Portadown, Co. Armagh
The building of the canal from Newry to Lough Neagh in the 1730s brought wealth to Portadown, which grew with the linen industry and today has developed into a busy commercial centre. The town has a wide sloping main street and more than a dozen denominations have built churches and chapels in one small area.
Local attractions include the Brackagh Moss Nature Reserve (+44 (0) 28 3885 1102) which was originally a raised bog with a wide range of flora and fauna.
Golfers can take advantage of Portadown Golf Course (+44 (0) 28 3835 5356).