Approximately 15,000 people call Armagh in Northern Ireland home.
From here it’s about 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the northeast to Belfast and 65 miles (105 kilometers) to the south to Dublin, Ireland.
Armagh is a dream destination for those who love historic places, particularly those curious about places of worship. Some of the most popular of these are the St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral, the St. Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral and the St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Tour the defense structures and forts in the Armagh region. Read the informative signs to discover the role they played the area’s history. The Navan Fort and the Navan Fort and Visitor Centre are just two well-preserved examples of former defenses that are now open to all.
Should the weather turn nasty in Armagh, head to the Armagh County Museum and the St. Patrick's Trian Centre. Study the displays, view the exhibits or simply enjoy the quiet.
If you are into nature, visit Oxford Island Nature Reserve and Loughgall Country Park, two protected habitats where people love to spend time on a fine day. The parks are great places to discover the biodiversity of the area then stop for a snack in the parks’ pristine surrounds.
Armagh is one of those places that gives up its hidden gems to savvy travellers who stay a little longer. If you've a day to fill at the end of your stay, be sure to check out the Armagh Observatory, the Ardress House, the Armagh Planetarium and the St. Patrick's Church.