Nearby attractions & ancient sites

Whether you’re just passing through or planning to spend longer in the area, there are lots of fascinating things to do and places to discover in Dungannon and the surrounding areas.

Why not visit one of the other Mid Ulster District Council owned attractions, parks, or open spaces such as the newly opened Pomeroy Forest Centre & Magical Trails.  Immerse yourself in the multi award-winning exhibition at Seamus Heaney HomePlace.  Enjoy a night out at The Burnavon Theatre or spend your day exploring the beauty of Davagh Forest before observing all the sky has to offer in OM Dark Sky Park & Observatory.  For more information about things to do and places to stay click here.

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OM Dark Sky Park & Observatory

OM Dark Sky Park & Observatory is the first Dark Sky Park in Northern Ireland, located in Davagh Forest in the Sperrin Mountains.

Visitors can book a guided tour of the interactive exhibition or take part in many of the observing sessions, workshops and events they offer throughout the year.  School visits or group bookings can be arranged on request.

Davagh Forest offers a range of mountain bike trails and walkways for all abilities, as well as the OM Solar Walk which leads visitors from the OM modern observatory to the ancient observatory, that is Beaghmore Stone Circles.

OM Dark Sky Park & Observatory is open 7 days a week and is just a 36 minute drive from Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House.

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The Burnavon Arts & Cultural Centre

The Burnavon Arts & Cultural Centre in Cookstown hosts some of the biggest names in music, comedy, drama and the arts. The multi-functional auditorium can seat up to 347 people theatre style.  The facility can accommodate  meetings, conferences and events.

The Burnavon Arts & Cultural Centre is a 20 minute drive from Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House.

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Seamus Heaney HomePlace

It is well worth the short journey to Seamus Heaney HomePlace. Set in the picturesque village of Bellaghy, Seamus Heaney HomePlace celebrates the life and work of the great Irish poet and Nobel Laureate.

Seamus Heaney HomePlace is a 49 minute drive from Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House.

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Head Back in Time

Tullaghoge Fort, the Hill of The Young Warriors, is our sister site, located outside Cookstown. It was a royal power centre that came to historical prominence in the 11th century, when it became an inaugural place for Cenel nEogain (later the O’Neills).  The leaders of the Clan O’Neill were crowned there, the last being Hugh O’Neill, whose home was Hill of The O’Neill, Dungannon.

Tullaghoge Fort is an 18 minute drive from Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House.

If you have an interest in American history, nearby is the US Grant Ancestral Homestead. Here you can explore the cottage of the Simpson family, which had close ties to Ulysses Simpson Grant, the Commander of the victorious Union troops in the American Civil War and then President of the USA.

And even further back in time…

Beaghmore Stone Circles are an early Bronze Age megalithic complex of seven stone circles, standing stones and cairns. The site was discovered by chance by peat-cutters in the 1940s.

Beaghmore Stone Circles are just a 30 minute drive from Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House.

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Eating Out

With an abundance of coffee shops and restaurants, you can enjoy a quick snack, lunch or dinner in one of the local eateries, including Viscounts, which offers a fine dining experience set in a unique medieval-style venue with a soaring roof and stained glass. Other options include The Food Doc, Cano’s Italian Restaurant, Deli on the Green and Moon & Back Cafe and The Brewer’s House in nearby Donaghmore.

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Parks & Open Spaces

Dungannon Park is a 70-acre sanctuary is just two miles from Dungannon town centre. Centred around an idyllic stream-fed lake, Dungannon Park offers walking trails (with wildlife to spot!), a children’s playground and picnic/barbecue area, tennis courts and football and cricket pitches. There are also camping facilities (available March to September) and a visitor centre. Book caravan and campsite here.

Just 7 minutes by car or a 29-minute walk.

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Ready for Retail?

Dungannon itself has a range of elegant stores and boutiques, while the Linen Green outdoor shopping village in Moygashel is ideal for some unique retail therapy.

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Blessingbourne Estate

Blessingbourne Estate is a beautiful historic 550 acre Country Estate, nestled in the heart of woodlands, lakes and wildlife on the edge of the Clogher Valley. It has a 13k mountain bike trails and pump track also located within the grounds.

Blessingbourne Estate is a 38 minute drive from Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House.

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Davagh Forest Trails

Visit Davagh Forest Trails, set in an untouched landscape of rolling hills and sweeping forests located outside Cookstown.

Davagh Forest Trails is a 36 minute drive from Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House.

Time to Unwind

Time to Unwind

Situated just a few miles from Dungannon in the village of Moy is Tomneys Bar, which is one of the oldest and most traditional bars around. Ever wanted to learn how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness? Well, this is the place. Moy is also home to Symphonia Spirits, where you can enjoy a guided tour of the Woodlab Distillery to discover how science meets nature to produce a range of award-winning spirits.

Tomneys Bar & Symphonia Spirits are both just a 15 minute drive from Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House.

Pamper Time!

Finish off your day of adventure and exploration with a visit to one of our nearby spas, including Le Jardin, Corick House Hotel & Spa, or Lavender Health Spa.