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Enniskillen Castle

| Co Fermanagh, N Ireland, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
028-6632-5000
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Enniskillen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Owner description: 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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Portrush, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

An absolute must if you are interested in military history but really interesting if you're not! There is also an excellent exhibition of an archeological excavation of a 'Crannog' ( a manmade floating family dwelling or roundhouse in lough Erne dating from the very early centuries) which gives a fascinating insight into the reason for building such complicated dwellings.

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Dublin, Ireland
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25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The castle is undergoing renovations at the moment. But when I visited it there was a lot to see in side and out side. Lots of war items and very informative . Children and adults alike will find it interesting. Beautiful surrounds. River water ways. Also the forum near by is very nice on a dry day. The town of... More

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larne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

great history of the military importance of the region . surprised there wasn't a little more reference to the Enniskillen remembrance bomb in 1987 and those who lost their lives and the subsequent impact on the peace process

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We visited Enniskillen Castle a few days ago and it was both very enjoyable and informative. The lady at reception was very good in her introduction to the castle and there was a good mix of things to see and read. Whilst it is impossible to take in all of the information available (at least for me anyway), you come... More

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Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Plenty to see in these fine buildings from the stone age right up to our own times. We encountered two very knowledgeable and enthusiastic members of staff here who enriched the diverse history through stories and anecdotes.

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Castle was closed when we visited but we enjoyed looking at the grounds on the water. Lots of pubs and restaurants close by.

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Iowa
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53 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Enniskillen Castle has a fascinating history - from strategic stronghold to military garrison - and every bit is shared throughout the may museums on site. The County Fermanagh Heritage Centre begins in the Monolithic age and leads the visitor through to modern times, while the castle Keep and stables hold 19th & 20th century military history, as well as the... More

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Longford, Longford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I went to visit the castle on a visit to Enniskillen, as I was interested in the Enniskillen fuselers, as my grandfather sined up there, so I found it very good,and the staff brillent

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

There were lots of interesting pieces in this museum however displays jumped around from era to era, war to war and I found myself being confused as I walked round. There was no clear route to walk around. It had a delightful courtyard however and we saw a couple of Pipebands there practising which was great.

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Liberec
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We spent in Enniskillenu 3 days. We played golf in Faldo resort, stayed in nice Belmore Court Motel and had very good meals in Franco' s. Our holidays we ended on an amazing trip around Lough Erne. Very nice place. We didn ´t visited Enniskillenu Castle.

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