Armagh lies just inside the border of Northern Ireland around 65 kilometres south of Belfast. It has been known as the spiritual capital of Ireland for 1500 years. It is the home of both the catholic and protestant Archbishops. St Patrick built his church here in 445 ADon the location where the anglican cathedral now stands and chose Armagh as the centre of christianity. On another hill opposite the Anglican Cathedral is the Catholic Cathedral.
As well as this period of history the area is important archeologically with artifacts being found over 6000 years old.
Armagh has many beautiful buildings, many of them bestowed on the city through the skills or architect Francis Johnston. The buildings by johnston include the Courthouse , Georgian Mall,, Archbishop's Palace and Chapel, its Observatory and Royal School.
Armagh county that surrounds the city of the same name is a fertile region of farmland and orchards.
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