If you are looking for a relaxing break in Northern Ireland, look no further than County Tyrone. The county is the biggest of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland and offers quiet villages, picturesque views and plenty of outdoor activities.
Spend a day in the county's central town Omagh and pay a visit to the Ulster American Folk Park – a living outdoor museum and exhibition that tells the story of Irish emigration over three centuries. North of the town lies the Glens Forest Park, where visitors can spend the day admiring the natural beauty of the waterfalls, lakes and deer. Omagh also offers shopping, bars, restaurants, a night club and a staged area for live music. Find a holiday apartment in Fivemiletown , located in the south-western corner of the county. The name is derived from the towns location – five Irish miles from its nearest neighbours – meaning a break here will be nothing short of peaceful and relaxing. Food lovers may be interested in the local creamery which produces award winning cheeses. Go fishing in the Colebrook River or enjoy a walk around the Screeby Lough. The surrounding area hosts various castles, including Greencastle, a 13th century royal castle. Perhaps search for holiday rentals in Castlederg, a quiet village on the River Derg which also contains a castle, as well as two ancient prehistoric monuments – the Druids Altar and Todd's Den. The village also hosts various events, including an annual summer music festival. The county, which joins to Lough Neagh, has various activity centres, spas, museums, forest parks and mountain biking trails to keep everyone entertained.
Holiday rentals in County Tyrone: the perfect base
The Sperrin Mountain range spread across County Tyrone and County Londonderry and are regarded as an area of outstanding natural beauty. At the foot of the Sperrin Mountains lies the historic Lassan House, which was once the seat of the Staples Baronets of Lissan and Faughanvale from 1628 and can be visited for house tours, afternoon teas and walks through the estate's woodland. Should you be interested in exploring more of Northern Ireland, why not take a day trip or find holiday apartments in Belfast, just an hour from County Tyrone. Alternatively, explore more of Northern Ireland's rugged landscape with the Giants Causeway in County Antrim.