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Stay, eat, experience: A flying visit to County Tyrone

30th August 2022 Share

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When it comes to visiting Northern Ireland, you’re spoilt for choice. As the largest county in NI, Tyrone offers a wealth of exciting possibilities for a day (or weekend) away. There’s plenty to do, plenty to see and lots of beautiful places for you to explore along the way.

If you’re thinking about planning a trip to County Tyrone, then you’ll want to make sure you find somewhere great to stay, eat and experience the area while you’re there.

Here’s a quick plan for your next visit to County Tyrone…

Where to stay?

One of the first things you’ll think about when booking a trip is where you’ll stay whilst you’re there. In County Tyrone, you can stay in many fabulous places. However, we have to recommend the Glenavon House Hotel.

Found in Cookstown, the Glenavon House Hotel is set amongst 9 acres of beautiful grounds. This hotel takes great pride in not only offering you comfort but taking that a step further and making sure you feel you’re in a home away from home, albeit a house with a leisure complex for you to spend some time in!

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Where to eat?

Finding somewhere to eat can be a bit of a headache when you’re on holiday; however, if you’re looking for delicious food and rustic charm, then O’Neills Bar and Bistro in Gortin is an excellent choice.

This bar is more than just a place to sit, watch the world go by and sample some of the local nightlife; it also offers a variety of traditional dishes served from Wednesday to Sunday.

What to do?

Want to ensure that you’re entertained whilst in the area and that you still get to see as much of it as possible?

A great way to see the area and take in all the natural beauty is to get your hiking boots on and take a walk. Of course, if you don’t know the area, you’ll want some top tips on the best hikes in the county.

A fantastic way to see some of the best of outdoors Tyrone is to walk up to Carnanelly. This walk can take you somewhat off the beaten track at times, but it’s a great opportunity to stretch your legs and get some fresh air into your lungs.

Once you’ve a lovely hearty appetite from the walk, why not treat yourself by booking a session at Wee Buns Cookery School in Dungannon? It’s open to all ages, giving you the chance to discover just how talented you can be in the kitchen. The classes are relaxed and aimed at you having fun whilst improving on the skills that you already (might) have.

So why not make Tyrone your next day or weekend destination?

Whether it is the warm welcome, the glorious landscape, friendly people or the great food, you’re sure to enjoy your time in Tyrone.

Get more great ideas for your next visit to Tyrone here.


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