There’s some very quirky places to go glamping in Northern Ireland.
In fact, it seems that, with each passing year, a flurry of unique and unusual glampsites launch in NI, much to our delight!
In the guide below you’ll find everything from pods by the sea and forest yurts to places to go glamping with hot tubs in Northern Ireland. Dive on in!
What we think are the best places to go glamping in Northern Ireland
The first section of this guide is wedged with what we think are the best places to go glamping in Northern Ireland. These are places that one of The Irish Road Trip Team have either been to, or that we’ve had rave reviews about from multiple sources.
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1. Kintala Resort & Spa
Nestled in Dungiven, 16 miles from Derry, Kintala Resort and Spa offers modern wooden glamping lodges in a lush garden setting. Each cosy elevated guest pod has a sofa seating area, dining table, TV and ensuite bathroom as well as a proper bed with mattress and duvet.
Outside there’s a private terrace for relaxing and for al fresco dining at the end of the day.Wallow in the warming waters of the hot tub, visit the sauna and splurge on a massage or beauty treatments at the onsite spa.
2. Sperrinview Glamping
Sperrinview Glamping is another excellent option for boutique glamping in Northern Ireland, and you’ll find it in Cookstown in Tyrone. Sperrinview puts the luxury into glamping with fully furnished pods complete with kitchenette and shower room. It’s a unique place to stay as each specially designed lodge has a viewing window.
Lie back on the comfy double bed and gaze at the heavens – you can see so many stars at this premier Dark Sky Site! These pods sleep 4-5 with two double beds and a sleeper sofa. During the day, you’re just a mile from Davagh Forest Trails.
3. Foxborough Bubble Dome
Life in a bubble can be amazing when you stay at the very quirky Foxborough Bubble Dome. Set in the Antrim countryside, this clear pod is surrounded by trees and greenery and is perfect for wildlife spotting and stargazing.
The cosy igloo has a super-comfy bed with warm fluffy bedding and a luxury bathroom in the mini dome next door with a decadent oval bath tub. Your breakfast basket is delivered each morning. What more could you wish for?
4. Fair Head Glamping Pods Ballycastle
Enjoy a farm stay with superb views to the Fair Head Cliffs at this welcoming glamping site in the heart of Ballycastle. Cosy and super comfy, the glamping pods are at one with nature and include a private terrace and garden with fire pit.
As well as a double and bunk beds, guests have a private modern bathroom with shower and hotel-style toiletries, a sofa for cuddling up on, electric lights and a kitchenette for brewing up a cuppa and making toast.
The Fair Head pods are one our favourites of the many places to go glamping in Northern Ireland for good reason.
5. Gorestown Glamping Chalets
These upmarket glamping chalets and shepherd’s huts offer spacious living areas with a wall of glass for enjoying the wonderful views of the fishing lake. There’s a well equipped kitchen with full oven, hob and Belfast sink.
The sofa and picnic table are complemented by a cinema system and a library of books. There’s also a full bathroom, shower and 2 sleep areas with double mattress and a sofa bed. The solar panels even power the heating and air-con!
If you’re on the lookout for romantic and luxury glamping in Northern Ireland, Gorestown is well worth considering.
6. Leitrim Lodge Luxury Glamping
Head to the beautiful Mourne Mountains and relax in style at Leitrim Lodge. Wake up to stunning views of Rocky Mountain from the end window and door. The pull-down Murphy bed offers a sound nights sleep and there are built-in bunk beds too.
As well as a plush ensuite shower room, these luxury pods have tea/coffee making facilities, fridge, electricity and USB charging points. Tuck into the breakfast pack (extra cost) while planning your hike to nearby Slieve Donard or Tollymore Forest.
Places to soak up some luxury glamping in Northern Ireland
Now that we have our favourite places to go glamping in Northern Ireland out of the way, it’s time to see what else the 6 counties have to offer.
Below, you’ll find places that offer luxury glamping in NI (a couple of which are adults only!).
