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Glamping Northern Ireland: 43 Amazing Places You Need to Stay [2021]

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Looking for the best glamping holidays in Northern Ireland? Well, you’ve come to the right place! If you’re a local looking for a unique staycation or a traveller looking to make their holiday in Northern Ireland extra special, you’ll love these Northern Ireland glamping holidays.

This list covers everything from domes and shepherds huts to cabins and safari tents, so there’s something for everyone! And some even come complete with a hot tub. So without further ado, here are 43 amazing glamping sites in Northern Ireland that you need to stay at!

1. Finn Lough Bubble Domes

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Price per night: From £275 for 2 people

Location: Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh 

Why stay here: With 180° transparent walls and a transparent roof, there’s no better way to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of nature than in one of Finn Lough‘s bubble domes. Tucked away in a private forest, each dome is spacious, sleek and minimalistic – and some even come complete with a roll-top bath. The domes are also the perfect place to try a spot of stargazing once darkness falls. The in-bubble telescope will help you out with that! After a long night of stargazing, wake up in your handcrafted four-poster king-size bed and make a coffee with your Nespresso coffee machine, before tucking into your complimentary breakfast. Delicious!

What guests say: “From the moment I arrived, I have been shown such warmth by the staff. For those who travel like me, this is really hard to capture on a consistent basis given we are all different personalities. Surprisingly, Finn Lough has hands down achieved this by employing a great team that ensures service excellence never falters.”

2. The Black Shack Tiny House

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Price per night: From £120 for 4 people

Location: Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry

Why stay here: The Black Shack is situated at the rear of Bancran School which is home to a quirky selection of glamping offerings. This beautifully decorated self-contained tiny house is my favourite of the lot. And although it isn’t an off-grid escape, it certainly feels like one. Easily my favourite thing about the house is the mezzanine level bedroom. There are luxurious touches throughout but if you want to make your stay extra special, make sure you book a dip in the hot tub! You won’t regret it.

What guests say: “What can I say – The Black Shack exceeded all of our expectations. There were four of us that stayed and my only complaint is that we didn’t stay longer! The attention to detail that Chris and Aileen have put into this place is incredible – the decor is stunning. When we walked in it was sitting like a showroom, everything was sparkling clean and they also went out of their way to leave us little cupcakes and croissants, cereal etc the next day for breakfast.”

3. Rossharbour Lakeside Lodges

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Price per night: From £199 for 2 adults and 2 children

Location: Leggs, Co. Fermanagh

Why stay here: Looking for a glamping site in Northern Ireland with amazing views? Then, look no further than Rossharbour Lakeside Lodges. Set on the shores of the stunning Lough Erne, there will be no complaints about waking up in the morning when it’s to this view! And where better place to soak up the views than from the comfort of your private hot tub? Or, if it’s a rainy day, why not enjoy the views from the on-site six-seater sauna? If you want to make your stay even more romantic, upgrade to a private Finnish bath experience with prosecco and robes. Sounds pretty idyllic to me!

What guests say: “We stayed in a luxury lakeside lodge with its own private hot tub and have to say it was all immaculate. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful if they tried and the cabin was gleaming. Everything you need utensils, crockery, plates, washing up liquid etc. I was apprehensive about November and the lodge being cold but it definitely wasn’t and I’m always cold!”

4. Quarry Hill Church

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Price per night: £474 for 10 people

Location: Strangford, Co. Down

Why stay here: My jaw was genuinely on the floor as I scrolled through the photos of Quarry Hill Church. You’ll be greeted by the historic church’s striking blue classical façade but it’s the inside that is really something special. The huge, light-filled open-plan living space is truly jaw-dropping and I urge you to check the inside out for yourself. Lovingly restored from ruin by its local owners, this stunning five-star church conversion is easily one of the more unique glamping holidays in Northern Ireland.

What guests say: “It is difficult to find words to do this magnificent church conversion justice. It is totally unique. The interior is stunning, each of the five double bedrooms has its own distinct appeal, including countryside views through the quaint church windows, super-king beds, impeccable en suite bathrooms. The open plan living area, with the original pulpit as a centre-piece, is tastefully decorated. The corner kitchen allows you to be part of the evening craic while cooking and the long table dinner perfect for groups. A truly special place.”

5. Sperrinview Pods

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Price per night: From £100 for 5 people

Location: Cookstown, Co. Tyrone

Why stay here: Sitting at the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains, only metres from Beaghmore Stone Circles and a mile from Davagh Forest, this is one of the best places for outdoor lovers to go glamping in Northern Ireland. Outdoors, nature is at its best, and Sperrinview is in a prime location to admire Northern Ireland’s great night skies as it’s set within a Dark Sky Site. But if you don’t want to brave the cold, you can stargaze from your bed through the specially manufactured “viewing window”.

