Armagh is a city in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It has a population of 14,700.
This city is known today as the Ecclesiastical Capital of Ireland, in other words, the home of the heads of the two main churches in Ireland! Pilgrims travel from all over the world to visit this small city with two cathedrals both dedicated to Saint Patrick!
Armagh is small enough to explore on foot.
St Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland)Dates from the 13th century. Open most days with guides inside.
St Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic)Built between 1840 and 1904, and has an impressive interior, the mosaics and woodwork being especially pleasing. Located atop a hill, the cathedral is accessible via a grand exterior staircase.
Palace Stables Heritage Centreaddress: The Palace DemesneThe Archbishop's former stables.
Armagh County MuseumThe usual assortment of items found in a small regional museum.
address: 81 Killylea RoadFort from about 95 BC. Has a visitor centre with costumed interpreters doing living history demonstrations of Iron Age life, as well as a small museum and tea-room. The site encompasses a considerable piece of parkland, with plaques explaining natural features, flora, and fauna of the area. This is one of the ancient Irish royal sites proposed for inclusion as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Armagh Public LibraryThe oldest library in Northern Ireland, founded in 1771 by Archbishop Robinson.
address: Markethill19th-century building in the style of a Norman castle with 240 hectares of diverse woodland and open parkland
phone: +44 28 37 551119Local accredited Blue Badge Guide Barbara planning and guiding visitors around Armagh City - St Patrick's Chosen City. Plenty of history and lots of humour!
phone: +44 28 3752 9678address: Palace Demesne Public Park
phone: +44 28 3751 8880address: 39 Lower English St
phone: +44 28 3751 1800address: 39 Abbey Street, BT61 7EBModern youth hostel near the city centre.
phone: +44 28 3751 8888address: Friary RoadA clean and comfortable hotel, located next to the Palace grounds. It is also home to Northern Ireland's largest conference centre.