Peatlands Park, County Tyrone

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 Peatlands Park, the first of its type in the British Isles, is located close to the southern shores of Lough Neagh. Site for Peatlands Park was acquired in the year 1978 from Irish Peat Development Company and was opened in the year 1990.

Ideal for quiet recreation, Peatlands Park is home to different species of flora and fauna. It boasts of many insects such as moths, butterflies, dragonflies, and damselflies along with varied species of woodland and wetland birds and different kinds of nests. The park also includes badgers and hares while open bog areas of the park are dwelling areas of newts and lizards for various species. Sauntering around the Bog Garden, one can enjoy observing the rich and interesting flora and fauna.

Visiting Peatlands Park offers a delightful experience, leaving all the visitors spellbound.

· Facilities: Free Car/Bus Parking, Visitor Center, Vending Area, Woodland School

· Opening Time:

· Peatlands Park:

· Easter-end September (9am to 9pm daily)

· October-Easter (9am to 5pm daily)

· Visitor Center and Train:

· Easter-end September (10am to 6pm daily)

· October-Easter (Closed)

· Education Center:

· July and August (10am to 6pm daily)

· October-Easter: (12pm to 4m) Sundays only

· Admission Charge: Free

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Originally from Scotland, Colin now resides near the beautiful seaside town of Portstewart on the Causeway Coastal Route. By day he works in IT and by day off he spends much of his time travelling around the Island with his young family, writing about his experiences for many sites both locally and nationally.