What guests say: “Magical place set in an amazing location. Even on a cloudy wet night, we had a fantastic time and nothing quite like going to sleep looking up at the sky through the large window. Excellent facilities and a really helpful host, Michael. We fully intend to return and find a use for our telescope!”

6. Sorell Hillside Tiny House 

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Price per night: From £120 for 4 people

Location: Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone

Why stay here: Perched on a quiet hillside overlooking country fields, Sorrell Hillside Tiny House is in the perfect position to enjoy some of Northern Ireland’s best sunsets. With a 3-acre field to play in, this is one of the best places for families to go glamping in Northern Ireland. If the weather’s not on your side, cosy up by the wood-burning stove with the Smart TV on or simply enjoy the views from the private veranda overlooking the fields.

What guests say: “Thank you very much for the stay and the amazing help on celebrating our friends birthday! Niall on VERY SHORT notice, got, not one… but two cakes, cupcakes, a bottle of prosecco and balloons. He even personalised it with a card. The interior and location of the tiny home are stunning! It has everything you need with a gorgeous balcony to have a coffee on a brisk morning wrapped up in a blanket!”

7. Castle Ward Pods

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Price per night: From £40 for 3 people

Location: Strangford, Co. Down

Why stay here: Game of Thrones fans, gather around. You are going to love these pods! Otherwise known as Winterfell, Castle Ward was the filming location for the home of the Starks. As soon as you arrive, it’s not hard to see why the HBO location scouts chose the sprawling medieval walls of Castle Ward to be one of the TV show’s most recognisable locations. But why just visit when you can sleepover too? These camping pods are slightly more rustic (there’s no bed in sight) but it’s worth staying here for the experience alone.

What guests say: “We stayed in April and the pod was lovely, cosy and warm, with lighting and electric points. The pods have two plastic chairs and a picnic bench with a grill for camp cooking. We enjoyed walking along one of the many routes on-site and found we could have spent longer exploring Castle Ward. The scenery was breathtaking. If you are a Game of Thrones fan it would have been a bonus.”

8. Fairy River Cottages

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Price per night: From £155 for 6 people

Location: Newry, Co. Down

Why stay here: From Winterfell to Middle Earth, the Fairy River Cottages are the perfect hobbit houses for Lord of the Rings fans. With direct access to the mountains from the cottages, this is also a great getaway for avid hikers looking for slightly more upmarket accommodation. You can even hire an eBike or trail bike to experience the mountains on wheels instead! Or if the weather’s not on your side (this is Northern Ireland after all), cosy up inside with Fairy River’s selection of board games.

What guests say: “Such an absolutely fantastic hideaway but with mod cons. This magical place is in the Mournes but with good road access and the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen in my lifetime. The accommodation is extremely comfortable with a fairy trail walk where the owners have strategically placed handmade fairy houses in the trees running along a rapid stream. The hosts couldn’t have been more welcoming bringing extra turf and logs for the wood burner; wheaten and soda farls, jam, etc.”

9. The Oat Box Converted Horsebox 

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Price per night: From £130 for 2 people

Location: Coleraine, Co. Londonderry

Why stay here: If you’re looking for beautiful interiors, this is exactly what you’ll find in The Oat Box Converted Horsebox. I mean, just look at it! The 1968 Bedford TK Horse Lorry has been lovingly converted into guest accommodation using repurposed materials to create a cosy, welcoming hideaway. While you’ll want to just stay inside the horsebox, soaking up all its nooks and crannies, make sure you walk to the top of the hill to take in views as far as Mussenden and Inishowen on a clear day! They are stunning.

What guests say: “We had such a fab stay at the very quirky and quaint Oat Box. It is a perfect little hidden gem and the attention to detail was second to none! Unfortunately, we didn’t have the weather to enjoy roasting marshmallows in the fire pit or watch the sunset from our balcony but listening to the wind and rain outside while we were cosy inside by the wood-burning stove was extra special! The Oat Box was very clean and well equipped and is located perfectly to explore the stunning north coast..”

10. Pebble Pods

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Price per night: From £140 for 2 people

Location: Strangford Lough, Co. Down

Why stay here: Nestled away on the private, tranquil shores of Strangford Lough, these Pebble Pods are cosy, comfortable and provide the perfect base to explore the local area. With bicycles and kayaks available to help you soak up the scenery, this is one trip you won’t be forgetting anytime soon. However, if you fancy having a more chilled getaway, you can rotate between your private hot tub, sauna and BBQ area. Although best enjoyed on hot, sunny days, the pods are fully heated and insulated, making them great for all-year-round stays as well.

What guests say: “Upon arrival, Lewis greeted us with a bottle of prosecco, and we immediately jumped into the jacuzzi, overlooking the calm and serene lough. After a spin on a few kayaks, we went for a walk to soak up the stunning country views, before heading back to the pods where Lewis had kindly lit the fire-pit and provided marshmallows for us to melt. Our pod was complete with bathrobes, towels, a hairdryer, plenty of sockets, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, a fridge, microwave and a mini kitchenette.”

