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Hill of The O'Neill & Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre

26 Market Square, Dungannon BT70 1AB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 8772 8600
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So Much History, So Little Time

We visited Ranfurly House and the Visitor Centre with a few of our American cousins. We had... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JohnD_DW
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Accessible and Interesting with a great cafe

We visited today with my parents. Mum can’t walk great distances, so what a lovely surprise that... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cat0506
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Perth, Scotland
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Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre is the perfect starting point for an exploration of the Dungannon and Tyrone area. Located in the former Belfast Bank, a beautiful mid Victorian centrepiece at the heart of Dungannon town which provides the gateway to the medieval capital of Ulster, Hill of The O’Neill a site used by rulers, noblemen and armies as a stronghold to dominate the area, a place from which they could influence all of Ulster. At least two castles are thought to have been built on the site, as well as a grand manor house and a fortified town. A new glass viewing tower and event space recently opened in May 2016 affords the visitor a spectacular view from this most ancient site in Ulster. Glass panels on the lift to the top floor of the tower display artwork portraying the mythological history of Dungannon. From the top floor surrounded with glass the visitor can view seven of the nine counties of Ulster. It was from here the famous O’Neill dynasty utilised a stunning 360-degree view of the province of Ulster to rule Gaelic Ireland for over 300 years. The Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor centre has a multi-media exhibition narrating the Hill’s importance in Irish and European history, its links to the O’Neill’s and the subsequent Flight of the Earls and Plantation of Ulster. Ranfurly House has a fully staffed Tourism and Information Centre offering the following services for visitors to the Dungannon and Tyrone area: Range of information on the local area (including places to visit, places to eat, activities and accommodation) Gift, Crafts and local historical information Full access for disabled users Coffee Shop
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26 Market Square, Dungannon BT70 1AB, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited Ranfurly House and the Visitor Centre with a few of our American cousins. We had pre-booked a tour and I would advise anyone with a large party to do the same. We were greeted warmly and taken to meet our tour guide -...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today with my parents. Mum can’t walk great distances, so what a lovely surprise that you can get right to the top of the hill through a lift in the visitor centre. Well done to everyone involved in the conception and design of...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

I write historical fiction novels and my next book will be set in County Tyrone. We spent the latter half of May in Ireland doing research and stopped by the Hill of The O'neill & Ranfurly House to get a better understanding of medieval Tyrone....More

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Angela O, Public Relations Manager at Hill of The O'Neill & Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thanks for the brilliant review, your comments have been passed on to our staff who were delighted you enjoyed your visit to Hill of The O'Neill. We all look forward to reading your next book set in County Tyrone.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

We stopped here on our way from Tyrone to Dublin per the advise of our B&B host. It's a well done building with interesting exhibits about the history of the area. The parking lot adjacent to it is free but very busy. Patience for someone...More

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Angela O, Manager at Hill of The O'Neill & Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thanks for the lovely review, we hope you get an opportunity to visit with us again when you have more time and we will be happy to give you the guided tour.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Had cause to visit Dungannon today and had not been in the centre of the town for many years. By chance, we came across this very interesting visitors' centre and were very impressed by the history of the O'Neill family and art exhibition. The attached...More

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Angela O, Promotions officer at Hill of The O'Neill & Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you Jennifer for the lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to Hill of The O'Neill & Ranfurly House and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We visited the centre with our two Norwegian grandchildren. From the amazing metal cow, through the historical exhibits and to the dressing up corner, we were all fascinated and spent far longer enjoying our visit than we had expected. The children look forward to returning...More

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Angela O, Promotions Officer at Hill of The O'Neill & Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Thank you for the great review of your visit to Hill of The O'Neill & Ranfurly House we appreciate it very much and are so pleased that both you and your grandchildren had a good time and we look forward to seeing you again in...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Visiting this historic centre was a memorable experience.The talk and tour was enthralling and our wonderful guides brought the history of the area to life.Great praise must go to all who contributed to the creation of this historical site. All enjoyed our visit and would...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

If passing through or near Dungannon, The Hill of The O'Neill is a place I would strongly recommend to call into. The views from the top are amazing and contains some interesting pieces of local information and Irish history. The staff are very friendly and...More

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Management response:Responded 18 September 2017

Thank you for the lovely review Colin

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Visited the Hill of the O'Niel for a concert. The views were spectacular. It has an amazing history that is well displayed. The council have done a great job making it a joy to visit. Highly recommended. On a clear day you can see for...More

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Management response:Responded 15 September 2017

Thanks for the great review we really appreciate it

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Killing a bit of time when on a visit to Dungannon I spotted this place on TripAdvisor and thought it worth a look. I was not disappointed. Stopped off first for a coffee in the adjoining cafe and first impressions there were good. It was...More

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Management response:Responded 15 September 2017

Thanks Brian for the lovely review We are so pleased you called to visit our historic site and exhibition at Hill of The O'Neill & Ranfurly House and we look forward to seeing you again when the weather hopefully next time will be more pleasant

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