Couples looking for a romantic getaway should look no further than Kildare. Only an hour from Dublin, this is a county that should be experienced with someone special beside you.
Start your day in one of Kildare’s many romantic hotels. Set in 500 acres, the 5-star K Club offers a unique escape for couples and those who love relaxation, the K Spa Health & Leisure facility is the perfect place for you and your loved one to unwind. If you prefer a small intimate cottage retreat, Cliff at Lyons offers two bedroom picturesque cottages in a unique setting of sprawling greenery and woodlands, or for a castle getaway, Kilkea Castle will transport you and your partner back in time!
Spend your morning exploring outdoor expanses that entice and endear. The Barrow Way is an energetic walk along the terrains of the tranquil River Barrow or get on the latest trend and take a cycle on Kildare’s Greenway Cycling Trail. A popular destination with Kildare couples, Donadea Forest Park is a lovely mixed woodland with lake, and has many historical features including the remains of a castle and walled garden. Nature spot in Ireland’s largest peatland, The Bog of Allen or tee off at one of the many famous golf courses.
Memories can be built at a number of the county’s great attractions and historical sites; couples can immerse themselves in the beauty of the Japanese gardens, here visitors enter an oasis of calm as they travel the ‘Life of Man’ path which traces the passage of a soul from birth to death and beyond, or wander through the beautiful parklands, with river walks, a temple and the remains of a bathing house at Castletown House & Gardens.
Spend a day getting lost in the charming shops, cafes and restaurants. Kildare Village is a haven for shoppers who seek out luxury brands at discounted prices, complete your day with a meal in one of their many restaurants and cafes; or if you want to pick up a gift for your loved one, Newbridge Silverware is the ideal place to find that something special!