403, Omagh-Cranagh-MagherafeltOmagh-Cranagh-Magherafelt – through the Sperrin Mountains
Embark on an enchanting bus journey through Northern Ireland's rustic charm, passing through picturesque countryside, quaint villages, lush greenery, ancient forests, and majestic hills, offering ever-changing panoramas and captivating scenery at every turn.
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1 hour 38 minutes
1 service daily
Omagh BuscentreHow to get here
Omagh hosts the Ulster American Folk Park, an open-air museum showcasing the journey and cultural impact of Irish immigrants to the United States. Through interactive exhibits and recreated settings, visitors can experience the historical migration story connecting the two regions.
Through the Sperrin Mountains, this is a journey of enchantment, plunging customers into the delightful rustic charm of Northern Ireland, with eye-catching scenery and every-changing panoramas, at every twist and turn on this incredible bus journey.
Leaving Omagh, the bus ventures into the picturesque countryside, passing through quaint villages and verdant fields. At Lislap, the rolling hills are adorned with vibrant wildflowers, creating a mesmerizing carpet of colours that stretches to the horizon.
To Gortin Glen Forest Park the bus makes its way, enchanting customers with its dense woodlands and ancient trees, where rays of sunlight can filter through the canopy, creating a dance of shadows on the forest floor. The bus meanders through Gortin, a peaceful village surrounded by majestic hills, where sheep graze lazily on emerald pastures.
As the journey continues, Plumbridge appears like a postcard-worthy scene, with its traditional cottages nestled amidst lush greenery. Cranagh captivates with its tranquil charm, boasting idyllic farms and meandering streams that mirror the clear blue skies.
Draperstown offers a glimpse of rural life at its finest, with traditional stone walls lining the roads and cozy cottages dotting the landscape. Tobermore unfolds with its rolling hills and picturesque stone bridges that span over babbling brooks.
Then, it’s onwards to Desertmartin which welcomes folk with its sense of history and quaint appeal, and you can feel time slow down amidst the serene surroundings. Finally, the bus arrives at Magherafelt, and views from the window reveal a bustling town blending modernity with its rich heritage, contrasting fabulously with the tranquil allure of the journey that customers have just enjoyed!
A Fab Day Out!
There’s so much to see and do on this exciting journey and although there is only one direct service daily, you could span a trip over a few days, stopping off at places en route and planning a staycation around the wonderful location.
Before boarding the bus in Omagh, it’s worth taking time to visit the Ulster American Folk Park, an open-air museum that vividly depicts the story of Irish emigration to America. Stroll through the town centre and explore historical sites like the Omagh Courthouse and Memorial Garden.
As the bus ventures onward, make a stop at Lislap, a serene area surrounded by lush greenery, perfect for a peaceful escape. Gortin Glen Forest Park, located in the heart of the Sperrin Mountains, is a “must-visit” destination for nature lovers. Enjoy scenic walks, picnics, and immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of the forest.
The village of Gortin itself offers a taste of rural life with its friendly community and traditional charm. Meanwhile, Tobermore boasts beautiful riverside walks along the River Moyola and offers a tranquil setting for relaxation. As the journey nears its end, stop at Desertmartin, a quaint village surrounded by rolling farmlands.
Finally, at the end destination, Magherafelt, is a thriving market town with a rich history. Explore its shopping district, visit the 19th-century St. Swithin’s Church, and enjoy a leisurely stroll in the scenic Meadowbank Sports Arena.