Fun and Exciting Things To Do in Northern Ireland For Couples
Updated On: May 12, 2023
Northern Ireland is a place full of rich culture and heritage, with fantastic sightseeing opportunities and amazing experiences, it no wonder why it’s a destination visited by millions of tourists every year.
This part of the emerald isle makes for the perfect spot to spend time with your loved one, keep reading this article to discover a full list of fun things to do in Northern Ireland for couples.
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Things to do in Northern Ireland with your plus one
Whether you’re a thrill seeker, nature lover or history enthusiast, there is something for you both to do in Northern Ireland that will suit a range of couples and their hobbies and interests.
From fine dining in Michelin-star restaurants to brave experiences such as crossing the carrick-a-rede rope bridge, you won’t be disappointed when spending time with your partner in Northern Ireland.
We have created a list of our favourite things to do in Northern Ireland for couples, check out our recommendations that have been split across the six counties that make up NI, including County; Fermanagh, Antrim, Armagh, Tyrone, Derry/Londonderry and Down.
Things to do in County Fermanagh for couples
County Fermanagh is renowned for its impressive lake lands and in particular, Lough Erne. It is a beautiful part of the country and it makes for an ideal visit for couples touring around Northern Ireland.
The Marble Arch Caves are probably the most fun and exciting activity for couples to do, it feels like stepping into a mystical land that is just under the surface of the earth. A river also passes under the caves and a small section of the tour may require you to get on a small boat. It’s a truly memorable experience and one that you’ll be sure not to forget.
Pollnagollum Cave is also part of the Marble Arch Caves and it has been referred to as the “Hole of Doves”. It is quite a romantic hidden gem as it features a bellowing waterfall that cascades down a limestone cliff.
Things to do in County Antrim for couples
County Antrim is one of the most stunning parts of Northern Ireland, in particular the nine Glens of Antrim, which are renowned around the world for their mesmeric beauty and tranquil settings.
Visiting these Glens will leave you feeling as if you have stepped into a magical land with your partner at your side, from impressive waterfalls to jaw-dropping coastal scenes, it is a must if you’re hoping to impress your plus one.
If you’re looking for thrilling things to do in Northern Ireland as a couple, you should also cross the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge while in Antrim. The bridge connects two opposing cliff faces and resides in the coastal town of Ballintoy, it’s an exciting experience and will most definitely become a lifelong memory, shared with your partner.
Belfast is also the capital city of Northern Ireland, which is located in County Antrim, check out this article for things to do in Belfast for couples.
Things to do in County Armagh for couples
If you’re looking for romantic things to do in Northern Ireland as a couple, then you need to visit the Planetarium in County Armagh, because what is more romantic than gazing into the stars with your special someone?
If you or your partner is a book lover or history buff, you should also check out the Robinson Library, which is actually the oldest library in Northern Ireland. Archbishop Robinson is the founder of this library and interestingly, also the founder of the Armagh Planetarium.
County Armagh is a hidden gem in Northern Ireland and packed full of interesting things to do as a couple. Check out the video below for more date ideas you can do while visiting Armagh.
Things to do in County Down for Couples
County Down is a brilliant spot for whisking your loved one away on a romantic rendezvous. One of our favourite locations in the County is Castlewellan; a 19th-century castle that is surrounded by magnificent forest grounds, an onsite lake and an impressive maze.
You could spend all day here with your partner and the maze makes for a truly memorable experience if you can find your way out that is!
Another spot in County Down that is worth the visit with your partner is the village of Rostrevor, where you’ll find a magical fairy glen, the famous CS Lewis Square and the stunning Carlingford Lough.
Things to do in County Tyrone for Couples
Country Tyrone is another County in Northern Ireland that is full of hidden treasures and mystical lore. The stone circles in particular are a place of wonder, and to this day, no one knows why they were built or the extent of their purpose.
You can also visit the Ulster American Folk Park while in County Tyrone, and discover the tales of Irish immigrants who bravely crossed the Atlantic sea in search of a better life. This park is a truly unique experience, with lots of fun activities and historical replicas, you could spend all day here learning something new.
Things to do in County Derry for Couples
County Derry is another great spot if you’re searching for fun and interesting things to do in Northern Ireland as a couple. Visit the iconic Derry City Walls and learn about their place in NI history or visit the craft village for unique shops and charming pubs and restaurants.
Have fun in Northern Ireland
Within every county of Northern Ireland, there is something you can do that will create a memorable experience with your partner.
If you are planning on an overnight stay, be sure to check out this list of places to stay in Ireland or places you can go for an NI staycation.
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