Treat yourself to a summer walking tour of Armagh

For those who want to explore everything Armagh has to offer, a guided walking tour is a must

WALKING tours are being held this summer in Ireland's ecclesiastical capital, Armagh.

Many sites and attractions can be found in the capital of the orchard county from pre-historic Ireland to its famous Georgian architecture.

Armagh is built against a rich backdrop of history through its buildings and open spaces.

Guided walks along the distinct cobbled streets through the city's rich history will reveal stories and anecdotes about the area.

Hour-long tours operate every Wednesday leaving from Armagh visitor information centre at 11am and 1pm. Tickets cost £3 per person and can be booked online or through the visitors centre at The Palace Demesne, BT60 4EL Tel 028 3752 1800.

Go wild in the wetlands

Castle Espie Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) in Co Down is hosting young explorers all summer where youngsters can try a variety of nature activities.

Daily self-guided activities run from 10am to 5pm including feeding the ducks, geese and swans and exploring a trail into the wilderness and secret swamp zip wire.

There's a nature scavenger hunt to look out for mini-beasts, rabbits, badger setts and even a secret fairy door, crafts, big bug hunt with magnifying glasses, and pond exploring with nets.

Admission Adult £8.20, Child £4, family £22.10.

Activities included in the price of admission and are free for WWT members four year olds and under.

Contact Castle Espie Wetland Centre, 78 Ballydrain Road, Comber, BT23 6EA. Tel 028 9187 4146


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