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Address: | Co Fermanagh, N Ireland, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028-6632-5000
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Enniskillen Castle, situated beside the River Erne in County Fermanagh, was...

Enniskillen Castle, situated beside the River Erne in County Fermanagh, was built almost 600 years ago by Gaelic Maguires. Guarding one of the few passes into Ulster, it was strategically important throughout its history. In the 17th century it became an English garrison fort and later served as part of a military barracks. This historic site houses two museums, Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum.

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Nice little fortified castle

I limped around this castle after falling flat on my face on a nearby street. At the time, the castle wasn't open for touring, but it was beautiful to look at. It's just off the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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392 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I limped around this castle after falling flat on my face on a nearby street. At the time, the castle wasn't open for touring, but it was beautiful to look at. It's just off the center of town, so it's not far to walk to, thankfully in my case. Enniskillen is the only town in Northern Ireland that I visited,... More 

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Thank NHjojo
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

This impressive castle was built in 1567. It's now a museum and has exhibits from Fermanagh including the past, local arts and crafts by Belleek. Great as a photography back drop. When we went the museum was closed!!

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Thank Belfasttravelfoodman
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Give this loads of time there is so much to see. Very varied exhibits on several floors a great day out. Lots for kids too along the way.

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Thank barbara m
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Did not get a chance to actually go inside the castle on this visit, but looking at the most recent reviews it seems the museum is undergoing some renovations. I went there mostly to get some photos of the outside. The views across the river Erne can be stunning with the right conditions. Cars can be parked just by the... More 

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FermMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Enniskillen Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed the castle surroundings. I hope you can come back after our renovations have been completed to have a look within the grounds. I have just add 3 images of how the areas under renovation will look after the work has been completed. And... just a positive note to end on... More 

Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This site is being worked on. For now, there isn't all that much to see and do, but after they've completed the work in progress, who knows?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The castle has an excellent military museum that is very interesting. The price was less than 2.00 pounds to get in and it was worth so much more! The castle is currently undergoing some renovations and will have new features like a coffee shop added soon.

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1 Thank teapartygirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

visited here at the weekend - very nice place to take photographs outside on the riverbank - we sat in the sunshine and enjoyed the views over the lake

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Thank zippyzipster
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Castle was being renovated, It currently displays the wearing history and the bravery of the Enniskilling fights through the centuries. the Genealogy centre is closed and they did not know where it had relocated.

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1 Thank dogwoodtravel
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Home of the famous Enniskillen fusiliers, now a museum.fascinating. There are many exhibitions throughout the year, if you are interested in military history there's no better place!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Unfortunately the castle was being renovated at the time of our visit. However we were able to visit the museum and the staff that we met were very helpful and informative.

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