Ireland Travel tips: Glamping for couples
Perfectly combining life in the great outdoors with cosy comfort, glamping for couples in Ireland has never been more popular. Here’s why.
Are you looking for a getaway break with a difference? A way to escape from it all, but at the same time be surrounded by creature comforts? Glamping could be just what you are looking for. Each year, hundreds of couples head to Ireland to experience life glamping on beautiful Inis Mór. It’s the perfect setting for a romantic getaway!
What is Glamping?
If you are not familiar with the term glamping, then you should consider it camping but without the hardships. Roughing it without any of the rough! It’s a fun way of compromising between enjoying a beautiful and remote location in an adventurous setting, without sacrificing any of the comforts. Glamping is the shortened version of ‘glamorous camping’, which means you get real beds, warm and cosy accommodation, and a feeling that the stresses of the world are a million miles away.
Glamping For Couples on Inis Mór Island, The Aran Islands
One of the best things about glamping as a couple, is that it is very easy to fall into the relaxed pace of life of Inis Mór. Time seems to go more slowly, leaving you to enjoy each other’s company, chat with the friendly islanders, and explore the beautiful surroundings. There’s nothing more romantic than walking arm in arm with your partner, especially somewhere as beautiful as Inis Mór!
Getting outside and appreciating nature is what it’s all about when you go glamping as a couple in Ireland. Make use of the bike trails, and breathe in that fresh, clean air. It’s the perfect place to recharge the batteries and getaway from the stresses of city life.
Unique Glamping Accommodation in Ireland
You’ll also love the accommodation on the glamping site, which is in the form of purpose built Glamping units called Clochán na Carraige. Taking their design inspiration from the ancient beehive shaped stone huts which were once common on the island, they have everything you need to ensure your stay is a comfortable one. There’s even an outdoor BBQ area to use during your stay if you wish! Here, you are sure to meet other couples enjoying their own glamping experience on the Aran Islands.
Still not sure if glamping is for you? Here’s some reasons why glamping for couples in Ireland is so appealing.
1. All the conveniences of home
One of the best things about glamping, is that you can have all the conveniences of home whilst being surrounded by nature. It’s about getting back to basics, but keeping all the comfort. The glamping units also come with a seaview and a deck area. These make a wonderfully romantic location from which to watch out over the sea or look up at the stars together at the end of the day with a glass of wine in hand.
2. The best place for a digital detox
Have you ever felt that you just wanted to switch all the phones and gadgets off and really, TRULY get away from it all? That feeling that you want to spend time together without any of the distractions? Glamping at Inis Mór is the perfect location to do just that. Email can wait, and status updates ignored. Inis Mór is the place where those things are put into perspective. This will leave you more time to enjoy the simple things in life, such as the pleasure of each other’s company.
3. Incredibly scenic locations
If you appreciate the rugged, sometimes harsh, sometimes stunning beauty of nature, Inis Mór is the destination you should head for when glamping as a couple in Ireland. Each rock and cliff seems to have its own story, and each day reveals some new and spectacular sight. From stunning cliffs to ancient ruins, there’s something fascinating to discover every day. Here’s just some of the things you can see when glamping together at Inis Mór.
4. Things to see and do on Inis Mór
Forts & Ruins – Dún Aonghasa (Dun Aengus)
The Fort of Aengus is perhaps the island’s most famous attraction with visitors. It is designed in a semi-circular fashion, and sits right on a cliff’s edge above the Ocean. The fort is the biggest of the prehistoric ruins on the island, and to reach it involves walking about one kilometre from the visitors centre. Although it is not known exactly when the fort was built, most of the structure is said to date from the bronze and iron ages, with the first construction going back as far as 1100 BC. As you might expect from its commanding position, their are some spectacular views to be had from the fort!
Dún Duchathair (The Black Fort)
The Black Fort now appears to be smaller than Dún Aonghasa, but in its heyday, was thought to be much bigger. It is a much quieter place to visit as it receives far fewer visitors than its more famous counterpart. Within the walls are the remains of Clocháns, the type of stone hut on which the glamping accommodation design was based.
Na Seacht dTeampaill (The Seven Churches)
Although the name indicates seven churches, the remains here are actually of just two churches but with several other domestic buildings. It was a monastic settlement, and a well known place of pilgrimage.
Clochan na Carraige
We have to mention this, as it is the influence for the glamping units on Inis Mor! It is designed in almost a beehive structure, and is the best preserved example of similar huts that were common all across the island at one time.
Glamping for couples in Inis Mor
If you would like to find out more about glamping for couples in Ireland, Inis Mor Camping and Glamping are always here to help. Contact us today!