The 10 Best Things to Do in Castlederg, United Kingdom (UK)

February 26, 2018 Myesha Cogley

Castlederg (earlier Caslanadergy, from Irish: Caisleán na Deirge, meaning "castle on the Derg") is a village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It lies on the River Derg and is near the border with County Donegal. It stands in the townlands of Castlesessagh and Churchtown, in the historic barony of Omagh West and the civil parish of Urney. The village has a ruined castle and two ancient tombs known as the Druid's Altar and Todd's Den. It had an estimated population of 2,935 people in 2008.
Restaurants in Castlederg

1. Castlederg Castle

5 Parkview Road | Castlederg Main Street, Castlederg BT81 7BN, Northern Ireland
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Castlederg Castle

Reviewed By John I

Quiet spot with plenty of castle history onsite, nice walking path beside the River Derg, with easy excess to the Derg bridge. It also has a playground for the kids. With plenty of food options steps away on the main street..

2. The Abingdon Collection

16 Gortnagarn Road | Abingdon, Omagh BT78 5NW, Northern Ireland +44 28 8224 3373
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5 based on 134 reviews

The Abingdon Collection

'THE Abingdon COLLECTION' is open by appointment only and offers a unique visitor experience in the beautiful rolling hills of Co. Tyrone. Divided into two distinct sections the first area covers classic cars, motorcycles, diecast models and enamel signs and every 'BIG BOY'S TOY' imaginable. Take a step back in time to the 1950's and remember when petrol was sold in gallons and you could still afford to buy it. The second part of the collection takes you back to the dark day's of World War Two and represents one of the largest private collections of militaria in the UK. Admission is free but contributions to Cancer Research are gratefully accepted.If you want a totally different day out with a history lesson included contact us now. Classic car and motorcycle clubs are very welcome and catering can be organised for visiting large groups. Admission by appointment only.

Reviewed By David P - Universal City, Texas

Bottomline first: If you are interested in any of these three categories, this is a "MUST DO!"
Philip is passionate about all 3 topics, and it reflects in his commentary while escorting visitors.
I tried to call in the a.m. and again at lunch, but he was out for personal business. So, we jumped in the rental and drove from outside of Enniskillen. We lucked out, as he had recently returned, and more than willing to open up to show us around. Some of the autos are 1997 BMW, 1978 Porsche 911, 1980 MG Roadster, a Mazda 50th anniversary MC5, and 1953 MG, and others.
Motorcycles include a Harley Davidson Dyna, 1971 Triumph, German WWII type, Russian built with sidecar, and 1993 Kawasaki "CHiPS". Lots of leather clothing and memorabilia as well.
We completed our tour with a special WWII room. So many authentic uniforms, weapons (deactivated), sabers, bayonets, helmets, medals, from various participating countries with emphasis on one.
With much gratitude from your Colorado and Texas visitors, thank you Philip (and beagle Harley). We wish you success on a book or screenplay!
Future visitors: No set hours and no admission charge. Please contribute to his cause for Cancer Research!

3. Newtownstewart Library

2 Main Street, Newtownstewart BT78 9AA, Northern Ireland +44 28 8166 2060
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Newtownstewart Library

Public Library. Newtownstewart Library Opening Hours: Monday: Closed on Monday Tuesday: 10:00am - 1:00pm 2:00pm - 5:00pm Wednesday: Closed on Wednesday Thursday: 10:00am - 1:00pm 2:00pm - 5:00pm Friday: 10:00am - 1:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm Sunday: Closed on Sunday

Reviewed By Laura H - Newtownstewart, United Kingdom

In Newtownstewart Library there is lots of books to pick from. In the library there are junior books, seniour books and adult books. There are lots of computers. There is a toilet for disabled and not disabled toilets. There is 2 entrances to get in one of them was to get in from the car park and the other is from down the town, on both sides to get in disabled people can get in to.

