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Have a Glamping Activity Holiday in Northern Ireland

Posted on July 24, 2014 @ 11:39 AM in Adventure

Glamping in 2016 never looked so good!

With so many fantastic glamping sites, Northern Ireland is a must visit to get away from it all without breaking the bank.  Whether you want to road trip towards an action packed weekend with your mates or enjoy a family short break in the outdoors with some added comfort Northern Ireland is the place to be. From the stunning coastline of the North Coast, to the famous Lakelands of Fermanagh, beautiful beaches, sunsets and stargazing await you on your glamping adventure!      

‘Glamping’ or glamorous camping combines all the fun of camping with some of the amenities of a home so you can enjoy the tranquillity of the outdoors with the added bonus of staying dry. Give yourself more time to relax and enjoy the fantastic outdoor activities on offer. 

With lots of outdoor activity providers located beside the glamping sites adventure will be right on your doorstep. So you can have a hassle free break and make it as action packed or as chilled out as you want.  Here are some of our top suggestions of glamping spots in Northern Ireland.

Award Winning Glamping in Strangford

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Camping Pods, Castle Ward, Strangford
Tucked away in the stunning 820 acre demesne of Castle Ward you will find four eco-friendly camping pods. Winner of the OutdoorNI Award for Best Glamping Experience in Northern Ireland these heated pods are ideal for a campout for families and groups of friends whatever the weather! Clearsky Adventure Centre's glamping & adventure package's will help you make the most of your stay, with bike hire included explore the 12km of trails and discover iconic Game of Thrones film locations.

Secret Escapes in Co. Fermanagh

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Trannish Island Bothy, Upper Lough Erne
Escape to Trannish island for a nights stay away from the hustle and bustle. Only accessibly by canoe this is a great base for those following the Lough Erne Canoe Trail the bothy is kitted out with a cosy wood burning stove, camping platforms, toilets and solar powered showers. With the opportunity to book the Bothy for exclusive use you can even have the entire island to yourself!

Bubble Domes, Finn Lough
Drift off to sleep in a bubble after an action packed day of activities with Free Range Adventures at Finn Lough. Mountain bike to secret lakes or discover deserted islands, hidden bays and abandoned castles as you follow clues in secure of an elusive treat! The first of their kind in Northern Ireland these bubbles take glamping to a whole new level!

Luxury Glamping in Co. Derry~Londonderry

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Glamping Pods, Moneymore
Ever wondered what it would be like to camp out in a Jungle?! Kick back, relax after a day of adventures and enjoy the benefits of your very own Glamping pod within the grounds of JungleNI. Each pod has access to its own BBQ area as well as having electric heating and is double glazed ensuring you are kept cosy no matter what the weather! There is even the added luxury of an outdoor hot tub!

Luxury Bell TentsCamping Cocoon’s, Limavady
Fancy the idea of camping without having to put up your own tent? Now you can in Carrowmena Activity Centre's 'Luxury Off the Grid Solar Powered Bell Tents' or eco friendly 'Camping Cocoon's'. Situated in the Binevenagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty take part in lots of exciting activities including climbing, archery, canoeing & zip lining. 

Unusual Glamping in Co. Tyrone

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The Shipping Container B&B, Ballygawley
Todds Leap Activity Centre offers something a bit different for those on an adventure break looking to rest after an adrenaline filled day of clay pigeon shooting, zip lining, off road driving and much more! Spend the night in one of the brightly coloured fully fitted shipping container dorms each kitted out with their own en-suite bathroom, fridge and TV to ensure you're not short of some home comforts. Just a short dander from the onsite restaurant and bar and of course loads of adrenaline inducing activities!  

Hit The Road

Camper van hire Northern Ireland

Create your own adventure with Bunk Campers whose camper van rental service is ideal for couples, families and groups of friends looking for an action packed, enjoyable short break experience. Most vans come with fully functional heating, cooking facilities, iPod connectivity, and converted bed space. With the freedom of four wheels to take you anywhere for an adventure check out our top tips for activities in the North Coast and Mournes.

So what are you waiting for?! Happy Glamping!

Jayne Woodrow
Jayne Woodrow  Marketing Officer & Active Clubs Coordinator for Walking

Jayne joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in March 2014. She oversees the marketing and communication on WalkNI, OutdoorNI and Walking in Your Community Project. Most recently she has been working with Parkrun Ireland & UK to introduce the 'Walk @ parkrun' initiative.

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