Craigavon

Travel Guide
Craigavon is a town situated in County Armagh, Northern Ireland with a rich history and activities aplenty.

Although Craigavon itself officially only came into being during the 1970s, its location close to the southern shore of the imposing Lough Neagh means that this is a part of Northern Ireland which has been inhabited for as long as 8,000 years.

The ancient churches and burial grounds which you can explore whilst staying in Craigavon are testament to this rich history, but the area has so much more than simply fascinating glimpses of the past to offer. The appeal of the natural landscape is embodied in the number of forests, lakeshores and parkland spaces which can be explored from the centre of Craigavon, and the range of exciting activities they play host to.

Craigavon itself has two artificial lakes and a water sports centre offering a range of activities. At Craigavon Watersports Centre you can try your hand at canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, wakeboarding and banana boating, all under the supervision of highly qualified instructors. If you’d rather stay dry, the centre also offers archery, climbing, cycling and orienteering. If you’ve brought your kids to Craigavon, or are simply feeling active yourself, then the water sports centre simply has to be experienced.

A little further away, 7 miles outside the centre of Craigavon, you’ll find the vast Lough Neagh, the largest freshwater lake in Britain. Its sheer scale makes it worth admiring from the shore, or from the roads that surround the lough. You can also take a boat trip around the shoreline or explore the visitors centre to learn more about this fabulous natural phenomenon. Kinnego Marina, the largest marina on the Lough, is situated just outside Craigavon. From here you can sample activities such as power boating and fishing, or simply sip a coffee whilst soaking up the incredible views.

It’s not all about the water, of course, since the wide open spaces surrounding Craigavon offer an appeal all of their own, as well as being packed with hugely varied attractions. The Ballydougan Pottery Centre offers the chance to purchase unique, hand crafted items of pottery or, better yet, make one of your own, with classes offered to children and adults.

Lurgan Public Park, just a short trip down the central Portadown Road, is the second largest public park in Ireland. As well as allowing visitors to enjoy the tranquillity and fresh air, it offers facilities including football fields, cricket pitches, tennis courts, playgrounds and the chance to try your luck angling in the waters of Lurgan Lake.

For outdoor activity of a more unusual kind, head for Craigavon Golf and Ski Centre. Here, as well as three golf courses and a floodlit driving range, you’ll find the only artificial outdoor ski slope in Northern Ireland. A 300 foot main slope, together with a nursery slope and snow tubing area, mean that participants of all ages and experience will be able to have fun slipping and sliding.

Craigavon itself might be relatively new, but it’s quickly establishing itself as the perfect base for anyone wanting to explore the nature and landscape of Northern Ireland, as well as sampling a wide and varied selection of activities.

Banoge House
Banoge House
3 out of 5
17 Hall Road, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, BT66 7LJ
The price is £52 per night from 22 Aug to 23 Aug
Stay at this 3-star guesthouse in Craigavon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Popular attractions Brownlow House and Lough Neagh Discovery Centre ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (45 reviews)
QUIET COUNTRY STAY
"john was wonderfull very clean and tidy wee country house massive in size plenty of rooms to stay and big living rooms to relax and watch tv etc,we were offered breakfast next morning even thou it was not in the deal thanks only problem we had was bed to small and it was to soft for our liking but ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2022

Banoge House
Seagoe Hotel
Seagoe Hotel
4 out of 5
22 Upper Church Lane, County Armagh, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, BT63 5JE
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £115 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Craigavon. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (106 reviews)
Good location for family.
"Lovely location central to both Craigavon and Portadown, beautifully decorated and furnished to a high standard. Family of 4, slight issue with beds in room for 4 person stay. Triple room with no 4th bed, no option highlighted on booking to get either an adjoining room booked or a camp bed which ..."

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2022

Seagoe Hotel
Ralph's
Ralph's
3 out of 5
65 Main St, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, BT67 0LQ
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £115 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Stay at this 3-star B&B in Craigavon. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Brownlow House and Lough Neagh Discovery Centre are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (19 reviews)
Nice friendly Bed and Breakfast
"Nice bed and breakfast, owners friendly, wonderful breakfast. Very convenient check in with a nice large room."

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2022

Ralph's
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Luxury Cottage Clocktower/royal Hillsborough
Luxury Cottage Clocktower/royal Hillsborough
3 out of 5
71 Lany Road, Moira, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, BT67 0PA
The price is £660 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 3-star cottage in Craigavon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Hillsborough Castle and Irish Linen Centre and Museum ...
Luxury Cottage Clocktower/royal Hillsborough
Cherry Tree Cottage Hillsborough - Moira
Cherry Tree Cottage Hillsborough - Moira
3.5 out of 5
Craigavon, Northern Ireland
The price is £865 per night from 1 Sep to 2 Sep
Stay at this 3.5-star holiday home in Craigavon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 bathrooms. Popular attractions Hillsborough Castle and Irish Linen Centre ...
Cherry Tree Cottage Hillsborough - Moira
Lakelands
Lakelands
3.5 out of 5
117 Lakelands, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, BT64 1AZ
Stay at this 3.5-star holiday home in Craigavon. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the pool in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Lakelands
"Great experience, nice view of the lake from the house. Tidy house with a balcony looking right into the lake. Was welcomed with milk and bread. Has internet. I would recommend for a getaway!"

Reviewed on 5 Jul 2021

Lakelands
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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