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Guided Tour of the Palace
Archbishop's Palace, Armagh

Take this special opportunity to see behind the doors of The Primate’s Palace in Armagh. This beautiful neo classical building was built and served as residence to Archbishop Robinson from 1770. It was occupied by subsequent Church of Ireland Archbishops until the 1970s. Your guide will welcome visitors to this magnificent building providing you with a fascinating tour lasting approximately 60 minutes.  The Palace was designed by famous architect Thomas Cooley in the classical style. Originally it had two stories with a basement but another floor and raised portico were added in 1825 under the primateship of Lord John George Beresford. Your guide will share their knowledge of the building including the story of former Archbishop of Armagh, Richard Robinson 1765 to 1794, a colourful personality, often known as the Builder of Armagh.  In addition, you will be treated to a feast for the eyes with the exhibition of the “Artist in Residence”  local man J B Vallely,  who has had a career in art and music spanning over six decades.  His paintings are renowned nationally and internationally with diverse themes such as music, sport, mythology, dance and historical events. This tour is a unique event not to be missed.

 This tour is suitable for adults & children aged 6+

If you have any special requirements please advise at the time of booking by emailing