8 Sights in Armagh, United Kingdom (with Map and Images)


Churches & Art
Water & Wind
Heritage & Space
Paid Tours & Activities

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 8 sights are available in Armagh, United Kingdom.

Sightseeing Tours in Armagh

1. Navan Fort

Show sight on map

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".

Wikipedia: Navan Fort (EN)

2. Saint Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland)

Show sight on map
Saint Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland)JohnArmagh (shifted & cropped by Rabanus Flavus) / CC BY-SA 4.0

St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh is a Church of Ireland cathedral in Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is the seat of the Anglican Archbishop of Armagh and Diocese of Armagh. The origins of the site are as a 5th century Irish stone monastery, said to have been founded by St. Patrick. Throughout the Middle Ages, the cathedral was the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Armagh, head of the Catholic Church in Ireland, and one of the most important churches in Gaelic Ireland. With the 16th-century Protestant Reformation, the cathedral was taken over by the Church of Ireland, with Englishman, George Cromer, becoming the first Anglican archbishop.

Wikipedia: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh (Church of Ireland) (EN)

3. Armagh Gaol

Show sight on map
Armagh Gaol Kenneth Allen / CC BY-SA 2.0

HM Prison Armagh, also known as Armagh Gaol, is a former prison in Armagh, Northern Ireland. The construction of the prison began in 1780 to a design of Thomas Cooley 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.

Wikipedia: HM Prison Armagh (EN)

4. Saint Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic)

Show sight on map

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. Mairy Castle

Show sight on map
Mairy CastleLiam Hughes from Milwaukee, WI, USA / CC BY 2.0

Moyry Castle is situated in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It was built during the latter stages of the Nine Years' War in June 1601 by Lord Mountjoy to help secure Moyry Pass and the Gap of the North. It is set in the corner of a small bawn and is a small rectangular tower three storeys high.

Wikipedia: Moyry Castle (EN)

6. Ballykeel Dolmen

Show sight on map

Ballykeel Dolmen is a neolithic tripod portal tomb and a State Care Historic Monument at the foot of the western flank of Slieve Gullion, above a tributary of the Forkhill river, in the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council area, at grid ref: H9950 2132.

Wikipedia: Ballykeel Dolmen (EN)

7. Armagh County Museum

Show sight on map

The Armagh County Museum is a museum in Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Located on the edge of the tree-lined Mall in the centre of Armagh city, the museum is the oldest County Museum in Ireland and was officially opened in 1937.

Wikipedia: Armagh County Museum (EN), Website

8. Armagh Planetarium

Show sight on map

Armagh Planetarium is a planetarium in Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is located close to the city centre and neighbouring Armagh Observatory in approximately fourteen acres of landscaped grounds known as the Armagh Astropark.

Wikipedia: Armagh Planetarium (EN)


Spread the word! Share this page with your friends and family.

Disclaimer Please be aware of your surroundings and do not enter private property. We are not liable for any damages that occur during the tours.