Glamping In Northern Ireland: 7 Best Glamping Sites

Beyond the legendary Giant’s Causeway, the filming locations for Game of Thrones and Belfast, Northern Ireland are slowly becoming a go-to destination for glamping. Northern Ireland’s glamping locations guarantee waking up to the prettiest sceneries as well – whether they’re nestled within enchanting forests, at the foot of mountains, in country fields, or by the lake.

Along with the stunning locations, glamping in Northern Ireland also means staying in some of the quirkiest accommodations that truly add up to the experience. 

From transparent domes to wagons and shepherd’s huts, here are some of the best glamping locations in Northern Ireland. 

Glamping In Northern Ireland: 7 Best Glamping Sites

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1. Fair Head Glamping Pods Ballycastle – Country Antrim

Ballycastle is one of the most scenic Northern Ireland glamping locations, where glampers enjoy views of the spectacular Fair Head mountain cliffs.

Situated at the north-eastern corner of County Antrim, the aptly named Fair Head Glamping Pods in Ballycastle is also close to the famous Dark Hedges, a popular tree-lined road that was seen on the TV series Game of Thrones

Each pod has uninterrupted views of the 5-kilometer mountain cliff Fair head, a patio, and access to the garden and terrace. All pods have a double bed, bunk beds for kids 15 and below, a tea and coffee dock, and an en suite bathroom. The glamping pods are spacious, cozy, and have the necessary comforts of home such as electricity, running water, and heating.

The area is beautiful at any season and aside from the views, Fair Head Glamping has some breathtaking views of the sky when it’s filled with stars and the occasional northern lights.

Amenities: private patio, access to garden and terrace

Address: 77 Moyarget Road – BT54 6HL

2. Finn Lough Forest Domes – County Fermanagh

 

 
 
 
 
 
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A one-of-a-kind glamping experience awaits at Finn Lough, where guests have an option to stay in futuristic transparent bubble domes. Nestled in the lush forests of scenic County Fermanagh, the clear domes allow guests a 180-degree view of their surroundings.

The dome is especially stunning at night when one can see the stars right from their beds snd take stunning photos. 

Each dome accommodates two adults and is furnished with a four-poster wooden bed, chairs, and table. There is also a rolltop bath with a view of the forest. The bubble dome doesn’t have its kitchen area, but the estate’s dining hall is just within walking distance. 

Bring a good camera or enough battery for your phones. Each bubble dome even has star maps provided so guests can pick put the constellations while they relax in their beds. 

Amenities: bespoke king-size four-poster bed, Bathroom with shower, Nespresso Coffee Machine, stargazing guidebook, and an electric fire. 

Address: 33 Letter Road, Aghnablaney BT93 2BB Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh

Website: http://www.finnlough.com/

3. East Coast Camping – County Down

East Coast Glamping, at County Down, is perfect both for those looking for a quiet retreat, and those seeking an adventure-filled getaway.

Located on the east coast in the Knockbarragh Valley, the area provides some of the most scenic glamping in Northern Ireland.

East Coast Glamping provides access to activities that allow glampers to truly experience the area, through biking or hiking in the nearby  Mourne Mountains or along Carlingford Lough. 

Designed for comfort even with simple furnishings, each pod at East Coast can accommodate four persons. There are a double bed and two single beds, a fold-out table, and an en suite bathroom in every pod.  Outside, there is a small patio, picnic tables z d easy access to walking trails as well as the camp village’s garden.

Amenities: Outdoor kitchen hut, communal firepit area, shared toilets and showers

Address: 34 Lower Knockbarragh Road, Rostrevor, Co. Down BT34 3DP

Website: http://www.eastcoastadventure.com/

4. Rossharbour Resort – County Fermanagh

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Another must-experience luxury glamping in Northern Ireland is Rossharbour Resort, also in County Fermanagh.

Situated right by the banks of the pristine Lough Eme. There are different types of glamping accommodation for couples on a romantic getaway, a family out for some much-needed retreat, or a solo traveler looking to relax. 

