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Beaghmore Stone Circles

Beaghmore Stone Circles

County Tyrone in Northern Ireland is peppered with thousands of archaeological sites. The most impressive are the Bronze Age Beaghmore Stone Circles and cairns, approx. 10 miles north west of Cookstown, in the southeast of the Sperrin Mountains.

Benburb Castle

Benburb Castle

Benburb Castle is a fortified bawn built by Sir Richard Wingfield during the Plantation in 1611 on a limestone cliff overlooking the River Blackwater, the border between County Tyrone and County Armagh.

Narrow Water Castle Keep

Narrow Water Castle Keep

Narrow Water Castle is a famous 16th-century tower house and bawn near Warrenpoint in Northern Ireland. There has been a keep on this site since 1212. It was a strategic spot and was originally built by Hugh de Lacy (first Earl of Ulster) as part of the area’s Norman fortifications to prevent attacks on Newry via the river.

Castle Caulfield

Castle Caulfield

Blink and you would miss this visitor attraction in County Tyrone. The substantial remains of Castle Caulfield were built by Sir Toby Caulfield between 1611 and 1619 on the site of an earlier O’Donnelly Castle.

Kinbane Castle

Kinbane Castle

Kinbane is one of the many Castles of Ireland and is a magical and haunting location where you can almost feel the past. It is set in a very dramatic location and built on a small rock promontory called Kinbane Head extending out into the sea. The path to it is narrow and stepped.

Global Rainbow at Scrabo Tower

Global Rainbow at Scrabo Tower

A stunning laser projection artwork, Global Rainbow, was beamed from Scrabo Tower in Newtownards towards Donaghadee.

Ballycopeland Windmill

Ballycopeland Windmill

This historical visitor attraction was built in the late 18th or early 19th century and worked until the First World War after which it gradually fell into disrepair. Now restored to full working order the plastered and white-washed tapering tower is a landmark in the area.

Derry City Walls

Derry City Walls

The best way to experience these magnificent 400yr old walls is by taking a stroll along the rampart walkway. Today we did just that and captured a few 360° panoramic photos while there.

Tully Castle

Tully Castle

Tully Castle is a fortified house with a rectangular bawn and was built for Sir John Hume, a Scottish planter, in 1619. The bawn had four rectangular corner towers. There is a recreated 17th Century style garden for visitors to enjoy. A visitor’s centre, located in a restored farmhouse, houses an exhibition telling local stories relating to the castle.

Monea Castle

Monea Castle

A State Care Historic Monument. The design of the castle, started in 1618, appears to be strongly Scots influenced. It is a rectangular tower house three storeys high, with tall attics and vaulted ground floor. Two massive semi-cylindrical towers sit on either side of the entrance.

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Downpatrick Town

We flew our drone over Downpatrick town and captured a couple of aerial 360° photographs. Look out for the marker points in the aerial virtual tours, some of which will allow you to jump from the sky down into some of the various visitor attractions found in the town.

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