Activities and Attractions

If you are looking for a getaway from the stresses and strains of everyday life this is your spot!  What about Christmas in the country? The house is set in its own mature grounds now resplendent with spectacular autumn colours – see recent gallery photos.  You can take a walk around and enjoy the views of the County Armagh countryside – we are on a hill so you will be looking over the surrounding farmland and the Mountains of Mourne are visible most of the time, weather permitting!

However, if something more energetic is called for you can walk in Peatlands Park, about 3 miles away or Loughgall Country Park – similarly about 3 miles away. The latter also features a golf course, a lovely childrens’ play area, outdoor gym and relaxing walks through mature woodland and a soothing lake walk.

The Historic City of Armagh with its two Cathedrals, Observatory, Planetarium, Museums and Libraries is 20 minutes away, and Belfast 40 minutes.  We are centrally located in the Province and many of our guests have used us as a base for visiting the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick a Rede Ropebridge, Bushmills etc.  The Dark Hedges, featured in Game of Thrones, has also been a destination for one family.  The Titanic Exhibition in Belfast is also well worth a visit and easily done in a day.

There are shopping centres, Leisure Centres, Cinemas and top quality Restaurants in Armagh and the surrounding area, besides those available in Belfast.

We can also arrange riding activities at Moy Riding School, about 3 miles away with prior notice – and if you fancy making a basket you can do a course with Alison Fitzgerald at Greenwood Baskets at her workshop in Benburb, about 10 miles away.  Please contact us for details.

Golf Courses Nearby

Armagh County Golf Club – www.golfarmagh.co.uk

Hillview Lodge Golf Driving Range – www.hillviewlodge.com

Loughgall County Park – www.armagh.co.uk

Tandragee Golf Club – www.tandragee.co.uk

Activities

Ardress House – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ardress-house

Navan Centre and Fort – www.navan.com

Armagh Planetariumwww.armaghplanet.com

Armagh County Museum – www.nmni.com

Armagh Observatory – star.arm.ac.uk and climate.arm.ac.uk

Tayto Factory – www.tayto.com

Recreation and Leisure

Millers Hill Equestrian Centre & Fun Farm – www.millershill.co.uk

Moy Riding School – www.nickycorr.com

Lurgaboy Adventure Centre – www.lurgaboylodge.com

Gosford Karting – www.gosfordkarting.com

Foley Combat Academy – www.foleycombatacademy.com

Peatlands Park – more information available via Discover Northern Ireland

Restaurants

4 Vicars – www.4vicars.com

Sally McNallys – www.sallymcnallys.com

The Stonebridge Brasserie – www.stonebridgegoodfood.com

Chapter V Restaurant – www.chaptervresturant.com

Game of Thrones Filming Locations

Are you interested in finding out more about some of the Game of Thrones filming locations? From Winterfell, Riverrun and the Kings Road? Northern Ireland has all this to offer and more. Find out about all the locations at Discover Northern Ireland.

Not far from Crannagael House is Fort Hill Farm who supplied Game of Thrones with many of the farm animals for filming. They also have a Free Range Farm Shop which is definitely worth a visit.

Download the Game of Thrones App

To help you navigate your way around Northern Ireland download the Game of Thrones Filming Locations Northern Ireland app, available for Apple and Android.