4. Gray's Printers' Museum

49 Main St., Strabane BT82 8AU, Northern Ireland +44 28 7188 4094
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Gray's Printers' Museum

Reviewed By Satroy85 - London, United Kingdom

Pat guided us around this quaint museum. A lovely piece of printing history. Hard to find, and only open on Saturdays between 10 and 3, but worth making a plan to see. Ask at the coffee shop for directions.

5. St Patrick's Well

Magherakeel Road | Aghyaran, Castlederg BT81 7HA, Northern Ireland
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5 based on 3 reviews

St Patrick's Well

Reviewed By Sorcha N - Donegal

This has been a practice down through the years on St. Patrick's Day that people would gather here and say the rosary and sing Hail Glorious St. Patrick a wonderful tradition...

6. Ulster American Folk Park

2 Mellon Road | Castle Town, Omagh BT78 5QU, Northern Ireland +44 28 8224 3292
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4.5 based on 759 reviews

Ulster American Folk Park

Experience the adventure that takes you from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship, to the log cabins of the American Frontier. Immerse yourself in three centuries of Irish emigration at the museum that brings it to life. Meet costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share.

Reviewed By MummyBear135

Myself, my mother and my three children attended one of the days of Christmas past events. It was fabulous. Enjoyed by my 1 and 3 year olds and my 8 year old too which is a hard thing to find.
There was alot of interaction, the good old Christmas stuff we all love and some things a little out of the ordinary.
I will be recommending this event in future.
Very well done!

7. Harry Avery's Castle

Oldcastle Road, Newtownstewart BT78 4JP, Northern Ireland
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Harry Avery's Castle

Reviewed By Janulik - Prague, Czech Republic

Harry Avery's Castle doesn't really look like one but it is a rare example of a stone castle built by a Gaelic Irish chief, although its origins and history are not certain. It is associated with Henry Aimhréidh O'Neill (Harry Avery), and is definitely named after him. The front of the castle is visible as two D shaped towers. The castle is standing on a small hill in a paddock. You can go through the gate and have a look, the views of the surrounding countryside are nice.

8. Central Bar

5 Castle Street, Strabane BT82 8AE, Northern Ireland +44 7720 636214
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Central Bar

The Central bar opened on 4th April 2008 we are known for our friendly staff and brilliant atmosphere and a Cosy open fire. We have a function room upstairs for private party`s ideal for 21st birthdays, hen party`s or Cocktail classes. So have a nice cold pint by the fire.

Reviewed By Adam M

Absolutely love this place, cocktails + shot menus are great.
Been a few times with a few mates and had a ball, staff are a delight and obviously love the job.
The interior has been recently done up we found out and it looks fantastic.
5/5 for simple reasons. I will be back

9. Castlederg Library

1A Hospital Road, Castlederg BT81 7BU, Northern Ireland +44 28 8167 1419
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5 based on 2 reviews

Castlederg Library

Public Library. Castlederg Library Opening Hours: Monday: Closed on Monday Tuesday: 2:00pm - 8:00pm Wednesday: 10:30am - 1:00pm 2:00pm - 5:00pm Thursday: 10:30am - 1:00pm 2:00pm - 5:00pm Friday: 10:30am - 1:00pm 2:00pm - 5:00pm Saturday: 10:30am - 1:00pm Sunday: Closed on Sunday

Reviewed By John I

Very helpful staff and they have a good selection of books on Castlederg and Termonamongan Parish Co Tyrone history.

10. The Alley Theatre

1A Railway Street, Strabane BT82 8EF, Northern Ireland +44 28 7188 4760
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4 based on 23 reviews

The Alley Theatre

The Alley Theatre is one of the leading arts centres in Northern Ireland, hosting a theatre, art gallery, cafe bar and tourist information centre. Based in the heart of Strabane, it has a excellent website which will provide all the information you require.

Reviewed By Fox149 - Derry, United Kingdom

Ate here recently mid morning there were only a few people in we ordered tea/coffee and scones it took for ever. They appeared to be short staffed with only one person taking orders and doing everything else. The food and beverages were good but management need to pay attention and employ adequate staff or people will vote with their feet and not come back unfortunately like ourselves.

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