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48 Hours in Armagh

Renowned as the Orchard County, the Cathedral County and the spiritual capital of Ireland, here is how to make the most of 48 hours in Armagh and the surrounding areas.

DAY 1: MORNING

BLEND & BATCH (30min)

There is nothing like a cup of coffee to warm up your soul and start your day right and if coffee isn’t your thing then they have fourteen teas to choose from, served in dinky little glass teapots for one. 

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MOUNT IDA POTTERY (1.5h)

Mount Ida Pottery studio and gallery is an exciting venue, which offers a wonderful range of opportunities and experiences for locals and visitors alike. They offer a wide range of courses tailored to suit all your needs. So if you have never worked with clay, make a booking and have a go.

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QUAILS @ THE GALLERY & FE McWilliam Gallery (2.5h)

Did someone say brunch?

Bathed in bright light, Quails at the Gallery is an award winning restaurant serving exceptionally good food and it’s the perfect place to curb your hunger before embarking on a tour of the Gallery and the summer exhibition “Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection” from June 1 – September 28. 

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DAY 1: AFTERNOON

THE BOULEVARD BANBRIDGE (2h)

Why not pop over to the Boulevard which is only 5 minutes from FE McWilliam Gallery and shop to your heart is content. All of your favourite brands in one place.

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THE BRONTE STEAK HOUSE (1.5h)

You have surely worked up an appetite so why not call in to Bronte Steak House where you can absorb the surroundings that are decked in memorabilia connected with the Bronte Family

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COACH HOUSE

Stay the night in the Boutique 5-star B&B in Dromore which offers guests seclusion and peace as well as striking views over the valley to the Gillhall Estate and the River Lagan. The accommodation also boasts an outdoor spa, the perfect place to reset and recharge your mind and body.

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DAY 2: MORNING

BREAKFAST @ COACH HOUSE (45min)

Tuck in to breakfast on the terrace – an imaginative feast of locally and organically sourced produce, where the menu is varied from season to season.

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THOMAS FERGUSON, IRISH LINEN (1.5h)

Thomas Ferguson’s Irish linen are widely acknowledged as the finest linen Jacquard weaver in the world. A visit to Thomas Ferguson Irish Linen offers visitors a rare opportunity to see Irish Linen at its various stages of production. 

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STINON’S AT THE BRIDGE (1.5h)

Stop in for a bite of lunch to Stinon’s at the Bridge located in the idyllic award winning village of Scarva. We can guarantee you that your first visit here certainly won’t be your last.

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DAY 2: AFTERNOON

ARMAGH PLANETARIUM  (2h)

After lunch, why not head down to Northern Irelands only Planetarium and immerse yourself in a unique experience which is quite simply ‘out of this world’. 

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GROUCHO’S ON THE SQUARE (1.5h)

Groucho’s is a family run ‘olde worlde’ pub situated in the heartland of the Orchard County of Armagh and the perfect place to dine. Wide variety of both modern & traditional dishes, to suit all the family.

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COACH HOUSE 

Stay the night again in the amazing Coach House. On your last night kick back and relax in the luxurious outdoor hot tub with a glass of bubbles and absorb the rolling hills that stretch for miles.

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We have plenty more things to see and do in and around the Armagh area click here to find more