Rossharbour Resort offers beautifully furnished Lakeside Glamping Cabins, Luxury Lakeside Lodges, and Luxury Riverside Lodges. All accommodations look over the breathtaking Lough Eme and have access to the spa pool and Sauna. Each unit, meanwhile, has a double bed and a double sofa bed, a fully-equipped kitchenette, and an en suite bathroom. 

These all sound like Rossharbour units are the ideal home away from home. With its location by the lake, however, this resort is also a haven for hikers and bikers so make sure to explore the area to fully appreciate its picturesque surroundings. 

Amenities: Free private parking, access to garden and beach area 

Address: 435-437 Boa Island Road Rossharbour, Leggs, Enniskillen Co Fermanagh, BT93 2AL

Website: https://rossharbour.co.uk/glamping/

5. Let’s Go Hydro Glamping Pods – County Down

 

 
 
 
 
 
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When planning to go glamping in Northern Ireland but still want to be close to its beautiful capital city, check out the pods at Let’s Go Hydro. Located in Carryduff near Belfast, Let’s Go Hydro provides cozy and comfortable glamping pods that have enough creature comforts to keep guests relaxed. 

Each pod accommodates four persons and is furnished with four single beds. Well-insulated and secure, these pods are located in an elevated quiet area of an activity center with views of either the aqua park or the garden.

All pods are located close to communal showers and toilets. Picnic tables are also available to guests, as well as Swedish BBQ huts for hire. 

Amenities: Free wifi, communal kitchen area, shower block, fire pits in secluded areas

Address: Knockbracken Reservoir, 1 Mealough Rd, Carryduff, Belfast BT8 8GB

Website: https://letsgohydro.com/activities/glamping/

6. Carrickreagh Bay Luxury Glamping Pods – County Fermanagh

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Experience luxury glamping in Northern Ireland, in a setting that looks out to the stunning Lough Eme from Carrickreagh Jetty.

Located in the scenic Fermanagh county, this glamping area allows glampers to relax, as well as enjoy activities like biking and hiking. Carrickreagh Bay Luxury Glamping is in Enniskillen town, known for its storied medieval castle. 

More than its breathtaking surroundings, Carrickreagh Bay Luxury Glamping provides accommodations for couples, families, groups of friends, and even solo travelers. The pods accommodate four persons, and glampers are guaranteed spacious, well-appointed units.

Aside from a bed and sofa bed, each pod comes with a sitting and dining area, a kitchenette, and a private bathroom. 

When not relaxing in their cozy glamping pods, guests can hang out at the sun terrace. For the more active or adventurous glampers — biking, hiking, and fishing are also accessible to those staying in Carrickreagh Bay. 

Amenities: fire pit at every pod with outdoor seating, lake views, access to Ely Lodge Forest

Address: 235 Lough Shore Road, Carrickreagh, Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh BT93 7EN

7. Tepee Valley – County Armagh

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Northern Ireland glamping gets a diff vibe in Tepee Valley, County Armagh. Veering away from forests, mountains, and lakes, this campsite has views of lush farmland and the Cusher River.

This glamping site is home to different types of accommodations – from Shepherd’s hits that are good for couples to a Tin House that is ideal for families. There are also tepees, yurts, log cabins, and wagons – all cozy and well-furnished for every glamper’s comfort. 

Regardless of type, every accommodation in Tepee Valley has a comfortable sleeping area, chairs and table, and access to a toilet and bath. Each of these glamping pods comes with a fire bowl or chimenea for barbecue. or evening campfires. 

There are various outdoor activities available nearby, such as karting, hiking, and horse riding. Make sure to try any of these activities to see snd experience more of rural Northern Ireland. 

Amenities: Free parking, each unit has a fire pit outside for campfires and barbecue, 

Address: 20 Shanecrackan Road, Markethill BT60 1TS, United Kingdom

Website: http://www.tepeevalleycampsite.co.uk/

 

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