Car & Van Hire in Armagh
Welcome to the Enterprise Armagh car rental page. Choose from a wide selection of cars ranging from smaller economy cars to larger SUVs and people carriers
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Car & Van Rental in Armagh?
Although Armagh is the smallest county in Northern Ireland, it offers plenty of charm and character. The county is also full of surprises, from being the home of the first edition manuscript of Gulliver’s Travels and bog snorkelling to being the site of the 3,500-year-old Ballykeel dolmen and Saint Patrick’s first church. A rich apple-growing region, Armagh is also known as the Orchard County, and every May, the landscape blossoms with the pink flowers of thousands of apple trees. Armagh is also within easy reach of Northern Ireland’s top destinations, including Belfast and Giant’s Causeway. Our car hire service is offered from Portadown, one of the county’s largest towns.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Armagh
Our fleet features modern and clean vehicles for visitors looking to make the most of their time in Northern Ireland. We have a selection of cars, from compact hatchbacks to spacious estate cars. For added power and extra space, we also supply SUVs. Our people carriers are ideal for larger groups and offer seating for up to nine passengers. We also provide premium cars with vehicles from top luxury carmakers, including Mercedes and Porsche. Renting a vehicle allows you to set your own pace when exploring the county and surrounding area. Our cars provide you with a comfortable space to experience Armagh in style, and you also get the flexibility of travelling off the beaten track, putting any destination in Northern Ireland within easy reach.
Attractions in Armagh
County Armagh has much to offer visitors. Favourite attractions include beautiful heritage properties, including Ardress House, Derrymore House and the Argory. Peatlands Park in the north-west is home to a sprawling bog woodland and is the home of bog snorkelling in July. The Lough Neagh Discovery Centre in the Oxford Island Nature Reserve sits on the southern shores of Lough Neagh. The centre offers spectacular views of the largest freshwater lake in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as a great location for hiking and bird watching. Gosford Forest Park near Markethill is another popular spot for enjoying the outdoors, while Slieve Gullion Forest Park has a scenic drive around Slieve Gullion.
With fine Georgian buildings and leafy streets, Armagh City is one of the county’s major cities. It is here that Saint Patrick founded his first church in Ireland during the fifth century, on the site of the Church of Ireland Cathedral. Other attractions include the Armagh Planetarium and the County Museum. An ancient pagan site, Navan Fort is west of Armagh City and has influenced Irish mythology for centuries. The Navan Centre provides information on both the legends and the history of the site, which features a large circular earthwork around a drumlin hill.
Places to Visit Outside Armagh
With a rental car, Armagh is within easy reach of Northern Ireland’s top tourist destinations. Belfast is only a half-hour drive away. The capital is a stimulating and vibrant city with a rich maritime and industrial heritage. Belfast is the birthplace of the HMS Titanic, which was constructed in the city’s newly revitalised docklands. Top attractions include Belfast Castle, St Anne’s Cathedral, Titanic Belfast and Belfast Zoo. Our Armagh car hire location also provides the ideal starting point to explore Saint Patrick’s Trail, a 92-mile route through the county and neighbouring County Down. You will be able to see 15 sites linked to Saint Patrick’s life, including Bangor Abbey, Saul Church, Inch Abbey and Down Cathedral.
To the north is the Giant’s Causeway, a must-see for any visitor to Northern Ireland. This geological wonder is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its distinct formations have given rise to myths and legends, and the site is one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic destinations. Hiring a car in Armagh also allows you to explore other sights along the northern coast, including the pretty towns of Cushendall and Cushendun, and Glenariff Forest Park. The 16th-century Dunluce Castle, the town of Ballycastle and the ruins of Bonamargy Friar are also along the scenic route along the coast.
Airport Car Hire
Our location at Belfast International Airport will get you to your destination in Armagh quickly. Our desk is conveniently located in the arrivals hall, which is steps from your rental vehicle. We also operate a branch at George Best Belfast City Airport, just 10 minutes from the city centre. A shuttle bus operates between the terminal and our car rental location. Both of our airport locations have a selection of vehicles, offering you plenty of choices when it comes to choosing a comfortable car for exploring Northern Ireland. Renting on arrival is a hassle-free and simple way of travelling, giving you the flexibility to make the most of your time.
Parking and Traffic Information in Armagh
Parking for the city centre is available at the Mall Shopping Centre at Mall West, Linenhall Street Car Park and Friary Road Car Park. City centre parking is also found at St Patrick’s Trian, Dobbin Street Lane and St Malachy’s, the Armagh Courthouse, Lonsdale Road and Mall East. There are also more than 180 on-street parking spaces in the city centre. In Portadown, parking is available at the High Street Mall Car Park. Additionally, there are parking spaces close to the town centre at Fair Green, Wilson Street, Foundry Street, Meadow Lane East, William Street and the Magowan Buildings.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
With rental branches across the county, Enterprise offers cheap car hire from convenient, accessible locations. Our large fleet of new vehicles includes great value economy and compact cars, sporty SUVs and spacious people carriers. Whether you need a vehicle for a single day or longer, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has the perfect car to suit your needs. Book online from our Armagh branch to guarantee your choice of vehicle at the best possible price.
Moving house or just moving furniture? Enterprise has you covered with a range of vans from our Armagh branch. From smaller passenger vans to larger commercial vans, book online from our Armagh van hire page to reserve your perfect vehicle at an unbeatable price.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What do I need to hire a car with Enterprise?
The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are a valid drivers licence, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when hiring here.
- Do I need insurance to rent a car or van?
No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car hire insurance page for further details.
- How old do I need to be to hire a car or van?
All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Younger drivers might be interested in Enterprise Car Club. Learn more about age requirements for hiring a vehicle here.
- What are the driver's licence requirements for car hire in the UK & Ireland?
All drivers must present a full valid driving license. If the driving license is written in a language and characters different to those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Learn more about car hire driving licence requirements here.
- Can I hire a car with a debit card?
We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.
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