Discover Things To Do Near Carntogher Cabins

Carntogher Cabins are in the heart of the countryside in the Mid Ulster region close to the Causeway Coast and not far from the cities of Belfast and Derry.

Mid-Ulster has so much to offer families, couples, and groups, from hill walking and historical sights, to outdoor adventure centers, water parks, and great food options.

We have put together a list of some of the highlights Mid Ulster and the Causeway coast has to offer, you will not be disappointed.

carntogher cabins view

Towns & Cities Near By

Maghera – 4 miles
Magherafelt – 9 miles
Kilrea – 8 miles
Belfast- 45miles
Derry – 35 miles
Coleraine- 20 miles
Portstewart – 24 miles
Ballycastle – 34 miles

Beaches Near By

Portstewart Beach
White Park Bay

Outdoor Adventure Centres

The Lake Kilrea
The Jungle
K-Team Karting Kilrea
Sperrin Fun Farm
Rosepark Farm
Carrowmena Activity Centre

Historical Attractions & Activities

St. Lurach’s church Maghera
Tirkane Sweathouse
An Carn Cultural Centre & Cafe
Seamus Heaney Homeplace Centre
Beaghmore stone circles
The Dark Hedges
Giants Causeway & visitors centre
Shane’s Castle Antrim
Drenagh Gardens & Orangery Limavady
Duncluce Castle
Bushmills Distillery
Roe Valley Country Park Limavady

Outdoor activities

Drumnaph Nature Reserve
Carntogher Way Walk
Maghera Walled Garden
Giants Causeway & Visitors Centre
Lough Beg Nature Walk
Ballyronan marina & playground
Garvagh Forest
Galgorm Castle Fairy Trail
River Bann Boat Tours
Davagh forest/Dark skies observatory
Portglenone forest

carntogher history trail

Carntogher Way

The beautiful landscape of the Carntogher area west of Maghera in County Derry contains a wealth of sites of archaeological and environmental importance. The best of these have been presented in this trail, tracing man’s impact on the local environment from the neolithic period to the present day.

An Carn Cultural Centre

An Carn Cultural Centre

An Carn Cultural Centre approximately 1 mile away. The widely respected gift shop specialises in traditional crafts and gifts such as pottery, jewellery, books and cards. Recently opening An Croi coffee shop on site.


Drumnaph Nature Reserve

Drumnaph Community Nature Reserve is a beauiful woodland reserve close to carntogher cabins. The reserve has over 7km of forest walks. You can visit Pumkin the big and spot rare breed cows used to manage grazing in the reserve

Seamus Heaney Homeplace

Seamus Heaney Homeplace

Seamus Heaney HomePlace is located in the village of Bellaghy, situated just 45 minutes from both Belfast and Derry City and is just off the main road which links the two cities. Seamus Heaney himself was born and raised within the area and choose Bellaghy as his final resting place.


The Lake Kilrea

Only 15 mins from Carntogher Cabins the Lake at Kilrea is your must-visit destination for thrills, spills, splashes, dashes, bombing, jumping, bouncing, and pouncing. Come and spend an activity-packed day with your friends, family, and colleagues and re-discover what it means to have serious fun again.

The Jungle NI

The Jungle

The Jungle is a fantastic outdoor activity centre located between Cookstown and Magherafelt, only 15 mins from Carntogher Cabins. Experience adrenaline-packed adventure activities such as Zorbing, Paintball, High Wire Tree Top Adventure Courses, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Llama Trekking and much more.

Rosepark Farm

Rosepark Fram

Rosepark farm is only 25 mins from Carntogher Cabins and offers plenty for families to do with over a mile and a half of beautiful wooded and rose walkways to the petting zoo, blue lagoon inland beach, zip wires, bouncy castles and much more.

Greenvale leisure

Greenvale Leisure Centre 50m Pool

Greenvale Leisure centre in Magherafelt, only 10 mins from Carntogher Cabins has one of only two 50 metre swimming pools in Northern Ireland. The centre also has full gym and softplay facilities. To find out more about opening times click on the button below.

Places to Eat

Friels Bar

Friels Bar & Restaurant

Award winning historic bar & restaurant only 5 mins from Carntogher Cabinbs.
2-4 Kilrea Rd, Swatragh,
Co Derry, BT46 5QF.
Bookings: 028 7940 1206

the ponderosa

The Ponderosa Bar & Restaurant

This unique bar is actually Ireland’s highest bar. Serves great food in a stunning location.
974 Glenshane Road,
Dungiven, BT47 4SD

An Croí coffee house

An Croi Coffee House & Bistro

Teach Caife agus Bistro í gCarn Tóchair. 1 mile from the cabins, this coffee house is an ideal lunch spot and you can do some shopping in the gift shop too.

Walsh's hotel

Walsh's Hotel Maghera

Serving great food in Helena’s Bistro in the heart of Maghera.