Lurgan is home to the largest urban park in all of Northern Ireland – Lurgan Park – which stretches out majestically in front of the stately 19th century Brownlow House.
Visitors to Lurgan would be wise to compare hotels online prior to making any reservations as hotels and Bed & Breakfasts abound in this quaint town. It’s also fairly simple to both compare hotels and book hotels online as most cheap hotels in Lurgan have an online presence. Popular Lurgan hotels include the Ashburn, Newforge House and the Seagoe as well as the Carn Grove and Derryhirk Inn. Lurgan restaurants include those offering genuine Irish fare as well as those offering international Chinese and Italian cuisine. The pubs in Lurgan range from quiet watering holes to upmarket social venues that offer different entertainments every night of the week. Sports fans won’t find Lurgan lacking in the sports department as they can spend time at the two 18-hole golf courses and, when weather permits, at the city’s artificial ski slope. Lurgan also boasts a large equestrian centre, which attracts several showjumping championships.
The M1 motorway connects Lurgan to Belfast and there’s also the usual flock of Ulsterbuses that take visitors around the town. Lurgan also lies on the Northern Ireland Railway’s Newry to Bangor line as well as the Enterprise Railway’s Belfast to Dublin line (Sundays only). The nearest airport to Lurgan is Belfast International at 19 miles away, and this is followed by Belfast City at 21 miles away. Several smaller airports are also within driving distance, and these include Londonderry Eglinton and Campbeltown Machrihanish, which are 52 and 72 miles out respectively.