Home to rich culture and awe-inspiring scenery, Northern Ireland is becoming an increasingly popular touring destination. If you’re thinking of heading there, you’ll want to make sure you pick one of the best motorhome sites in Northern Ireland to stay at, to help you get the most from your tours to the picturesque country.
In the capital, visitors can find the Titanic Belfast as well as the grand City Hall and the cathedral. Outside of the city, visitors can enjoy watersports and walks courtesy of Strangford Loch or the spectacular Mourne Mountains in the south. Don’t forget to check out the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Giant’s Causeway, and the ethereal Glens in County Antrim too.
When you take all of the scenery and culture into account, it’s easy to see how the destination proved popular in our Top 100 Sites Guide, where we revealed the best motorhome sites in the UK to stay at.
If you’re planning to head to the beautiful area and are wondering where to stay, our guide to the best motorhome sites in Northern Ireland is here to help.
The best motorhome sites in Northern Ireland are…
1. Ballyness Caravan Park.
2. Annalong Holiday Park
3. Curran Caravan Park
4. Glenpark Estate
5. Highview Holiday Park.
6. Rushin House
7. Sandilands Holiday Park
8. Windsor Holiday Park
Ballyness Caravan Park
40 Castlecat Road, Bushmills BT57 8TN, http://www.ballynesscaravanpark.com/
- Open: 11 March – 31 October
- Touring pitches: 48
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £27
Regaining its title as Regional Winner for a third time, Ballyness remains one of the best motorhome sites Northern Ireland has to offer. Perfectly located for exploring some of the region’s most popular attractions, the site is within easy reach of Portrush and Coleraine, as well as the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge. If you don’t feel like driving, most of the major attractions can be accessed from the Causeway Coastal Rambler, a bus service which stops outside the site’s reception during summer.
Ballyness offers hardstanding pitches that are separated into three areas, with each pitch having electric, water and drainage points. The heated wash block provides luxurious wet-room showers, baby changing and family facilities, a laundry room and dishwashing facilities.
There’s plenty to do on-site too, with an eight-acre dog-walking field, a play area, indoor games room and football pitch. Three wildlife ponds can be found on the picturesque site, which attract swans, moorhens and ducks.
Annalong Holiday Park
38 Kilkeel Road, Annalong, Newry BT34 4T, http://www.chestnuttholidayparks.com/
- Open: 19 March – 31 October
- Touring pitches: 11
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £32
Not far from the Mourne Mountains, this park sits in a lovely spot in the village of Annalong on the Newry coastline. Amenities include a shower block, disabled facilities, a playground and a football pitch. Every touring pitch has electric hook-up and there are plans to extend the site to facilitate bigger touring pitches.
Close by are local pubs and shops, a takeaway and the charming harbour Annalong Harbour.
Curran Caravan Park
131 Curran Road, Larne, Co Antrim BT40 1DD, http://www.currancaravanpark.com/
- Open: 17 March – 31 October
- October Touring pitches: 44
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £26-£28
Just a few hundred metres from Larne Harbour ferry terminal is Curran Caravan Park, a five-star site on the edge of the town centre. There are some good facilities on-site including a new disabled toilet block, family shower room, washing machines, a shop, a children’s play area and a dog-walking route.
Visitors will find plenty to explore nearby, including Carrickfergus Castle and Larne Museum and Arts Centre, as well as the Antrim coastal route and an 18-hole golf course at Cairndhu.
150 Glenpark Road, Omagh BT79 7UG, http://www.glenparkestate.com/
- Open: 11 February – 30 November
- Touring pitches: 24
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £30
Located in the former Ulster History Park, Glenpark provides 24 landscaped pitches against the stunning backdrop of Gortin Glen Forest Park. Each pitch has access to electricity and water, while there’s also a toilet/shower block and a games room. The estate offers hotel rooms, a farm shop and a restaurant/bar. Kids can enjoy the children’s soft play area and the open farm.
Nine miles from the pretty town of Omagh, the site is perfect for walking and cycling in Gortin Glen Forest Park, which is found in the foothills of the Sperrins, Northern Ireland’s most extensive mountain range.
Highview Holiday Park
219 Ballybogey Road, Portrush BT56 8NE, http://www.highviewholidaypark.co.uk/
- Open: 16 March – 31 October
- Touring pitches: 12
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £29
Perched on the northern coast of County Antrim, this modest park offers 12 pitches, all hardstanding with electric hook-up and access to a modern toilet/shower block, a laundry/dishwashing area and a motorhome service point.
The site is a great base for exploring some of Northern Ireland’s most exciting attractions: the Giant’s Causeway is just six miles away, while Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Dunluce Castle and Bushmills Distillery are all in the surrounding area. For any Game of Thrones fans, the Dark Hedges nearby are a must-visit.
Holywell, Belcoo, Co Fermanagh BT93 5DU, http://www.rushinhouse.com/
- Open: Mid-March – 31 October
- Touring pitches: 38
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £30
The main attraction of this superb site is the view of Lough MacNean: sitting on the Lough’s shores, Rushin House is located on a family-farm and offers immaculate hard-standing pitches that overlook the water.
There are great amenities too, including showers/toilets, disabled facilities, football pitch, playground and picnic and barbeque area. Nearby, visitors can find the Marble Arch Caves Geopark and St Patrick’s Holy Well. Fermanagh is a short drive and has plenty to do, including some beautiful walks.
Sandilands Holiday Park
30 Cranfield Road, Kilkeel BT34 4LJ, http://www.chestnuttholidayparks.com/
- Open: 1 April – 30 September
- Touring pitches: 39
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £30
On the southern tip of County Down, three miles from the harbour town of Kilkeel, Sandilands offers all-weather pitches with multi-service hook-up. Part of the Chestnut Holiday group, the pristine site benefits from a private beach and offers great on-site amenities, including award-winning modern bathrooms, a play park and 16A points.
Close by, you’ll find Cranfield Beach, Carlingford Lough and Silent Valley Mountain Park, as well as the Mourne Mountains.
Windsor Holiday Park
138 Dundrum Road, Newcastle, Co Down BT33 0LN, http://www.windsorholidaypark.co.uk/
- Open: 1 March – 30 November
- Touring pitches: 36
- Pitch+2+hook-up: £30
Overlooking the Royal County Down Golf Club and set against the backdrop of Northern Ireland’s highest mountain Slieve Donard, Windsor Holiday Park offers spacious, fully-serviced, hardstanding pitches and beautiful views.
It’s just a five minute walk into the seaside town of Newcastle, which has plenty of shops and restaurants. On-site, visitors can enjoy heated showers and toilets, laundry facilities, a children’s play area and a games room,
- Thinking of heading to another holiday destination instead? Then why not take a look at our guide to the best motorhome sites in Devon
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