A pleasant small market town, Garvagh lies 12 miles south of Coleraine and stands close to both the Rivers Bann and Agivey, making Garvagh the ideal spot for game and coarse angling.

The 19th Century British Prime Minister George Canning was born in the family home of Garvagh House, the extensive grounds of which have now been developed to create a forest park with gardens, nature trails and scenic routes. The Museum and Heritage Centre, created within the walled garden of the mansion, is a treasure house of farming memorabilia and old farm machinery, celebrating the rich rural tradition of the area.

Garvagh Forest is just on the western outskirts of the village, and has around eleven km of paths and roads (including 2 waymarked walks) winding through the woods and lots of new sections of singletrack for mountain biking.  Along the trails you will find the Garvagh Pyramid,  a burial chamber created for Lord Garvagh in the 19th Century but never used.