Around Armagh Town
Nestling among the gentle hills of the Orchard County of Armagh is the ancient City of armagh, the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland. A casual glance suggests a typical Ulster town, but a closer look reveals a city which boasts two Cathedrals and magnificent institutions such as the Royal School, St Patrick's Fold, the classic Courthouse and an observatory and Planetarium of world class status. Long before St Patrick chose Armagh as a base to spread Christianity, the area was already a centre of power and influence - for 700 years the kings of Ulster had their royal capital at nearby Navan Fort. Today's visitor can discover its archaeology and mythology at the Navan Centre. Turn any corner in Armagh and you will see superb terraced houses, both grand and quaint. And at the heart of this Georgian city lies the famous Mall, an island of lush green in a sea of stone.
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