1. Finn Lough Domes
Ideal as a romantic getaway, Finn Lough Domes near Enniskillen offer unique glamping opportunities with stunning views of the forest and the starry sky above. This adults-only site has a choice of domes for 2. Upgrade to a Premium Bubble Dome and enjoy your own private outdoor stand-alone tub in a forested setting.
These superior domes include a fabulous four poster bed, Nespresso coffee machine and fluffy robes for a five star experience. You’ll pay a pretty penny to stay here, but Finn Lough really is one of the most impressive places to go glamping in Ireland, so it’s worth the splurge.
2. The Oat Box
More luxury glamping in Northern Ireland can be discovered at the fabulous Oat Box. This is a spacious former horse box that males a great base for exploring the Causeway Coast and the Antrim Glens! The Oat Box has been transformed with wood-panelling, a velvet sofa, well equipped kitchen with woodburner range and swanky bathroom with hot shower.
Outside there’s a lovely deck with recliner chairs and a fire pit. Climb the wooden ladder to the king-size bed on the sleep platform over the cab and sleep well in the fresh country air. Well located in a private field, there are plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby.
3. Carrickreagh Bay Luxury Glamping Pods
Guests love the breathtaking setting of Carrickreagh Bay Glamping Pods overlooking the green islands and dark waters of Lough Erne. This unique site is a handy spin from both the Marble Arch Caves and Cuilcagh along with Enniskillen town.
Set in a sheltered former quarry, the glamping pods easily sleep 4 in a double bed and bunks. There’s even room for an ensuite bathroom with shower and kitchenette with tea/coffee making facilities and fridge. Cook outdoors on the camp fire or BBQ after a day of forest walks and lake fishing.
4. Kinelarty Luxury Glamping Pods Downpatrick
If you’re looking for places to go glamping in Northern Ireland with friends this year, Kinelarty, set in the stunning Downpatrick countryside, is an excellent option. Boasting pet-friendly pods with a glass entrance framing beautiful views, there’s a lot to like at Kinelarty.
Relax on your private deck and dine beneath the stars before sleeping dreamlessly in the comfy double and built-in bunk beds with hotel-quality linens. Pods include a chic shower room.
There’s kitchenette with kettle and fridge and breakfast packs can be ordered for delivery to your door. Alternatively head into Downpatrick nearby and treat yourself to a cooked breakfast.
5. Sycamore Pods
Sycamore Pods have just two modern glamping pods on a scenic hobby farm with superb rural and sea views. Meet the friendly neighbours – rare breed pigs, sheep, chickens and donkeys. These luxury pods include a private hot tub and fire pit for spending quality time together after dark.
Each pristine pod has a woodburner, double bed and sofa bed and ensuite shower room with toilet. The kitchenette with hob, coffee machine, microwave, fridge and toaster for rustling up breakfast in paradise. Minutes from Ballygally Beach and the port of Larne.
If you’re looking for places to go glamping with a private hot tub in Northern Ireland, the Sycamore Pods are a great option.
6. Barge At Titanic
All aboard for a great stay in the heart of Belfast Marina. Your unique glamping pad is a moored houseboat with luxury living area, sofas, dining table and neat kitchen with fridge. There’s even a flush loo!
Four guests have a double master bedroom and bunks. Outside the barge has a furnished deck for watching the sun set. The best part is the location, just a short walk from Titanic Belfast and St Anne’s Cathedral. Shopping, dining, pubs and nightlife are an anchor’s throw away.
Glamping in Northern Ireland with a hot tub
Yes, there’s plenty of places to go glamping in Northern Ireland with a hot tub, if you fancy a stay with some toasty bubbles!
Below, you’ll find everything from treehouses and luxury getaways to some very quirky pods.
1. Rossharbour Resort Glamping
Rossharbour Resort is one of the more popular places for glamping in Northern Ireland with a hot tub. Neatly presented behind their own paved terrace and outdoor furniture, Rossharbour Resort Glamping Pods make the ideal escape in Fermanagh.
As well as a beautifully furnished pod with double bed, sofa bed, widescreen TV and ensuite shower room, you can make use of a private hot tub for total relaxation in this outdoor setting. The cosy insulated pods have heating, glazed gable end and well-equipped kitchenette.
