48 Hours in Tyrone & The Sperrins
County Tyrone is steeped in history and culture and is a haven for things to see and do! From Neolithic monuments and restored mills to National Trust properties and forest parks. Not forgetting the heather-clad Sperrin Mountains that provide a sense of space, peace and solitude. Beautiful landscapes and historic towns will provide the backdrop to the friendliest welcome, the most convivial company and the best 'craic' you will encounter anywhere during your trip.
The great outdoors
An "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty", the Sperrins is the perfect destination for a wide range of outdoor activities making it the perfect location to get an extraordinary experience, no matter what your looking for! Add a little adventure to your day from off-road driving and skydiving, to paint-balling and horse-riding, explore the mountains and wilderness, or just enjoy a walk. If you prefer to explore at your leisure then take a journey on one of the four Sperrins Scenic Driving Routes - included in the National Geographic’s prestigious list of the world’s top 101 scenic drives for 2012. Along your journey you will enjoy the breathtaking views of this beautiful region.
Download the Sperrins Driving Routes here.
What to see
The Ulster American Folk Park, a 'must see' attraction, is an outdoor museum which tells the story of the millions of people who emigrated from these shores throughout the 18th and 19th centuries (www.folkpark.com). Take a trip also to An Creagán Visitor Centre - distinctively designed to mirror the archaeological sites of the area and provides an opportunity to step back in time.
Festival time in Tyrone and the Sperrins is something special. Whether it's traditional & folk music festivals, literary events, archaeological or walking events, be a part of it and a warm and friendly welcome awaits you.
Round it all off
From romantic picnics in Forest Parks to candlelight dining at one of the Good Food Circle Restaurants throughout the Tyrone region, there's a first class dining experience to be had - why not visit www.tyronegoodfoodcircle.com for details. With superior shopping, fascinating attractions for all the family and value for money accommodation, there has never been a better time to enjoy the lovely and lively region of County Tyrone and the Sperrins.
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