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Armagh City Walking Tour

Unearth Hidden Gems with Armagh Guided Walking Tours

Grab your trainers and learn more about the city

The tour runs each Thursday – Saturday at 11am and Sunday at 2pm from Thursday 15 June until Sunday 10 September 2023.

Armagh is an ancient compact city soaked in myths, legends, history and heritage. It is located in the heart of Ulster and well known for being the ecclesiastical capital of the island of Ireland.

One of the best ways to discover more about the story of this city and its citizens from the pre-Christian era up to modern times is to book a guided walking tour which will take you through the city centre at a leisurely pace, stopping off at various locations on a route of approx 1 km.

This bijou of a city centre is a conservation area with many beautiful buildings and an impressive selection of Public Art. Your guide will entertain you with facts and anecdotes as they escort you towards the Hill of Armagh, where you will be treated to a feast for the eyes with the panoramic vistas from Ard Mhacha, height of Macha.

Please dress appropriately for all types of weather, with walking shoes. You may wish to bring a coat and small umbrella, just in case.  A moderate level of fitness is required for this walk. Individual headsets will be provided for each member of the group to ensure that everyone can hear and follow the tour.

The meeting point is the main entrance to Armagh County Museum on The Mall. Each tour will last approx. 90 minutes, with the tour conducted entirely outdoors.

Armagh Guided Walking Tours cost £6.00 per person. Tickets must be booked online using the link below.

Meeting Point – main entrance to Armagh County Museum on The Mall

Finishing Point – Abbey Street outside Armagh Robinson Library

Duration of the tour – approximately 90 mins (all outdoors)

Summer Tours of the Palace

As part of the programme in summer 2023, there will be a monthly tour of the Archbishop’s Palace which will take place on Sunday 18th June, Sunday 2nd July, Sunday 6th August and Sunday 3rd September. The tours are booked online, using this link.

Take this special opportunity to see behind the doors of The Primate’s Palace, built by Archbishop Robinson and used as the home of the Church of Ireland Archbishops from 1770 until the 1970’s.  Your guide will welcome all 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 2 storey’s and a basement. Another floor and raised portico were added in 1825 under the primate ship 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 6 decades.  His paintings are renowned nationally and internationally with diverse themes such as music, sport, mythology, dance and historical events, a unique event not to be missed.

If you have any queries in relation to the walking tours programme, please email