Armagh City Hotel
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- This contemporary hotel is five minutes' walk from the city centre
- Armagh has two cathedrals and a Georgian quarter with lots of attractive buildings, and is close to an important archaeological site
- Facilities include a restaurant and a leisure club with an indoor pool
- "The rich history of the city and its surroundings has plenty to keep you occupied" -- Rough Guides
- Belfast's city centre and international airports are less than an hour's drive away
Armagh City Hotel is a contemporary property that's a short walk from the centre of Armagh, a small, attractive cathedral city set in lush countryside.
This contemporary hotel is five minutes' walk from the Georgian city centre, where guided walking tours are available. The city has two cathedrals -- one Roman Catholic and one Church of Ireland, both named after St Patrick -- which face each other on adjacent hilltops. Events in the city during spring and summer include July's John Hewitt International Summer School, which offers a programme of readings, talks and workshops, and the 7 Hills Blues Fest in August, which sees music performances held across the city.
Navan Fort, which is one of Ulster's most important archaeological sites, is a 5-minute drive from the hotel. It has a Celtic living-history museum that tells the story of the fort and its importance in Irish pre-Christian mythology. A summer solstice celebration is held there every year. Outdoor enthusiasts can cycle through County Armagh's orchards (there are so many that Armagh is known as the "Orchard County"), follow walking trails along the wildlife-rich Oxford Island Nature Reserve or try kayaking and surfing at the lakeside Craigavon Watersports Centre, which is around 30 minutes' drive from the hotel.
Guests can dine at the hotel's wood-panelled restaurant (open Thursday-Saturday), which serves international dishes, or the cosy bar (open seven days a week), which has a fireplace and offers carvery lunches and a grill menu for dinner, as well as afternoon tea and cocktails. The health and fitness club has a gym, an indoor pool, a sauna, a steam room and a hot tub. Beauty treatments are also available (supplements apply).
Guestrooms have free Wi-Fi, TVs, and tea- and coffee-making facilities, while higher-tariff rooms add balconies with views of the neighbouring County Armagh golf course. Room service is available 24 hours a day.