11. Willowtree Shepherd’s Hut 

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Price per night: From £140 for 2 people

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Location: Newry, Co. Down

Why stay here: Unplug and unwind in the beautifully handcrafted Willowtree Shepherds Hut in a secluded green field at the foot of the Mournes. Each shepherds hut comes complete with a private hot tub so you can soak under the stars or take in the mountain views in the daytime. But that’s not it! Whether you choose to cook on the campfire, kayak on the coast or explore the mountain bike trails, there is plenty to keep you busy here. 

What guests say: “The best glamping experience we have had yet, Ciara and Derek’s cabin is so beautiful – we can’t wait to book again for a longer stay. So peaceful and secluded, a perfect couples getaway. Bring hiking boots for the gorgeous walks and definitely opt-in for the hot tub. Can’t wait to book for the summer months!”

12. Pine Tree Hollow Beehive

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Price per night: From £75 for 5 people

Location: Castlewellan, Co. Down

Why stay here: This is un-bee-lievably good accommodation. Get it? No? I’ll see myself out. The Beehive may be small but it actually sleeps a good five people across a triple bunk and a small double sofa bed. It’s equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable stay, including a fridge, kettle, toaster and wood-burning stove. You’ll also find an outdoor kitchen, fire pit and BBQ outside!

What guests say: “The facilities at Pine Tree Hollow are the cleanest and best we have seen. The honesty shop was a great bonus. Having a kitchen and BBQ gave use the best of both worlds when it came to dinner, and we all had a great evening by the campfire and were toasty warm in bed as the cabin had a wood burner. The kids loved it that much we have booked to return at Halloween and the whole family can’t wait.”

13. Aurora Log Cabins 

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Price per night: From £275 for 4 people

Location: Bushmills, Co Antrim

Why stay here: Ever dreamt of staying in a log cabin in the forests or mountains of Canada? Well, this may be your closest chance (albeit a little closer to home!), as these cabins came from British Columbia. Situated on a truly magical vantage point on the tip of the North Antrim coast, the bespoke Aurora Log Cabins are easily one of my favourite places to go glamping in Northern Ireland. You’ll find the world-famous Giant’s Causeway just a mile away, making this the perfect base if you want to play tourist for a day. However, my favourite things about these cabins are the stunning freestanding bath and generous verandah with your own private hot tub, perfect for long indulgent soaks.

What guests say: “A stay at Aurora is a unique and mesmerising experience! We went with my fiancé’s parents for a two-night stay and couldn’t recommend it enough! As you walk in, you get the relaxing aroma of cedarwood and everything feels so cosy! We were warmly greeted by Pearl who showed us how everything worked and left us a delicious lemon drizzle cake with a fresh bottle of milk from a local farm. Everything about the cabin was perfect, from the underfloor heating to the gorgeous beds and open-plan living area! The hot tub also made for a perfect evening of relaxation. If you go, don’t forget to go outside and look at the stars on a clear night – hardly any light pollution! Go, go, go!! 

14. The Jungle NI Pods

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Price per night: From £80 for 8 people

Location: Magherafelt, Co. Londonderry

Why stay here: The funky Jungle NI pods are one of the most famous places to go glamping in Northern Ireland. Each glamping pod sleeps up to eight people on cosy, individual bunks, making this a great place to stay with a big group of friends or family. However, the real reason to stay at The Jungle is for the activities on-site. From archery, coasteering and zorbing to paintballing, llama trekking and laser tag, they offer practically every outdoor activity you could ever wish for! 

What guests say: “We booked a night here in the glamping pods for a family birthday. We had a fantastic time barbequing and enjoying the great outdoors. We were lucky in that we had lovely weather. The setting was perfect… llamas and deer watching made it great fun for the little ones. As the evening grew dark, we lit the log burner and enjoyed sitting outside with a glass of wine after the kids had settled to bed.”

15. The Surf Shack Cabin 

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Price per night: From £66 for 2 people

Location: Ballycastle, Co. Antrim

Why stay here: Whether you’re a surfer or not, you’re bound to fall head over heels for The Surf Shack. Surrounded by rolling county Antrim farmlands, this unique tiny space was created from an upcycled shipping container. The decor is inspired by the local Causeway coastline and with its reclaimed wood and vintage surfboards, it definitely looks the part. Plus, there’s a hot tub too. If you’re after a secluded getaway with lots of peace and quiet, this is the place to go glamping in Northern Ireland. However, it’s still only minutes away from top Northern Ireland attractions such as the Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, The Dark Hedges and the Bushmills distillery.

