5 Sights in Armagh, United Kingdom (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Armagh, United Kingdom. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Armagh, United Kingdom.List of cities in United Kingdom Sightseeing Tours in Armagh
1. Navan Fort
Navan Fort is an ancient ceremonial monument near Armagh, Northern Ireland. According to tradition it was one of the great royal sites of pre-Christian Gaelic Ireland and the capital of the Ulaidh. It is a large circular hilltop enclosure—marked by a bank and ditch—inside which is a circular mound and the remains of a ring barrow. Archeological investigations show that there were once buildings on the site, including a huge roundhouse-like structure that has been likened to a temple. In a ritual act, this timber structure was filled with stones, deliberately burnt down and then covered with earth to create the mound which stands today. It is believed that Navan was a pagan ceremonial site and was regarded as a sacred space. It features prominently in Irish mythology, especially in the tales of the Ulster Cycle. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Celtic Mythology, "the [Eamhain Mhacha] of myth and legend is a far grander and mysterious place than archeological excavation supports".
2. Saint Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland)
St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh is a cathedral of the Church of Ireland, located in Armagh, Northern Ireland. The origins of the site are as a 5th-century Irish stone monastery, founded by St Patrick. Throughout the Middle Ages, the cathedral was the seat of the Archbishop of Armagh, the premier see of the Catholic Church in Ireland and formed a significant part of the culture of Christianity in Gaelic Ireland. With the 16th-century Reformation in Ireland, the cathedral came under the Anglican Church of Ireland, with Englishman, George Cromer, acting as the first Archbishop of Armagh in the Church of Ireland. It is also the cathedral of the Church of Ireland Diocese of Armagh. Following Catholic Emancipation, Irish Catholics started construction in 1838 of a new Roman Catholic St Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh.
Wikipedia: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (Church of Ireland) (EN)
3. Armagh Gaol
Armagh Prison in Armagh, Northern Ireland, is a former prison. The construction of the prison began in the 1780 and it was extended in the style of Pentonville Prison in the 1840 and 1850s. For most of its working life Armagh Gaol was the primary women's prison in Ulster. Although the prison is often described as Armagh Women's Gaol, at various points in its history, various wings in the prison were used to hold male prisoners.
4. Saint Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic)
St. Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh, Northern Ireland is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland. It was built in various phases between 1840 and 1904 to serve as the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Armagh, the original Medieval Cathedral of St. Patrick having been appropriated by the state church called the Church of Ireland at the time of the Irish Reformation.
Wikipedia: St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (Roman Catholic) (EN)
5. Armagh Planetarium
Armagh Planetarium is a planetarium located in Armagh, Northern Ireland close to the city centre and neighbouring Armagh Observatory in approximately fourteen acres of landscaped grounds known as the Armagh Astropark.
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