The resort also has luxury riverside lodges and lakeside cabins for a special treat within easy reach of Enniskillen attractions.
2. Pebble Pods
You may recognise the Pebble Pods from our guide to the best places to go glamping with a hot tub in Ireland. You’ll find them on Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland. This is luxury glamping at its best with stylish furnishings for two including a king-size bed, heating, lighting, Wi-Fi, kitchen with fridge and kettle and a fire pit.
There are toilets and showers onsite along with a thermal sauna. The real plus is having your own private hot tub for sharing with your partner after a busy day exploring. Then relax on the deck and count the stars!
3. Benone Getaways
Benone Getaways in Derry offer exclusive luxury hideaways complete with a private bubbling hot tub for a special treat. Enjoy your own fully equipped cabin with neat kitchenette, electric heater and TV. There’s a fully made-up double bed and sofa bed plus private bathroom with shower.
On-site amenities include a full kitchen for cooking snacks and breakfast, although a continental breakfast is included in the price. Set in a peaceful garden with outdoor shower, you’re within easy reach of Benone Beach, Portstewart Strand and the Binevenagh Hike.
4. The Surf Shack
The Surf Shack is on the breathtaking Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland near Ballycastle. This rustic wood and tin beach house is made from an up-cycled shipping container creating the ideal hideaway for two. As well as a double bed, there’s a TV, dining table and kitchenette with toaster, microwave, fridge and kettle.
There’s also a shower in the simple bathroom. Outside on the deck stands your private bubbling spa tub just waiting to soothe and warm tired limbs. The Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Bushmills Distillery are all nearby.
If you’re looking for some beautifully boutique glamping in Northern Ireland with a hot tub, the Surf Shack is worth considering.
5. The Viking Hut
Ideal for a romantic break for 2 in Carryduff, it’s hard to believe that the Viking Hut at Let’s Go Hydro is just minutes from Belfast city attractions. These wooden lodges have spacious decks with two-seater hot tub for enjoying forest or river views.
Each glamping hut is unique but all have a comfy double bed, private bathroom with shower and a well equipped outdoor kitchen with microwave, hob, fridge, cutlery and everything you need for dining al fresco on your private deck.
This is one of the more popular places for family glamping in Ireland, and it gives you easy access to the Aqua Park and plenty other family-friendly activities.
6. Willowtree Glamping
For peace and tranquillity, look no further than Willowtree Glamping with its shepherd’s hut, yurts and log cabins for the ultimate glamping comforts. The Kingfisher Log Cabin has its own glass roof for stargazing from the king-size bed. Look forward to your own private wood-fired hot tub for the ultimate luxury experience.
This adults only glamping site provides luxury accommodation with modern bathrooms and kitchenettes. Located in Newry, these glamping pods are close to the coast, Carlingford Lough and Mourne Mountains with surreal mountain views
Treehouse glamping in Northern Ireland
If you’re looking for more luxury glamping in Northern Ireland, our next section should tickle your fancy something fierce.
Below, you’ll find the most unique treehouse glamping NI has to offer, with some stunning locations dotted around the 6 counties.
1. Peacock’s Roost
The appropriately named Peacock’s Roost is a luxury treetop lodge at Burrenmore Nest with balcony and its own private hot tub. It guarantees an unforgettable stay in the leafy treetops near Castlerock and Downhill Strand.
Climb the wooden staircase to find a super comfy king-size bed, ensuite shower room with Voya toiletries and a well-equipped kitchenette with fridge, kettle, toaster, hob and micro-grill combo. There’s everything you need to escape the world and relax including forest walks, sandy beaches, communal fire pit and BBQ.
If you’re looking for luxury glamping in Northern Ireland where you’ll be treated to an unforgettable stay, this place really is hard to beat.
2. Rosnashane House
How about a secret escape at the Star Gazer and Treehouse glamping site in a peaceful forest near Ballymoney? Book their Platinum Experience and your treehouse stay starts with welcome cocktails.
Jump in the private oversize hot tub with a luxury S’more Board and nibbles (provided) and pour a glass of chilled prosecco while waiting for your Chinese take-away to be delivered. The package includes a spa treatment too.
