Since publishing a guide to the best places to go glamping in Ireland, we’ve had emails each week asking where is there to go glamping in Dublin.
And, unfortunately, our reply is always the same: ‘Sorry, for some reasons there’s no where to go glamping in Dublin, yet, however, here are some spots nearby…’.
While there’s an endless number of hotels in Dublin, for some bizarre reason no one in the capital has dipped their toes in the glamping space.
However, there’s some great places to go glamping near Dublin, and you’ll find the best of the bunch below. Dive on in!
Some quick need-to-knows about glamping in Dublin
So, there are several misleading guides online that say there are several places to go glamping in Dublin, yet each glampsite is in Meath. Read these need-to-knows first.
1. There’s currently no glampsites in the capital
Let’s start with some bad news. There’s currently no where to go glamping in Dublin. This is a real shame, because it’s become a highly sought-after style of accommodation and more and more of us are searching for that camping experience in comfort.
2. That’s likely to change soon
Of course, with the demand for glamping, I’m sure it won’t be too long before you find something popping up in Dublin. While you can find virtually every other type of accommodation in the county, glamping is yet to become available.
3. There’s lots of places to go glamping near Dublin
Now for some good news! There are some great glamping options near Dublin, so you don’t have to drive too far to find something for your ideal weekend away. Places like Meath and Wicklow, both of which are close by, are home to some incredible glampsites.
Our favourite places to go glamping near Dublin
The first section of this guide is packed with what we think are the best places to go glamping near Dublin.
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1. Rock Farm Slane
Rock Farm is a glamping and ecotourism centre on the Slane Castle Estate, just an hour’s drive from Dublin. Situated on the banks of the River Boyne amongst beautiful oak, ash, chestnut and hawthorn trees, the glamping accommodation here is simply beautiful.
They have yurts and shepherds huts for every type of trip, from solo travellers to romantic couple getaways and family holidays.
The luxury eco glamping tents are set on a hillside overlooking the castle. They are very warm and cosy, and all have a little deck so you can enjoy the surrounding nature in peace.
The property is also an activity centre and organic farm, so you can visit their farmer’s market or take part in a farm tour or kayaking adventure during your stay.
2. Glendalough Glamping
Next up is one of the most popular places to go glamping in Wicklow – Glendalough Glamping, and it’s the perfect place for a romantic weekend away.
The adult’s only glamping accommodation is located on a family-run farm covering 21 acres in the Wicklow mountains. Just 50km south of Dublin City outside of Glendalough, it’s a convenient place to head for a night away.
Rather than the usual canvas tents, this property offers wooden pods made from sustainable forests. Each built on the side of a hill overlooking the surrounding countryside, they have a deck and glass doors from where you can admire the view.
You can find toilet and shower facilities, a fully equipped kitchen and dining area at the main lodge for all guests.
3. Knockrobin Glamping
Just to the north of Wicklow Town, Knockrobin Glamping has beautiful belle tents offering incredible views across the countryside and out to sea. Each of the tents are luxuriously decorated with private bathrooms close by, making it a super comfortable camping experience.
From the private deck on the tents, you can sit back and watch the sunset over the Wicklow mountains or head to the restaurant onsite for a feed.
Your breakfast is delivered to the tent every morning, so you can soak up the beauty of the countryside from bed. You can also head off into the neighbouring nature reserve for a stroll, if you want to explore further.
4. The Old Forge Glamping
A little bit further out of Dublin, The Old Forge Glamping is just over 100km from the city in the Wicklow Hills. The property offers four yurt tents on the working farm overlooking mighty Lugnaquilla.
The yurts can sleep up to four people each, with a double bed and two singles. They’re decorated in a simple but comfortable manner so you can enjoy the experience of being close to nature with all the comforts of a hotel room.
They also have a communal dining area and kitchen in an old farm building, as well as, shared toilets and showers for glampers.
Other popular places to go glamping close to Dublin
So, as you’ve probably already gathered, there’s an almost endless number of places to go glamping in near Dublin.
