Cookstown

Travel Guide
The bustling metropolis of Cookstown,a town in the very heart of Northern Ireland, isthe perfect place to visit if you want to sample Irish food and drink,traditional Irish hospitality and a chance to shop until you drop.

The fact that Cookstownis located centrally means that it is accessible from all parts of NorthernIreland, being just 48 miles away from Belfast, the capital. Itis a bustling town with all the amenities and facilities this would lead you toexpect, and yet it is still within easy reach of some stunning natural scenery.  The dramatic Sperrin Mountainsloom over the town, whilst Drum Manor Forest Parkand the spectacular waters of LoughNeagh are just a short drive away.

Shopping inCookstown

Without doubt, Cookstownis one of the shopping capitals of Northern Ireland,a point which is underlined by the retail presence that dominates Main Street,officially the longest and widest street in Northern Ireland.This 2 mile long stretch runs through the town from north to south and is linedwith shops and businesses of all kinds.

You can find high street retailers, supermarketmegastores and small independent retailers offering traditional Irish goods: theshops in Cookstown provide all the range andchoice you could want. Ample parking and good public transport help to maketravelling to and from the shops easy, no matter where in Cookstownyou’re staying, and on Saturday the town centre is transformed by theappearance of the traditional street market. This has been run in Cookstownsince 1628, and now offers the likes of street entertainment and face paintingalongside a bustling shopping opportunity.

Attractionsaround Cookstown

Once based in Cookstown,you’re within easy reach of virtually every kind of attraction NorthernIreland is famed for offering. From Neolithic monuments in theBroughderg area – including stone circles dating back to 1500 BC – to the water-basedfun of Ballyronan Marina, on the shores of Lough Neagh,Cookstown offers something for everyone. NationalTrust properties and forest walks rub shoulders with a thriving nightlife sceneto provide the comprehensive package for visitors of all ages.

EnjoyingCookstown

If you want to take a short cut to discovering justwhat Cookstown is all about, then take advantageof one of the guided walks on offer from the Tourist Information Centre on BurnsStreet in the centre of town.

When the sun goes down, Cookstowncomes into its own, offering visitors a huge choice of venues for a great nightout and a chance to sample what the locals refer to as ‘the craic’. Fromtraditional Irish pubs to cutting edge night clubs and contemporary boutiquebars, you’re bound to find something which appeals. If you’re looking forsomething more cultured, then head for the The Burnavon Arts andCultural Centre, which offers everything from drama and comedyto live music.

Staying inCookstown

The centrality of Cookstown,its excellent transport links and its wide selection of hotels, help to make ita key destination for everyone from businesses organising conferences tofamilies looking for fun. No matter what your idea of a good time is, Cookstownis bound to be able to provide it.

Glenavon House Hotel
Glenavon House Hotel
3 out of 5
52 Drum Road, Cookstown, Northern Ireland, BT80 8JQ
The price is £155 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Cookstown. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (47 reviews)
Would happily stay here again
"Nice hotel, very friendly and helpful staff. Food was very good - if anything portions are too big! Would happily stay here again"

Reviewed on 30 Mar 2022

Glenavon House Hotel
Belfast House
Belfast House
3.5 out of 5
1 Orritor, Cookstown, Northern Ireland, BT80 8BE
Stay at this 3.5-star B&B in Cookstown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Tullaghoge Fort and Springhill House are located nearby. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (34 reviews)
Modern and friendly
"Belfast house is a very clean, modern, safe and friendly place. Fab breakfast, will definitely stay again."

Reviewed on 5 Jan 2022

Belfast House
Rosehill House
Rosehill House
4 out of 5
5 Roughan Rd, Stewartstown, Cookstown, Northern Ireland, BT71 5PU
The price is £489 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 4-star cottage in Cookstown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and on-site spa services. Popular attractions Tullaghoge Fort and Dungannon Leisure Centre ...
Rosehill House
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Rosehill House
Rosehill House
4 out of 5
5 Roughan Rd, Stewartstown, Cookstown, Northern Ireland, BT71 5PU
The price is £489 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 4-star cottage in Cookstown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and on-site spa services. Popular attractions Tullaghoge Fort and Dungannon Leisure Centre ...
Rosehill House
Charming 3 Bedroom, Self Catering in centre of Mid Ulster
Charming 3 Bedroom, Self Catering in centre of Mid Ulster
Cookstown, NIR
Stay at this family-friendly holiday home in Cookstown. Enjoy free WiFi, on-site parking and a garden. Popular attraction Tullaghoge Fort is located nearby. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Awesome cottage!
"What a nice place. Not to far from town. Was a good place for all our day trips. Josie was extremely helpful and great to talk to. Would love to come back again and spend more time here. A peaceful setting. Great neighbors! A horse ready to foal. Thanks Josie!"

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2022

Charming 3 Bedroom, Self Catering in centre of Mid Ulster
Kingsmills Cottages Cookstown
Kingsmills Cottages Cookstown
3.5 out of 5
62a Ballynargan Road, Cookstown, Northern Ireland, BT71 5NF
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly cottage in Cookstown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the overall value in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Epic stay, we will be back next year. Great place very pleasent people"

Reviewed on 28 Apr 2019

Kingsmills Cottages Cookstown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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