Craigavon is a new town that was developed during the 1970s. It is located in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, very close to the southern tip of Lough Neagh. It is this location, offering proximity to the largest freshwater lake in the United Kingdom and Ireland, which explains the appeal of Craigavon and the areas around it to visitors, since staying in a hotel, guesthouse or bed and breakfast within Craigavon will bring a host of attractions, amenities and activities within close and convenient reach.
Hotels Near to the Water in Craigavon
The bed and breakfasts and hotels located around the A3 Portadown Road, which runs through the centre of Craigavon, offer an excellent base for anyone wishing to take advantage of the facilities and activities on offer at the local water sports centre.
Situated next to Craigavon Lake, the centre offers water-based activities such as canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, wakeboarding and banana boating, all taking place under the supervision of highly qualified instructors. For those wishing to stay dry whilst having fun, the centre also offers archery, climbing, cycling and orienteering.
Hotels Close to Lough Neagh
Of course, no mention of water-based fun in Craigavon would be complete without reference to the stunning Lough Neagh itself. Just 7 miles away from Craigavon it is the largest freshwater lake in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Hotels and guesthouses based off the M1 which runs past Craigavon are also within a couple of miles of the shores of Lough Neagh. This means that they are not only highly convenient as bases from which to explore the area around Craigavon by car, but they also offer accommodation which is just a few minutes away from the lough.
The appeal of the lough lies in the fact that it is beautiful enough to simply enjoy from the shore whilst also offering those feeling more adventurous the chance to sample activities like power boating and canoeing, or the more sedate charms of angling.
A hotel close to Kinnego Marina, slightly north of Craigavon centre, will provide the perfect base to enjoy the lough.
Hotels for Shopping in Craigavon
Shopping in Craigavon includes indoor malls, designer boutiques, big brand high street names and, slightly to the east of Craigavon, Portadown Market. The market offers fresh locally farmed produce every Friday and Saturday.
The hotels to the west of Craigavon, particularly those past Craigavon Lake, along Lough Road, are perfectly placed to take advantage of the shopping in Craigavon centre, as well as being extremely close to Craigavon and Lurgan golf courses. The perfect location, then, for a couple who want to stay in country house splendour every night and then split up to hit the shops and the golf course respectively.
Booking a Hotel in Craigavon
The key to the appeal of Craigavon lies in the access it offers to the stunning vista of Lough Neagh, the shops, pubs and restaurants of the town centre itself and the unspoilt countryside within easy travelling distance.
With a choice of hotels, bed and breakfasts, luxury country house lodges and basic hostels, everyone wishing to explore this corner of Ireland will be able to find the perfect place to stay.