Beginning of main content
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations
may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations
may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations
may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.

Armagh Holiday: coronavirus information

Flight-inclusive Armagh holiday packages and Armagh Flight-Plus arrangements created by you on Expedia.co.uk are financially protected by the ATOL scheme.

Most Armagh hotels also offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

County Armagh Holiday Guide

County Armagh, located in the south of Northern Ireland, is home to beautiful mountain ranges, expansive flatlands and a splattering of uninhabited, rugged islands.

Known as the spiritual capital of Ireland, County Armagh is a picturesque, soulful place with something to offer visitors of all ages. Enjoy history and culture in the county’s beautiful towns, or venture into the stunning, unspoilt countryside, emblematic of Northern Ireland.

Nature in County Armagh

County Armagh is known as the “Orchard County” because of its many apple orchards, largely located in the south-east. The county becomes awash with colour during the spring and summer months, as pink and white apple blossom spreads across the flatlands.

County Armagh’s border with Louth is marked by the rugged Ring of Gullion rising to the south. An area of outstanding natural beauty, the Ring of Gullion was the first ring dyke to be mapped and contains the highest peak in the county.

Head to Camagh Forest in the south-west of the county to experience an enchanting, unspoilt woodland, complete with fishing lakes, an anglers’ inn and ample picnic spots. The Fews Forest is wonderful wild walking territory - climb to the heights of Dead Man’s Hill and Carrickatuke for amazing views across the valley and forest below.

Lough Neagh marks the county’s northern boundary. There are a number of uninhabited islands on the river, including Coney Island, which is situated just over half a mile off the shore from Maghery Country Park. The island is a National Trust Park that offers walking trails through stunning forest and around rugged shores, with beautiful views over the river.

History in Armagh

The county town of Armagh has been the spiritual capital of Northern Ireland for 1,500 years. It is the seat of both Catholic and Protestant Archbishops, making it the most venerated of Irish cities.

The Irish patron saint, St. Patrick, referred to Armagh as “my sweet hill” and built his stone church on the hill where the Anglican cathedral now stands.

Two miles west of Armagh city stands the great mound of Navan Fort, which was the stronghold of the kings of Ulster around 700 BC. The Navan Centre, close to the mound, offers a fantastic insight into Celtic culture, as well as the rituals and beliefs of pre-Christian Ireland.

Gosford Forest Park, located just outside of Markethill in the centre of County Armagh, comprises of 240 hectares of diverse woodland and open parkland. It was designated as the first conservation forest in Northern Ireland and is also home to Gosford Castle, a mock-Norman battlement, one of the few examples in the world.

Enjoy County Armagh

Explore the rugged hills and official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty scattered around County Armagh. Whether you’re looking for history, adventure or an opportunity to relax in nature, this mystical place is sure to charm and enchant.


Top Hotel Deals

See all 647 properties in Armagh
VIP Church Street
Reviewed on 28 Dec 2019
See details
 
VIP Church Street

VIP Church Street

     
    5.0 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Superb accommodation would definitely recommend and we will be back.

    Killeavy Castle Estate
    Reviewed on 4 Jan 2020
    See details
     
    Killeavy Castle Estate

    Killeavy Castle Estate

    12 Ballintemple Road, Newry, Northern Ireland
       
      4.9 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Wonderful from start to finish. The staff couldn't do enough to help and the food was amazing. Cant wait to go back

      Flagstaff Lodge
      Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020
      See details
       
      Flagstaff Lodge

      Flagstaff Lodge

      11 Forkhill Road, Cloughoge, Newry, Northern Ireland
         
        4.9 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Clean, quiet, great bar and restaurant. Fantastic service

        Armagh City Hotel £134
        Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020
        See details
         
        Armagh City Hotel

        Armagh City Hotel

        2 Friary Road, Armagh, Northern Ireland
           
          4.4 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Very welcoming. Some rooms have been refurbished - I saw one where friends were staying - they are lovely. Mine was not yet refurbished so rather dated but clean an comfortable.Breakfast was very good.

          Bannview Bed & Breakfast £80
          Reviewed on 2 Feb 2020
          See details
           
          Bannview Bed & Breakfast

          Bannview Bed & Breakfast

             
            4.2 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nice clean place, excellent service, would highly recommend,

            Seagoe Hotel
            Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020
            See details
             
            Seagoe Hotel

            Seagoe Hotel

               
              4.3 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nice property. Service in the Bar/Restaurant is especially terrible. Had to constantly ask for drinks, menu, next course and the bill. Ordered a dessert, they had ran out. Next morning at breakfast, ordered black pudding, they had run out. Only ones at breakfast. Bad sign. Too expensive for what ...

              The Cross Square Hotel
              Reviewed on 16 Dec 2019
              See details
               
              The Cross Square Hotel

              The Cross Square Hotel

              4-5 Cardinal O'Fiaich Square, Newry, Northern Ireland
                 
                4.6 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Excellent value for money with very welcoming staff and clean modern room. They even arranged an early morning breakfast for me. I will definitely be staying there again and have already recommended it to family and friends

                Courtyard Mews
                Reviewed on 9 Oct 2019
                See details
                 
                Courtyard Mews

                Courtyard Mews

                82 Newry Road, Armagh, Northern Ireland
                   
                  5.0 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  It was a wonderful stay and our hosts were exceptional! Really great beds..

                  Top Deals on Flights

                  These prices were available within the past 7 days. Prices quoted are per person, return, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

                  Top things to do in Armagh

                  See all 28 things to do in Armagh (county)