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Family walking through Hillsborough Forest

Take a Romantic Stroll

With dramatic hillsides and pristine parks, Belfast has plenty of romantic spots for a walk. Ramble up to the top of Cave Hill for spectacular views of the city and Belfast Lough. Or walk hand in hand through springtime foliage at Barnett Demesne or Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon parks. Go to Millisle Beach Park or Stricklands Glen for a coastal walk, or Hillsborough Forest for nature and woodland.

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Try an Urban Adventure

Adventure activities are a great way to bond and try something new together. From indoor skydiving, skiing and golf, to outdoor ziplines, bike tours and archery, read our guide to urban adventures in Belfast and find the perfect day out for you both. We Are Vertigo also have a special Valentine’s Day Offer for those couples that want an adrenaline fueled activity! Or you can set yourselves a challenge at GoT to Escape and Prison Island (a brand new attraction with 25 cells of physical, tactical and skill-based games).

Tourists enjoying The Giant's Causeway

Go for a Road Trip

Jump in your car and discover hidden gems, geological wonders of the world, secluded bays and real-life fantasy locations, all just a short drive from Belfast. From the dramatic seaside scenery of the Causeway Coast to the wetlands of Strangford Lough and the magic of the Mourne Mountains, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for a romantic day trip with someone special.

Galgorm Resort Serenity Bathing

Relax on a Spa Date

Treat your other half to a day in one of Northern Ireland’s finest spa resorts. Go to the Galgorm for a relaxing session in their Thermal Village, complete with hot tubs, saunas and a forest bathing experience. Or opt for a city centre escape at the spa at the Merchant Hotel, which boasts a luxurious hydrotherapy area with hydro pool, rock sauna and aroma steam room, as well as an extensive range of treatments for her and for him.

Cafe Parisien Afternoon Tea

Toast to Afternoon Tea

Treat yourselves to a luxurious afternoon eating a lot of delectable food! We’ve rounded up the top places in Belfast for afternoon tea; from five-star hotels to dainty cafés. Enjoy tasty finger food and toast to a happy Valentine’s Day with a glass of bubbly. Read our guide to discover the places in the city for the ultimate afternoon treat.

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Visit the Zoo

Go to Belfast Zoo on 14 and 15 February 2020 to receive a special couples’ 2-for-1 offer on standard adult admission. With more than 120 species and more than 55 acres to explore, there is loads to explore with your other half.

Win £100 Belfast Restaurant Voucher

This Valentine’s weekend, treat your loved one to a delicious meal in Belfast. We are giving one lucky winner £100 in Belfast Restaurant Vouchers!

Romantic Date Night Ideas

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Get Cosy in an Igloo

The riverside igloos at Cutters Wharf are cosily adorned with sheepskin rugs, tartan blankets and twinkling lights – the ideal night out with that special someone or can be shared with up to 8 friends. Book a food and drinks package or cuddle up for a movie night served with warm popcorn and hot chocolate.

OX Cave

Share a Charcuterie in CAVE

The perfect place for lovers of wine, meat and cheese, CAVE is an intimate, romantic wine bar next to Ox Restaurant where you can enjoy light bites, boards and drinks. Choose from a vast menu of high quality, yet reasonably priced wine and share Irish charcuterie or local and international cheeses.

Berts Jazz Bar Singers

Lose Yourself in a Jazz Bar

Step into Berts Jazz Bar and be transported to the chic and hedonistic scenes of 1930s New York. With live performances seven nights a week, this sophisticated venue provides cool jazz melodies, a handpicked list of cocktails, a French bistro style menu and exemplary service. Expect a memorable, romantic night out that’s unlike any other.

Grand Central Observatory

Sip on Sky-High Cocktails

It doesn’t get more romantic than the dizzying heights of the Observatory, located on the 23rd floor of the Grand Central Hotel! Let the glittering view of the city steal your gaze for a moment, then relax with a cocktail together in this sublime lounge. The menu features unique drinks named after Belfast landmarks: try a fruity Botanic Gardens (gin, lemon, grapefruit, elderflower, passionfruit) or Titanic Quarter (Scotch, pineapple, camomile, sherry, lemon).

Go for Oysters

Oysters are known for having a few romantic properties already, but add the cosy atmosphere, speciality drinks and live music at Whites Tavern & Oyster Rooms and you’ve got a dream night out together! This historic pub and restaurant has recently been refurbished, and is the perfect place for an oyster-sharing experience and a romantic meal with someone special.

Go for an Off-the-Beaten Track Beverage

Belfast is full of hidden gems where you’re sure to find a cosy corner to share on Valentine’s night. With just five tables, the Sagart in Bank Square feels exclusively small and intimate, and it serves a must-try selection of cocktails. Santeria on Fountain Lane promises irresistible rhythms, funk, soul and great drinks; while underground bar Margot features comfy booths and an extensive range of premium spirits.

Cabaret Supper Club

See a Cabaret Show

Planning a memorable night? Cabaret Supper Club offers a show you’ll never forget, with live burlesque, contortionists and jazz bands paired with a sumptuous meal. The luxurious interior, reminiscent of 1920s Hollywood, provides the perfect setting for a range of dinners shows, which include a Valentine’s special on 14 February.

Couple Outside Duke of York

More Date Night Ideas

For more ideas, including things to do in the daytime, films, theatre and masterclasses, read our ultimate guide to date nights in Belfast.

Valentine's Day Hotel Offers

Escape for a romantic night away together. Check out these Valentine's Day hotel offers.

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Romance Package at Clayton Hotel from £129 per room


Whisk your partner away and enjoy some time together to relax at Clayton Hotel Belfast.

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Valentine's Day Food Offers

Treat yourself to a romantic meal with these tasty Valentine's Day dining offers.

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Date Night at Café Parisien


Thursday night is Date Night at Café Parisien! Enjoy a delicious two course meal and bottle wine from just £25.95pp.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Show some love with these Valentine's Day gifts you can pick up in Belfast city centre.


Belfast Restaurant Voucher

The voucher allows you to choose from a mouth-watering selection of eateries from Michelin Star fine dining and quirky restaurants, to gastro pubs and cafes. With over 50 participating eateries, your loved one will be spoilt for choice! Buy online or pick one up in the Visit Belfast Welcome Centre.

Lunns the Jewellers


Find jewellery from leading designers in Lunn’s or Steensons jewellers. Or find handcrafted items made by local artists at Craft NI Gallery, Newbridge Silver or Unique Arts & Design Shop.

Shopping in Victoria Square

Gift Voucher

Give the gift of endless possibilities with a Victoria Square gift voucher, which is accepted all stores, restaurants and at the Odeon cinema! Buy them at the Customer Services area or on Victoria Square’s website.

Valentine's Day Events

From live music to tours, food tasting sessions and alternative things to do, take a look at what's on this Valentine's Day, Friday 14 February 2020.

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Food and Drink

Belfast Choc Walk – Cancelled

Fri, 22 May 2020, 2:00pm

Crazy about chocolate? Join Taste and Tour and satisfy your sweet tooth as they dip into Belfast's underground chocolate scene.

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