Ten great things to do for couples in the Boyne Valley this Summer

Ten great things to do for couples in the Boyne Valley this Summer

Date: 15/06/2022

Its time to start planning that special break this summer. A break for just the two of you, to reconnect and make memories in our beautiful region. The Boyne Valley is filled with great activities perfect for couples and should be top of your wish list for that romantic getaway in Ireland. Remember to check out all our amazing accommodation providers for the best deals this summer. Here are our top things to do for couples in the Boyne Valley this Summer.

Romantic Walks

Romantic Walks
Reconnect in the great outdoors on some of our scenic walking trails this summer. Discover the Royal Canal Greenway with access points in Enfield, Longwood and the Hill of Down. Explore the Boyne Greenway in Drogheda. Take in the completed sections of the Boyne Valley to Lakelands Greenway in Nobber and Castletown. 


Slane Distillery
Treat yourself to a tour of our wonderful distilleries and catch up over a tipple or two. Slane Whiskey Distillery runs tours and tastings every weekend. Listoke Distillery and Gin School run gin making classes every weekend also.

Heritage Sites

Heritage Sites
Get lost among 5000 years of history here in the Boyne Valley. Take a trip to Brú na Boinne and discover one of the most important prehistoric megalithic sites in Europe. Take in the sunset at the Hill of Tara. Climb to Loughcrew Cairns and take in the view at the highest point in County Meath. Explore the interrupted staircases and ruins of Bective Abbey and so much more. 

Festivals and events

SoFFt Nights photo by Ruth Medjber
There are so many festivals and events happening in Meath and Louth this summer that you may have to take a few trips! Enjoy live music concerts, food and drink events, literature events and so much more. Keep an eye on our “What’s On” page for new events added regularly. 

Get on the water

Boyne Boats
Discover our namesake and enjoy some romantic time on the Boyne River this summer. Our wonderful Boyne Blueway Trim has recently been launched. Pay a visit to Boyne Valley Activities where you can rent a kayak for the afternoon, take a kayak tour or a boat tour. Paddle through the hidden beauty of the Boyne with Boyne Boats and let Ross tell you all about the stories and history that are home to this magical place. 


Moynalty Steam Threshing Museum
Wander through our cultural tourism museums, galleries and centres and get a feel for our history this summer. Let a slower way of life engulf you as you discover Drogheda Museum at Milmount, The Francis Ledwidge Museum, Highlanes Gallery and so much more. 

Food and drink adventures

Bellinter House
A romantic trip away would not be complete without a romantic dinner for 2 or a trip to a cosy bar. You will have your pick of both on your romantic break to the Boyne Valley. Savour the local produce, meet the locals and make some memories.

Spa Breaks

The Spa Rooms at the Headfort Arms Hotel

Treat yourselves to the ultimate relaxation with a spa break in the Boyne Valley. Connect with nature by learning to practise Shinrin-yoku at Calmpaths. Spend an afternoon meditating at Red River Yoga. Book into the River Spa and Knightsbrook Hotel for some pampering.  Unwind in the crystal steam room, inhale the scents of the herb sauna, relax in the heat of the laconium, take a mud treatment in the magnificently tiled Rasul, or enjoy the fresh cool air from the comfort of the warm bubbles of the outdoor hot tub at Seoid Spa at Dunboyne Castle Hotel. Feel revitalised after a visit to the Headfort Spa treatment rooms or take a seaweed bath at the Bath House Spa in Bellinter House Hotel.  

Garden Trail

Boyne Valley Garden Trail- Collon House
There is no better time to see our magnificent gardens in full bloom than the summer months. Plan the perfect romantic day out with a trip along the Boyne Valley Garden trail. Visit historic houses, garden centres, walled garden restoration projects and so much more.

Golf Breaks

Killeen Castle Golf Course
If spending an afternoon with your loved one on the golf course is your idea of the perfect break away together then make your way to the Boyne Valley. We have ten great courses that include parkland and links courses. 

There has never been a better time to plan your couples break away in Ireland. Our region is easily accessible from all corners of the Country and only a short 30-minute drive from Dublin airport. We can’t wait to welcome you.
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