Castle Coole

LOCATION

ENNISKILLEN, COUNTY FERMANAGH

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Our View

This stunning 18th-century mansion is set in a historic wooded landscape park - ideal for family walks. As one of Ireland's finest neo-classical houses, the sumptuous Regency interior, boasting an especially fine state bedroom prepared for George IV, provides a rare treat for visitors to glimpse what life was like in the home of the Earls of Belmore.

Castle Coole
ENNISKILLEN, Co Fermanagh, BT74 6JY

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Access to ground floor for house tours
  • Facilities: Image books, mobility scooters & wheelchair available
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Grounds open Nov-Feb, daily 10-4; Mar-Oct 10-7. House open Mar-Apr wknds & BHs 11-5; May-Sep Wed-Mon (closed Tue) 11-5. Tearoom open daily Jun-Aug 11-5. Please check website for changes

About The area

Discover County Fermanagh

Running right through the middle of County Fermanagh are the two parts of Lough Erne, the Upper and the Lower. The Lough’s shape has been likened to a leaping dolphin scattering a shower of broken water drops behind it.

At about 50 miles long, but only around 5 miles wide, Lough Erne is very shallow. The surrounding soil has resisted agriculture and remained a mixture of moorland, forest and marsh. The monastery established by St Molaise in the 6th century stands on Devenish Island, in the Lower part of the Lough. Here you’ll find a tall round tower, built by monks around 1120, the ruins of the beautiful little 15th-century abbey church and a fine high cross.

The largest town in Fermanagh is Enniskillen, set on an island in the middle of Lough Erne. The long main street is lined with shops, and features the historic Buttermarket, filled with local crafts, many of which you can see being made. Some of the many attractions in town include the castle with its regimental and county museums. There’s also Cole’s Monument in Forthill Park with a splendid view over the town.

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