush greenery to get lost in. Here our some of our top places to explore across the Irish Sea.
No visit to Ireland would be complete without a trip to its raucous and friendly capital. In fact, taking the ferry from the UK to Dublin is a fantastic way to start your road trip, dropping you right in the heart of the city, ready to explore its stunning architecture, buzzing food scene and infamous pubs. It’s also well-connected to the rest of Ireland by road, so you can set out with ease.
As the west coast’s premiere destination for visitors to the emerald isle, Galway and its lush green scenery and wild Atlantic coastline draw tourists from around the world. Hole up at a traditional guest house or try camping if the weather permits. Opportunities to connect with nature and each other abound in Galway.
Located on County Kerry’s dazzling Iveragh Peninsula, Lost Cottage is an idyllic lakeside retreat for any couple to escape to. The traditional Irish cottage exterior belies what’s inside as the charming bungalow has been given a decidedly luxurious makeover, replete with log fire, sumptuous sunken bath and lake views from the decadent king-size bed.
Cliff House Hotel
The 5-star Cliff House Hotel in County Waterford is essential for any couple who want to get some first-class pampering in on their trip around Ireland. Luxury is the vibe at Cliff House, with sumptuous suites and world-class amenities to help you amp up the romance.