The elevated treehouse dome offers soft furnishings, TV, comfy bed and stunning sunset from the swing on the 10-foot-high balcony.
3. Swallow’s Nook
Glamorous camping never looked better than Swallow’s Nook. Guests can roost in a contemporary treetop lodge with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows offering woodland views. Ideal for 2, this stilted lodge includes an outdoor whirlpool tub as well as an ensuite shower room with bathrobes and indulgent Voya toiletries.
Prepare snacks and nibbles in the kitchenette with hob, fridge, kettle and microwave-grill and relax to music from the Bluetooth speaker. A tablet projector delivers a cinema experience, but you’ll probably want to sit on the treetop balcony after dark listening to the sounds of nature.
4. Forest Domes
Book your own futuristic Forest Dome glamping accommodation at Let’s Go Hydro in Happy Valley, Belfast. Set in a forest environment, these private domes are spacious enough to hold a luxury king-size bed, sofa bed and ensuite with shower.
The kitchenette has a microwave, fridge, hob and kettle for rustling up tasty breakfast and midnight snacks. Light the stove, watch TV or toast marshmallows on the fire pit. The private deck is perfect for stargazing and relaxing in nature from your own private hot tub.
5. Pipit’s Hide
Another forest hideaway at Burrenmore Nest near Castlerock and Downhill Strand is Pipit’s Hide. This ground floor “tree house” offers easy access for those with limited mobility. Relax on your private deck surrounded by greenery and listen to the sound of birds.
The bubbling waters of the whirlpool hot tub add to the pleasure. The large living space has huge glass windows for watching birds and wildlife from the king-size bed or sofa (sleeps 3 adults comfortably).
The ensuite shower room, luxury toilets, Wi-Fi , voice-controlled heating and well-equipped kitchenette provide everything you need for a relaxing stay.
The quirkiest glamping pods in Northern Ireland
The next section of our guide looks at the most unique glamping pods in Northern Ireland, with a mix of places that’ll suit families and couples alike.
Below, you’ll find the brilliant Glenarm Castle Glamping and Thornfield Glamping Pods to Fair Head Glamping and more.
1. Glenarm Castle Glamping
Glamping really comes into its own with some unique and quirky accommodation such as Glenarm Castle Glamping. These clifftop ocean view pods will wow you with the location while the luxury castle estate offers a Tea Room for breakfast and lunch.
Enjoy enchanted walks around the walled garden and browse the crafts and gifts at the castle shop. Return to the pod to relax with comfy furnishings, double bed, bunks and luxury linens.
There’s a kitchenette for drinks and an ensuite shower room. The Salmon Breakfast Pack is well worth ordering too!
2. Thornfield Glamping Pods
Thornfield Glamping Pods are in the heart of the splendid Antrim Glens near the extraordinary Dark Hedges beech trees that form an atmospheric landscape. Game of Thrones fans will spot many familiar film locations while families will appreciate the baby lambs and animals on this working farm.
Cosy pods sleep 4 with a double bed, bunk beds, ensuite shower room and kitchenette. Bring provisions for a BBQ or camp fire and you’ll have an unforgettable stay in this extraordinary setting.
3. Fair Head Glamping Pods Ballycastle
Set in an extraordinary location at Black Knowe, these luxury pods have breathtaking ocean views overlooking Fair Head. They are close to the famous Dark Hedges and provide a luxury base for couples and families to explore the Ballycastle area.
Pods have space for a double bed, bunk beds ensuite shower room and tea and coffee dock with fridge and cutlery. Explore the farm or relax on your private patio after dining al fresco and listen to the rolling waves.
4. Rathwood Farm Luxury Glamping Pods
Rolling countryside and a backdrop of the magnificent Mourne Mountains – that’s what’s special about Rathwood Farm Glamping Pods. Part of a woodland conservation project, these cosy pods blend with nature and are ideal for families with a double bed, built-in bunks and an ensuite shower room.
