The City developed over the centuries but seen as a place of wealth was pillaged by various armies down through the ages. In 1765 Archbishop Robinson (1708-94) was appointed primate of all-Ireland for the Church of Ireland. Archbishop Robinson, a native of Yorkshire England, arrived with a vision of what he wanted to achieve within the City. He set about rebuilding the City and many of the must see buildings were developed as part of this vision.
(Approx. time for Walking Tour 2 hours)
- Discover this hidden gem One Eighty on the Hill (located at No. 4 Vicar’s Hill) for lunch or coffee it is highly recommended.
- Northern Ireland’s only Australian Restaurant Uluru Bistro is a must. The cuisine consists of the best locally sourced ingredients cooked with an Australian twist to provide a fusion of flavours and textures.
- The Manor Park Grill Bar & Restaurant in Armagh City offers an informal, value for money dining experience with a strong emphasis on servicing locally produced food.
OTHER ROBINSON BUILDINGS:
- Armagh Gaol (1780)
- Armagh Royal School (1773-74)
- The Infirmary (1766-74)
- Obelisk (1782-83)