Gosford Forest Park

Gosford Forest Park is the perfect setting to escape from the hustle & bustle of daily life and relax in 600 acres of assorted woodland and parkland.
The park contains over nine miles of public trails and situated seven miles outside the city of Armagh. An ideal setting for camping and caravan enthusiasts and is always alive with walkers, runners and cyclists.
Gosford contains a collection of traditional breeds of poultry and rare breeds of farm animals, and a herd of red deer.
The present castle was completed in or around 1850, for the 2nd Earl and cost £100,000. It was lived in by the family up until 1921. Recently renovated, the Gosford Castle is now made up of several modern apartments.
In its time, parts of the park have been used as a place of education for children all over Ireland (1800s), a prison for German POWs during the second world war and more recently it is home to livestock and agricultural shows like the annual poultry fair and The Armagh Agricultural Show.
Facilities available include:
* Camping and Caravan Site
* Picnic and Barbecue areas
* Tea House and Shop
* Way-marked Trails
* Horse-riding and cycling routes
* Orienteering routes
* Disabled facilities
* Bookable Guided Tours
* Special events (arranged by permit)
* Function Hall

"Gosford Forest Park has lovely walks and the deer and animals are lovely for children to see. The castle is a beautiful old castle. Also there a free play park for the children."

By Helen Muldrew

10 Feb 2017

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"The recent addition of an activity park was a hit with our kids! Easy way to pass a day, load up bikes, pack a picnic and you're sorted!"

By Charmaine Hamilton

05 Jan 2017

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