Ireland is a wonderful destination for a honeymoon, with its rich, romantic history and stunning, idyllic scenery. Nothing could be more magical than a fairytale get away to one of the majestic Irish castle destinations, such as the Ballynahinch Castle Hotel in the heart of woodlands in Connemara. This impressive castle has been renovated into an intimate 4 star hotel, and is nestled alongside the famous Ballynahinch River and surrounded by the dramatic Twelve Bens Mountain Range. Better still you could hire your very own castle, such as 15th Century Knappogue Castle near Limerick, which is situated in its own beautiful grounds, and has been meticulously restored to its original neo-gothic style with fine fireplaces, four poster beds and antiques. Knappogue Castle is the perfect destination for a honeymoon if you are planning a medieval themed wedding, as from April through to October medieval banquets with full costumes and entertainments are held in the formal dining rooms for both guests and other visitors to the area.
If you want something a little cosier then there is a wonderful range of homely cottages available to rent throughout Ireland, from the rugged coastline towns through to the sweeping green hills of the rural heartland. You can use the cottage as a base from which to explore the surrounding area, and there are plenty of opportunities to try your hand at the various country activities available such as fishing and horse riding.
For those couples that are pure cosmopolitans, then the glamorous cities of Belfast and Dublin are excellent places to shop and dine out, and you can choose from cosy traditional pubs to fine, top class restaurants. Dublin also has a great range of theatre and performing arts venues such as the famous Abbey Theatre, which regular presents traditional work from the Irish repertoires as well as classic and modern international plays.
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