What guests say: What can I say about the Surfer Shack except 5 stars doesn’t feel enough! A beautiful design little space, that was cosy and relaxing. A fabulous set up for couples, however staying with me was just myself and my two daughters and the host Josh was very attentive and kind to place extras within the shack for the extra person, along with offering any other extras I may have needed. 5* !! We had a great evening on the porch with the fire pit blazing toasting marshmallows and I certainly enjoyed the little complimentary red wine and chocolates.”

16. Sycamore Pods

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Price per night: From £140 for 2 adults and 2 children

Location: Ballygally, Co. Antrim

Why stay here: Situated on a hobby farm in the small rural village of Cairncastle, you’ll find sheep, rare breed pigs, chickens and donkeys roaming around, making this Northern Ireland glamping getaway especially great for those with children! The bespoke Sycamore Pods feel more like a hotel than camping! Relax in your own private hot tub then toast some marshmallows around the firepit, both of which offer amazing rural views that you won’t be able to get enough of.

What guests say: “What a fantastic stay! Beautiful views, large luxury hot tub complete with fairy lights, slippers, breakfast basket with fresh orange juice, milk, bread, porridge and lots of other treats. Woodburning stove inside and very modern bathroom with a large walk-in shower. Great price too for two great nights compared to other places with fewer facilities.”

17. Foxborough Bubble Den 

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Price per night: From £165 for 2 people

Location: Portglenone, Co. Antrim

Why stay here: Bubble dome, white freestanding bath and a cosy four-poster bed. Oh, and of course, the best stargazing opportunities imaginable with the dome’s near-360 degree views. Need I say anymore? Beautifully decorated with stacks of cosy blankets to keep you warm, this Bubble Den is very special. The host, Mark, even goes an extra mile by lovingly providing a breakfast hamper, complete with croissants, granola, yoghurt, and fresh orange juice. And if you need an extra morning pick-me-up, knock up a coffee with the Nespresso coffee machine. Delicious!

What guests say: “A magical night under the stars! Mark has included so many thoughtful details to provide luxury while enjoying the great outdoors. We had the sunsetter package and enjoyed s’mores and Prosecco in front of the fire pit and the breakfast hamper was lovely too. It was a chilly snowy night but thanks to the heated blanket and comfy bed we had a cosy sleep.”

18. Mountain Sky Safari Tents

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Price per night: From £256 for 6 people

Location: Feeny, Co. Londonderry

Why stay here: If you fancy feeling like you’re on the plains of Africa rather than the rolling hills of Northern Ireland, head to Mountain Sky Glamping. Located on Ash Park Farm in the glorious Sperrin Mountains, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this glamping site comes complete with helpings of beautiful scenery. With a wooden floor, wood-burning stove, comfy sofa and beds, lamps and inside flushing loo, this really is a home-away-from-home. However, despite feeling luxurious, you also get the benefits of camping, from the fresh air and no electricity to toasting marshmallows over the campfire.

What guests say: “We had a wonderful time here with all the family for a birthday weekend. We had the place to ourselves and children young and old had a ball, running around and playing games. We were able to light a fire in the evening and adults sat around chatting and fun. Everyone was really comfortable it was such a peaceful haven. A break to remember forever.”

19. Myrtle Glamping Truck

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Price per night: From £235 for 2 people

Location: Lisburn, Co. Antrim

Why stay here: I think a better question is “why not stay here?”. Easily one of the most unique glamping holidays in Northern Ireland, Myrtle is definitely one of my personal favourites. Complete with log burning stove, sun deck and sauna, this 1952 Saurer Swiss Army truck is an experience like no other. The sauna even has a floor-to-ceiling glass window, offering guests an amazing view across the woodland. It’s safe to say I’d happily spend days just relaxing here.

What guests say: “The best glamping experience we’ve had. They thought of everything with electric-mini fridge, hot chocolate and marshmallows and a Bluetooth speaker. Everything you need and no Wi-Fi so it was nice and relaxing! There were board and card games and a BBQ to cook dinner. It was everything we expected and more. The staff were so helpful and friendly from I booked right up until we left.”

20. Brent Cove Waterfront Studio

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Price per night: From £94 for 2 people

Location: Newtownards, Co. Down

Why stay here: You’ll find this waterfront studio in a secluded cove of Strangford Lough under a mature pine tree and in the heart of a protected Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Benefitting from large floor to ceiling windows, you can enjoy the lake views right from the comfort of your cosy king-size bed. If the weather’s good, you’ve got some beautiful nature spots to explore, right on your doorstep. But if the weather’s bad, you can cosy up in front of the 42” Smart TV with Netflix. This studio is especially great for those who love to travel sustainably, as the entire space is solar-powered!

What guests say: “What can we say about Brent Cove except 5 stars just doesn’t feel enough and we should have stayed longer! We had a fabulous time – the views are spectacular, the space itself is stylish and so comfortable, the breakfast was amazing, the honesty bar was fab. It was warm and cosy and we loved reading outside with a blanket and bottle of wine watching the sunset.”

