Portadown Tourism

Portadown (from Irish Port a' Dúnáin, meaning "landing place of the little fort") is a town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The town sits on the River Bann in the north of the county, about 24 miles (39 km) southwest of Belfast. It is in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area and had a population of about 22,000 at the 2011 Census. For some purposes, Portadown is treated as part of the "Craigavon Urban Area", alongside Craigavon and Lurgan. Although Portadown can trace its origins to the early 17th century Plantation of Ulster, it was not until the Victorian era and the arrival of the railway that it became a major town. It earned the nickname "hub of the North" due to it being a major railway junction; where the Great Northern Railway's line diverged for Belfast, Dublin, Armagh and Derry. In the 19th and 20th centuries Portadown was also a major centre for the production of textiles (mainly linen). Of its population, about 61% are from a Protestant background and 31% from a Catholic background. Portadown is the site of the long-running Drumcree dispute, over yearly Orange marches through the mainly Catholic part of town, which has often led to violence. In the 1990s, the dispute intensified and drew worldwide attention to Portadown.

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If you are looking for travel information of Portadown in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. A gripping city on its own right, Belfast also deserves a visit. Belfast is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Titanic Belfast, Crumlin Road Gaol, Ulster Museum. To explore Portadown, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

  • Know the pollution level of Portadown before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 22.22 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 16.25 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 36.9 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 28.57 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 9.52 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 27.38 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.42 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Portadown for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Portadown.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.55 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 30.83 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 40.73 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 27.05 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 41.25 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45.49 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 43.44 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55.65 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.87 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.79 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.85 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 45.08 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 55.24 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Portadown is 182.99 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 56.59 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 90.84 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 23.85 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31.17 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 61.52 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 69.65 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.82 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 100.02 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Portadown

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.15 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.07 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 67.8 USD

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