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A giant adventure awaits

Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. A group of three girls at the door of Spice Cottages
    Gaze at the stars from your bed as you drift off in a luxury glamping pod in the Sperrin Mountains. Spend the night in a boutique hotel or unwind in the luxurious surroundings of a Victorian country house set among unspoilt rural landscapes. Find the best accommodation for your Mid Ulster experience.
  2. Mature couple walking through Knockmany forest with their dog
    Explore the outer reaches of the universe from our Dark Sky Park and observatory. Travel through time at our ancient settlements and historic buildings. Explore the walking, cycling and outdoor adventures of the Sperrin Mountains and in the scenic Clogher Valley. Soak up the water sports and leisure activities on Lough Neagh.
  3. A group of people sit round a table in and Irish bar having a meal
    With our lush farmland and the abundance of salmon, dollaghan trout and eels in Lough Neagh and its waterways, an array of delicious ingredients are grown, farmed and fished in Mid Ulster. Many find their way to our farm shops and eateries, so you can eat tasty, fresh, local produce or make your own small-batch gin during your visit.
  4. The remains of the towers on Castle Hill Dungannon at Hill of The O'Neill at night.
    Discover Mid Ulster’s rich history of arts, culture and heritage. Explore the life and literature of the great Irish writer Seamus Heaney, enjoy music, drama, dance or comedy at our local theatres and explore our social and architectural history at one of Mid Ulster’s spectacular historic houses.
  5. A woman in front of a large black and white image of Seamus Heaney's face
    Take your own adventure through the life and literature of one of the greatest Irish writers of all time. Visit Seamus Heaney HomePlace to discover how the poet’s formative years here shaped his work, then head out into the landscape and experience for yourself the places that inspired his poetry.
  6. A couple standing by a telescope stargazing into the night sky in Davagh Forest at OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory.
    Take a journey through time and space with a visitor experience that’s out of this world. At OM Dark Sky Park and Observatory, the world’s 78th International Dark Sky Park (and Northern Ireland’s first), you can see stars, planets, galaxies and everything else the unspoilt night sky wants to reveal to you. You'll never look at the sky the same way again.
  7. Two girls stand by Ardboe Cross as another woman photographs them on her phone.
    Travel back in time to when ancient peoples, powerful dynasties and warring clans called Mid Ulster home. See 5,000-year-old stone circles, ancient tombs and 11th century forts. Visit the monuments, ruins and incredible array of archaeological features that tell the stories of thousands of years of life here.
  8. A woman behind the wheel of a large off road vehicle at Todds Leap Activity Centre.
    Get your pulse racing at one of our exhilarating outdoor adventure centres. Choose from high-octane activities including blindfold driving, paintballing, zorbing, laser tag, raft-building, ziplines, climbing, giant slides and many more. Start planning your action-packed adventures in Mid Ulster.
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Awaken your Giant Spirit

  1. A view from the Sperrin Mountains looking down the valley to Lough Neagh in the distance
    Explore the beautiful scenery of Ireland’s largest mountain range. You’ll find walking trails ranging from easy walking routes through more adventurous climbs. Take your pick from the many peaks, forests and valleys scattered throughout this 40-mile Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  2. The shore line of Lough Neagh with calm waters during evening sunset
    There is so much to see and do from history and heritage, visitor attractions and crafts to land and water based activities. Boating on Lough Neagh is now accessible to all with two secluded islands steeped in history, flora and fauna - a paradise just waiting to be discovered!
  3. Find out about the Clogher Valley
    The Clogher Valley is a beautiful gateway to Mid Ulster, the perfect place to slow down, take time out and relax. Dominated by Knockmany Hill, topped by the mysterious Queen Anya’s tomb, the area is replete with beautiful places and hidden spaces for you to discover.
  4. Three women in period costume taking a selfie outside Springhill House
    Step back in time with a visit to one of the many historic sites and properties that are found in Mid Ulster. Explore luxurious 17th century houses, imposing castles and their beautiful, vast estates. Learn about the people who lived here (and perhaps meet the ghosts who still do).
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