Let’s pack up the car and head for the Boyne Valley this summer! As well as having so many visitor attractions to experience, heritage sites to explore and walking trails to discover, the Boyne Valley is also a great destination for a picnic. Whether you are passing through or staying a while, these are our favourite picnic spots for summer 2022.
The vast expanse of parkland on offer at Oldbridge House is ideal on a summer day to enjoy a picnic. You will find picnic tables on the front lawn and plenty of space for a picnic blanket. If you don’t want the hassle of bringing the food with you, call into Brambles café to pick up some yummy sandwiches, treats and more. Remember to keep dogs on a leash and leave no trace.
Memories are made at the beach and even more so when you have a delicious picnic with you. Plan a trip to Bettystown, Laytown, Mornington, Gormanstown, Clogherhead or any of the other beaches along the coast of the Boyne Valley region. On your way, pop into Sage and Stone café in Duleek and pick up some beautiful sandwiches and treats for the picnic basket.
There are so many beautiful castles and heritage sites that are a perfect spot for a gastronomic afternoon. Set up the blanket at Trim Castle, Bective Abbey or the Spire of Lloyd and take in the history in your surroundings. For the perfect picnic basket fillers, be sure to call into Harvest Home Bakery in Trim, Maguires at the Hill of Tara or Park Rí destination stop in Kells. Always remember to take your rubbish with you.
The medieval ‘open field’ adjacent to Trim Castle is an engaging outdoor space where visitors can spend an afternoon enjoying a walk or picnic in the Porchfield. With works just recently completed, the Porchfield now holds an outdoor performance space, improved walking and picnic/seating facilities, all-weather walking tracks, newly planted wildflower meadow, an outdoor gym area and restoration of the Horse Bridge. Visitors can also discover the original purpose of the once medieval agricultural field, as outlined on the newly installed interpretive panels and maps and included on the Porchfield Digital Storytrail.
Bring the bike or take a walk before you settle down for your picnic in the Boyne Valley. Discover the Boyne Greenway in Drogheda, The Royal Canal Greenway with entry points in Enfield, Longwood and the Hill of Down or the opened sections of the Boyne Valley to Lakelands Greenway in Castletown and Nobber. Have a look at plenty more tracks and trails to explore with a picnic on our website here.
Why wait- start planning your adventure to the Boyne Valley today and plan the perfect picnic while you’re here!
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