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Take the opportunity to explore the past and present.

Portadown is steeped in a rich industrial and cultural history dating back over 400 years.  Join us on a journey as we guide visitors through a living culture and a colourful past, learning the fascinating history of the once thriving market town.

Portadown sits on the banks of the River Bann, close to the shores of Lough Neagh, about 29 miles (46km) southwest of Belfast with efficient railway and motorway links.

Portadown has a fascinating story to tell, with Tour Guides that will provide a warm welcome to visitors.

Heritage at the Heart of the Community

Opening up public access to local heritage by providing a range of interpretive experiences, by offering a new learning, volunteering and activities programme for people of all ages, and by making resources available for events and community heritage activities.

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Carleton Street Orange Hall

Our trained community tour guides will offer you the unique opportunity, through a guided tour, to explore a community based, working and functioning Orange Hall that is bursting with history and heritage.

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A town goes to war

Individual stories of men of the 1912 4th Portadown Battalion Ulster Volunteer Force. A tribute to those who fought.

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Become a Young Ambassador

We would love to have you join us as we promote Portadown, it’s amazing people, culture and heritage. Interested? Just pop your detail in below.

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