15th March 2019
Get set for the start of some Spring touring and discover what Northern Ireland has to offer.
Whether it’s a hiking break on the rugged landscape of Rathlin Island, an action-packed weekend away on the Antrim Coast, or just some time to kick back and relax at the world-famous Bushmills Distillery, a caravan or motorhome adventure has it all.
Don’t just take our word for it, read on and find out what cool campsites, wonderful walks and amazing action awaits you.
Delamont Country Park
Located just outside the town of Ballymoney, in the northeast corner of Northern Ireland is the Caravan and Motorhome Club Site, Drumaheglis Marina and Caravan Park. With easy access to the Nine Glens, an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), the site is the perfect location for walkers, with a variety of coastal towns nearby.
Surrounded by the beauty of Delamont Country Park, this Camping and Caravanning Club Site is near the stunning Strangford Lough, a perfect paradise for birdwatchers. A peaceful, rural location, it is a great site for families with serviced pitches and a small site shop.
Perfectly situated in the glorious North Antrim countryside is Ballyness Caravan Park. Featured in the Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome Top 100 Sites Guide, it is just minutes away from the Giant’s Causeway, Old Bushmills Distillery and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.
Just off the coast of Ballycastle, Rathlin Island is home to one of the largest bird sanctuaries in Northern Ireland. Renowned for its wildlife, it is an ideal place to ramble. A relaxed easy-going 4-mile walk that leads from the harbour all the way to the West Lighthouse, the Rathlin Trail takes in the Kebble National Nature Reserve where the cliffs and stacks support the largest seabird-breeding colony in Northern Ireland.
A short 1-mile walk, featuring a steep and slippery terrain, the trek from the tiny hamlet in County Antrim to the breath-taking waterfall in Glenoe, takes you through a number of paths and steps. The views of this National Trust ‘hidden treasure’ are magnificent and a must see for all ages.
The highest and most dramatic in Northern Ireland, the Mourne Mountains has spectacular scenery, with gentle trails, stunning forests and outstanding coastal views. The 7-mile circular walking route begins at Carrick Little Car Park, taking in the summit of Slieve Binnian, before it traverses between the spectacular South and North Tors, where you’ll then descend along a track past the Blue Lough, and Annalong Forest.
A visit to Northern Ireland wouldn’t be complete without a visit to its most famous icon, Giant’s Causeway. One of the most dramatic tourist attractions, it is flanked by the wild North Atlantic Ocean and its landscape will capture the imagination in a way like no other.
Spanning 20 metres in length and 30 metres above the rocks below, cross the most famous bridge in Northern Ireland. The Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in County Antrim links the mainland to the tiny island of Carrickarede, and is a big tourist attraction, owned and maintained by the National Trust.
In the small village of Bushmills, settled on the banks of the river, you'll find the oldest working distillery in Ireland. Situated on the rugged and beautiful north coast of Ireland, Bushmills Distillery, operates guided tours, tutored tastings and a specialist shop for an all-round whiskey experience.
Something a little different
Explore the famous Belfast City Hall as you take a tour around one of the city’s most iconic buildings. With free public tours led by experienced guides, they last around an hour and take in its finest features and uncover the buildings beautiful architecture.
Opened in 2012, during the centenary of the loss of this world famous vessel to an iceberg, the brand new Titanic Belfast centre opened to the public. Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience, where you can see recreations of cabins on board, learn fascinating facts about the vessel and even enjoy afternoon champagne teas in a recreation of the famous grand staircase from the ship.
Mussenden Temple is located in the beautiful surroundings of Downhill Demesne near Castlerock in County Derry. Perching high on a 120 ft cliff top, it offers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean on the north-western coast of Northern Ireland.