Five romantic plans for a perfect Irish Valentine’s road trip
Now that Valentine’s Day is approaching, it’s time to think of a “special, unforgettable, emotional present” for our significant-other. Once teddy bears, sparkling jewellery or flowers have been ruled out, why not surprise your partner with a romantic getaway around the breath-taking scenery, castles and cliffs of Ireland?
The easiest and most original way to enjoy all the treasures of the Emerald Isle is planning your own route on board a cosy, stylish campervan. Bunk Campers’ Aero, 2-person camper, offers all the luxury and comforts of a romantic hotel room while benefiting from the freedom and intimacy of the open road.
So, don’t rack your brains any longer. This Valentine’s Day, we have put together 5 unique plans for touring and relaxing in the most romantic style:
1. Live out your favourite romantic movie
Park up your campervan and take a peaceful stroll along Wicklow Mountains National Park. This wonder of nature, located just an hour away from Bunk Campers’ Dublin depot, is not only famous for its stunning landscapes and wildlife, but also for sheltering the first encounter of Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler in the film P.S. I love you. Repeat the scene and seal your love with an ever-lasting kiss.
2. Go together to the end of the world
Drive your camper towards the Dingle Peninsula (co. Kerry) and take your partner where “the world ends”. Dunmore Head is considered the westernmost point of Ireland and the European mainland. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the sunset from one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Why not park up under the stars for the night? Couples can make use of on board cooking facilities to cook a romantic meal in their camper before getting cosy together with a bottle of bubbly. In the morning, wake up to magnificent views and enjoy a romantic walk along the beach.
3. Make her feel like a princess
Ireland is filled with uncountable, enchanted castles. Drive southwards and visit Castle Leslie (co. Monaghan), Kylemore Abbey (co. Galway), Ballynahinch Castle (co. Galway), King John’s Castle (co. Limerick), Bunratty Castle (co. Clare), Johnstown Castle (co. Wexford) or Ross Castle (co. Meath), amongst other medieval treasures.
4. Compose a soundtrack that you will never forget
Ireland is well-known for its traditional music. Play your own romantic soundtrack in your camper whilst driving along the impressive Cliffs of Moher (co. Clare). If you also want to enjoy live music, park up in Galway for a few hours and try a Guinness in one of its local pubs. For the brave ones, what about stepping onto the stage and proclaiming that she is your “Galway Girl”?
5. Time to take “the step”
If you are sure that she or he is “the one”, you will find the perfect location for a proposal in some of Ireland’s hidden gems. Get down on one knee on the fairy-tale bridge in Dún na Rí Forest Park (co. Cavan-co.Monaghan) or how about inside a megalithic construction faintly illuminated by the evening sun at Newgrange in co. Meath? Other beautiful locations include the stunning Torc Waterfall (co. Kerry) or stealing a kiss at the world famous Blarney Stone (co. Cork).
The beauty of a romantic trip around Ireland in a campervan is that you can create your own adventure. Wake up to magnificent views and enjoy long walks on the beach – stopping, shopping and cooking along the way. So this year, why not ditch the hotel and hit the road for a romantic road trip? Where to go in your campervan, the choice is yours!
Bunk Campers have a large fleet of campervans available to suit all tastes and budgets at their depots conveniently located close to Dublin and Belfast airports. For more information and booking, please visit www.bunkcampers.com or email [email protected].