Is it time you popped the question – or perhaps re-popped it if your life long partner is still the boy/girl of your dreams and you just want them to know? We’ve done the research and here is our choice of the five top spots to propose.
Sunset on the Giant’s Causeway
This world heritage site in Northern Ireland is the result of a volcanic eruption more than 60 million years ago. Experience this romantic coastline by taking a walk along the coastal path which extends for 12 miles from the Giant’s Causeway to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – and time your walk to conclude at sunset. Don’t forget the ring!
Eating oysters at the Mourne Seafood Bar
If oysters are indeed the food of love, then bring them on. And bring them on they do at Mournes, a Belfast institution for great seafood, a wonderful wine list and brilliant service. A romantic dinner for two is guaranteed at this highly regarded restaurant. www.mourneseafood.com.
Beach walking in County Sligo
Australia prides itself on its beaches, but the Irish can give us a run for our money when it comes to long stretches of white sand. Strandhill is one such beach, a short drive from the City of Sligo. Here you can walk hand-in-hand for as long as the day is long…
In a seaweed bath
Soak seaweed baths are situated in Newcastle, County Down in Northern Ireland. Here you are given your own private bathroom where you can luxuriate in hot seawater and seaweed, rejuvenated by your own choice of music. The steam provides the ultimate relaxation – hard not to propose, really…
In a cosy cottage on Achill Island
Curl up in front of an open fire in a peaceful woodland area on Achill Island, County Mayo. What could be more romantic than your own traditional cottage on this ancient island?