Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Northern Ireland has a great variety of scenic countryside and although there are no National Parks, large areas of landscape of distinctive character and special scenic value have been designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). In Northern Ireland AONBs are designated under the Amenity Lands Act (Northern Ireland) 1965 and the Nature Conservation and Amenity Lands (Northern Ireland) Order 1985.

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Creation Date October 4, 2016, 11:09 (UTC)
Topic Category Environment

In Northern Ireland early AONB external boundaries were mapped on hardcopy Ordnance Survey NI sheets and in 2006 GIS was adopted as a means of generating AONB maps against digital Ordnance Survey NI basemaps. Note: Ordnance Survey NI is part of Land & Property Services.

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