Camp Fires, Mountain Views & A Fancy Tent: Welcome to Portsalon Luxury Camping

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Although one of the most popular guides on this site is our guide to the most unique places to go glamping in Ireland, I’ve never actually ‘glamped’ personally…

To be totally honest, the last time I camped was at the Oxegen (a music festival) in 2008.

I made an absolute arse of putting up my tent, it poured rain during the night and I woke up with a sore head surrounded by puddles of water.

Not ideal. Camping in a fancy Yurt tent in Donegal that someone else has stuck up sounds like something that I could definitely get behind, though!

Welcome to Portsalon Luxury Camping

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If you read our guide to the best things to do in Donegal that we published recently, you’ll probably recognise this gem of a place.

Portsalon Luxury Camping is situated on a hill in the north of Donegal – an area surrounded by an abundance of breath-taking scenery.

Now. If you visit Portsalon Luxury Camping, you won’t be staying in a tent. You’ll be kipping in a yoke that’s known as a ‘Yurt’.

A very cosy yurt in the hills

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Photo via Portsalon Luxury Camping

If, like me, you’re wondering what a ‘Yurt’ actually is, a ‘Yurt’ is a big, round, timber-framed canvas covered tent.

By all accounts, these lads are sturdier, warmer, cosier and much more spacious than a traditional tent.

The biggest draw Portsalon Luxury Glamping has for me is that it offers the perfect mix of nature and comfort.

Views… and toasted marshmallows 

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Photo via Portsalon Luxury Camping

You can kick back in bed with the stove blazing away and on the warmer evenings, or if you fancy sitting out with a few layers, there’s a decking area with outdoor seating and a fire pit.

Imagine toasting a few marshmallows while kicking back and gazing out at the view above! A little slice of magic!

You can soak up the view out over Lough Swilly, Mulroy Bay, Knockalla mountain and the Inishowen Peninsula as you listen to the crackle of the fire.

What the host has to say

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Photo via Portsalon Luxury Camping

‘We are open to visitors from April to October and rent out five yurts with luxurious king sized beds, lovely cosy interiors and fabulous wood-burning stoves.

Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, there is no shortage of things to see and places to explore or you can choose to just kick back and relax on our easy-going site.’

How much a night will set you back

I whacked in 2 nights in September to see what the suss with the prices was. For a Wednesday to a Friday you’ll pay:

  • Total for 2 people: €196
  • Per person: €98
  • Book a night and check prices here

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