If tents aren’t your thing, pitch up a caravan at Deighans Caravans, a short walk away from the glorious Benone Strand, in Limavadey, County Londonderry. It sits on the edge of Binevenagh Mountain and comes with beautiful views of the wide coast and mountain backdrop, plus a range of facilities. As a NITB rated five-star resort, the park has a shower block, electric hookup and more outdoor activities than you can fit in your weekend, including the nearby Downhill Forest and stables. Be sure to check out the famous Mussenden Temple, an ancient library that sits atop the Downhill cliffs.
Deighans Caravans, Benone Ave, Limavady, Northern Ireland, UK + 44 28 7775 0557
This amazing campsite is located in Tandragee, where you can choose your stay in a traditional teepee, a gypsy caravan, or geodesic dome (which is amazing as it sounds). Tradition and simplicity is the mantra; the experience hopes to bring visitors closer to history, closer to nature, and further away from their mobile phones. You’ll fall in love with your chosen lodge, which includes room for two adults and children and a unique design to fit the theme of the stay. You can check out the website for exact specifications for all lodges.
The town of Rostrevor, beyond Warrenpoint is an unspoilt gem in Northern Ireland’s countryside. Kilbroney Park is one of the best places to park a camper or pitch a tent, for its amazing views of Carlingford Lough, just across the water, in Ireland. You’ll love the Rostrevor forest trails, which lead to the famous Cloughmore Stone high into the mountains – visitors can also drive part of the way due to the steepness and duration of the trails. Also check out the nearby Fairy Glen, a magical walking trail through waterfalls, meadows and woodland trees. This area has to be on top of any camper’s list.
Kilbroney Caravan Park, Shore Road, Rostrevor, Northern Ireland, UK + 44 28 4173 8134
You’ll never experience the Mournes quite like this, in a luxury glamping pod high into the mountain range. The mountain centre is situated just outside the beautiful border town of Rostrevor, in Knockbarragh Valley. Not only are there smaller glamping pods at this destination, there’s a communal catering area for large groups staying together. A great place to stay if you are planning a sporting activity, this company owns the National Mountain Bike Centre nearby and a water sports centre at Carlingford Lough. With such beautiful views of the Lough, you might prefer to pitch a tent – the centre has camping space for 40 tents and an excellent BBQ and shower facility. If you truly want to sleep under the stars, this mountain centre is the safest way to do so in the region!