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Navan Centre and Fort

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Address: 81 Killylea Road, Armagh BT60 4LD, Northern Ireland
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Ancient Celts if Emain Macha

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... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2016
KeithRobertson1958
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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Thank HoniztReview
Armagh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Brilliant well organised event with lots to see and do for all the family. Lovely coffee and food. Music crafts activities plenty of parking as well as a great information centre on the forts history.

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Thank mj22015
Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great day out here with two 9 year old boys.centre has welcoming reception staff who explain what they have to offer and help you decide the best order to do activities in and engaged the boys during our visit asking them questions about what they had learned.we visited the museum exhibition first to find out about the fort at navan..emain... More 

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Chester, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you are interested in hill fort, grave mounds and life in ancient times then this is great stop. Beautiful walk around the park and the guide was excellent. Highly recommend the guided walk you will get a much better understanding. The museum is very nice and give a great background. If you have children, check their schedule, they seem... More 

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