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“A Wonderful Place of Interest/Staff soooo friendly!!”

Hill of The O'Neill & Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre
Ranked #5 of 26 things to do in Dungannon
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
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 café was very welcome for a hot drink on a very cold day. Most of all the staff were so friendly and chatty with loads of information on the area and what was forthcoming in the Centre. Lindsey & Rita were lovely and thanks to them for a crème egg each which went down a treat. We will definitely be back!( on a warmer day!!)

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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 on a future holiday in Dungannon. Unfortunately the day was rather misty so we didn't see as much of the view as we would have wanted - but we will certainly return on a day with better weather, for the top of Dungannon hill is a wonderful viewpoint over central Northern Ireland.
A final point of amazed interest - visiting the whole Visitor Centre is free!!

Thank MargretEA
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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 the near future

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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 recommend it to everyone and all intend to repeat the experience .
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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 their cafe is the ideal place to relax.

Thank Colin M
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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 miles.

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Thanks for the great review we really appreciate it

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