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News / Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Valentine’s Day in Carlingford I 5 Date Ideas

For anyone that has visited Carlingford before, you will know that this is the ideal setting for romance, relaxation and luxury. A small medieval village that sits at the foot of Slieve Foy Mountain and the shore of Carlingford Lough with views that take your breath away. If you wish to go that extra mile for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, here are some date ideas in Carlingford, hand picked, to suit your Valentines style!

Valentines Day in Carlingford  l  For the Luxury Lover

Make this day more memorable! Experience luxury and spend some quality time with the one you love at the Four Seasons Hotel, Spa and Leisure Club, Carlingford. Enjoy one night’s stay, full Irish breakfast, a glass of bubbly upon arrival, relaxing couples back massage in our Luxe spa, an 8 course Italian themed candle lit dinner, and late checkout at 1 pm. Because we all need that lie in after an amazing day.

We suggest: Booking our amazing Valentines package. Click here to view:

Valentines Day in Carlingford  l  For the couple who deserve a break

Carlingford has so much to offer and is the most idyllic village to relax and rejuvenate. You can always start with a drive or a walk up the Slieve Foy Mountain or through medieval village to take in the breath-taking views, a relaxing full body massage in our Luxe spa and finish the evening with a mouth-watering 8 Course Italian themed dinner in our Lough Lounge. There are also many more options to explore in Carlingford, like bike riding, meditation classes and more. The perfect setting for some fresh air and some quality time.

We suggest: Guinness and Oysters followed by a couples massage.

Valentines Day in Carlingford  l  For the Nature Lovers

A selection of walking trails is a great way to start off your day, complete with a walk along the Carlingford Lough and King Johns Castle. Romantic Candle lit dinner in one of our local Restaurants and an overnights stay in the Luxury of the Four Seasons Hotel with breakfast overlooking the Slieve Foy Mountain. What more is needed to make this day special?

We suggest: A walking day with picnic in tow.


Valentines Day in Carlingford  l  For the romance seekers

Start this day with a return trip on the Scenic Carlingford Ferry to Co. Down followed by a romantic walk along Carlingford Lough. Enjoy a couples’ treatment in our Luxe Spa and a candle lit dinner in one of our local restaurants. If you wish to spend the night in Carlingford the Four Seasons Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club can offer you luxurious and romantic atmosphere for you and the one you love. 

We suggest: A midnight walk along Carlingford lough, seeing the lights and views, overlooking the water.

Valentines Day in Carlingford  l  For the Adrenaline Seekers

Start your date with activities in either the Carlingford Adventure Centre, Skypark or for that little bit extra adrenaline, visit Escape Rooms. Enjoy an Electric bike ride through Carlingford and spend the afternoon in our Leisure Centre for either a swim in the pool or a relaxing time in our Jacuzzi or steam room. End the evening with a mouth-watering 8 course Italian themed dinner in our Lough Lounge.

We suggest: A day in Carlingford Adventure Centre followed by cocktails and a meal in our Lough Lounge.


History of Valentine’s Day (St Valentine)

For many years February has been known as the month of romance and love where loved ones exchange cards, flowers and gifts. But how did it all start? One legend states that St Valentine was a priest who served in Rome and when Emperor Claudius the second decided that men without wives and families were better fighters, he outlawed marriage for young men. St Valentine did not agree with this new law and performed marriage ceremonies for young lovers in secrecy. When his actions were discovered Claudius ordered St Valentines death which some believe occurred 14th of February, A.D. 270. Now days we show our significant other how much we care about them by giving flowers, gifts or doing something special for them to honour the strength of love that St Valentine stood for.