South Armagh: From bandit country to beauty spot
23 August 2014 Last updated at 05:03 BST
In the past, parts of South Armagh in Northern Ireland were known by some as "Bandit Country".
The area had developed a reputation as an IRA stronghold and a place where the British army regularly patrolled, which put off many tourists from visiting the area for years.
Recently, the Heritage Lottery Fund has given just under £1m to open up areas that were once the sites of military installations and protect the unique landscape there.
BBC Ireland Correspondent Chris Buckler reports.