For those looking for romance County Wicklow offers peace, tranquillity and the chance to spend some quality time together far from the madding crowd. It also boasts some wonderfully romantic hotels where you can enjoy each other's company whilst you take in the almost mythic natural splendour of your surroundings.
Romance in a Romantic Landscape
Although it is less than half an hour by car from Dublin and its international airport County Wicklow feels worlds apart. Gone are the distractions of the lively city and some rather more subtle charms take their place. Here it is more about unspoilt countryside, particularly around the rolling hills and lazy rivers that typify the Vale of Avoca. It is in this area that Ballykissangel is set, and the beautiful views and natural richness do not fail to impress. It is an environment to both fall in love with and one to fall in love within.
Romantic Hotels in County Wicklow
There are a number of options for those looking for a hotel with a touch of romance in County Wicklow.
At the top end of the scale there are five star spa hotels which promise glamour as well as privacy. After enjoying a massage and a sauna together you can swim slowly in the hotel's pool before dining in the Georgian banquet room. A stroll around the manicured lawns will reveal the nearby coast where the Irish Sea laps against the golden sands of the beach and, on your other side, the inviting peaks of the mountains which form the backbone of the county.
Romance isn't all about lavish hotels, however. You can find more modest Georgian houses that have been converted into accommodation that still provides you that room with a splendid view and offers you the discretion and privacy that you need.
Romance in County Wicklow
In County Wicklow there is the romance of the coast and you can experience it in all its glory between Bray and Brittas Bay. Here golden sands, evocative sand dunes, clifftop strolls, Victorian promenades and the serene sound of the sea's rolling waves are the order of the day.
You could also look for a hotel that allows you to walk the Wicklow Way with the love of your life, taking in the romance of the Irish countryside on the way. The walk stretches all the way from Dublin’s suburbs and encompasses the rolling fields of County Carlow at its furthest south. Along the way the walk's route will take you past historical bog roads, nature trails, secluded monastic ruins, perfectly maintained gardens and some stunning stately homes to explore together.
For lovers young and old the romantic hotels in County Wicklow, and the chance to enjoy the natural glory of your surroundings, make this a wonderful place to reignite that spark or to start what could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.