Frequent Questions

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from both locals and tourists. If you don’t see in answer to your question below please feel free to get in touch.

Is there parking available?

Yes, the car parks recommended are:

Fairgreen Carpark, which is free all day. This can be accessed by Duke Street or Shillington Street and is located beside the Council recycling centre.

William Street Carpark, this is pay and display. This is located beside St Patricks Roman Catholic Church.

Magowan buildings CarPark, this is pay and display. This is located just off The Northway (A3).

All these Carparks are within approx. 3-6-minute walk of Carleton Street Orange hall.
Please note that Carleton Street operates restricted parking.

Is there disabled access and parking?

Yes, we do have efficient disabled access into the Orange Hall. There is limited disabled parking in Carleton Street itself and we recommend that you get in contact with us by phone or email beforehand and let us know if you require disabled parking.

How long do the tours last?

The tour of the Orange hall is approx. 1 hour.
The walking tour of the town is approx. 1.5 hours.

Are there toilets available?

Yes, toilets are available in the Orange hall and at approx. 2 locations on the walking tour, although we do not stop for a break. We recommend you use the facilities before the tour starts.

How far do we walk?

The walking tour has approx. 18 stops with approx. a 3-5-minute walk between each stop.

Will the tour always be the same?

The theme of the tour will not deviate from what is advertised, although the guide reserves the right to alter the content and route.

Who can come on the walking tour?

The walking tour is suitable for all ages but requires good Motability.

Is there lift access in the hall?

Yes, the Orange hall has 3 levels and lift access is available to the 2 upper levels.

What do I need to bring?

We would suggest dressing sensibly for the predicted weather conditions. So a raincoat or umbrella can be a good idea with the notoriously changeable weather in Northern Ireland!

Comfortable footwear for the walking tour is also recommended.

Are refreshments available?

For large tour groups refreshments can be provided, simply let us know when booking your tour online in the ‘Book a tour’ section of the website or if you would like more information please email us at . There is a great selection of cafes, bars and restaurants within the town centre and local area, we highly recommend that you give them a try, just check out our ‘See&Do’ section within the website for a full list of what is available.

Do you cater for disabilities?

At Portadown Heritage Tours we try to be as inclusive as possible, so if you have any particular disability please do not hesitate to email or phone us beforehand and we will do our best to ensure the tour works for you.

Can you contribute

If you would like to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of Portadown and it’s surrounding area, we would love to hear from you.

We would like to put together an archive of information based upon local knowledge and in the form of written information, photographs and video. If you have information that you feel would run this archive then please do take the time to get in touch.