Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Omagh is the county town of Tyrone, a busy commercial centre, the town offers good shopping and the Sperrins nearby provide the opportunity for scenic drives and mountain hikes.
Close by visitors can take advantage of the beautiful scenery of the Murrins nature reserve which has its origins in the late glacial and is rich in heath vegetation.
Gortin Glen Forest Park (0044 28 82 648 217) offers visitors 405 hectares of coniferous woodland, with excellent views.
An Creagan visitors centre (0044 28 80 761 112) houses entertaining exhibitions featuring the area’s rich geographical and archaeological heritage including a 6th Century boat and nature trail.
One of the area’s most popular attractions is the Ulster American Folk Park (0044 28 82 243 292), an impressive outdoor museum of emigration history, which features a thatched house, barns and log cabin.
Omagh golf club (0044 28 82 243 160) and Newtownstewart gold club (0044 28 81 661 466) will keep golfers happy and anglers are well catered for with a good stock of brown trout in Lough Bradan and salmon fishing on the Foyle River.