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Guidebook for Gortin

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Guidebook for Gortin

Parks & Nature
Something for everyone, hiking trails for different levels, wildlife such as deer and ducks, playpark for children, picnic area and only a 5 minute drive away!
Gortin Glen Forest Park
Something for everyone, hiking trails for different levels, wildlife such as deer and ducks, playpark for children, picnic area and only a 5 minute drive away!
Discovered during peat cutting in the 1940s the site at Beaghmore consists of 7 stone circles. All of the rings are associated with cairns and a stone row runs towards these cairns. It is possible that Neolithic occupation and cultivation preceded the erection of burial cairns and ceremonial circles and alignments: some irregular lines and heaps of boulders resembling field-fences or field-clearance may predate the ritual structures. https://discovernorthernireland.com/Beaghmore-Stone-Circles-Cookstown-P2949/
Beaghmore Stone Circles
Discovered during peat cutting in the 1940s the site at Beaghmore consists of 7 stone circles. All of the rings are associated with cairns and a stone row runs towards these cairns. It is possible that Neolithic occupation and cultivation preceded the erection of burial cairns and ceremonial circles and alignments: some irregular lines and heaps of boulders resembling field-fences or field-clearance may predate the ritual structures. https://discovernorthernireland.com/Beaghmore-Stone-Circles-Cookstown-P2949/
Lovely park on the way to Cookstown for a picnic or walk. Ideally located if visiting Wellbrook Bettling Mills or Beaghmore Stone Circles
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Drum Manor Forest Park
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Lovely park on the way to Cookstown for a picnic or walk. Ideally located if visiting Wellbrook Bettling Mills or Beaghmore Stone Circles
Outdoor farm to see lots of animals
Mellon Fun Farm
25 Mellon Rd
Outdoor farm to see lots of animals
Fun farm 14 miles away. Lots of fun for children. Tea room on site
Barrontop Farm
Fun farm 14 miles away. Lots of fun for children. Tea room on site
Lots of walks and bicycle trails
Davagh Forest Trails - MTB Trailhead
Lots of walks and bicycle trails
Free centre with lots for the children to learn about the rivers and fish in them
Riverwatch Aquarium and Visitor Centre
22 Victoria Rd
Free centre with lots for the children to learn about the rivers and fish in them
Lovely place to take a photo, have a walk or a picnic with great views. Loops back down into the village
Gortin Glen Lakes
Lovely place to take a photo, have a walk or a picnic with great views. Loops back down into the village
Arts & Culture
Only 6 miles away, the Ulster American Folk Park has many different theme days. Discover how people lived in the 1800's, travelling by ship to the New World and houses that people would have encountered when they arrived in the US.
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Ulster American Folk Park
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Only 6 miles away, the Ulster American Folk Park has many different theme days. Discover how people lived in the 1800's, travelling by ship to the New World and houses that people would have encountered when they arrived in the US.
Check out their website for plays, exhibitions, workshops and concerts. Only 10 miles away. https://struleartscentre.co.uk/
Strule Arts Centre and Omagh Tourist Information Centre
Check out their website for plays, exhibitions, workshops and concerts. Only 10 miles away. https://struleartscentre.co.uk/
Local theatre about 25 minutes drive away in Strabane. Hosts plays, concerts, workshops and exhibitions. https://www.alley-theatre.com/
The Alley Theatre and Conference Centre
Local theatre about 25 minutes drive away in Strabane. Hosts plays, concerts, workshops and exhibitions. https://www.alley-theatre.com/
Drinks & Nightlife
It's local, friendly, open fire and sometimes has live music.
Mossey's Bar
53 Main St
It's local, friendly, open fire and sometimes has live music.
Cosy pub, friendly people, open fire, sometimes has live music.
An Bosca Ceoil
15 Main St
Cosy pub, friendly people, open fire, sometimes has live music.
Friendly locals and live music most weekends
McGuigans
57 Main St
Friendly locals and live music most weekends
Sightseeing
Great place to visit for all the family - different events on throughout the year - visit their website
Only 15 minute drive away, the An Creagan has walks, gift shop, restaurant, often has activities and day courses in crafts, pedestrianised walk so ideal for all the family.
An Creagan
186 Barony Rd
Only 15 minute drive away, the An Creagan has walks, gift shop, restaurant, often has activities and day courses in crafts, pedestrianised walk so ideal for all the family.
Derry City has something for everyone and is only 40 minutes away. Walk the walls and the Peace Bridge, enjoy the many restaurants and shops and the Tower Museum is also worth a mention.
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Derry City walls
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Derry City has something for everyone and is only 40 minutes away. Walk the walls and the Peace Bridge, enjoy the many restaurants and shops and the Tower Museum is also worth a mention.
Fermanagh is famous for its lakes and Enniskillen is built upon them. Hire a boat or take a boat trip. Enniskillen has lots to see and do.
Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism
Fermanagh is famous for its lakes and Enniskillen is built upon them. Hire a boat or take a boat trip. Enniskillen has lots to see and do.
Where the Declaration of Independence for America was printed - a National Trust Property - contact them ahead for opening times
Grays Printers Tearoom
49 Main St
Where the Declaration of Independence for America was printed - a National Trust Property - contact them ahead for opening times
Food Scene
It's just across the street, handy when you don't want to cook but don't want to go out lol! Variety of fast food. Can't get a listing for Milo's Pizzeria but it is just downstairs and offers superb pizzas! Both places open at 5pm - 11pm
Glenview Take Away
54 Main St
It's just across the street, handy when you don't want to cook but don't want to go out lol! Variety of fast food. Can't get a listing for Milo's Pizzeria but it is just downstairs and offers superb pizzas! Both places open at 5pm - 11pm
Local restaurant situated on opposite side of the street.
The Hidden Pearl Restaurant And Winebar
16 Main St
Local restaurant situated on opposite side of the street.
Entertainment & Activities
Children's indoor adventure playground, bowling alley, cinema, restaurant all under one roof. 40 minute drive. http://www.brunswickmoviebowl.com/
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Brunswick Moviebowl
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Children's indoor adventure playground, bowling alley, cinema, restaurant all under one roof. 40 minute drive. http://www.brunswickmoviebowl.com/
Multi screen cinema and restaurant only 10 miles away https://www.omniplex.ie/cinemas/cinema/omagh
Omniplex Cinema Omagh
Multi screen cinema and restaurant only 10 miles away https://www.omniplex.ie/cinemas/cinema/omagh
One of the two cinemas in Omagh
IMC Cinema Omagh
One of the two cinemas in Omagh
Indoor play area for children
Aladdins Kingdom
12 Mountjoy Rd
Indoor play area for children
Go karting outside Derry/L'Derry
Campsie Karting Centre
Go karting outside Derry/L'Derry
Shopping
Only 4.5 miles away towards Omagh you will find Michelle's workshop and shop. Why not treat yourself or someone you love to a piece of local pottery/jewellery. http://michellebutlerceramics.com/
Michelle Butler Ceramics
92 Glenpark Rd
Only 4.5 miles away towards Omagh you will find Michelle's workshop and shop. Why not treat yourself or someone you love to a piece of local pottery/jewellery. http://michellebutlerceramics.com/
Clothes store for all the family in Strabane
Cilento Designer Wear
Clothes store for all the family in Strabane
Lots of various local craftpeople, lovely to potter around and enjoy the city
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Craft Village
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Lots of various local craftpeople, lovely to potter around and enjoy the city
Book ahead for a tour or just pop into the shop while touring Fermanagh
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Belleek Pottery Ltd
3 Main St
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Book ahead for a tour or just pop into the shop while touring Fermanagh