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Autumn Trips on a budget

We all might be feeling the pinch at present but that doesn’t limit the options across our destination. Check out some of our suggestions to enjoy a day or even a weekend away whilst keeping your pennies in check too. There are plenty of gems for everyone to enjoy; the problem is where to start?

For indoor lovers and especially when the weather is not at its autumnal best there are a treasure trove of hidden gems to explore.

Armagh County Museum nestled along the Mall is open Monday – Saturday 10-4pm and admission is free. Inside explore the story of County Armagh with ever changing exhibitions. Take a stroll down memory lane, learn more about local people, their place and their time, native plants and animals and enjoy art. Little touches for little explorers make this a great family learning experience.

Armagh Museum

FE McWilliam Gallery located just outside Banbridge celebrates the life and times of sculptor FE McWilliam. Admission to the gallery is free and there is a permanent display of McWilliam’s work along with changing exhibitions of Irish and international art. Brighten a murky autumn day with a splash of colour. The gallery is open Monday – Saturday, 10-5pm.

F.E. McWilliam

Armagh Robinson Library is a book lovers heaven. Located on the Hill of Armagh, climb the staircase, open the door and be mesmerised by the shelves upon shelves of books before you. The collection is vast, the subject matter equally so. Speak to the collections staff and without a doubt they will be able to locate a book of interest just for you to view after donning a pair of white gloves. The welcome is warm and there are lots of fun activities for younger visitors. The library is open Monday – Friday 10- 1pm and 2-p.m. Admission is free; donations are welcome.

Armagh Robinson Library Busts and books

Outdoor exploring

Outdoor space is here, in spades across the destination. Which location to explore first?

Gosford Forest Park is probably our go-to for wide open spaces in the destination. Where could be better to kick through fallen leaves, look for conkers and forage for blackberries this autumn?  An admission charge of £5 per car covers for an entire day and there is plenty at Gosford Forest Park to fill it. Wrap up warmly to keep off the autumn chill and be prepared for adventure playgrounds, bike trails suitable for all the family, walking routes as far or as short as you’d like to go. With picnic tables and BBQ pits for the adventurers, there are also food options to purchase on site.


Loughgall County Park is in the heart of orchard county and also offers space to explore, take in fresh air and enjoy the changing colours of autumn. Daily car parking costs £2.45 and there are fishing stands on the lake, play park, differing trails and more to hunt for.


Around the corners, nooks and crannies of Armagh city centre, little eyes are watching! Don’t be alarmed, this little collection of shy gargoyles guard over the city silently and watch the passers by. The little figures were created by German artist Holger Loenze and the Angels and Gargoyles trail weaves around the city. The gargoyles may be up to no good, climbing on buildings… how many can you find? This trail is lots of fun to follow for adults and children alike. See who is the keenest spotter in your team! Download the trail map for free.


Why not share your adventures with us by using #visitarmagh on social channels? We love to hear your thoughts and ideas for great days out. Don’t forget if you’d like to extend your stay that little bit longer, there are many great accommodation options across the destination. From hotel to B&B and beyond, luxurious, comfortable, quirky and more there are options for you. See for info.

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