Armagh City Youth Hostel is the Place to Stay

Located in Armagh City Centre, Armagh City Youth Hostel is the ideal location to stay while exploring the town’s landmarks and checking out the many great events taking place in the county this Spring.

All the main city attractions are within a comfortable walking distance from the hostel. These include two impressive cathedrals dedicated to St Patrick on account of the Irish patron saint’s special relationship with the town. Also, on offer is Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, the Armagh County Museum, the Mall and the Market Place Theatre, along with guided tours exploring the town’s gorgeous Georgian buildings, stunning ancient sites, and age-old walkways.

If that’s not enough, there are plenty of great places to eat and drink. Enjoy a light bite or a sumptuous meal in one of city’s many award-winning eateries including 4 Vicars, Uluru Bar & Grill and Groucho’s. Meanwhile, from wine to cocktails, craft beers and the traditional black stuff, great spots like Red Ned’s, The Hole in the Wall and Keegan’s have you covered. Coffee lovers won’t be caught short either with uniquely independent outlets like Embers, The Basement, Allen’s and Tin House Coffee.

Recently refurbished, Armagh City Youth Hostel offers comfortable modern accommodation at an affordable price. With groups of all sizes welcome, it is suitable for individuals, groups and families seeking both a relaxing holiday or an explorative break in the area.

Within the 4* rated hostel, there are 18 rooms, including twin, double and dorm rooms, all offering en-suite bedroom facilities. The hostel offers its residents free car parking, a fully equipped kitchen, spacious dining and lounge areas, free Wi-Fi and a left luggage facility. On top of all this, the building is wheelchair accessible.

Armagh City Youth Hostel has received a host of five-star rave reviews on leading travel website TripAdvisor. Users have called it ‘superb’, praising its central location, friendly and helpful staff and unbeatable price.

For further information about Armagh City Youth Hostel and to book a stay, contact [email protected].

The Apple in Armagh’s Eye | The Apple Blossom Festival

Why not combine your stay at Armagh City Youth Hostel with the county’s upcoming Apple Blossom Festival, marking the start of 2019’s growing season. Taking place from Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12, apple producers and related businesses will open their farms to the public for a wide range of special events.

Long Meadow Cider Company will be providing Orchard Tours where you can sample the business’s delicious produce. They will also host event Art in the Orchard, an opportunity for attendees to let their inner artist free, as well as a Flower Installation workshop. Meanwhile, the home to the original Bramley Apple producer in the county, Crannagael House, is offering special Bramley Beginnings tours.

Dan Winters Cottage will be producing tempting apple puddings with their Blossom to Griddle event, while National Trust property Ardress House will celebrate the blossom season with Apple Blossom Sundays, a chance for the family to enjoy orchard activities and tastes.

Another notable event-taking place this spring in Armagh is the multi-award winning F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio in Banbridge’s exhibition Locky Morris: once a day every day all day long. It focuses on the Northern Irish artist’s work made since 2010.

After enjoying a showcase of his work in Pittsburgh, New York, Belgrade, Prague and Salzburg, the gallery say Morris is a master at finding beauty in the quotidian details of life and that he has created unexpected and often humorous art out of his everyday experiences. Admission is free and the exhibition continues until May 18. While there, check out F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio’s in-house award-winning restaurant Quails.

Also with the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings, Brownlow House in Lurgan is home to an interactive WW2 exhibition. As a headquarters during this period, the location hosted a large US Army contingent, with many secret operations being planned there. Admission to that exhibition is also free.

Just a couple of miles from the city is a place where myth and reality meet – the Navan Centre & Fort. Step back in time 2000 years with a visit to its Iron Age dwelling, where attendees will meet the Celts who bring history to life. Find out how they survived and thrived as part of an experience filled with interactivity and hands-on delight.

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