A Little Bit About Us

About Downshire Caravans Northern Ireland

Downshire Camping and Caravans are celebrating turning 60 this year and moving to our new premises just outside Waringstown.
Downshire Camping and Caravans are a family run business whose origins can be traced back to Thomas Preston founding a small grocery outlet in the early 1900’s. From this simple beginning the business flourished into a thriving retail business with four retail outlets.
His son Thomas Andrew Preston loved the outdoors, particularly camping and caravanning and in the late 50’s this prompted him to start up Downshire Camping, supplying the biggest range of tents and camping equipment Northern Ireland could offer.
In 1958 the company was incorporated and with continued growth soon added caravans to its product offering. In turn Thomas Preston’s two sons Andrew and Michael joined the business which has run successfully for the past 60 years. Andrew and Michael are stepping back to enjoy their retirement and now with the fourth generation of the family Louise Preston at the helm, prompting their relocation to the idyllic country setting just outside Waringstown, Downshire Camping & Caravans continues to trade on its decades of experience offering customers, old and new, a quality service and back-up on all products.
As dealers for Elddis, Xplore Buccaneer, Hobby and Knaus caravans, Downshire Camping and Caravans provide a variety of products to suit all needs and budgets, from two berth touring caravans, to luxury four berth with fixed beds, family caravans with bunk beds for the kids or large semi-residential caravans which can be delivered anywhere in Ireland to put on site for the season.
Our dedicated team can offer advice on choosing the right caravan to make your family holiday special and are always on.