A Guide to Camping & Caravan Parks
Northern Ireland has camping parks to suit all tastes. Some are small and peaceful while others are busy and lively; some are remote while others are in tourist resorts.
Parks close to the ferry terminals of Larne and Belfast are convenient for overnight stops. For the visitor travelling north from the Republic of Ireland via Newry, the parks around Newcastle at the foot of the Mourne Mountains or on the coast of County Down are always popular. Travelling from the west, there are many attractive parks in the Fermanagh Lakelands. Caravanners and campers entering the country from Donegal have a choice of parks throughout the Causeway Coast region.
The caravan and camping parks have all been inspected and given a rating under the British Graded Holiday Parks Scheme All caravan parks have mains water, flush toilets and provide pitches for touring caravans and motorhomes, but do not always take tents. The type of pitches available is indicated by symbols in individual park entries in the brochure. However, you are strongly advised to use the telephone numbers and e-mail addresses to get information in advance of your visit (including availability). Also, some are better signposted than others, so remember to ask for directions when you contact the park.
Amenities and prices have been provided by the parks and may be subject to change.
A list of non-inspected, local council licensed parks is given on this site.
The Northern Ireland Tourist Board has no control over caravan and camping parks.
Bringing food into Ireland
Campers and caravanners are advised to buy their ham, eggs, sausages and other meat products in Ireland, as there are import controls on these and some other foodstuffs. Details from: Department of Agriculture, Dundonald House, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3SB.
Tel. +44 (0) 28 9052 0100.
Bringing the dog?
Being able to bring the family dog on holiday is a bonus for visitors from Great Britain who come to Northern Ireland either directly or via the Republic of Ireland. There are no restrictions.
Most parks in this guide provide electric hook-up points for caravans, and this is indicated in the entry. Voltage is generally 240v. If you think you may need an adaptor, ask about it when you book. It is sensible to make some provision for your own lighting, and heating if necessary.
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