Dungannon is a lively town in County Tyrone that countless tourists flock to year after year. Before it grew into the town that we know and love today, it was once the O’Neil dynasty capital. A castle was built on the main hill of the town, before the Nine Year’s War took place and the English reigned over the plantation town. Nowadays, it’s known for its beautiful scenery and cleanliness. In fact, Ulster in Bloom awarded the town with the Best Kept Town Award five times! So, why should you come to Dungannon? Let’s find out:
- Peatlands Park
This little slice of heaven provides over 250 hectares of land for the public to explore and enjoy. It was deemed as a National Nature Reserve in order to help protect its natural variety of fauna and flora. This is a perfect place to take the kids out for a picnic or an adventure walk. Feel free to bring your trusted four-legged friend along with you for the ride.
The Argory is one of the main tourist attractions of Dungannon. The National Trust describes it as an “Atmospheric Irish gentry house and wooded riverside estate”, allowing onlookers to explore both outside and inside the walls. The house is filled with beautiful rooms, complete with rich furnishings such as crimson velvets, polished brass and damasks etc.
This border village is just 20 km southwest of Dungannon. It is well worth a trip, especially if you are looking for a quiet day out in an enchanting village filled with flourishing history and culture. The Aughnacloy thistle is one of the main large scale features of the natural landscape of this small village. The most beneficial aspect of this village and its surroundings, is that it provides the perfect central location to see the whole of Northern Ireland. If you are looking for somewhere to stay, opt for a Luxury B&B Northern Ireland such as http://www.ashbrook-house.co.uk/.
- Annaginny Farm Park
If you want to feel closer to the natural wildlife of Northern Ireland, there is no better place to do so than the Annaginny Farm Park. According to www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk, you are able to get up close and personal with animals such as wallabies, llamas, alpacas, black swans, doves and aquariums.
- Dungannon Park
Visit this 70 acre oasis in the heart of Dungannon. Don’t forget to bring your camera to snap a few beautiful shots of the picturesque scenery surrounding the beautiful lake!