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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 and is a major destination on the Saint Patrick’s Trail.
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, the Cardinal O'Fiaich Memorial Library and Archive, the Milford House Collection, Armagh Public Library, unmatched Georgian architecture, the amazing green space of the Mall and the chance to indulge in all manner of activities in a beautiful natural environment.
Key events in Armagh throughout the year include the St Patrick’s Festival, 7 Hills Blues Festival, Food and Cider Festival and the Georgian Day.
- The connection to Saint Patrick.
- Unmatched Georgian architecture.
- Two cathedrals named after Saint Patrick.
- Interesting museums located in the city centre.
- City with green space.
- Great restaurants and cafes serving excellent and interesting local produce.
Visit Year Round
To make the most of Amagh and learn more about what the city has to offer, it is advisable to plan an overnight stay. However, shorter visits can be planned ranging from 3+ hours.
Armagh Visitor Information Centre
40 English Street Armagh BT61 7BA
T: +44 (0) 28 3752 1800
Other Useful Information
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
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.
Armagh has a strong presence of independent retailers and the visitor will find many quirky and unusual gifts in the stores.
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.
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.
Most public spaces have wheelchair access. There are accessible public toilets located across the City, and toilets with baby changing facilities.
Groups are welcome and well catered for.
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 City Nearby Attractions