Official tourism website for Northern Ireland
En

Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House

Gradings

  • Three Star Quality Assurance
Three Star Quality Assurance
26 Market Square, Dungannon, County Tyrone, BT70 1AB
Image of the towers on the hill with the sun setting behind them

Book Tickets Online

About

Explore a special place at the very heart of Ulster.

Ranfurly House is an impressive Victorian building located in Dungannon and gateway to the ancient site of Hill of The O’Neill.  Hill of The O’Neill is one of the most important heritage sites in Ireland with breath taking panoramic views over seven of the nine counties of Ulster.  This location has been the site of castles, barracks, and seats of power for thousands of years. It is from this very hilltop that The O’Neill dynasty, perhaps one of the greatest of the Irish clans ruled for more than 300 years. 

Immerse yourself in the stories, artefacts, and archaeology of our interactive exhibition, which transports you back to the battles, intrigue and politics that shaped the landscape here. You will learn of pivotal events that shaped the history of Ireland - The Flight of the Earls and The Plantation of Ulster.

On a clear day, visitors can take a stroll through the beautiful park or ascend the stairs of the outdoor viewing tower to take in the spectacular views of Lough Neagh, the Sperrins, the Mournes, the Cooley mountains and the neighbouring counties.

The centrepiece of a visit to the Hill of The O’Neill is the permanent exhibition in Ranfurly House. This tells the story of the Flight of The Earls and the Plantation of Ulster, and the important role that Dungannon played in these two historical events that would forever change these islands.  The exhibition vividly evokes the life of Irish chieftain in the 16th century, in its extravagant fashions, fighting and feasting.  You’ll find out about the Plantation of Ulster, what it was, who the Planters were and the difficulties they faced. You’ll also discover how Ulster, administered from Dungannon by Sir Arthur Chichester, was changed forever, moving away from the ancient Gaelic laws and beliefs.

It’s a gripping story that once heard, will never be forgotten. From the indoor exhibition, you’ll make your way to the next stage of your visit – on to the famous Hill of The O'Neill.

Our conference rooms and event spaces give you the place you need to create your own piece of history. With living history, banqueting and falconry experiences, concerts, live shows, and workshops and with on-site catering available, we will help you to plan a visit that makes a lasting impression.

Book Tickets

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Gift Shop
  • Guided Tours Available

Catering

  • Licensed
  • Picnic Area
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Cater for individuals
  • Cater for school groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Groups accepted
  • Lift/Elevator
  • Toilets
  • Visitor information
  • Wi-fi available

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Daily Exhibition Tour£3.50 activity
Daily Exhibition Tour£2.50 activity

Under 16: Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Explore More

Image of the front of Hill of the O’Neill, Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre.Dungannon Visitor Information Centre, DungannonKillymaddy Tourist Information Centre has been re-located to Dungannon and is situated in the new Hill of the O’Neill, Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre.

Tripadvisor Traveller Rating

Tripadvisor Traveller Rating - 75 reviews75 reviews

Add Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel+44 (0) 28 8772 8600

Check availability for Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House (opens in a new window)

Map & Directions

Opening Times

* Monday-Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 – 17:00 (April to September only)

Tours are available:
Wednesday - Saturday
10am, 12pm, 2pm & 3.30pm

Sunday (April to September only)
1pm, 2.30pm & 3.45pm

What's Nearby

  1. Dungannon Park is a seventy acre oasis centred round an idyllic stream fed lake. The…

    1.1 miles away
  2. Ruins of mansion built by Sir Toby Caulfield in 1619. Gatehouse with murder-holes and…

    2.68 miles away
  3. The gin school at Woodlab Distillery is a unique experience in the science of harnessing…

    4.84 miles away
  4. The Argory was built in the 1820s and its hilltop location offers wonderful views over…

    5.24 miles away
  5. We invite you to come and explore Peatlands Park. This beautiful area has a wonderful…

    6.43 miles away
  6. Situated in the village of Benburb, this Grade A listed early 17th century church is…

    6.57 miles away
  7. Benburb Castle is dramatically sited on the cliff edge above the River Blackwater in the…

    6.64 miles away
  8. Tullaghoge Fort was a royal power centre which came to historical prominence in the 11th…

    7.49 miles away
  9. Explore the cottage of the Simpson family with close ties to Ulysses Simpson Grant, the…

    7.65 miles away
  10. Ardress is nestled in the apple orchards of County Armagh and offers afternoons of fun…

    8.2 miles away
  11. Killymoon castle sits in picturesque surroundings overlooking the Ballinderry River on…

    8.78 miles away
  12. Sloan’s House Museum holds a unique role in Irish history and has over the years…

    9.36 miles away
  13. The attractive eighteenth-century demesne is now a forest park. Colourful in spring and…

    9.73 miles away
  14. Dan Winter’s house was repaired and rethatched in 2000 keeping original artefacts and…

    10.16 miles away
  15. Dan Winter’s Cottage, focal point of the Battle of the Diamond and birthplace of the…

    10.26 miles away
  16. Wellbrook is nestled in an idyllic wooded valley. As you come over the hill and see the…

    10.74 miles away

Explore More

Image of the front of Hill of the O’Neill, Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre.Dungannon Visitor Information Centre, DungannonKillymaddy Tourist Information Centre has been re-located to Dungannon and is situated in the new Hill of the O’Neill, Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre.

Virtual Tour

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Hill of The O’Neill & Ranfurly House is the perfect starting place for an exploration of Dungannon and the historic county of Tyrone only 1.5 miles from the M1 motorway (Junction 15) and 40 miles from Belfast.

Back to Top

Tourism Northern Ireland

Don't Miss