21. Gorestown Glamping Chalets

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Price per night: From £140 for 8 people

Location: Moygashel, Co. Tyrone

Why stay here: This large rustic shepherds hut was hand-built to the highest specifications to form the luxurious glamping holiday you see before you today! Self-contained with its own bathroom, kitchen, dining area, log burning stove and upstairs kids area, they’ve managed to pack a lot into a small space! The unit sits on the periphery of a five-acre picturesque stocked fly fishing lake, so there’s plenty to explore outdoors too.

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What guests say: “An extremely well-presented property with every detail carefully thought out to enable a very welcoming and enjoyable stay. The host even provided us with essentials including bread, milk, wine and treats for the children. A beautifully designed cabin which includes everything a guest would need for a short family break.”

22. The Causeway Coast Cabin 

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Price per night: From £69 for 2 people

Location: Moyle, Co. Antrim

Why stay here: The Causeway Coast Cabin definitely wins the award for having one of the most beautiful interiors of any of these glamping sites in Northern Ireland. This gorgeous cabin packs a lot into a small space while still retaining its charm. It is fully equipped with a king-size bed, kitchenette, small and cosy reading corner and a private en-suite bathroom. Knock yourself up a coffee with the Nespresso machine, before settling down to read a novel from their small selection.

What guests say: “The tiny house was a quaint experience, with everything that was needed for a short stay. The lack of wifi meant we played games, listened to music and had less time staring at a screen! It is close to Ballycastle and the many wonders of the north coast. Josh was very helpful and kept in contact to make sure all was ok. It was a perfect night away, and the bonus of a cute doggo too!”

23. Swanns Bridge Bell Tents

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Price per night: From £95 for 4 people

Location: Limavady, Co. Derry

Why stay here: Looking to get closer to nature? Then Swanns Bridge Bell Tents is the Northern Ireland glamping accommodation for you. Sitting on the banks of the River Roe and at the foot of Binevenagh Mountain, there are endless opportunities for adventure right on your doorstep. Although each tent comes complete with an electric fan heater and thick bedding, you’ll still be exposed to the elements in these tents. So be sure to bring warm layers, hot water bottles and cosy blankets along with you, just in case you need them!

What guests say: “I let Swanns Bridge know that it was a special occasion and I would love it to be just perfect. We were given a beautiful bell tent surrounded by a forest that had a fire pit and was decorated with fairy lights. I didn’t think that we would receive anything other than a nice tent but we were both blown away when we also received a bottle of prosecco to share for the occasion.”

24. Todds Leap Snooze Boxes

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Price per night: £50 pps (boxes sleep up to 5 people)

Location: Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone

Why stay here: Set within an adrenaline junkie‘s paradise, these colourful snooze boxes will provide a trip you won’t forget anytime soon. On-site you’ll find all kinds of outdoor activities from archery, blindfold driving (yep, that’s a thing!) and clay pigeon shooting to zip wires, a giant swing and free fall jumping. The question isn’t which to choose but what to do first! After a day that’s sure to get your adrenaline pumping, order an on-site takeaway to your cosy snooze box and settle in for a good night’s sleep.

What guests say: “We stayed for 2 days/nights and were proved with clean, spacious accommodation as well as freshly cooked, high-quality food for all meals. Nothing was too much trouble for the management and staff day or night. We have now returned to Todd’s Leap for the 4th year running which I feel is testament to the quality service we receive.”

25. Thornfield Pods

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Price per night: From £130 for 4 people

Location: Ballymoney, Co. Antrim

Why stay here: Game of Thrones fans may have been disappointed by Season 8 but they won’t be disappointed by these pods! Set just a stone’s throw from the iconic Dark Hedges, Thornfield Pods are a great base from which to go on a self-made Game of Thrones tour. However, even if you’re not a fan of the franchise, you’ll still love the picturesque farm setting of these pods. You can even feed the hens and see baby lambs! Inside, the pods come complete with everything you could wish for and more, and you can even pay a little extra for a prosecco arrival or breakfast hamper.

What guests say: “We stayed in one of the pods last night with our kids and had a fabulous evening. The pods were scrupulously clean, really well kitted out and furnished beautifully. There was everything there you would need for a night away. The kids had a great time toasting marshmallows and the Wi-Fi meant we could watch a movie and drink the hot chocolate that was very kindly left by Sandra as a treat for the kids (along with some lovely Prosecco for us!).”

26. Barge at Titanic Houseboat 

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Price per night: From £121 for 4 people

Location: Belfast

Why stay here: You may not have expected to find glamping accommodation in the heart of Belfast but that’s exactly what the Barge at Titanic is! This recently renovated barge marries the joy of being on the water with the on-shore comfort you’d expect from a modern hotel. Comprising a living room, outdoor seating area, kitchenette, master bedroom, bunkroom and full bathroom, you won’t be forgetting this unique accommodation anytime soon. Let’s just hope your stay on this boat doesn’t meet a similar fate to the Titanic.

