Rural and picturesque, Northern Ireland is a camper’s paradise, with sites scattered throughout the varied landscape. For those of you who want to connect with nature without all the clobber and discomfort that comes with the traditional tent-and-sleeping-bag set-up, these luxurious glamping sites in Northern Ireland, bookable with Culture Trip, may be more up your street.
Leitrim Lodge is another glampsite from the Further.Space team, only here, instead of waking to views of the sea, you’ll get sunrise over the Mourne Mountains. There are forests, fields and streams to explore nearby, and there are trails to take you up to the peak of Rocky Mountain (the one closest to the campsite). You’ll have your own campfire for cookouts under the stars, and you’re also just a short drive from pubs and restaurants in Hilltown, Newcastle and Castlewellan – for when the mountain weather puts a dampener on your BBQ plans.
Pack your long johns for this spot on the Antrim Coast offering glamping near Portrush, where you’ll be hunkering down in an authentic log cabin that, from the outside at least, looks like something from the pioneer days. Even inside, there are nods to the Old West, with lantern-style lights, a bunk bed made from rough-hewn timber and a wood-burning stove. But there’s enough modern luxury to make sure you’re not roughing it like the pilgrims, including a fitted designer kitchen, a super king-size bed and even a private outdoor hot tub. And IF you ever want to leave, you’re an hour’s bracing walk across fields to the Giant’s Causeway, one of Northern Island’s must-visit attractions.
For more stunning stays, see the most incredible places to stay in Northern Ireland, bookable with Culture Trip. Enjoy some easy sightseeing with the best hotels near the Giant’s Causeway, or stay close to nature with the best campsites in Northern Ireland.
Niall McGrade contributed additional reporting.