©

Cookstown trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Build your own package
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Cookstown

4.5
Cookstown is a town and townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is the fourth largest town in the county and had a population of nearly 11,000 people in the 2001 Census. It is one of the main towns in the area of Mid-Ulster. It was founded around 1620 when the townlands in the area were leased by an English ecclesiastical lawyer, Dr. Alan Cooke, from the Archbishop of Armagh, who had been granted the lands after the Flight of the Earls during the Plantation of Ulster. It was one of the main centres of the linen industry West of the River Bann, and until 1956, the processes of flax spinning, weaving, bleaching and beetling were carried out in the town.Cookstown's famous main street (laid out from c1735–c1800), is 1.25mi long and 135ft wide, one of the longest, and widest in Ireland.
Cookstown is in County Tyrone. Plan your holiday in Cookstown and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our United Kingdom day trip planning website .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!
  • Build a plan

    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it

    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package

    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!

    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance

Popular things to do in Cookstown

4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Cookstown

4.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Cookstown

4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 2​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 2​h

Museums in Cookstown

4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.0
Duration: 2​h