Portadown is a town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The town sits on the River Bann in the north of the county, about 23 miles Belfast. It is in the Craigavon Borough Council area and had a population of about 22,000 at the 2001 Census.
Although Portadown can trace its origins to the early 17th century, it was not until the Victorian era and the arrival of the railway that it became a major town. Portadown is known as "the hub of the North", owing to it being a major railway junction in the past; where the Great Northern Railway's line diverged for Belfast, Dublin, Armagh and Derry.
In the 1990s, Portadown was drawn to the attention of the world's media by the "Drumcree standoff". This is the latest part of a long-running dispute over parading that began in the 19th century and has led to numerous riots and deaths.
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Just outside Portadown, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland
15 Feet below a field on the outskirts of Portadown lies a relic of the Cold War. The former monitoring bunker was once part of a wider network of similar structures all over the United Kingdom built to study and report the effects of Nuclear explosions a
Portadown, Co Armagh, Northern Ireland
Sells traditional and contemporary original paintings by Irish artists and painters and holds Irish Art exhibitions. Also sells antique clocks and furniture. Features news and events.
60 Portmore Street, Portadown, BT62 3NF, Co. Armagh
Conveniently located, Bannview is a short walk from the railway station and 5 minutes walk from Portadown town centre, providing an ideal base from which to explore County Armagh. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
180 Dungannon Road, Portadown, BT62 1UR, Co. Armagh
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Cherryville House offers accommodation in The Birches, 41 km from Belfast. Free private parking is available on site. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV.
Crannagael House, 43 Ardress Road, Portadown, Co Armagh, Ni, Portadown, BT62 1SE, Co. Armagh
Built in 1760, Crannagael House is set in rural County Armagh. The self contained annex available for guests is located by an apple orchard. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.