Top 5 Romantic things to do in Kilkenny
1) The Sky's the Limit at St Canice's Round Tower.
The Round Tower at St Canice's Cathedral is all about the grand romantic gesture, whether you're looking for the ultimate proposal destination or simply wish to savour an intimate moment for you and your special someone, the Round Tower at St. Canice's Cathedral is the perfect spot to watch the world go by as you enjoy the magnificent vista of the Marble City.
2) Picnic at the Castle
Make this Valentine's day a day to remember by doing something creative and out of the ordinary, romantic picnics are an extraordinary way to show how much thought you put into celebrating your relationship with your special someone. Why not pack a basket, blanket and pick up some of your partners favourite treats. Spend the day enjoying each others company with the Beautiful Kilkenny Castle as your back drop. Finish the day by taking a tour of the Kilkenny Castle and finding a quant bar for a couple of drinks to top a wonderful day off.
3) Get a Taste of Kilkenny
This Valentines Sunday why not try the "TASTE of Kilkenny Food Trail". The unique trail suggests visits to organic orchards, a trout farm, and everything from artisan cheesemakers, cute cafés and chocolatiers, to the most cosmopolitan of city restaurants.
4) Waterside Cycle
It's still cold, wet and not quite spring yet, but with the help of a warm coat and a wooly hat there's nothing more romantic than a cycle along the river and picturesque village of Bennettsbridge. Follow the river as it meanders through meadows, shady glades and past ancient mills, taking time to stop and explore the many unique craft shops such as Nicholas Mosse Pottery and Moth to a flame Candlemakers. Set about the return journey on foot along the truly beautiful river bank into Kilkenny, where cozying up to a hot choc or chilled glass of wine is highly recommended and truly deserved after your day of Cycling the city.
5) Couples Pamper Afternoon
The pace of life means that it is more important than ever to take time out from your hectic schedules and what better time to spoil yourself and your loved one, than a romantic break away to celebrate your love for one another. Kilkenny is adorned with stunning sanctuaries all designed for you to indulge in the ultimate pamper session. Kilkenny's hotels host some wonderful spas, including The Spa at Mount Juliet Estate, Escape Health Club and Spa at the Newpark Hotel, Lilac Lodge Spa at Hotel Kilkenny, Mint Spa at the Pembroke Hotel, and The Lavender Spa at Springhill Court Kilkenny
Top 5 Restaurants
- Campagne - Michelin Star Status
- Lady Helen Restaurant - Mount Juliet
- Anocht Restaurant
- Restaurant Rinuccini
Last Minute Valentines Special Offers
- Free Engraving on any Smithwicks glassware purchased at our Smithwicks Experience Retail Store for any couples who mention this offer when visiting on Valentine’s Day
- 10% discount off adult tickets for the Smithwicks Experience Tour when visitors mention ‘Valentine’s Day offer’
St Canice's Cathedral
Creat a memory in Kilkenny this Valentine's Weekend and climb St Canice's Round Tower. See a panoramic view of the medieval city. Go to www.stcanicescathedral.com for further details.
Kilkenny Cycling Tours
Kilkenny Cycling Tours have luxury picnic baskets available for hire, so if you're feeling romantic this Valentine's Day you can hire some bikes and a picnic basket and use one of the many picnic tables around the city or county. You can stock the basket or if you want we can arrange for it to be stocked and ready. Call us or PM us for prices and information. Our official site is www.kilkennycyclingtours.com
Kilkenny Ghost Tours
Kilkenny Ghost Tours are offering 10% of their ghost tours for valentines weekend. This one of a kind Kilkenny ghost tour takes you trough the medieval capital of Ireland. Kilkenny with its narrow cobbled lanes, remnants of its city walls and with its mystic charm, it should be no surprise that Kilkenny is bursting with tales of the paranormal. More information at www.kilkennyghosttours.com
ATTENTION GENTLEMEN - Marble City Barbers
If Spa treatments are not your cup of tea, then why not leave your Valentine ladies to indulge in their pampering bliss while you experience your own style of indulgence.
Pop down to the Marble City Barbers and check out Kilkenny's oldest Victorian Barbers.
Sit back, relax and enjoy a quality haircut and hot towel shave, while taking in the traditional barbershop atmosphere from old school barbershop chairs and sinks to the walls covered in sporting pictures.