Travelling from the Republic into Northern Ireland can be a bit of a shock, the signs return to miles and the prices to pounds sterling, oh yes, we are back in the UK! This home over water is filled with breathtaking views and fascinating places to visit. Northern Ireland also boasts of an exploding food scene, hip cities and picturesque islands. The stunning scenery in Northern Ireland demands not only a road trip, but camping. Combine the two by getting a campervan off our site, and seeing Northern Ireland the only proper way. We’re helping by providing you with our 5 best motorhome campsites in Northern Ireland, so all you have to do is read and book!
#1 Causeway Coast Holiday Park
Nestled into the Antrim coast, you’ll find Causeway Coast Holiday Park. This 28-acre park is situated less than a mile from the beach, ensuring you won’t have far to walk on those sandy feet. It has spectacular views over Ballycastle bay and the cliffs of Fairhead, both of which are simply waiting to be explored! Kids will go crazy over the sight of Rathlin Island to the north, filled with colonies of puffins. The site offers a heated pool, outdoor play area, pool table and other amusements to keep the entire family entertained. The site is run by friendly staff, and the tranquility of the park in the evenings is a top priority. From this site, you can easily explore the surrounding area. Spend a day hiking the Ulster Way, or exploring the Glens of Antrim. Visit some of Northern Ireland’s best-known attractions, the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and the World Heritage Site of Giant’s Causeway, and then head back for a relaxed campfire with s’mores. Adults will also enjoy the close proximity of the Old Bushmill Distillery, which is a mere 15 minute drive (or taxi ride) away!
#2 Swans Bridge Glamping
This small family-run site is one of the most ideal motorhome sites in Northern Ireland for fishing fans. Swans Bridge Glamping is situated on a working farm, a mere 5.5 miles outside of Limavady. It is on the banks of the Roe and 10 minutes driving from Benone beach. Enjoy the lush mountain view on this grassy campsite, and make use of the luxurious laundrette and shower facilities. Fishing is possible on the banks of the Roe river, you can spend your day catching salmon and trout, and then pop to the local supermarket for the ingredients to prepare your triumph. Game of Thrones fan will recognize nearby scenery, including the foot of the Binevenagh mountain, which provided the Dothraki Grasslands in season five. In the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll be able to go hiking, hacking or biking to your heart's desire. If the weather allows, spend your days paddle boarding or kitesurfing at the nearby beaches, or go for a round of golf at the nearby course.
#3 Hillfoot Caravan Site and Camping
People sometimes struggle to find motorhome campsites in Northern Ireland that allow dogs, so finding Hillfoot Caravan Site and Camping can be quite a relief. The site is run by Mervyn, his team, and the famous campsite collie Ben! They will be more than happy to give you tips on what to do and where to go, or a friend sniff and tail wag. The campsite is located at the foot of Benbradagh Mountain, and is renowned for spectacular views. Despite the appearance of isolation and deep nature around, this site is only a 5 minute drive away from Dungiven town. At the town you’ll find all you need; a supermarket, off license, eateries and more. The town is known for its friendly nature, and is wonderful to stroll through. This site is a great stop on your road trip, and has nearby public transport to all the major cities. You’ll be torn between exploring the nature surrounding and exploring all the big sites and attractions. The solution? Stay longer!
#4 Glenmore Caravan and Camping Park
Set in an Area of Outstanding Beauty, and in one of the nine Antrim glens, this campsite provides some of the most eye-watering scenery in the entire country. Glenmore Caravan and Camping Park is a 95-acre campsite that provides view towards the puffin filled Rathlin Island, Islay and the Mull of Kintyre. The campsite proudly displays their Irish heritage, so don’t be shocked to hear traditional music, especially in the bar onsite. The campsite also has a restaurant, with a delicious breakfast to fill you up before you explore the surrounding area! After your daily activities, return home and light up a barbecue while the children enjoy the play area. A special treat here is to try fly fishing, with a lake for it right net to the site and filled with brown and rainbow trout. If you’ve never tried fly fishing, have no fear! There are lessons and rods for hire available onsite.
#5 Deighan’s Caravan Park
12 miles from Limavady, you’ll find the small but beautiful Deignan’s Caravan Park. Situated on the Seacoast Road, this is one of the most conveniently placed motorhome sites in Northern Ireland for a road trip. The site features spectacular scenery, including extensive wildlife and nature. Nearby there are opportunities for fishing, climbing, horse riding, golf and many more fun activities. If you’re more of a fish out of water, you’ll be able to do some watersports or sailing to keep you content. Local towns and cities are easily reached through nearby public transport. But if that is too far, there is a bar and shop walking distance of the site. There are plenty of local attractions, including the Roe Valley Country Park. Here you can learn tales of the legendary “Leap of the Dog”, if you’re not too distracted by the breathtaking riverside and woodland scenery that is! Stroll around Mussenden Temple, originally a library built in 1785 and has become a prominent feature of the North West Coastline. If you’re looking for a way to keep your kids entertained, you can visit the nearby Benone Tourist Complex for bowling, golf, tennis and more!
These 5 motorhome sites in Northern Ireland will provide you with the ideal stops on your road trip around this stunning area. You’ll be well equipped to explore the castles, mountains, beaches and more than Northern Ireland can offer you. What’s left to do now? Simply to find a motorhome available for your trip around Northern Ireland!