Armagh is a special city with a significance and influence felt across the island for 6500 years. It is also a City that is at the heart of celebrating the life of Saint Patrick; a major destination on the Saint Patrick’s Trail and the starting point of the Saint Patrick’s Way: The Pilgrim’s Walk.
There are many special things to experience in Armagh, ranging from the historically unique Navan Fort, two Saint Patrick’s Cathedrals, Ireland’s only Planetarium, Irish Fusiliers Museum, Armagh County Museum, No 5 Vicars’ Hill, Armagh Robinson Library and Georgian architecture.
Beyond the city explore the orchards and the forest for biking and exploring. See FE Mc William Studio and Gallery and the Game of Thrones Studio Tour at Linen Mill Studios, Banbridge.
DINING / REFRESHMENTS: There are a wide range of eating venues dotted across Armagh – from café to restaurant and with a focus on serving the best of local foods. For more information please visit www.armagh.co.uk
PICNICS: The Mall, an amazing green space in the centre of Armagh, is suitable for impromptu picnics. Whilst there are no specific tables in The Mall, there are bins located close by.
SHOPPING: Armagh has a strong presence of independent retailers and the visitor will find many quirky and unusual gifts in the stores.
FAMILY FRIENDLY: Armagh is family-friendly. Leisure facilities include soft play and swimming pool, planetarium, theatre with wide range of kids arts, crafts and drama. Green space in The Mall all kids to stretch their legs; there is a play park in the Palace Demesne with walks, an orienteering trail and sensory garden.
PARKING: Combination of free and paid for car parking in the City. Coach parking is available at various attractions and drop off points in the city centre. Lunch vouchers are provided to coach drivers through the Visitor Information Centre.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Most public spaces have wheelchair access. There are accessible public toilets located across the City, and toilets with baby changing facilities.
GROUPS: Groups are welcome and well catered for.
WI-FI: Wi-Fi can be accessed in and around the city.
WALKING & DRIVING: Navan Fort, located just outside the city centre, is the starting point for the Pilgrim’s Trail, a walking route following in the footsteps of Saint Patrick. Armagh is part of the 92 mile Saint Patrick’s Country driving route.
Armagh is easily accessible, by road or rail. It is centrally located, 40 miles from Belfast, 85 miles from Dublin. It is part of the Saint Patrick’s Trail and part of the Saint Patrick’s Way: The Pilgrim’s Walk.
Armagh, Northern Ireland
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