Walking and hiking

The Palace Demesne Public Park

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Palace Demesne, Armagh, Co Armagh,
T: (028) 3752 1800
F: (028) 3752 8329
E: tic@armagh.gov.uk

A snap shot of 18th century life, scenic walks, plus a wide schedule of events for all the family.

Situated within walking distance of the city centre, for over two hundred years the undulating parkland of the Palace Demesne has been one of the glories of Armagh.
The Demesne, comprising some 300 acres, is the creation of Archbishop Richard Robinson. The Palace was the residence of the Archbishops of the Church of Ireland from 1770 to 1975.

The walks around the Demesne vary in distance and effort, taking you into the back meadows and around the more formal gardens. There is also a chance to relax in the ‘Garden of the Senses’ created to provide a sensory experience that will appeal to both able-bodied and disabled visitors, the garden is made up of five distinct areas linked by a winding path.

There is also a restaurant and coffee shop within the grounds called the Moody Boar.

The Palace Grounds are extremely popular for wedding photography and can be booked for a reasonable cost.