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Valentine’s Day Romance in Carlingford

What is Romance?

Romance is defined as a feeling of excitement, mystery and remoteness from everyday life.

Carlingford offers this in bucket loads. Enjoy the infamous buzz that appears in Carlingford throughout the pubs, restaurants and quaint streets. Melt into the medieval mystery of the historic village and all the stories it has to offer. Remove yourself and your other half from the weekly grind and get lost in the natural beauty of Carlingfords’ stunning location.

Let Visit Carlingford provide a few suggestions that should cater to all sorts of lovebirds heading this way for Valentines.

A Romantic Walk

-Wrap up warm and head up Riverlane, to the right of Des Savages Butchers.
Take the shorter route over Mountain Park and Rooskey where you will pass the Deserted Village and return into the town past St Michaels Church.
(approximately 40 minutes)

-If you are keen walkers, take yourselves up toward the mountain and take in the breath-taking views at the crossover between Carlingford and neighbouring townland Glenmore.
Perfect for a soppy selfie!
(approximately 90 minutes)

Make A Night Of It

Choose one our beautiful 1 / 2-bedroom self-catering properties to enjoy a relaxing, cosy stay.
Two of our favourites for couples are St. Anna’s Cottage. Castle Hill Apartment and Courtyard Cottage.
Get in touch now on to check availability.

Give Them A Gift They Will Cherish

Carlingford is home to a number of beautiful boutiques, menswear shops and salons.

For a special treat on this occasion, take your other half to the Garrett Mallon Design House. Pick one of his amazing creations or customise something extra special!

Dining Options

Whether you enjoy some traditional pub grub and live music or opt for an intimate meal in one of Carlingfords’ scrumptious restaurants, you are sure to be left satisfied.
If you are like us and tend to get a little peckish as the night closes in and you’ve polished off the end of the wine, take a stroll towards the pier en route back to your accommodation.

Grab a bag of chips as you go (one bag between two, that’s the Valentines way!)
Plonk yourselves on the pier wall and gaze out on the lights that dot Carlingford Lough.

No doubt the sea breeze (and February weather) will make your eyes water.
But with your loved one by your side, bear the weather and enjoy the moment!


Planning to pop the question this Valentines?
Take the short walk out of the village to the Proposal Stone on Ghan Road.

Supposedly originating from the Fairy Glen in Rostrevor, Co Down the stone is said to be watched over by the resident fairies to ensure happiness and good luck follows the couple. If you need a helping hand to plan this momentous occasion, however simple or extravagant your idea, contact local Proposal Planner Arlene Malone from Propose2Me.

Before leaving Carlingford take the short walk to King Johns Castle.
Climb the rickety steps to the top that overlooks Carlingford Lough.

This spot is and has long been the location of first kisses for so many young lovers that call Carlingford home!
There must be some good luck in that.
So grab your gal or guy and plan them one!

Happy Valentines Day all!!

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