A full glass wall (with privacy feature) provides superb views. Take a walk after breakfast prepared in the mini kitchenette with kettle and fridge. Bring home dinner to cook on the BBQ and dine on the picnic table or hang out around the fire pit.
5. Causeway Country Pods
Causeway Country pods offer deluxe glamping on the Antrim coast surrounded by rolling countryside. These mini cabins have insulated walls, a leather sofa, a glazed entrance, TV and comfy double sleigh bed.
There’s even a compact kitchenette with fridge, microwave and kettle and an ensuite shower room. Step outside and revel in the views from your private hot tub. It’s the perfect spot for intimate talks, watching shooting stars and making plans.
Romantic glamping in Northern Ireland
Our next section takes a look at the more romantic places for glamping Northern Ireland has to offer, for those of you in search of something a bit different.
Below, you’ll find everything from a riverside escape to one of the most stunning glamping pods in Northern Ireland.
1. Lough Erne Glamping Pod
With stunning views across Lough Erne at Carrickreagh Bay, glamping takes on a romantic role in this awesome setting. Bring a bottle of bubbly to enjoy on Carrickreagh Jetty at sunset watching the elegant swans.
Your modern glamping pod is equipped for cosy comfort with a double bed, ensuite shower room and mini kitchen for that morning cuppa in bed looking out at the view. Bring marshmallows for the fire pit or eat out at one of the restaurants in Enniskillen, a 5-minute drive away.
2. Fairy River
Set in the breathtaking beauty of the Mournes near Newry, Fairy River Glamping offers a quiet setting for a romantic luxury getaway. There’s a choice of “underground” cottages set into the hillside with two ensuite bedrooms in each.
Hotel quality linens, a living area with logburner for relaxing and a full kitchen ensure you will be comfortable and cosy. Outdoors, there’s a private garden patio with stone table and a BBQ. Who knows; you might even see some fairies!
3. Larchfield Estate
How about whisking your loved one away to stay in a luxury glamping truck? It’s a great way to escape daily work and stress and spend time together surrounded by natural beauty near Lisburn.
“Myrtle” is a former Swiss Army Truck and has been adapted to include a woodburner stove, under-bed heating, a leather sofa and kitchenette. The adjoining truck is a sauna for a special experience.
There’s a hammock, outdoor table and a fire pit for toasting marshmallows. It’s sure to be an unforgettable stay!
4. Gorse Hill Glamping
Three luxury glamping pods enjoy a stunning setting at Bryansford with spectacular views over the Shimna River Valley and Tollymore Forest Park. Ideal for couples, these cosy wood-lined pods have a double bed with memory foam mattress, table and chairs and sofa.
There’s an electric heater, power sockets and LED lighting. Relax on Adirondacks around the cast iron fire pit and stargaze together. Gorse Hill has an amenity block nearby with showers, toilets and a fully equipped kitchen for rustling up breakfast in bed or a romantic dinner for two.
5. Brent Cove
If you’re looking for contemporary glamping for two, Brent Cove offers a designer studio right on the waterfront. It has jaw-dropping views across Strangford Lough to the Mourne Mountains. Newly appointed with a Scandi-style finish, this cosy pod has a double bed with mattress and panoramic lake views through French doors.
There’s a sofa, ensuite shower room and a kitchenette with fridge and kettle. Sit on the deck admiring the beach views, make use of the BBQ and table, or step down onto the sand and enjoy a romantic stroll hand-in-hand. This is arguably the most picturesque glamping Northern Ireland has to offer.
6. Lackan Cottage
Blending right in with the farm setting, Lackan Cottage offers luxury glamping in Northern Ireland in a well-planned off-grid horse truck. Cosily equipped with a host of reclaimed and up-cycled materials, this quirky glamping truck is ideal for two to stay completely off-grid.
There’s a big kitchen with full-size cooker and dining area, woodburner stove and shower room. Outside there’s a secret sitting area with chimenea on the deck, a herb garden and composting loo. What a find for your next romantic getaway!
Family glamping Northern Ireland
The final section in our guide to the best places to go glamping in Northern Ireland looks at spots to head to with the family.
Below, you’ll find everything from Carrick Little and Waterfall Caves to another spot for glamping with a private hot tub in Northern Ireland.
