ENNISKILLEN, COUNTY FERMANAGH
An 18th-century mansion overlooking wild and beautiful scenery towards the Mountains of Cuilcagh. The interior of the house, particularly noted for its flamboyant rococo plasterwork, was gutted by fire in 1955, but has been restored. There are pleasure grounds with an ice house, summer house, water-powered sawmill and also a walled garden. The forest park provides over 15km of trails, with bicycles available for hire at the visitor centre.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: Ground floor of house accessible, golf buggy transfer to house, wheelchair path, electric wheelchair available, Braille
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Gardens & park open daily, Jan-Feb & Nov-Dec 10-4; Mar-Oct 10-7. House, tearoom & shop Mar-Apr & Oct, Sat-Sun 11-5; Etr wk, May & Sep, Sat-Thu 11-5; Jun-Aug, daily 11-5. Last admission 1hr before closing. Open public & bank holidays
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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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