Things to see and do - Armagh
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Armagh Travel guide
Armagh : Michelin's recommendations
The religious capital of Ireland, Armagh sits in a fertile landscape dotted with orchards. Rich in fine Georgian buildings, Armagh is dominated by its two cathedrals, the respective sees of the Irish Anglican and Catholic archbishops. The county town since time immemorial, Armagh was proclaimed a city by royal decree in July 1994 in recognition of its contribution to the country’s spiritual life, but remains at heart a very pleasant small town.
Tourist attractions Armagh : Things to see and do
Vicar's Hill GB - Armagh BT61 7ED
Restored several times in the 18 and 19C centuries, the present cathedral is a sober building in Perpendicular Gothic style. The outside is decorated with a series of stone medieval grotesques and has a sundial dating from 1706. Inside, there are a n..
Cathedral Rd GB - Armagh BT61 7QX
A flight of 44 steps lead up to the high, twin-spired cathedral. Building started in Duff's Perpendicular Gothic style but the Great Famine brought the work to a halt until 1854. It was completed in 1873 by McCarthy in Decorated Gothic style. The sta..
The Mall East GB - Armagh BT61 9BE
The Mall is the most attractive urban feature of Armagh with a long stretch of lawn, a cricket pitch and pavilion, lined with elegant terraced houses. In the 8C, as its old name, the Commons, indicates, it was used for grazing. The Mall was used for ..
2 Friary Road GB - Armagh BT60 4FR
In the heart of Armagh, the Armagh City Hotel is just 15 minutes’ walk from Armagh Astropark. With a modern leisure centre and free parking, there is also a traditional restaurant. The spacious rooms at Armagh City each have a private modern bathroo..
16-18 Market St GB - Armagh BT61 7BX
Modern, split-level bistro in the shadow of St Patrick's Cathedral. The Australian chef cooks tasty Mediterranean and Asian dishes, along with a few of his native meats such as crocodile, kangaroo and ostrich; veg is from their poly-tunnel.
Palace Stables, Palace Demense GB - Armagh BT60 4EL
Set in the stables of the former Primate of All Ireland's house and run by a young team. Characterful, rustic interior with a vaulted ceiling, a stone floor and booths in the old stalls. Wide choice of classic dishes with personal touches.