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General Information

Craigavon lies on an area of flat land near the south eastern shore of Lough Neagh and is located in the Armagh County of Northern IrelandUnited Kingdom.  Named after James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, the first Prime Minister (1921–1940) of Northern Ireland.

Archaeological evidence from the Lough Neagh basin suggests settlement in the area as far back as 7,500 years, however Craigavon only became a settlement in the 1960’s.  Today this incredible town is made up of a beautiful lake, forest and parkland, making it an ideal holiday destination for those that enjoy the outdoors.

Things to do and see in Craigavon

There are many attractions in and around Craigavon to keep all ages of tourists entertained.  Some of the activities are :-

  • Craigavon Golf Ski Centre – Northern Ireland’s only outdoor artificial ski slope, also with 3 golf courses situated in lovely wooded surroundings
  • Gawley's Gate Quay – small jetty and picnic area
  • Kinnego Marina – largest Marina on Lough Neagh
  • Lough Neagh Boating Heritage Association – a community project building and restoring traditional Lough Neagh fishing boats, curachs and other Irish Craft
  • Lough Neagh Discovery Centre – located on Oxford Island
  • Oxford Island National Nature Reserve
  • Portmore Lough Nature Reserve

Please see the activities directory for more information.

Accommodation in Craigavon

There is a large variety of accommodation options in and around this area;  from bed and breakfasts, caravan and camp sites, guesthouses to hotels.  The accommodation directory provides further information on the various options.

Restaurants and Businesses in Craigavon

There are several restaurants for the fine diner, as well as some wonderful street dining and the many pubs which provide superb local fare.  

There are many businesses in the area which provide various outlets from retail to industry and wholesale.  

View the restaurant and business directories for more information, or add your own free business listing.

Craigavon Tourism Office Information
Web address: http://www.discovercraigavon.com
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