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Navan Centre and Fort

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Address: 81 Killylea Road, Armagh BT60 4LD, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 3752 9644
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Fantastic attraction and friendly, helpful staff

I went to the Navan Centre at the weekend with my family, and it was an afternoon well spent. The staff went out of their way to make our visit enjoyable and the presentations... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the Navan Centre at the weekend with my family, and it was an afternoon well spent. The staff went out of their way to make our visit enjoyable and the presentations were informative as well as entertaining. A lovely cup of tea in the cafe afterwards was the perfect way to end our trip. Highly recommend.

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Thank Chrisi001
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gem of Irish history. The visitor center has fantastic presentations for all ages. Best to go there before visiting the Fort. You really need to know the story first. To visit the Fort is FREE but it is worth spending £5.45 to see the 26 minute film and walk around the exhibits with headphones to get the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place , informative but in a way that will keep children interested for an afternoon . The fort itself is stunning from the top

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Thank donna c
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not good at all. Very dull. Didn't learn much and the info screens didn't work. Staff are nice and the cafe is good too.

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Thank Gill C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Super place to visit as the mist rises above the surrounding countryside. The seat of the ancient kings of Ireland, there's nothing obtrusive or touristy about the visitor centre which is enclosed in a turf mound. Cleverly done and fascinating to read about Ireland's ancient history. Well worth the short drive from lovely and lively Armagh, I'll be returning again... More 

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Thank KeithRobertson1958
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We enjoyed to visit to the Navan Center greatly (right down the road from Fairylands Country House where we stayed). Amanda gave us an interesting and insightful tour of the historical mound. And Fergal O'Donnel, from Armagh Ancestors, was very helpful with some Family history research. Well worth multiple visits.

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Thank raleighwanderer
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Navan Fort is definitely worth a stop. With a short film on myths, interesting walk thru exhibit, re-created farm with staff in character and a tour up to the top of the fort with a guide it's got something for everyone in the family. There is even a play area for an "archaeological" dig for kids. Wish we could have... More 

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Thank Bonny H
Richhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Took the children to a free sunday with archeology. Even though my youngest children are only 4&2 there was plenty to keep them occupied

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Thank Susan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a really great place to visit. Our 3 children ages 7,5 and 2 loved it. The 'living history' part is amazing where actors take you to a 2000 year old home and explain to the children what life would have been like for them had they lived back then as part of an Irish clan. Sword skills and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is good place to visit most times of the year. But I would really recommend visiting when they run the bealtainne Fire (around 1st of May). Good fun, especially if you are bringing young kids. Think they mark other festivals in the year also (lughnasa, samhain etc).

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