Tyrone is the largest county in Northern Ireland and one of the most beautiful thanks to the heatherclad Sperrin Mountains. These lush, sparsely populated mountains are another world with endless charm and ever-changing natural tones of yellow gorse and emerald green.. Read More
Tyrone is packed with loads to do for families, groups of friends and couples alike. So, if your short break wishlist includes spectacular landscapes, cycling, trekking, observing the stars, a bit of history Tyrone is the place to go.
Explore the ancient Hill of The O’Neill at The Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre or the spectacular Harry Avery’s Castle. It’s here that you’ll discover why County Tyrone’s nickname of ‘O’Neill Country’ has stuck.
Pretty fields criss-crossed with hedgerows, soft valleys and heather-clad hills with sweeping views; you’ll find them all in the Sperrin Mountains. Despite being one of Ireland’s largest upland areas (it stretches from Strabane in County Tyrone to the shores of Lough Neagh in the east) the Sperrins range is an undiscovered gem – wild, untouched and so beautiful it has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Tyrone is a great place to get and about and enjoy this beautiful area.
Belfast International Airport and Belfast City Airport are 90 minutes drive from Omagh. Dublin Airport is just over 2 hours drive from Omagh. You will find flights from over 100 destinations around Europe, the USA and Middle East into these Airports
Regular, scheduled ferry services operate between Belfast and Larne to Great Britain. Dublin Port is 2 hours drive from Omagh . Sailings also operate from Fishguard to Rosslare and Liverpool to Dublin. Brittany Ferries operates a service between Cork-Roscoff (France). The following companies offer ferry services into Ireland – Stena Line, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries, Kintyre Express, and Isle of Man Steam Packet
Translink operate the bus service throughout Northern Ireland. Routes originating from the Republic of Ireland are operated by Bus Eireann.
Ulster American Folk Park
Journey back in time at the Ulster American Folk Park, from the Old World of Ulster to the New World of America. The Ulster American Folk Park tells the story of Ulster people’s emigration to North American in the 18th & 19th Centuries.
Wander the well-trodden pathways and traditional farmhouses, learning what life was like in rural Ulster. Step on-board the full-scale emigrant ship and experience what the cramped quarters were like on the dangerous journey to America. Emerge into the ‘New world’ and find out how Ulster peoples emigration had an impact through North America.
Don’t miss the traditional craft demonstrations by talented costumed guides, from wool spinning to willow weaving.
Hill of The O’Neill and Ranfurly House
Stand on the Hill of The O’Neill and you are standing on one of the most important sites in the history of Ireland. You can clearly see the domed drumlins of Tyrone, gleaming Lough Neagh, the Sperrin Mountains and the Mournes, and onwards as far as the counties of Cavan and Monaghan, part of the province of Ulster in O’Neill’s times. A stronghold of noblemen, a place of authority and power. A region ruled for over 400 years by one of the most powerful dynasties in Ulster – The O’Neills.
Discover how this location was at the centre of a nine year war that changed the landscape of Ulster forever. Visitors will be met with a welcoming smile instead of a threatening sword and we won’t expect you to walk far for your food and drink, just nip in to our great coffee shop for a tasty treat. See 360 degree panoramic views of seven counties of Ulster from glass tower.
An Creagán is a superb site with a range of facilities and activities for families, couples, individuals and groups. Located between the historic town of Omagh and the market town of Cookstown at the foothills of the majestic Sperrin Mountains.
Set in breathtaking surroundings you can recharge your batteries and enjoy one of the many walks and cycle trials on the grounds and take in the sights and sounds as you pedal or walk through the open landscape and forest trails. Or perhaps just enjoy the beauty, peace and quiet and relax in our picnic area by the community garden and pond.
OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory
Take a journey through time and space with a visitor experience that’s out of this world. Northern Ireland’s only International Dark Sky Park with fully guided tours, the centre will give visitors a unique opportunity to experience the night sky as it is rarely viewed.
Combining the latest tech, from holographic installations to virtual reality headsets, to bespoke evening audio-visual shows, visitors to the centre will be able to explore our solar system, star-gaze using telescopes to view the night sky without light pollution as Davagh is the only official ‘dark sky’ park in NI. Davagh Forest has one of the ‘darkest skies’ in Ireland, which means there is so little light pollution that there are crystal clear views of star constellations and the Milky Way.
Near the ancient Beaghmore Stone Circles, at the foot of the Sperrin mountains, the observatory is at the heart of a rich landscape of substantial archaeological and cultural significance and a history which spans millennia.