Public Campsite


Sunday 30th April and Monday 1st May 2017
10 am till 5.00 pm both days

Information regarding the Public Campsite 

  • The Public Campsite has been very successful in previous years and thus is running again this year.

  • It is designed to cater for caravaners and campers who are not Exhibitors at the Rally. 
  • It is situated within easy walking distance of the public entrance to the Rally Field and has running water, portable toilets, floodlights and chemical toilet and grey water disposal facilities.
  • No pre booking  required.  Just turn up and check in.  We have moved to a new site with ample space for everyone.  
  • Only motorhomes, cars/caravans, camper vans and tents permitted on site.  Strictly no commercial vehicles e.g. transit type vans, box vans etc.

  • For security purposes the site will be fully fenced and will have only one entrance/exit which will be manned 24 hours.
  • The Campsite will open at 3.00 p.m. on Friday 28th April and will officially close at 10.00 p.m. on 
    Monday 1st May.   
    All campers must vacate site by the latest 12 noon Tuesday 2nd May.
  • Check in times are as follows:
    Friday        28th April     3.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.           
    Saturday    29th April     9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.                    
    Sunday       30th April     9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
    Monday  1st May    Check in not possible.

    Checking in on Sunday morning is NOT RECOMMENDED: it is a very busy time with a lot of traffic.

    Campsite charges have been greatly simplified as follows:

    Motorhome, car/caravan, camper van - irrespective of the number of people in party.
    One night £20.00   Second night £16.00    Third/Fourth nights FREE

    Car/Tent - irrespective of the number of people in party.

    One night £10.00   Second night £8.00      Third/Fourth nights FREE

    Caravaners and campers get DISCOUNTED ADMISSION to the Rally

    1 DAY ADMISSION (Discount 20%)

    Adults reduced to £8.00

    Children reduced to £4.00

    Senior Citizens reduced to £5.00

    Family Ticket reduced to £20.00

    2 DAYS ADMISSION (1st Day discounted by 20% & 2nd Day discounted by 50%)

    Adults reduced to £13.00

    Children reduced to £ 6.00

    Senior Citizens reduced to £ 8.00

    Family Ticket reduced to £32.00

    (A family ticket covers 2 adults and up to 3 children)

     Individual admission tickets to the Rally will be issued on check in.

  • Please enter Shanes Castle Estate via the Main Entrance, half way between Antrim and Randalstown: follow the AA signs and our signposting. When you enter, advise the Traffic Stewards you are going to the public campsite and you will be directed to follow the PURPLE signs showing PUBLIC CAMPSITE.

    DO NOT enter via the Entrance at the 40 MPH speed limit signs on the outskirts of Antrim: this only leads to a Car Park from where it is impossible to reach the Public Campsite.
  • Vehicle passes will be issued on check in: they must be displayed to ensure hassle free re-entry should you take your vehicle out of the Estate. 
  • If you would be interested in attending our 2018 Rally, please complete a Contact Form and hand it in to Ronnie or Tillie before you leave the site and we will be happy to contact you next April.

     For further information contact Ian Duff on 

     028 90843605 or Mob 07736 973347         


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