Armagh Hotels

The importance of Armagh, in the county of the same name in Northern Ireland, is shown by its city status, even though it is no larger than many towns and indeed is the least populated city in all of Ireland. The importance comes from its spiritual and ecclesiastical connections, being both a ceremonial site for Celtic paganism as well as the birthplace of Christianity in Ireland after St Patrick founded his first church here. Needless to say, the city is a major site of pilgrimage for many and many others come simply to take in the historic architecture and other attractions, opting to stay a while at any one of the many fine Armagh hotels.

Having a cathedral is often said to be a prerequisite for any city and Armagh goes one better by having two cathedrals, both of which are dedicated to St Patrick. The Church of Ireland Cathedral, parts of which date back to the 5th century, is situated on the very site of the first monastery created by St Patrick. Interred within it are the remains of Brian Boru, the pre-Norman High King of Ireland. The Roman Catholic Cathedral, situated on another hill in the city is a later construction but nonetheless impressive with its Gothic revival twin spires. There are many more historic sites of interest in the city as well as all the contemporary features to be expected from any popular county town.

Staying in the city is easy courtesy of the number and quality of the hotels available. These range from contemporary business style hotels to traditional roadside inns and in either case they will be well equipped to meet the demands of modern hospitality. The larger hotels will cater best for the business traveller but in-room features such as Wi-Fi and work desks are to be expected in most good hotels.