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3. Benburb Valley Park

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Benburb Valley Park

The picturesque village of Benburb is set in the lush rolling hills of southeast Tyrone. The tiny cottages on Main Street were once apple peeling sheds, and the parish church, dating from 1618, is one of the oldest still in regular use in Ireland.
 
Some excellent walks can be had along serpentine trails next to the Blackwater River in Benburb Valley Park. The river has hewn a beautiful gorge across the countryside and is an ideal location for canoeing, fishing and walking. Perched on a rock thirty metres or so above the water are the remains of a castle built by Viscount Powerscourt in 1615, which offer commanding views of the Blackwater Valley.

More recently Benburb has been growing as a centre for quiet reflection, a place to which one can retreat from the toils of modern life. Testament to this is the growing community of artists and craftspeople who practice basket weaving, pottery, photography and painting in the Priory Cottages art and craft studios.

Benburb Valley Park Address:
Benburb Valley Park
10 Main Street
Benburb
Tyrone, BT71 7JZ
Northern Ireland, UK

Benburb Valley Park Opening Times:
Park opens daily from dawn until dusk

Benburb Valley Park Admission:
Free

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