All aboard for Armagh's packed Summer programme of events
School may be out, but Armagh is definitely ‘in’ as THE place to visit this Summer.
Three new tours have been created to complement Armagh’s existing award-winning attractions, plus a new discount booklet means that visitors to the city and the surrounding areas will get even more value for money.
As part of a hectic programme of summer events and activities, from 24th July until 12th September, locals and tourists alike will get the chance to avail of two guided tours taking place on Thursdays to Sundays. As the Ecclesiastical Capital of Ireland, there are many fascinating sites to be found in Armagh. For those who want to explore everything the city has to offer, a Guided City Walking Tour is a must. On the tour you will hear anecdotes about the area and unearth some of the city’s hidden gems along the way. Visitors can also have an exclusive look in and around one of Armagh’s finest buildings with Guided Palace Demesne Tours also taking place.
From 1st August, Armagh’s famous Gaol will also be opening its doors each Friday and Saturday to offer everyone a trip back in time through the landmark building’s history.
Guided Tours of Armagh City and The Palace Demesne cost £3 and can be booked online at www.armagh.co.uk/guidedtours or by calling Armagh Visitor Information Centre on (028) 3752 1800. Guided Tours of Armagh Gaol can be booked online at www.armaghgaol.com or by calling (028) 9035 7527.
Visitors can now also get even more value for money with a specially-produced Armagh Pass visitor discount booklet offering the best deals on over 40 attractions, restaurants and shops in the area – and with some of Armagh’s attractions recently winning major awards, this Summer looks set to be one of the busiest ever.
Emain Macha - Navan Centre & Fort was recently crowned NI4kids Small Visitor Attraction of the Year, as voted for by the public, while Loughgall Country Park scooped top prize in the prestigious Netmums Outdoor Play Awards. The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre also recently achieved The Government Standard Charter Mark for Customer Service Excellence.
This Summer visitors to the city can also avail of a free hop-on/hop-off bus service which will run from 9am - 5pm on Wednesdays to Saturdays; the service will call at over ten of Armagh’s key attractions and hidden gems, helping tourists make the most of their visit to the city.
For further information please contact Armagh Visitor Information Centre or visit www.armagh.co.uk.