Armagh through the Ages

Sunday July 14th 2024

Known as the Orchard County, Armagh is the smallest county in Northern Ireland, but it has so much to offer for visitors. This ancient city is most famous for its cathedrals and was also the place where the Ulster kings once ruled from. This tour takes in the history of the city and its most important buildings, from imposing cathedrals to ancient forts and stargazing in the city’s Planetarium, the longest running planetarium in the British Isles. We will also visit nearby Navan Centre & Fort as well as Brownlow House/Lurgan Castle.

Your Holiday Itinerary

Day 1
Board our coach and make our way to Armagh City, where we will be staying for the next three nights. On the way, enjoy a visit to the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens in Co. Kildare.

Day 2
Today we will begin with a Morning on the Hill walking tour to learn about three of the city’s most important historic buildings, St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, The Registry and Armagh Robinson Library. Enjoy a guided tour of St Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral before an afternoon visit to Navan Centre & Fort, where you will experience the first Capital of Ulster in the Celtic era.

Day 3
This morning we visit the Armagh Planetarium before travelling to Brownlow House (Lurgan Castle) for a tour and some Afternoon Tea. Brownlow was designed and built as a ‘Calendar House’. Four wings, one for each season of the year; 7 external doors, one for each day of the week; 12 external corners, one for each month of the year; 52 chimneys, one for each week of the year and finally 365 rooms, one for each day of the year.

Day 4
Famous for its orchards, we start the day with a tour at a local orchard and learn about the process of growing and developing apple products. Of course, no orchard visit would be complete without sampling some local home-made treats.

Your 4-Day Holiday includes

  • Return Luxury Coach Transport
  • Professional Driver / Guide who will act as Tour Manager for the group
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast on 3 mornings
  • Evening meal on 3 evenings
  • Lunch on one day
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens
  • Morning on the Hill Armagh Walking Tour
  • Armagh Planetarium
  • Navan Centre & Fort
  • Brownlow House (Lurgan Castle)
  • St Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral
  • St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral
  • Long Meadow Orchard

*€€120 Single Supplement

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