The Palace Demesne



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This picturesque Georgian building, set around a cobbled courtyard, has been lovingly restored and now houses a heritage centre. The building was home to the Archbishops of the Church of Ireland from 1770 up to 1975. A daily Georgian interpretation is provided by authentic costumed characters. The centre also features a chapel, gardens, a Victorian conservatory, the ruins of a Franciscan Friary, and an ice house.

The Palace Demesne
The Palace Demesne, Friary Road, ARMAGH, BT60 4EL


  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover County Armagh

From its highest point up on Slieve Gullion to its lower extremity at Lough Neagh, County Armagh’s scenery packs a punch. The county claims St Patrick himself as one of its sons – the Irish patron saint was Bishop of Armagh in the fifth century – and calls itself the 'Ecclesiastical Capital of Ireland'. You might also have heard it called 'Orchard County', and you’ll see why when you take your first sip of local cider.

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