|There are endless activities available in and around the hotel. Ranging from the Hotel's own Leisure & Beauty facilities, to walking and golfing through to equestrian and ecological pursuits.|
|Here you will find a comprehensive listing of all that is great about County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Feel free to browse through our many visitor attractions, find out where to stay or sample our many activities and great entertainment. We have included information on shopping, crafts and a profile of our towns and villages. Why not sample fresh produce from our Tyrone Farmers Market, experience something new with our Learn 2 activity packages or eat in a Good Food Circle restaurant. Most importantly take time in Tyrone.|
|With Lough Neagh a short
distance away, watersports are popular, including
water-skiing, sailboarding or canoeing.
The hotel is situated close to the seat of the historical O'Neills, Kings of Ulster. The sense of history and heritage is all around, from the Ulster American Folk Park to the Ulster History Park, where the history of man's built environment is revealed.
|Not forgetting Springhill House, a 17th Century National Trust property housing a museum, cottage kitchen and reputedly two ghosts! A full range of excellent value activity and specialist holidays are available at the Glenavon House Hotel. Further details are available on request.|
|The Killymoon Golf Club offers a discounted rate for residents to play our
local course in Cookstown - Killymoon which is only 1 mile away.
|The Jungle NI is an award-winning outdoor entertainment facility set in the heart of Northern Ireland who pride themselves on offering unique activities supervised by fun, friendly and helpful staff. Activities include: Paintballing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Team Building, Zorbing and recently introduced Irelands first Tree Top high Wire Adventure Course! With over 40 elements, zip lines, bridges and a powerfan descent; this course is sure to bring out the Tarzan or Jane in you!! With the wide range of activities and the flexibility to tailor your own day you'll be guaranteed to have a truly memorable experience at the Jungle! Ideal for Stag/Hen do's, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Youth Groups or just a few friends looking for a great day out!|
Cookstown District Council occupies an area of outstanding natural beauty, which embraces a unique multitude of attractions and sites of archaeological and global interest. Cookstown District Council operate in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Lough Neagh Tourism and the Sperrins Tourism Partnership in their attempt to promote and market the area.
Cookstown Tourist Information Centre situated at the scenic old Railway Station is part of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board Network and is open from Easter to October. The centre is highly successful in terms of customer care and a wealth of information exists within. During the off-peak season information may be obtained from the Development department of Cookstown District Council.
Within Cookstown District Council’s Local Economic Development Action Plan, the expansion of the District’s tourism performance is a predominant consideration. The general aspiration is to heighten Cookstown’s ability to attract greater numbers of tourists and to upgrade the marketing of tourism within and across the District.
Cookstown District Council aim to maximise potential revenue from increased tourism activity. With the introduction of a purpose built £1.5m ‘Arts Centre’, strategic advertising campaigns and various proposed tourism developments and archaeological initiatives, the future for tourism within the District is very promising.
The Cookstown District Council area already boast a multitude of historical, leisure and recreational facilities;
A number of development initiatives are currently underway and ongoing within the Cookstown District, providing a range of recreational opportunities fundamental to the development of rural tourism. The Countryside Access Strategy for the District includes: initiatives to safeguard, improve and promote walking, cycling and horse riding within the Sperrin Mountains, Lough Neagh and wider countryside; new tourist information publications (now available), relating to the Sperrins, Lough Neagh, Guide to walking, NITB Sperrins Cycling Guide and NI Geological Survey (Scenic landscapes/drives in the Sperrins); development work taking place on a number potential sites for Environmental/Nature Conservation work - including designation of local nature reserves, Country Park, etc, and: SUSTRANS - National Cycle Network Millennium Funded Cycle route throughout the Cookstown District.
|Useful Telephone Numbers;|
The Foyle Fisheries Commission
Sperrin Tourism Partnership
Cookstown Tourist Information Centre
Northern Ireland Tourist Board
028 7124 2100
028 7963 2151
028 8676 6727
028 9024 6609
|Cookstown 100 - Motorcycle race||Late April|
|Mid Ulster Pipe Band Championship||Early June|
|Cookstown Community Festival||Mid June|
|Cookstown Walking Festival||Late June|
|Stewartstown Community Festival||Late June|
|Mid Ulster Folk Festival (Moneymore)||Late June|
|Kinturk Cultural Festival||Early July|
|Ballyronan Festival||Early August|
|Ardboe Lammas Fair||Early August|
|Sperrins Hill Walking Events||Early August||Sperrins Cultural Events||April - August|