Below, you’ll find some more funky glampsites, from Tree Grove Kilkenny and Wildlfower Glamping to Glasson Glamping and more.
1. Glamping Under the Stars
Just outside of Portlaoise, Glamping Under the Stars is as dreamy as it sounds. The property is just an hour from Dublin and offers a couple of glamping options.
You can either opt for the more traditional yurt style tents on lush green grass or their Hobbit-style glamping in quirky grass-roofed huts.
The facilities are top notch too, with a kitchen and dining barn, plenty of outdoor spaces for a picnic, communal campfire, and private bathrooms. It’s perfect for a range of weekend trips, from family holidays to romantic couple retreats.
2. Wildlfower Glamping
Just outside of Cavan and only a minute away from the Killykeen Forest Park, this glampsite is the perfect place to explore the nearby stunning landscapes.
You’ll find a few glamping options on this property. The Daisy Yurt is the ultimate luxury glamping tent, with incredible views from the deck and insulated walls for a cosy stay. They also have safari-style tents on raised platforms, shepherd huts and even a renovated caravan named Dotty.
You’ll find a communal area called “The Lookout” on the property which has a dining area, camp kitchen and some board games and books for rainy days. There are shared toilet and shower facilities, which are included for glamping guests.
3. Tree Grove Kilkenny
In Kilkenny southwest of Dublin, the Tree Grove Camping Park is a small, family-run accommodation property just outside of town. One of their most sought-after options are the timber glamping pods.
These quaint domed cabins are super comfortable with a double bed and small dining and lounge area.
The cosy pods each have their own little deck and you can use the toilet and shower facilities as well as camp kitchen and laundry as part of the camping park.
4. Loughcrew Megalithic Centre Glamping
For something very unique, you can go glamping in the heart of Loughcrew’s Ancient Passage Tombs. Located just over an hour’s drive from Dublin, the Megalithic Centre offers a variety of camping options, but their modern glamping yurts are especially popular.
The large round yurts are very stable on raised platforms with a complete deck around the entire tent. With plenty of space inside, they have a king size bed and an option for two singles, if you need.
It’s glamping at its most luxurious with electrical sockets for charging, a wood burning stove, fairy lights, lounge area and access to all the facilities in the camping area.
5. Glasson Glamping Farm
Close to Lough Ree and just a few kilometres from the pretty Glasson village, this glamping farm has a very quirky take on glamping.
They have a few options to choose from, including a small pod or an 8-person double decker bus, which is perfect for a family or large group of friends.
The bus is the real standout, with an onboard shower and toilet, kitchen and plenty of quirky decorations. All the accommodation has views across the lake, and you can easily take a stroll through Portlick Woods nearby.
Glamping Dublin: Where have we missed?
So, to our knowledge, there’s no where to go glamping in Dublin (and we’ve searched high and low).
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out! Or, browse some of our other Dublin accommodation guides below:
- 11 of the best rated B&Bs in Dublin
- 10 of the quirkiest boutique hotels in Dublin
- 13 of the finest family hotels in Dublin
- The best places to go glamping in Dublin
- 9 of the most extravagant castle hotels in Dublin
- 7 luxurious 5 star hotels in Dublin
- 12 stunning spa hotels in Dublin
FAQs about where to go glamping near Dublin
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything ‘Where’s the closest glampsite to Dublin?’ to ‘Which are the best?’.
In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.
Is there anywhere to go glamping in Dublin?
At the time of typing, when it comes to glamping Dublin is a ghost town. There are no glampsites in the capital. However, there are plenty near by.
What are the best places to go glamping close to Dublin?
Knockrobin Glamping, Glendalough Glamping and Rock Farm Slane are three excellent options close to Dublin.
Elisha is a freelance writer, content creator and blogger and her work can be read in Lonely Planet, Remote Lands and Matador Network. You’ll usually find her travelling in offbeat places or hiking wherever there are mountains; always with a camera in hand.