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Heritage Sites And Stately Homes
In County Tyrone.


Coach and Carriage Museum.
 

This museum is dedicated to horse drawn transport, and farm machinery. They have on display an 1825 London to Oxford stagecoach. The oldest dates from 1790 was privately owned, their latest acquisition is a doctor's buggy of 1910.

At Dergalt is the Wilson Ancestral Home, once owned by the grandparents of Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Pagan sites include The Druid's Altar, Castlederg, a chamber grave, and The Druid's Circle, an enigmatic stone circle, Christian ruins in the Strabane area include Ardstraw Monastery, founded in 540 AD by St. Eugene, and Scarvaghin Monastery, founded by the Franciscans in 1456.

Grays Printing Press Main Street, Strabane Houses a fine collection of printing presses and a small theatre that captures the power of print through an audiovisual display. Tel: 01504 884094 Sperrin Heritage Centre 274 Glenelly Road, Plumbridge Tells the story of gold, glaciation and the people of the Sperrins.

Visitors can also try their hand at panning for gold or sample the local cuisine in the Glenelly Kitchen. Tel: 016626 48142 Castlederg Visitors Centre 26 Lower Strabane Road, Castlederg. Equipped with a video wall, Castlederg past and present is celebrated in ten different stories, which display the richness, variety, people and culture of the area. Tel: 016626 70795

The Newtownstewart Gateway Centre Grange Court Complex 21-27 Moyle Road Newtownstewart. Provides an unparalleled glimpse into the 19th Century, with an enchanting exhibition of Militaria, Victoriana, Old Toys and Photographic Equipment forming a themed display of yesteryear to entrance you. Tel: 016626 62414

Wilson Ancestral Homestead Step back in time with a visit to the Wilson Ancestral Homestead. This authentic cottage has remained unchanged since the ancestors of America President Woodrow Wilson emigrated to America in 1807. Tel: 01504 382204.

Coach and Carriage Museum.
Blessingbourne
Fivemiletown.
Co Tyrone
Tel +44 (0)28 8952 1221
E Mail
Web Site

 

The museum is open from Easter to September.
Phone for times

 

 

 

Castlederg Visitors Centre.
 

(Castle on the river Derg.)

The rich cultural and historic heritage of Castlederg and the Derg valley is excellently presented in this center. Irish coffee owes its origins to local man Joe Sheridan. Learn about the Castlederg to Victoria bridge tram.

The center has a play area where you can leave the kids, while you peruse the displays. Use the center as a base while you explore the Derg valley on foot, via a series of scenic routes.

Castlederg Visitor Center
26 Lower Strabane Rd
Castlederg.
Co Tyrone
Tel +44 (0)28 8167 8727
E Mail
Web Site

Castlederg Visitor Center

The center is open from Easter to October.
Phone or visit their web site for times

 

 

 

Grant Ancestral Home.
 

The 18th President of the United States Ulysses Simpson Grant's great grandfather, John Simpson was born here in 1738. There are a civil war exhibition and video. A collection of agricultural implements, a butterfly garden and a wildlife pond

Grant Ancestral Home
Dergina
Ballygawley
Co Tyrone
Tel +44 (0)28 8555 7133
E Mail
Web Site

Grant Ancestral Home.

The center is open all year 9 to 5 PM.
Off the A24 13 miles west of Dungannon
Phone in advance for group bookings.

 

 

 

Benburb Valley Heritage Centre.
 

Benburb Valley Heritage Centre is located in a 19th century linen mill beside the picturesque Ulster Canal. Visitor can see the machinery used in the various stages of linen production.

Benburb
Co Tyrone
Tel +44 (0)28
E Mail
Web Site

During the 1641 rebellion a battle was fought near the town of benburb, information about the battle is available in the centre.Nearby is Benburb Valley Park where the visitor can ride horses in the forests, play golf and also try angling in the River Blackwater which flows through it.