Parkanaur Forest Park
Home to a herd of white fallow deer, Parkanaur Forest Park has an array of picturesque nature trails lined with oak and beech trees making it an ideal location for a relaxing stroll or picnic with the family.
Amongst the attractions at Peatlands Park is an outdoor turbary site where visitors can see traditional turf cutting techniques. Many woodland and wetland birds nest here while each July the park plays host to the Northern Ireland Bog Snorkelling Championships – a unique sport well worth checking out!
Island Turf Craft Visitors Centre
A unique collection of ornaments hand-crafted from turf are on display at Island Turf Craft Visitors Centre. Visitors can study the craftsmen at work while also exploring the bog museum with reconstructed lifestyles and habits of pre-historic Ireland with artefacts excavated from Irish bog lands.
Hill of The O’Neill and Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre
Situated in Dungannon and located at the top of Market Square is the Hill of The O’Neill and the newly refurbished Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre. Here, visitors can learn about the history of the O’Neills, the Flight of the Earls and the Plantation of Ulster through an interactive exhibition on permanent display in the visitor centre or enjoy a walk on the Hill of the O’Neill taking in the magnificent views from this historical location.
Moygashel Linen Green
For a different shopping experience that you won’t find on the high street, a trip to the trendy Linen Green shopping complex is highly recommended. Shop the day away, browse around the Moygashel Linen Visitors’ Centre or enjoy a leisurely lunch.
Based on a 43-acre site in the heart of the County, the Tyrone GAA headquarters at Garvaghey includes: Seven floodlit pitches and a ball-wall for both genders and all abilities, A gym, ten changing-rooms and player support facilities, Meeting and conference resources including a 200-seat auditorium and catering facilities, An outdoor events/performance space and a children’s play area, A walking trail with exercise spots and a five-acre environmental heritage area where the natural upland Tyrone can be experienced and explored.
The National Trust – Wellbrook Beetling Mill
Wellbrook Beetling Mill is an 18th Century water powered beetling mill and is situated 6 miles west of Cookstown in a picturesque wooded glen on the banks of the Ballinderry River. Beetling was the last stage in the manufacturing of linen and Wellbrook is the last working beetling mill in Northern Ireland. The Mill has a 16ft water wheel, which is powered by the adjacent Ballinderry River. See ‘hands on’ demonstrations on how linen was produced in the 19th century and visit the National Trust gift shop. Coach and car parking on site.
Be dazzled by the colourful floral displays throughout the seasons from the spring daffodils and rhododendrons to the russets of autumn. Watch the swans on the lake and explore the miles of interesting pathways that surround the parkland. Take advantage of the many facilities that the park has to offer from the children’s play and picnic areas to the orienteering trail, treasure trail, tennis courts, barbeque site, caravan park and game water fly fishery. A warm welcome awaits you at Dungannon Park with friendly staff at your service.
Annaginny Park Farm
Annaginny Park Farm is home to a wide range of domestic and exotic animals including wallaby, rheas, emu, deer, aquarium (with native fish) plus many more. The Park Farm offers a wonderful day out for all the family with country walks, picnic area and BBQ facilities also available. The site is home to a nature reserve, rainbow trout fishery and a caravan and camping park. Site open all year round 9.00am to dark.
The Linen Green Designer Village
Go shopping for some of the greatest designer names in this whole new concept in retail, occupying a brilliantly refurbished linen weaving mill. The complex includes Paul Costello factory store, Anne Storey, Boudoir, Bedeck, Ulster Weavers Gift & Fabric Store, Foxford and many more. Moygashel Visitor Centre has an exhibition on the rich industrial heritage of the area. There is a range of coffee shops and restaurants available on site.
Grant Ancestral Homestead
Explore the cottage of the Simpson family with close ties to Ulysses Simpson Grant, the Commander of the victorious Union troops in the American Civil War. U.S. Grant served two terms as U.S. President and visited the homeland. The Cottage and grounds are open all year round. For tours and audiovisual show, booking is essential. Facilities are accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance. Picnic and BBQ area, children’s play area, toilets, bike rental and wildlife garden.
Ulster American Folk Park
Immerse yourself in the story of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, to the log cabins of the American Frontier
St Patricks Chair & Well
Also known as the Druids Chair and Well or St. Brigid’s Well, perched on the hillside in Altadavin Glen, this large ‘chair’ of sandstone is believed to have healing properties and local folklore says that if you sit and make a wish within days it will come true.