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48 Hours Itinerary - Enjoy a short break this Summer!

Ardress House

Day 1: Armagh

Start the day right, with a tranquil stroll through Gosford Forest Park, where sprawling woodlands and picturesque lakes provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor exploration.

Meet the Celtic warriors and become a warrior yourself– costume, war paint, the works at  Navan Centre and Fort. Informative, yet fun tours take place across the summer giving an insight into life as a Celt. Learn about the great heroes associated with Navan such as Cuchulainn and the Red Branch Warriors. When its time to eat, Ancient Grounds, the centre’s cafe has a jam-packed menu. Legendary scones of many flavours, fresh from the oven, and lunches made with local ingredients like Yellow Door breads, apple butters and cheeses are among just some of the options.

Dive into the bustling atmosphere of Summer in the City (taking place every Saturday from 20th July to 7th September), where lively street performers, delectable food stalls, and artisanal crafts await.

Journey through the cosmos at the Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, where fascinating exhibits and awe-inspiring shows await space enthusiasts of all ages.

Step back in time at The Argory and Ardress House, two exquisite National Trust properties brimming with history and charm.

A warm welcome awaits, when you choose from the many high-quality accommodation venues, such as Tepee Valley, Blackwell House, Armagh City Hotel, Newforge House, Belmont Hotel, Molly’s Barn and more! With choices from self-catering to serviced accommodation, there’s something to suit everyone’s budget!

Day 2: Banbridge and Craigavon

Explore the historic Tannaghmore Gardens, where animal lovers can delight in the charming farmyard and captivating wildlife.

For little adventurers, Infinity Adventure Park offers an array of thrilling activities, from ziplining to obstacle courses.

Immerse yourself in the lively ambiance of Buskfest, where talented musicians take to the streets to showcase their skills.

Marvel at the masterful craftsmanship of Moneypenny Forge, where traditional blacksmithing techniques come to life.

Conclude your day with a visit to the FE McWilliam Gallery and Studio, where art aficionados can admire the works of renowned sculptor Frederick Edward McWilliam.

With an array of cultural events, outdoor adventures, and hidden gems waiting to be discovered, Armagh, Banbridge, and Craigavon offer an unforgettable escape for every traveller. Start planning your adventure today and prepare to create memories that will last a lifetime!