Tourist Information in County Tyrone
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County Tyrone lies to the west of the great Lough Neagh and is wild and green.

The Sperrin Mountains to the north of the county is a place of natural beauty with heather and yellow broom in profusion. The An Creagan Visitor Centre which lies below the Sperrins range is a good place for you to get your bearings. For those who love outdoor spaces it's a great base to walk, cycle or explore this region.

From this Irish mountain range, the highest peak of which is over 2,000 ft, the countryside gradually lowers down to the east where it meets Lough Neagh, the largest lake in Ireland.

The county town, Omagh, is a reliable place for shopping with many coffee shops, restaurants and places to eat. There is a variety of markets through the week, the Farmers Food Market is found in the grounds of the South West College every first and third Saturday of the month. If you enjoy the nightlife there is a bustling array of pubs and clubs which attract people from a wide area.

Omagh is also remembered for the bombings in 1998 and again in 2011, it has been visited by Queen Elizabeth 11, Charles, the Prince of Wales, Prime Ministers and former Presidents.
   

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Located between Omagh and Newtownstewart is the Ulster American Folk Museum and History Park, it is an open air museum and a main visitor attraction, a must see for the family and those keen on Irish heritage. This is a great visitor attraction and a place to feel the atmosphere and magic of old Ireland and its connections to America. There is also an extensive forest to be found at the Gortin Glens Forest Park, another place for families and walkers to explore.

Other towns good for shopping are Cookstown, Dungannon and Strabane.

The River Mourne near Strabane is well liked for its angling and attractive to fishermen and for golfers there is one of the biggest golf courses in Ireland to play on.

Lough Neagh itself, a vast expanse of water, has hidden rivers and brooks leading into it. Nature lovers will love the wildlife and it also offers watersports such as canoeing, sailboarding, water-skiing etc.

Tyrone offers heritage trails including the Clogher Valley Heritage Trail, each trail offering glimpses into charming villages and the history and culture of the area. You will come across large country estates and ancient monuments, churches and cathedrals, ancient forts and stone crosses.  There is more than enough to see and do here.

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The Stradowan Burn, looking north to Mullaghcarn mountain in the Sperrins: Kenneth Allen
Camp Hill Cottage, Ulster American Folk Park, the first building to be restored: Kenneth Allen
Looking upstream on the River Mourne from the Swingin' Bridge: Des Colhoun





 

Tourist Information Centres

Cookstown Tourist Information Centre
Burn Road, Cookstown, Tyrone, BT80 8DN
Tel: 028 8676 6727    Fax: 028 8676 5853
E-mail: tic@cookstown.gov.uk

Killymaddy Tourist Information Centre
190 Ballygawley Road, Dungannon, Tyrone, BT70 1TF
Tel: 028 8776 7259    Fax: 028 8776 0908
E-mail: killymaddy.reception@dungannon.gov.uk

Omagh Tourist Information Centre
1 Market Street, Omagh, Tyrone, BT78 1EE
Tel: 028 82247831    Fax: 028 82240774
E-mail: tourism@omagh.gov.uk


  

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