Camping Sites in County Antrim
Belfast may grab all the attention, but while the Northern Ireland capital is now one of the top city break destinations in Europe, with cool boutiques, hip bars and stunning Victorian architecture, there’s a lot more to County Antrim than just the urban buzz of its biggest city. Read More
40 Castlecatt Road, Bushmills, Antrim BT57 8TN
111 Old Dundonald Road, Belfast
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About County Antrim
From sublime scenery to big city buzz, Antrim hits the mark
County Antrim is a perfect snapshot of Northern Ireland.
Not only does it offer stunning natural beauty, but it also provides a gateway to explore the vibrant city of Belfast and the legendary sites associated with giants and Game of Thrones®. From breathtaking cliff top walks to magnificent sea views, County Antrim has it all.
Camping sites in County Antrim offer a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in nature while experiencing the rich cultural heritage of the region. Whether you’re a fan of Game of Thrones® or simply seeking unparalleled beauty, County Antrim has something to offer.
One of the must-visit locations for Game of Thrones® fans is the world-famous Dark Hedges in Ballymoney. These iconic trees have become a symbol of the series and provide a magical setting for a memorable camping experience. For those who crave unique beauty, exploring the Glens of Antrim is an absolute must. These glens are steeped in folklore and are said to be the roaming grounds of giants. Some locals even claim that the hills themselves are the giants, merely asleep. When you visit the nearby Giant’s Causeway, a natural wonder formed by volcanic activity, you’ll understand why the giants deserve their rest.
No matter where you choose to camp in County Antrim, a spirit of adventure awaits you. Embrace the giant spirit of the land, and it will surely embrace you back.
Travelling to Antrim
Belfast International Airport and Belfast City Airport are located in Belfast. Dublin Airport is just 90 minutes drive fromBelfast . You will find flights from over 100 destinations around Europe, the USA and Middle East into these Airports
Regular, scheduled ferry services operate between Belfast and Larne to Great Britain. Dublin Port is 90 minutes drive from Belfast. Sailings also operate from Fishguard to Rosslare and Liverpool to Dublin. Brittany Ferries operates a service between Cork-Roscoff (France). The following companies offer ferry services into Ireland – Stena Line, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries, Kintyre Express, and Isle of Man Steam Packet
While camping in County Antrim, make sure to explore the following attractions:
Located beside the Titanic Slipways, the Harland & Wolff Drawing offices and Hamilton Graving Dock, where the Titanic was designed, build and launched, Titanic Belfast tells the story of Titanic from her conception, through her construction and launch, to her maiden voyage and subsequent well documented place in history. Discover the world-famous story through the eyes of those whose hard work and ambition built her. In the self-guided Titanic Experience you will uncover the sights, sounds, smells and stories of the ship, as well as the people and city that made her. You will journey through boomtown Belfast and the shipyard where the liners were built, to the launch, fit out and maiden voyage, before discovering more about the sinking, aftermath, the quest to find Titanic and her final resting place. All whilst exploring the hopes and dreams of those whose lives were impacted by the great ship and wondering at our collection of unique Titanic artefacts.
Step into the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre. The star of the show is Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn McCool) – an Irish giant who picked a fight with Scottish big man Benandonner. Legend has it that the giants loathed each other. And so one day after enduring insults from Benandonner, Fionn built a path to use as stepping-stones to reach Scotland, which was then ripped up by Benandonner. The result was the Giant’s Causeway.
Follow in footsteps of legends by striding out to sea at the Giant’s Causeway. The neatly packed columns of hexagonal basalt rocks form Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritge Site. With an interactive exhibition and audio guides the Visitor Experience reveals the story of this world-famous geological wonder. Join a guided tour to soak up the dramatic cliff-top views and learn more about the history and geology of this special place. Must-see sites include the Giant’s Boot and the Wishing Chair.
The Gobbin’s Cliff Path
The Gobbins experience includes a short bus ride, then a steep descent which is followed by over 100 steps to the path entrance. On the Walking the Edge tour, you’ll find yourself standing on steel bridges above the churning waves. The Gobbins cliff path is an Edwardian labour of love. Designed by the railway engineer Berkeley Deane Wise in 1902, The Gobbins closed in 1954 when the depression of the 1930s and lack of materials post-World War II caught up with this one-of-a-kind visitor experience. But after extensive renovations, The Gobbins opened again.
At one point along the path, the walk bends like an elbow out into the Irish Sea, creating a “natural aquarium of seawater”. The Tubular Bridge is an exposed tubular walkway hanging some 10 metres above the chilly Irish Sea. Wise’s Eye was made to provide access to the most spectacular section of the original path… over crashing waves to sunken caves and sheer cliff faces.
Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge
The Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge has woven its way between Carrick Island and the County Antrim mainland for over 250 years and is suspended almost 30m (100ft) above sea level. Crossing the bridge is a thrilling experience and brave explorers are rewarded with stunning views across Rathlin Island and the Scottish Island.
These are just a few highlights of what County Antrim has to offer for camping enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in the beauty, legends, and adventure that await you in this remarkable region of Northern Ireland.