Things to do

Newtownstewart is itself a town steeped in history and legend. The town name is derived from Sir William Stewart and the ruins of Stewart Castle can be seen from the 18th Century arched bridge. There are many other notable features in the area including the l4th century Harry Avery’s castle and the traditional townscape, which dates back from the plantation period.

Local Attractions

Grange Court is ideally suited to discover the attractions of the North/West Passage route, attractions in the area include:

– Ulster American Folk Park
The award-winning Ulster-American Folk Park at Gamphill, Omagh, grew up around the cottage where Thomas Mellon, the founder of one of the greatest family dynasties of new America. Emigration is the main theme of the Ulster-American Folk Park.

– Wilson Ancestral Home
Take a step back in time and enter the world of the ‘Whitehouse’ at the Wilson Ancestral Homestead. Guided tours during the months of July/August give an insight into the history behind our rich Ulster American connections and how the fate of the 28th Presidency of the United States was to lie in the hands of local man James Wilson.

– Gortin Glens Forest Park
Gortin Glen Forest Park is draped over the western flank of Mullaghcarn – wander along the Pollan Burn, bright with dragonflies through the forest with its majestic Sitka spruce.

Harry Averys Castle
Is situated half a mile south-west of Newtownstewart, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. On a hill, ruined Harry Avery’s Castle, is a 14th century Gaelic stone castle – most unusual in Ulster

– Stewarts Castle
(also known as Newtownstewart Castle) is situated in Newtownstewart, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It was built in 1619 by Sir Robert Newcomen in an English manor house style.

Activity Breaks

You can choose from a range of sport and leisure activities available locally, including:

Fishing – The town is at the confluence of two excellent fishing rivers, the Mourne and the Owenkillew. There are approximatley 29 miles of river available for fishing – Salmon, Sea Trout and Brown Trout are available. Fly fishing is exceptionally good. Visitors licences are avilable locally.

Shooting – The Sperrin Mountains are the best part of Ulster for rough game shooting – pheasant, woodcock, pigeon, hares and rabbits. Organised shoots available – further details on request. Clay pigeon shooting also available.

Horse Riding – Pony trekking available locally.

Canoeing – The Foyle system’s Owenkillew and Strule rivers provide some of the best high water canoe trips in Northern Ireland.

Golf – Less than 2 miles from the centre, Newtownstewart Golf Club, one of the finest 18 hole courses in Tyrone. Pitch and Putt and Golf Driving Range also available locally.

Cycling/Walking – As part of the North West Passage route the area offers many roads suitable for cycling and walking with fine panoramic views.

Let us know what you would like to do and we can help to arrange your activities for the duration of your stay.