In County Tyrone in Northern Ireland there is the most beautiful countryside, interesting prehistoric sites and forested deer parks and the stunning Sperrin Mountains. The bustling centre of Cookstown is a busy market town and has the historic Ardboe Cross dating from the 10th century and an Iron Age Fort at Tullyhogue.
The main town in County Tyrone is Omagh which is an excellent base for walking in the area and for the Ulster-American Folk Park. The nearby Gortin Glen is a popular hiking area near Omagh. Strabane is another charming market town in the centre of this rural community. Many people visit the area for the fishing on the lakes and rivers. The Blackwater River, Carrick Lough and Creevelough are just a few places where fishing is popular and many people visit the area simply for this sport.
In Dungannon see the famous Tyrone Crystal, and the town itself has many historic connections to the O’Neill Clan. At Sion Mills the linen industry, famous in this area, can be seen. Ballyronan Marina is a good centre for water sports such as sailing and windsurfing, and visitors can learn the sport of fly fishing at Dungannon Park Lake.
Pony Trekking is very popular in the Sperrin Mountains as well as walking, and the Glenshane Pass is one of the most beautiful in this area. Golf is a popular activity in County Tyrone at Aughnacloy and ant Dungannon. There are many good restaurants and guest houses taking advantage of the excellent local fresh food in the area.
County Tyrone has a lot to offer the visitor to Northern Ireland and is largely unspoilt and rural. Enjoy a relaxing break in this beautiful part of the world and the warm welcome from the locals.