Lagan Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Most of the AONB now lies within the Lagan Valley Regional Park which was designated in 1967. The riverbank scenery, meadows, woods and the pleasant pastoral land of the Lagan valley make this a peaceful haven. The area has a rich heritage, not only through its impressive monuments such as the Giant’s Ring, its Early Christian raths, and the remnants of fine estates, but also its important industrial archaeology related to linen production and the old Lagan Canal and its towpath.