When it comes to choosing your glamping destination in Ireland, you will be sure to find awesome things to see and do up here in the stunning North West. Teapot Lane Glamping is located on the Wild Atlantic Way on the borders of three stunning counties, Donegal, Leitrim & Sligo. They don't call this the adventure capital of Ireland for nothing!
Glamping in the Sligo area is ideal as our closest beaches are just 8-10 mins drive from Teapot Lane and these are the most stunning beaches of North Sligo, with truly breathtaking scenery. Used to film 'Calvery' starring Brendan Gleeson and big lockdown hit series 'Normal People'.
Donegal is just a few kilometres North of Teapot Lane and boasts the largest county coastline in our Country. Ideal if you wish to set off on a nice day trip.
Our exact location is a little pocket of Leitrim which reaches this far north, famously boasting Leitrim's one kilometre of coastline! Our glamping site is part of the North West and famously nestled on the borders of these three counties.
For couples enjoying romantic glamping escape and families looking for a fulfilling glamping break, you will find no better place, with a vast array of scenic locations here on The Wild Atlantic Way. Choose where to visit and fun activities to enjoy during your stay.
Here are our top picks…
SURFING & SUPPING
Surf Lessons at Bundoran town is a 10mins drive from Teapot Lane, this is the surf capital of Ireland! A great selection of waves for all levels and a lovely surfing vibe about town.
Surf lessons are fun and affordable and suitable for all swimming abilities and ages from 5 years onwards.
Lessons usually go out twice a day 10 am & 2 pm and groups can book a private session.
Stand up paddling has become a popular holiday activity. it is a fun way to take to the water without being in in the water too much. Ideal for all ages, something the whole family can do together.
Standing on your paddleboards you can glide across the calm water and admire the wonderful scenery that surrounds you.
Beaches Walks & Hikes
Mullaghmore Beach is a must on your stay at Teapot Lane, it is our closest beach, 8 mins drive away. This is a charming little harbour village with a lovely white sand beach which is safe for swimming. Two hotels and an award-winning Seafood restaurant 'Eithnas By The Sea' serve delicious fresh seafood with views of the harbour.
Enjoy the views of Classie Bawn castle from the headland.
Barytes Mill & Gleniff Horseshoe Drive (10-15 mins Drive from TPL)
The horseshoe is a truly breathtaking scenic drive so don’t visit Teapot Lane without checking this out even if it's just on the journey home.
Along the way you can stop for a riverside walk at the old Barytes mine.
This beautiful waterfall is 50ft high and is situated at Glencar Lough and served as an inspiration to the William Butler Yeats and features in his poem ‘The Stolen Child’ The waterfall is really impressive after rain and can be viewed from a lovely wooded walk.
In the same area is a more challenging walk is Sruth in aghaidh an aird or the Devils Chimney. The Irish name for the waterfall means stream against the height and denotes the fact that during certain weather conditions the waterfall is blown upward and back over the cliff from which it falls. The waterfall does not flow during periods of dry weather; however, it is particularly spectacular during or immediately after periods of heavy rainfall.
Benbulben Forest Walk
15min drive away and suitable for all abilities, a lovely looped walk with stunning views of Sligo and Donegal bay as well as the iconic Benbulben
Sleive League, Co. Donegal
If you are feeling adventurous and don’t know when you will be this far North again perhaps you would consider the 1.5 hr drive to Sleive league in Donegal and take in the Bunglass Cliffs, one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe.
Wild Atlantic Way Alpaca Farm is a family-run farm with farm tours and Alpaca walks by appointment only.
Eagles Flying - Highly recommended – 40mins drive away but possible to do on your way here or on your return journey depending on your route Twice-daily shows for visitors give information about the biology of these magnificent creatures. During these interactive bird shows visitors can experience raptors flying right over their head or landing next to them. It is also possible to touch some of them and some members of the audience may even have one flying to their own hand.
For the ones who prefer it more cuddly, there is also a large supervised Petting-Zoo.
The farm offers a guided tour of the farmyard and its facilities including the milking parlour, a tour of the farmland to view the dairy cows, sheep and potatoes. Llama Walks also available
Water world Bundoran - 10mins drive
A big Indoor Aqua Adventure park, perfect fun for rainy days. (Seaweed baths on-site too if the adults want to chill)
Go Bowling in Bundoran another hit for rainy days!
Bundoran Adventure Park Bundoran - A good old-fashioned funfair, bring back your childhood memories and give the kids a thrill on some fun rides. Also the best coffee & doughnuts in town at their lovely snack stall. (Go Carting track located beside the funfair)
Only a 5 mins drive from TPL. A lovely spot for some delicious food and a lovely selection of craft beers on tap and by the bottle. Excellent Pizza and steaks. Something for everyone on the menu, lovely atmosphere and good service too.
Take away Pizza also available
About 10 mins drive. Click & Collect only, a lovely takeaway menu with excellent vegan/veggie choices as well as plenty for Seafood and meat overs.
About 10mins drive. Situated in the centre of Bundoran town this is a great place to sit and have a pint and a bite to eat whilst watching the surfers catch some waves and on summer evenings there are some sunsets to die for! Seating on the terrace outside the pub is ideal for a memorable experience.
During the summer there are trad sessions every Thursday and live music on Saturday nights. There's also a full restaurant upstairs for larger groups and families.
For a seafood lunch or dinner this is an amazing spot overlooking the harbour at Mullaghmore. Frequently wins awards and has been featured on Neven Maguires show.
Enjoy freshly caught seafood expertly prepared. Coffee, cakes and scones also served.
For dinner reservations advance booked is recommended.
About 10mins drive. The Courthouse Restaurant is in our opinion a very special place.
Sardinian Chef/owner has many accolades to his name and the team at the Courthouse take great pride in providing what is the most exciting & authentic Mediterranean dining experience in the area.
Advance booking recommended
About 10min drive. The Peak has a large dining room overlooking the ocean, you can watch surfers on the most popular wave in town. You may feel you are dining on a cruise ship here! Great for groups as there is lots of space and a full bar.
Hen Groups - Sligo