Once an 8th century "monastic place of learning"
Step out into the rolling hills of County Armagh and discover the City which St Patrick chose as the Centre for the Christian church in Ireland. Today two fine cathedrals, both called St Patricks decorate two of the hilltops in this ancient City. Enjoy a countryside shaped by the Ulster Plantation, small rural villages with historical ruins of castles, manor houses and stately homes. Proud of its Armagh Bramley apple the orchards play a big part in farming in the area today. South of the City of Armagh stand the rough rugged hills with landscape sheltering ancient burial cairns and standing stones. The people of rural Northern Ireland have a very warm, shy and charming welcome for all visitors to their homeland.
Enjoy some time in this compact historical market town of Armagh city; check out
its amazing Georgian architecture and the colourful gentry characters of the "Plantation of Ulster" who settled here. Today this city is home to two of the finest 18th century cathedrals.
Lunch in one of the many small pubs in the villages on the outskirts of the city.
Also known as the "Orchard County" Armagh County is awash with apple blossom in early May.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up at Belfast Port or Belfast City Hotel
End location: Set down at Belfast Port or Belfast City Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
This tour is calculated as a Full Day 8 hour tour.
Full day private tour ie 8 hrs.
Private chauffeured transportion.
On Board private local accredited Guide.
Walking/minibus tour of Armagh City.
Tour of two Saint Patrick's Cathedrals (these are working churches and can only be entered when not in use)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 sterling - Food and drinks in local pub.
Additional costs of £4 per person to each cathedral
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Barbara was a fabulous guide, all 5's on the 5 point rating scale. She was extremely knowledgeable with history sprinkled by humor, stories and a quick wit. We appreciated her flexibility and always awareness and concern of what was important to us to see and do. Barb made the trip seamless and stress free. She has our highest recommendation.