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Rent a motorhome in Northern Ireland

An unspoiled coastline and natural wonders

Tour Northern Ireland in style by renting a motorhome or campervan from motorhomebookers.com. The region is renowned for its rugged beauty and spectacular coastlines. Exploring Northern Ireland with a motorhome allows you to visit areas off the beaten track. Whether you are craving a countryside holiday or a trip along the coast, Northern Ireland has something for everyone.

Take in the panoramic views of the Tollymore Forest Park at the foot of the Mourne Mountains. You can discover the hiking trails packed with interesting historical features and botanical gardens. You can also take a road trip through the famous Causeway Coastal Route. The popular route runs from Belfast to Derry, providing a scenic drive of 120 miles. Popular sites along the route include Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and Dunluce Castle.

If you want to catch some history of Northern Ireland, visit the castles and step back in time. Some of the notable castles in the region include Belfast Castle, Kinbane and Castle Ward. Carrickfergus Castle is the oldest castle and a picturesque castle on the water. With a campervan, you can conveniently check out this rugged destination and its beautiful castles.

Top 5 facts about Northern Ireland

  1. Visit Glenariff Forest Park and explore acres of woodland and scenic trails. You will also discover lakes and waterfalls in the area.
  2. Experience the raw beauty and dramatic landscapes on your visit to the Mourne Mountains. The tallest peak, Slieve Donard, stands at 850 metres providing beautiful trails.
  3. Discover the Marble Arch caves at the foothills of Cuilcagh Mountains that extend 11 kilometres underground.
  4. Stop by Mussenden Temple in Derry, which sits on the cliff's edge. The circular castle dates back to 1785 and provides impressive views of the Downhill Strand and the Ocean.
  5. Visit Carrickfergus Castle, which dates back to 1755. It is a well-preserved medieval castle that gives you a glimpse into the history of Northern Ireland.

These highlights await you when you visit Northern Ireland with a motorhome

Northern Ireland promises a memorable trip across the beautiful coastal roads and sweeping landscapes. You can start your journey in Belfast. Before exploring the natural wonders in Northern Ireland, drive around the city and enjoy the unique character. You can explore the history of Belfast and the tragedies of the last decades. Stop by the Crumlin Road Gaol and Titanic Quarter to sample the Bohemian culture. Belfast also has campervan parks a short distance from the city centre for motorhome campers.

After leaving Belfast, stop by Carrickfergus Castle, perched on the shoreline. The 12th-century castle is a well-preserved castle and Norman citadel worth exploring, with an interactive museum and exhibitions. The Gobbins Coastal Walk is also a remarkable destination that clings to the Islandmagee peninsula. The exhilarating path has been around since the 1900s and gives you unparalleled access to the Antrim Coast. The path features tubular suspension bridges, tunnels and caves, making for a visually memorable experience.

If you want to enjoy water sports, drive to Portstewart Strand. It is a popular coastal destination with beaches and coastal paths. You can park your car outside the beach and spend the day surfing or swimming in the ocean. You will also find the best seafood by the beach.

These camper routes through Northern Ireland are a must

The region's famous driving route is the Causeway Coast, which winds along the narrow coastline and takes you through Northern Ireland's natural wonders and cultural heritage. Start your campervan holiday in Belfast and explore the city before starting your motorhome road trip through Northern Ireland. Some of the sites to explore in the city include the Titanic Quarter. Alternatively, you can enjoy the history as you explore the city’s political murals narrated by a London-style black taxi driver.

Leave Belfast and get off the beaten path track with your camper. The first attraction you will find along the route is Carrickfergus Castle before you get to the nine Glens of Antrim. Marvel at the charming and unique character of Glens of Antrim. Remember to look at Glenariff, with its rugged beauty and waterfalls. You can also explore the beaches of Ballygally, Glenarm and Carnlough. Spend the day in the scenic landscapes before driving towards Cushendun for an impressive view of cottages.

When you leave Ballycastle, the Carrick-a-Rede bridge awaits you. The bridge sits 30 metres above the rocks, and you can cross it or enjoy the picturesque views. Continue to the fishing village in Ballitony and visit the stunning harbour featured in Game of Thrones. A few miles away is the Giant's Causeway, where you can discover the legend behind the basalt columns and treasures of the Spanish Armada.

Camper van hire: Useful information for a trip through Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is generally warmer between June and August, making it the perfect time for your campervan holiday. The winters can be chilly, but the summers are mild. Wild camping is not legal in Northern Ireland, but a private landowner can grant permission for a camper to park on their property. Northern Ireland Forestry Service also issues camping permits for some sites. You can hire a campervan if you are above 21 years, but there’s a surcharge for adults between 21 and 24 years.

Rent a motorhome now and discover Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has stunning natural wonders perfect for an extended holiday. Get your motorhome or campervan from motorhomebookers.com.

Northern Ireland: Rental stations for campers and motorhomes