What guests say: “Checking in was a great experience, the host was very friendly and made us feel right at home! They provided us with bottles of water, milk, teabags as well as all of the basic amenities. The boat also has its own Wi-Fi and they allow access to their Netflix account to watch movies. The bedding was of great quality, and the shower was wonderful. We loved the balcony which looks out at the water and faces the Titanic building which lights up at night.”

27. Pod on the Pond

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Price per night: From £69 for 2 people

Location: Ballycastle, Co. Antrim

Why stay here: Northern Ireland is home to many glamping pods. However, Pod on the Pond is easily one of the best, not least because of its stunning pondside location. You can wander around the pond, or enjoy the scenery from the comfort of your decking while dining alfresco as the sun goes down. If you fancy exploring the local area, the pod is a stone’s throw from beautiful coastal walks. Plus, every guest gets a complimentary voucher for the nearby coffee shop Bothy Coffee – a great spot to enjoy a cuppa and cake!

What guests say: “The Pod on the Pond was a great little find. It was easy to get to, and although I was a bit nervous about it being in someone’s garden the pod is situated in such a way to give absolute privacy. Everything was provided for including little personal touches like a note from the host, fresh flowers, tea, coffee, towels, and all in all we had a nice time having a bbq by the pond and a good nights sleep.”

28. Carrowmena Bell Tents

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Price per night: From £80 for 2 adults and 2 children

Location: Limavady, Co. Londonderry

Why stay here: What better way to spend your long summer nights than in one of Carrowmena’s bell tents? They are spacious, fully furnished and decorated with fairy lights, blankets and throws to offer you a great night under the stars. However, if you want an extra special stay, upgrade to a deluxe tent for a private fenced-off campfire area, pit and BBQ, mini-fridge, complimentary snacks and more!

What guests say: “This is the second time my family have stayed in the wonderful bell tents and I honestly can’t recommend enough. If, like me, camping the old fashioned way is too much like hard work this is a fabulous alternative! The location is great with stunning views and only 5 minutes away from the town centre and 15mins from a beautiful beach. The “glitchen” is just brilliant with kitchen facilities for everyone to use and breakfast (cereal, tea, coffee, juice, toast) is provided free of charge.”

29. The Dutchess Caravan 

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Price per night: From £50 for 2 people

Location: Strangford, Co. Down

Why stay here: Set in a picturesque location, overlooking the entrance to Strangford Lough and the Irish Sea, The Dutchess is a unique quirky vintage caravan. Although the caravan sits in the hosts’ garden, it still feels incredibly secluded, with its own private seating area. Inside, you’ll find two single beds which can be turned into a double, a cooker with grill, a small fridge, hot and cold running water, chemical toilet and a basic shower.

What guests say: “We arrived at Tim’s just as the sun was setting and were completely blown away. It’s a beautiful part of the world – the pictures on here really don’t do it justice – and exactly the tranquil escape we were hoping for. The Dutchess herself is a delight, charmingly decorated and with everything you need for a weekend away plus lots of little extras (fairy lights, speakers, a jar of wildflowers on the table) that really add to the experience. Most of all, though, Tim is a wonderful host! Providing bread, eggs and butter for breakfast was such a thoughtful touch and she continued to look after us throughout our stay.”

30. East Coast Adventure Pods

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Price per night: From £75 for 4 people

Location: Rostrevor, Co. Down

Why stay here: This is one of the more rustic glamping holidays in Northern Ireland but that doesn’t make it any less special. Each East Coast pod has a double camp bed, two single camp beds, electricity and a plug-in heater. This means you’ll have to bring your own sleeping bags and pillows along with you. As far as communal facilities are concerned, you’ll find toilets, showers, a communal pod with firepit, and an outdoor kitchen hut. But the main reason to come here is for the activities. Whether you fancy zip-lining or sea kayaking, you’re bound to find something that’s up your street.

What guests say: “Best activity centre in Ireland. We have been to three and this one is our favourite by a mile. would definitely recommend. The accommodation is spotless and the food was lovely. The activities were brilliant and so planned out. The kids were never bored and were smiling all day long.”

31. Portview Farm Clydesdale Shepherds Hut

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Price per night: From £115 for 2 people

Location: Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim

Why stay here: The gorgeous and pristine bespoke Clydesdale Shepherds Hut is situated on a small farm and horse yard in the Co. Antrim countryside. Step onto your deck and you’ll spot buzzards, hares and all sort of other creatures on Portview Farm. However, if you want to get really up close and personal with nature, you can go trout fishing and horse riding. Inside, the shepherds hut is beautifully decorated, and there’s a radio and selection of books to keep you occupied. Regardless of what you get up to, you’re bound to have a romantic stay here at one of the most unusual romantic weekend breaks in the UK.

