Getting to Armagh..
Armagh city lies 40 miles southwest of Belfast, and is within a comfortable distance of Belfast City Airport, Belfast International Airport and Dublin Airport. The ports of Larne, Belfast, Dublin and Dún Laoghaire are also within driving distance. To get directions to Armagh, click on the map, or open a larger map.
To get here by air, see the Visit Belfast website for an overview on travel via Belfast International Airport and Belfast City Airport. There’s also the City of Derry Airport for flights mainly to and from England and Scotland. Dublin Airport has many international flights. For more information on how to travel to and from Dublin, see the Visit Dublin website.
If you’re travelling by bus or train, check the timetables at the Translink website.
Where to stay..
There are two hotels in the city centre:
Charlemont Arms Hotel
57-63 Upper English Street
Armagh BT61 7LB
telephone: (028) 3752 2028
number of rooms: 30
2 Friary Road
Armagh BT60 4FR
telephone: (028) 3751 8888
number of rooms: 82
The City Hotel is the location for the Piping Academy and the final Festival Concert.
Armagh City is a unique place steeped in history and mythology, set in some of the most beautiful countryside in Ireland. Armagh has preserved much of its centuries-old character and today has some of the most beautiful 18th-century buildings in Ireland, including those on the Mall. Also on the Mall is the First Presbyterian Church, a handsome Gothic Revival building with tiered seating and splendid acoustics – the venue for two of the 2022 WKPF concerts. Armagh also has unparalleled modern facilities such as the new Armagh City Hotel, the Armagh Multi Media Access centre and the Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre. Festival patrons have a wide choice of accommodation which also includes a modern purpose-built hostel. All the festival venues are within easy walking distance.