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Craigavon is a planned settlement in northern County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It was intended to be the heart of a new linear city incorporating Lurgan and Portadown. Among local people today, “Craigavon” refers to the area between the two towns. It is built beside a pair of artificial lakes and is made up of a large residential area. When you visit Craigavon, County Armagh, Walkfo brings Craigavon, County Armagh places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Craigavon, County Armagh Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Craigavon, County Armagh

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With 13 audio plaques & Craigavon, County Armagh places for you to explore in the Craigavon, County Armagh area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Craigavon, County Armagh places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Craigavon, County Armagh history

Original plans

Craigavon, County Armagh Original plans photo

Craigavon was planned as a ‘new city’ for Northern Ireland that would mirror towns such as Cumbernauld and, later, Milton Keynes in Great Britain. It was conceived as a linear city that would link the towns of Lurgan and Portadown to create a single urban area and identity. The M1 motorway was built to link the new city with Belfast.


There was controversy over the decision to build a ‘new city’ in the mainly Protestant/unionist east rather than to develop the mainly Catholic city of Derry. Some housing estates had been built with materials and techniques that had not been fully tested, with the result that insulation, sound-proofing and durability were lacking. This was compounded by the outbreak of ‘the Troubles’, which resulted in sectarian violence and segregation.

The Troubles

On 10 March 2009 the CIRA claimed responsibility for the fatal shooting of a PSNI officer in Craigavon. It was the first police fatality in Northern Ireland since 1998.

Craigavon, County Armagh geography / climate

Craigavon, County Armagh Geography photo

Craigavon lies on an area of flat land near the southeastern shore of Lough Neagh. The surrounding settlements are Aghacommon (north), Lurgan (northeast), Corcreeny (east), Bleary (southeast) and Portadown (southwest) It is separated from these surrounding settlements mostly by fields.


Balteagh (from Irish Bailte Fhiaich ‘Fiach’s townlands’) Clanrolla (from Cluain Drola meaning “meadow of the shaft”) Crossmacahilly (from Cros Mhic Eachmhilidh meaning “McAughley’s crossroads”) Drumnagoon (from Dromainn Uí Dhubháin meaning “O’Doone’s ridge”) Knockmenagh or Legahory (from Log a’ Choire meaning “hollow of the cauldron”) Monbrief (historically also also Moybreefe, perhaps from Má Bhreagh meaning “plain of the rising ground”

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Visit Craigavon, County Armagh PlacesYou can visit Craigavon, County Armagh places with Walkfo Craigavon, County Armagh to hear history at Craigavon, County Armagh’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Craigavon, County Armagh has 13 places to visit in our interactive Craigavon, County Armagh map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Craigavon, County Armagh, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Craigavon, County Armagh places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Craigavon, County Armagh & the surrounding areas.

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Best Craigavon, County Armagh places to visit

Craigavon, County Armagh has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Craigavon, County Armagh’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Craigavon, County Armagh’s information audio spots:


Visit Craigavon, County Armagh plaques

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Craigavon, County Armagh has 4 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Craigavon, County Armagh plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Craigavon, County Armagh using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Craigavon, County Armagh plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.