1. East Coast Adventure
Go sailing, mountain biking, canoeing, archery or mountain walking when you stay at East Coast Adventure at Rostrevor in Down. Glamping pods for four include a double and two single camp beds and an electric heater.
There’s a picnic table and fire pit outside the door. Bring your own bedding, pillows and food; everything else is right here. There’s a well equipped outdoor kitchen hut with fridge, gas hobs, sink, pots and pans and a communal toilet/shower block.
With so many activities onsite and nearby on Carlingford Lough, there’s plenty to do to keep the whole family entertained.
2. Carrick Little Glamping
Go luxury glamping in the Mourne Mountains at Carrick Little Glamping Site. Fabulous walks and stunning scenery are right on the doorstep of your spacious 6-metre glamping pod that sleeps 5 on pull-out sofa beds. It includes shower room with toilet and a kitchenette with fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle.
Dine together at the patio picnic table around the fire pit discussing the day’s adventures. Bring bedding and food and enjoy hassle-free camping in the Mournes. If you’re looking for family glamping in Northern Ireland with stunning views, look no further.
3. Waterfall Caves
Tucked away in Limavady, Waterfall Caves glamping accommodation is in a stunning natural setting. The wooden lodges/pods are furnished with a kitchenette, dining table and include a bedroom with double bed and sofa beds to sleep 3 -5 guests.
Enjoy your own terrace and fire pit or dive into the steamy hot tub onsite at the end of each busy day. Benone Beach is 3 miles away and Portstewart Strand and Golf Club are 8 miles away.
There are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants a short drive from this Mountain hideaway. This is one of the most popular places for family glamping Northern Ireland has to offer for good reason!
4. Sorell Hillside Tiny house
Head to Dungannon and enjoy family glamping in a very private wooden chalet that comfortably accommodates 4. Behinds the full glazed entrance there’s a living area with woodburner stove, fully equipped kitchen, dining table, flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi.
There’s a double bedroom plus sofa bed and a bathroom with shower. Towels and bed linen is included in this luxury glamping paradise. Kids will enjoy the garden while adults relax on the terrace.
Go walking and mountain biking in Knockmany Forest. Shops and restaurants are 3 miles away.
5. Little River Glamping
Sleeping under canvas is every child’s dream and Little River Glamping makes it so comfortable and easy. These giant bell tents are erected on a wooden deck and have rug flooring and proper beds (double, sofa beds and bunks) ready for your arrival.
Tents sleep 6-8 and each has a dedicated toilet and shower room. With a star viewing window, sofa, BBQ and fire pit, it’s a home-from-home. There’s a full kitchen onsite along with a laundry. Located near Ballymoney, it’s just 12 miles from Portrush beach and lots more.
Next up is one of the more adventurous places for family glamping Ireland has to offer – Carrowmena Activity Centre at Limavady. This place is well located for family glamping in luxury bell tents, wooden pods or in your own tent on a camping pitch. Glamping accommodation includes comfy beds and everything you need after a day’s adventures.
There’s an inflatable assault course, maize maze, canoeing, raft building, archery, abseiling, hillwalking and Giant SUP. The onsite Coffee Pod serves coffee (of course) along with snacks, campfire supplies, marshmallows and BBQs. There’s also a glamper’s kitchen, toilets and hot showers onsite.
Glamping Northern Ireland: Where have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant places to go glamping in NI from the guide above.
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!
FAQs about glamping in NI
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘Where is there to go glamping in northern Ireland with a hot tub?’ to ‘Which glampsites are the most luxurious?’.
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.
What are the most unique places to go glamping in Northern Ireland?
The most unique glamping Northern Ireland has to offer is arguably Burrenmore Nest of Finn Lough.
Where is there to go glamping in Northern Ireland with a hot tub?
There’s endless options, as you’ll see in our guide above, from the Rossharbour Resort to the Pebble Pods and much more.
Gillian Birch is a travel writer and published author. She has travelled the world and uses her personal journals and memories to write about her many travel experiences, particularly those that involved adventures in Ireland.