What guests say: “A hidden gem. Much better than we anticipated as we have been to several shepherds huts, but this is by far the best. It’s well equipped with everything you would need. A tidy well maintained shower area (which is inside, an added bonus) a tiny kitchen but everything you need to cook a few small meals. A decent-sized bed area that’s doubles up into a seating area with a table. And the warmest log burner.”

32. Gorse Hill Farm Pods

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Price per night: From £70 for 2 people

Location: Newcastle, Co. Down

Why stay here: With spectacular views over the Shimna River Valley and Tollymore Forest Park, Gorse Hill Farm is home to three large pods. The pods are well-equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay but let’s be real, you stay at Gorse Hill Farm for the views. Enjoy the mountain views from inside the cottage or outside on the lovely patio area with picnic bench.

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What guests say: “Excellent accommodation. Had a lovely weekend stay. A perfect location for walking in the Mournes. Facilities were first class and great value for money. The house was always warm with fantastic views of Meelmore and Trassey.”

33. Lackarn Cottage Farm Horsebox

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Price per night: From £80 for 2 people

Location: Banbridge, Co. Down

Why stay here: Is it just me who’s desperate to curl up in that cabin bed, watching the world go by through the circular window? I doubt it. Refurbished using reclaimed materials, this unique converted horse truck is the perfect off-grid escape. Tucked away on a corner of the hosts’ off-grid smallholding in the Co. Down countryside, the truck enjoys amazing views from its deck area with seating and a chiminea. Packing a lot into a small space, you’ll find a well-equipped kitchen and dining area, lobby, shower room, a wood-burning stove and box bed inside.

What guests say: “The horsebox and the farm itself were such a lovely place to stay that we hardly wanted to leave the property to visit anywhere else while we were here! The ‘hygge’ of the place made us feel at home right away. We had everything we needed while we were here and nothing to distract us from our purpose – to relax. We especially enjoyed the composting toilet – it’s not every day you get a perfect view of mountains and fields while on the loo.”

34. Carrick Little Glamping Pods

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Price per night: From £73 for 4 people

Location: Annalong, Co. Down

Why stay here: Ideally situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, great views come in abundance at Carrick Little. Enjoy them from your spacious patio area with picnic table and chairs and firepit. The views will be especially great on a sunny day. Inside, each pod comes complete with a bathroom, sink, microwave, fridge, heater, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery. Practically everything you could need for a great stay!

What guests say: “Julie was waiting for us on arrival and was really friendly and helpful. The pod was modern and spotlessly clean. We sat out around the fire pit and enjoyed the evening skyline before retiring to the cosy pod. The two double beds (and all the mountain walking!) ensured we had a great nights sleep. Fantastic host, accommodation and location.”

35: Blaney Shepherds Huts

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Price per night: From £65 for 2 people

Location: Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh

Why stay here: Sick of shepherds huts by now? Nope, me neither. I can’t get enough of them and Blaney Shepherds Huts are no exception. Complete with storage, seating, eating area, convection stove heating, TV, kitchenette and shower/toilet area, these huts are very well-equipped. And with milk, cereal, tea, coffee and pastries awaiting your arrival, you’ll feel at home straight away.

What guests say: “Amazing little space! Thoroughly enjoyed our nights stay. It has everything you need and lovely home touches such as flowers and board games. Had fresh milk for when we arrived, tea and coffee as well as a tray full of breakfast options for the next morning. Very warm and great shower.”

36. Let’s Go Hydro Safari Tent

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Price per night: From £150 for 6 people

Location: Carryduff, Co. Down

Why stay here: Let’s Go Hydro is home to some of the best glamping offerings in Northern Ireland. I’ll be sharing a selection of my favourites from this sports aqua park but let’s kick things off with their stunning safari tent. With views of the reservoir where you can enjoy everything from standup paddleboarding to wakeboarding, this safari tent sleeps six people across a kingsize bedroom, double bedroom and two single beds. Great for hosting big groups of people! However, my favourite thing about the safari tent is the private deck with fire pit, BBQ and wood-burning hot tub. All accompanied by some spectacular views.

What guests say: “We loved the safari tent… It was cosy, comfortable and well set out. It is equipped with everything you would need. Great views and next time we might use the water sports activities on offer! My husband accidentally left his laptop there and Let’s go Hydro posted it back to us safely. Thank you to all the staff and especially the helpful member of staff who came to help us light the wood burner.”

37. Let’s Go Hydro Viking Huts

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Price per night: From £100 for 2 people

Location: Carryduff, Co. Down

Why stay here: I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a cabin quite as cosy as these Viking Huts. I can just imagine long summer evenings lounging on the spacious decking area with a glass of wine in hand, while the fairy lights dance around me. This will definitely be after scoffing a BBQ dinner down and relaxing in the outdoor private hot tub though. This hut has way too many merits to name so please just stay there and experience it for yourself! I’ll try to not be too jealous.

