We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Obelisk

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Knox's Hill, Armagh, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 3752 5864
Description:

Archbishop Robinson commissioned this magnificent monument to celebrate his...

Archbishop Robinson commissioned this magnificent monument to celebrate his association with the Duke of Northumberland, and which today commands superb views of the city and surrounding countryside.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 6 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
The Forgotten Monument

My review in August 2012 referred to the monument close to the Retreat. It is not on a Golf Course and is situated at the end of a short though steep and uneven walk from a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 June 2015
herbiemorrow13
,
Portadown
Add Photo Write a Review

6 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 6: English reviews
Lurgan, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
212 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Build back in the late 1800s ,in honour of the duke of Northumberland, this 113 foot Obelisk stands proud ,upon a hill overlooking the city of Armagh ,Northern Ireland......

Helpful?
Thank jarlath m m
Portadown
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

My review in August 2012 referred to the monument close to the Retreat. It is not on a Golf Course and is situated at the end of a short though steep and uneven walk from a country lane - hence my reference to car parking. It may be necessary to obtain the permission of the landowner to enter their property.... More 

Helpful?
Thank herbiemorrow13
Bangor, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

This obelisk is unfortunately nothing special, it is situated on Armagh golf course and is basically not officially accessible to the public.

Helpful?
Thank charlie h
Armagh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

This Obelisk is built on land which is now the golf course. Members of the public are not permitted for insurance purposes. this is something the New Council should look at

Helpful?
Thank Colum O
Armagh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

Previous reviews refer to obelisk at the Retreat, Hockley near Richhill - different from the one at Knox's Hill in the Demesne

Helpful?
4 Thank John D
Portadown
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

We live in Portadown but only became aware of this monument through reading "On a Clear Day" by Anne Doughty. It is worthy of adequate signposting and a stoned pathway through the field. The owner of the field would surely agree to this. Somewhere to park the car would also be an advantage. Perhaps "The Retreat " would facilitate that.... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank herbiemorrow13

Travellers who viewed The Obelisk also viewed

Armagh, County Armagh
 
Armagh, County Armagh
Armagh, County Armagh
 

Been to The Obelisk? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Obelisk staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?