Situated in the north east of the country, County Armagh - also referred to as the “Orchard County” due to its numerous apple orchards – tempts tourists with its green landscape, quiet nature and historical importance. The area is sometimes also referred to as “Cathedral County” due to it holding both the Church of Ireland and the Roman Catholic archbishop seats.
Find holiday cottages in Armagh, the county's main town, which has been regarded as the spiritual capital of Ireland for over 1000 years and is one of the sites on the St Patrick’s Trail. The area stretches over rugged mountains, 'drumlins' - small hills - and finally falls to rolling flats where it meets Lough Neagh at sea level. Find your ideal Armagh holiday rentals to make the most out of your stay - due to its landscape, there are plenty of hiking and walking trails for visitors to enjoy the area. In the south of the county lies the highest point in the country, Slieve Gullion. At the summit is a small lake and the highest burial memorials in Ireland. Furthermore, at the top you will be rewarded with views of 9 counties including Antrim and Dublin Bay . Visit the county's local parks, gardens and farms or take part in various sightseeing tours. See the Navan Fort – one of Ireland's most important archaeological sites where the legend states the Kings of Ulster ruled. The fort is complete with a visitor centre and offers historical re enactments. Pay a visit to the Armagh Planetarium, the ancient castles and enjoy the local restaurants and pubs.
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If you enjoy your stay in County Armagh, consider visiting Belfast – less than an hours drive from Armagh and offering a complete contrast to the peaceful features of the Orchard County. In addition, popular locations for accommodation in Ireland include Cork and Dublin.