What guests say: “The location of the accommodation was excellent. The aqua park was 10/10 so much to do and amazing fun! The pizza restaurant was very clean and the food was great! Our private decking area was very clean and beautiful and stocked with plenty of wood to heat the jacuzzi.”

38. Let’s Go Hydro Forest Dome

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Price per night: From £110 for 4 people

Location: Carryduff, Co. Down

Why stay here: If you didn’t already gather by now, I’m a sucker for dome accommodation. And this is one of the most isolated domes you’ll ever find. With the scenic backdrop of the forest and reservoir that you can see through the large windows of your dome, nature is at the forefront of this Northern Ireland glamping getaway. Whether you’re kicking back in a king-sized bed, relaxing in your private hot tub or stoking a wood-burning stove, you’ll love every second of your stay here.

What guests say: “What a fantastic night. Inside, the dome was spotlessly clean with all required kitchen amenities and basics such as tea, coffee, biscuits and Tayto crisps! The log burner was already lit and radiators on when we arrived so once the place heated up it was toasty warm all night. The private hot tub was fantastic and again was already heating up before our arrival!”

39. Let’s Go Hydro Iglu Huts

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Price per night: From £100 for 4 people

Location: Carryduff, Co. Down

Why stay here: Iglu huts are one of the lesser found glamping accommodation types, making the Let’s Go Hydro Iglu Huts one of the most unusual places to stay in the UK. I can’t decide whether I love the exterior or interior of these huts more, but let’s just say that both are a feast for the eyes. The interior is spacious, clean and modern, and I especially love the cosy cabin bed. Outside, the private decking boasts a picnic table, stargazing hot tub and campfire, all lit up by festoon lighting. Long evenings spent here are nothing short of romantic.

What guests say: “This place was excellent. Stayed in the outstanding iglu hut which was close to local amenities but still felt secluded. We enjoyed the hot tub late into the night – even the kids enjoyed it. Aaron was brilliant and had the hot tub lit for our arrival and provided firelighters for the campfire. Will definitely return very soon.”

 40. Let’s Go Hydro Lotus Bell Tent

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Price per night: From £100 for 4 people

Location: Carryduff, Co. Down

Why stay here: Well, firstly the Lotus Bell Tent is one of the only bell tents in Northern Ireland, making it incredibly unique. But the tent warrants a visit in its own right. With a gorgeous cosy double bed that you can just melt into and sumptuous towels that you’ll love wrapping yourself up in, this tent is nothing short of luxurious. This isn’t any old camping trip, after all!

41. Let’s Go Hydro Lake Pod

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Price per night: From £80 for 2 people

Location: Carryduff, Co. Down

Why stay here: This floating haven is one of the more unique places to go glamping in Northern Ireland. If you’re a big water baby, stay as close as you can to the water in the Lake Pod. You’ll find a double bed, sink, tea and coffee facilities, and a small kitchenette inside. If you’re looking for something larger, opt for the House Boat instead.

42. Tepee Valley Gypsy Caravan

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Price per night: From £105 for 4 people

Location: Markethill, Co. Armagh

Why stay here: This gypsy caravan is a beauty both inside and out. Snug, warm and comfortable, I’d happily spend long winter days cosied up in here, admiring the handcrafted living area and period-style china. However, I wouldn’t say no to long summer evenings outside either. Make good use of the small seating area outside and cosy up to the chiminea for extra warmth in the evenings if it gets a little cooler. Just don’t forget your marshmallows to toast!

What guests say: “The caravan didn’t fail on any level. The kids were mesmerised by its beauty. Cuteness overload. With its little kitchen, its sitting area that transforms into a bed, its loft bed above, and private garden area for barbecuing, it was impossible not to love.”

43. Tepee Valley Shepherd’s Hut

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Price per night: From £115 for 2 adults and 1 child

Location: Markethill, Co. Armagh

Why stay here: Tepee Valley is also home to a gorgeous shepherds hut. Lovingly built by your hosts and designed with couples in mind, a stay here is snug, intimate and completely relaxing. It’s a great off-grid option for those looking to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature on their Northern Ireland glamping holiday. My favourite thing about the hut is the Windy Smith stove, which allows guests to slow down and get back to basics by boiling the kettle for a cup of hot tea, cooking some comfort food in the oven, or scrambling eggs for the morning’s breakfast. 

What guests say: “The hut was beautifully laid out, basic but with everything we could need, really cosy. The stove kept us toasty at night and we loved sitting by the fire pit in the evening. We were provided with enough wood to do both nights in the stove and a fire pit. We also loved the animals, especially the very friendly goat!”

 

So there you have it: 43 amazing glamping sites in Northern Ireland that you need to stay at! Which of these glamping sites in Northern Ireland most catches your eye? Please let me know in the comments below. 

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