4 Amazing Places In Northern Ireland To Honeymoon At Home

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It’s not often that people think of Northern Ireland as a prime honeymoon destination, but even the most unlikely places can pleasantly surprise you.

Famed for its rolling green hills of the countryside and the tranquillity of the calming loughs it boasts – Northern Ireland is a romantic, scenic honeymoon destination, and here are the places to prove it:

Relaxing at Lusty Beg Island

1. Lusty Beg Island, Fermanagh

A hidden gem if you’ve ever seen one. Lusty Beg Island is a 75-acre exclusive magical escape, located in the heart of Lough Erne.

Surrounded by water and woodland, you can take your relaxation to a whole new level with the Lusty Beg’s luxury spa offering scrubs, massages, body wraps and facials to help you get rid of any remaining post-wedding stress.

What gives Lusty Beg that added edge is their quirky yet quaint self-catering lakeside cabins, lodges and chalets – all designed to give you that cosy ‘home away from home’ feel whilst still feeling like you’re on a honeymoon break.

2. Beech Hill Country House Hotel, Derry/Londonderry

The Beech Hill is a beautiful Georgian house surrounded by the serene, richly wooded countryside, yet is only two miles away from the bustling city centre of Derry/Londonderry so you can have the best of both worlds.

Inside the country house features a stunning Georgian interior for you to embrace. Showcasing velvet bedding, tapestry-draped bed posts and delicate vintage furniture, it is the epitome of romantic and charming.

For a quiet retreat, you could amble through the 32 acres of woodland and landscaped gardens, and afterwards enjoy some indulgent gourmet food in their award-winning Ardmore restaurant. By the end, you’ll never want to leave this idyllic hideaway.

The beautiful surroundings at Kiln Wing

3. Kiln Wing, Antrim

The Kiln Wing is a romantic retreat for two housed in a 19th century converted corn mill on the banks of the River Bush.

Located minutes away from the Antrim coast’s world-famous attractions such as the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and Bushmills Distillery – you’ll never be stuck for things to do.

Aside from being a stone’s throw from the north coast’s gorgeous natural scenery, you’ll be near all the best cafes, bars and restaurants, with the closest pub being a two-minute walk away and the renowned fine-dining restaurant at the Bushmills Inn just around the corner.


4. Galgorm Resort and Spa, Antrim

The Galgorm is Northern Ireland’s premier luxury hotel and spa set within 163 acres of lush parkland with the spectacular River Maine flowing through the estate.

Combining both contemporary and traditional accommodation, the Galgorm offers everything from modern suites to fishermen cottages so you can choose your perfect stay.

All you need for the honeymoon of your dreams is available on site. With the Paris Suite designed especially for couples, a new thermal village and endless spa treatments on offer as well as a pub, gin club and cocktail bar nearby – this is the perfect newly-wed getaway.

By Amy Pollock, Excalibur Press