Craigavon (population 78,200) is a new town in northeast Armagh beside the southern shores of Lough Neagh. It encompasses Portadown, Lurgan and the central Brownlow area. It boasts several specialist business parks and is connected to Northern Irelands' highly developed STAR communications network.
The southern shores of Lough Neagh are nearby, and situated here are the Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, a marina, and the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, which is an interprative centre for Lough Neagh.
Craigavon Watersport Centre is situated beside the lake. Tel: +44 28 38342669.
Craigavon Golf & Ski Centre in Silverwood, Lurgan, has an outdoor artificial ski slope as well as golf and pitch & putt courses.
There are several public parks and leisure centres in the area.
There are three golf clubs: Lurgan Demesne (+44 28 38322087), Portadown (+44 28 38355356) and Silverwood in Lurgan (+44 28 38326606).
Belfast is 30 miles away on the M1. there are nine Ulsterbus buses a day travelling between Armagh and Belfast that stop in Portadown. The Belfast-Dublin train stops at Portadown and runs eight times a day. There is a more frequent train service serving Belfast from Portadown that also stops at Lurgan.
Craigavon Bus Station 028 38342511 Lurgan Train Station 028 38322052 Portadown Bus Station 028 38351422 Ulsterbus www.ulsterbus.co.uk NIR Travel Shop 028 90230671 Lurgan RUC Station 028 38325144 Craigavon RUC Station 028 38325144