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Lagan Valley AONB

Last updated: 2 October 2012

Date of designation: 1965

Area 3,881 ha


Focused on the course of the River Lagan, this AONB is easily accessible to the large population of the Belfast Urban Area. 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. Lagan Valley

Further information and details of the area's management plan can be found on the Lagan Valley Regional ParkOpens in New window website.

map of Lagan Valley AONB © Crown copyright and database rights OSNI EMOU206.2