St Patrick’s Trail
Armagh to Bangor
- Coastal Views
- Armagh Planetarium
- Granite Trail
- Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Follow in the footsteps of Ireland’s patron saint, St Patrick as you travel along the St Patrick’s Trial. The journey begins in County Armagh, stopping of at his burial site in Downpatrick and ends in Bangor County Down.
Every year on March 17, the Irish across the globe celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green. On this three-day trail, you will see some examples of impressive Northern Ireland architecture showcasing its colourful history and also have the opportunity to meet the locals and hear stories of St Patrick passed down through generations.
Armagh Planetarium offers visitors a unique experience which is quite simply ‘out of this world’, learn more about interplanetary activity with a visit here.
Gosford Forest Park
Take a walk through Gosford Forest Park a perfect day out for the whole family.
Navan Centre and Fort
Explore one of Northern Ireland's most important archaeological sites where both myth and relaity meet.
Shopping in Newry
If you enjoy shopping you will not be disappointed in Newry with two shopping centres for you to enjoy.
Newcastle County Down
Visit the seaside town where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea.
County Down Railway
Learn more about the rich heritage of County Down brought to life in fascinating exhibitions in the museum.
Visit Castleward a beautiful area with lovely walking paths alongside Strangford Lough.
The undulating maritime landscape of North Down has been watched over for more than a century by the Londonderry Monument, commonly known as Scrabo Tower.
Let the children play in the Pickie Fun Park while you watch the boats come into the Marina.
Crawfordsburn Country Park
Take time out from the St Patrick's Trail and enjoy a walk in the open air of Crawfordsburn Country Park.
Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Set in over 170 acres of rolling countryside, this outdoor museum tells the story of life in early 20th century Ulster.