Top 9 Things to do in Strabane, United Kingdom (UK)

September 4, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Strabane (/strəˈbæn/ strə-BAN; from Irish: An Srath Bán, meaning "the white strath"), historically spelt Straban, is a town in West Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It was the headquarters of the former Strabane District Council.
Restaurants in Strabane

1. 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.

2. 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

3. The Alley Theatre

1A Railway Street, Strabane BT82 8EF, Northern Ireland +44 28 7188 4760
Excellent
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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.

4. Strabane Library

Strabane Library 1 Railway Street, Strabane BT82 8EF, Northern Ireland +44 28 7188 3686
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5 based on 10 reviews

Strabane Library

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

Reviewed By Valowry - Derry, United Kingdom

this library is comfortable, clean, spacious, has all the facilities needed for a family of all ages, with easy access for pushchairs/wheelchairs. there is even a very tasty and reasonably priced cafe as you enter the building alongside all the tourist info you could want about the area. the staff are friendly, approachable, knowledgable. there are lots of different group activities for all on offer too such as ryhmes and stories for the wee ones/sessions for working parents to take the kids along to/etc/etc. this library offers an excellent free service. there is no reason for anyone not to have their literacy needs catered for here.

5. Barrontop Farm

35 Barron Road | Donemana, Strabane BT82 0JD, Northern Ireland +44 28 7139 7776
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4 based on 15 reviews

Barrontop Farm

Reviewed By JKane - Dublin

Visited as a family with our 2 daughters age 4 and 3 along with Granny and Granddad. Were welcomed by Poppy the dog who charmed us before we paid in and proceeded to lead us cleverly around the shed and then the farm, stopping and staring at points of interest. Girls got great fun out of feeding the goats, sheep and pigs.
After about half an hour of touring the farm (accompanied by Poppy) we returned to the well equipped indoor play area. We had a cuppa and a snack (homemade scones and tray bake) which were very nice.
Girls then had a short pony ride on Snowy. This was an extra £1.50 each. They thoroughly enjoyed it. Our visit finished with a tractor and trailer trip around the farm and a play in the outdoor play area.
Very good value and planning our next visit soon.
This was our second visit having previously been to Barrontop on Good Friday. Both times we were warmly received. A bit off the beaten track but definitely worth the trip.

6. Playstation

Unit 1 Branch Road, Strabane BT82 8EW, Northern Ireland
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5 based on 9 reviews

Playstation

Reviewed By Valowry - Derry, United Kingdom

This play area is well laid out so you can see your kids a lot more easily compared to others we have gone to. There are comfortable seats from where adults can spectate and the play areas are well segregated and suited to the different age groups without being restrictive for the kids. The cafe offers great choices of food/drinks at reasonable prices and is laid out so the kids can play and still be seen from the cafe area. The toilets are clean with baby changing facilities. I have found here to be the best value for money for the time allowed in my area. The service is great too and the staff are very helpful and observant of the kids.

7. Strabane Pagoda Tourist Information Centre

The Alley Arts & Conference Centre, Strabane BT82 8AN, Northern Ireland
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5 based on 2 reviews

Welcome to Strabane Tourist Information Centre, one of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board's approved networked tourist information facilities operating within the scenic Sperrin region. The centre offers a wide range of information and services to visitors and locals alike. Our friendly and enthusiastic staff are on hand at all times to assist in making your visit to our area (or holiday away) an enjoyable one.Based now at the Alley Arts & Conference Centre, Strabane Tourist Information Centre offers a one stop shop for all tourist needs as well as being an invaluable resource for the local community.Our office is centrally located within Strabane town centre, convenient to the main bus and taxi points as well as convenient to free and pay/display car parks.Opening Hours: -All Year RoundMonday - Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm(Note some exclusions apply over the Christmas period) Services include:*Free Local And National Information On:-Events-Travel and Transport-Activities-Attractions-Accommodation*Information On Great Britain & Republic of Ireland*All Ireland Accommodation Booking System*Souvenirs And Gifts*Maps and Walking/Cycling Route Guides.*Postcards And Stamps

Reviewed By stewarty7 - bt828je

it very usefull to find out places you want to see it in town good for vistors

8. Carrickaholten Forest.

15 Seegronan Rd, Killeter, Strabane BT81 7ET, Northern Ireland
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5 based on 1 reviews

Carrickaholten Forest.

Reviewed By John I

Carrickaholten Forest (outside the Village of Killeter) is one of the 3 West Tyrone, Castlederg / Killeter area Forests suited for ‘Forest bathing’
Forest bathing—basically just being in the presence of trees.
A 2010 study using data from field experiments conducted in 24 Forests across Japan found that subjects who participated in forest bathing had lower blood pressure, heart rate and concentrations of salivary cortisol — a stress hormone — when compared with those who walked through a city setting. Studies performed in other countries, such as Finland and the United States showed similar reductions in tension and anxiety.
“There have been studies comparing walking in nature with walking in an urban environment and testing people on their mood, different aspects of depression, and in some cases, brain scans,” said David Yaden, a research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Center. “In the natural setting, people are more relaxed and less stressed.”
People on nature walks also tend to engage in less rumination, or negative self-referential overthinking, which has been correlated with depression.

9. Strabane Market

Alley Theatre Courtyard, Strabane BT82 8EF, Northern Ireland +44 28 7125 3253
Strabane Market

Join us on the last Friday of every month from April to March where the Alley Theatre Courtyard will welcome the very best of artisan traders, offering visitors a friendly shopping experience with a wide selection of specialty foods and handmade crafted products. Dates of Markets Friday 28th April 2017 Friday 9th June 2017 (as part of Summer Jamm) Friday 30th June 2017 Friday 28th July 2017 Friday 25th August 2017 Friday 29th September 2017 Friday 27th October 2017 Friday 24th November 2017 Friday 23rd February 2018 Friday 30th March 2018 Strabane also welcomes traders every Friday from 9am to 5pm on Railway Street and Canal Street. A wide variety of stalls welcome visitors to all sorts of goods.

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