Dungannon boasts a lofty hilltop position, which has spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. It has a long history as the seat of the mighty O’Neill’s and as a former railway junction where branch trains from Cookstown joined the main Great Northern Line from Portadown to Omagh.

An urban park called the Railway Park has been constructed on the route of the old line through the town. Today it is still the administrative centre for the District. The shopping and business centre of the town is extensive with main thoroughfares radiating from the long Market Square. The street names each have significance connected to the town’s long history.