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County Tyrone

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Largest of the six counties comprising Northern Ireland, County Tyrone covers over 3,263 square kilometres and is home to roughly 118,000 people. The major towns in this county include the county town of Omagh, Strabane and Dungannon. There are numerous beautiful areas to discover during a holiday in Tyrone, making it a prime location for all the family.

To get acquainted with the stunning natural landscape in Tyrone, visit the Tullyhogue Fort. As well as providing panoramic views of the rolling green hills, this ancient site is brimming with history about Ireland’s Pagan origins. The fort dates back to the 11th century and has strong ties with the chieftains and clans that ruled the country. Another historic venue is the medieval Dunluce Castle ruins, situated on a cliff-top. To step back even further in time, visit the ceremonial Beaghmore Stone Circles. This site has megalithic artefacts from the first human settlers in Ireland and is particularly magical to see at night when the stars are visible.

To learn more about Tyrone’s heritage, visit the Ulster American Folk Park to see fantastic exhibitions. This open-air museum has 30 unique exhibit buildings and fascinating displays that take visitors through over 300 years of Irish immigration. Other museums include the Kinturk Cultural Centre, the Gray Printer’s Museum and the military vehicle exhibitions in the Abingdon Collection. Whether you’re staying in an elegant lakeside hotel or a quaint country B&B, there is something exciting for you to explore nearby.

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