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Enniskillen Castle

| Co Fermanagh, N Ireland, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
028-6632-5000
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Enniskillen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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... more » 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. « less
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Lampasas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Enniskillen Castle has seen continuous use since the 1500's - when it was built by the McGuires - all the way through the 20th Century, when it served as the headquarters of several Irish Regiments. Each era has its own museum, and they are all well done. Just a stone's throw away from Enniskillen craft malls, the Castle is a... More

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Newbridge, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Well presented witha friendly wecome. Many interactive displays.A good way of relating the history of a garrison town in Ulster.A striking collection of medals. Moderate entry fee.

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Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We spent quiet at time hear and really enjoyed it, the computer link was great and because I love Irish History I was able to learn so much more on Irish History.

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N. Ireland
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

This castle is a nice compact group of buildings. It stands in a very scenic position at he edge of the river at the edge of Enniskillen. The displays cover some aspects of the history of life in the area but the main attraction is the castle keep. This houses hundreds of years of military history of the regiments in... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Visited Enniskillen Castle at the weekend with a group. We had a guided tour booked, I had been to Enniskillen Castle a number of years ago however I could not remember very much. The first time I visited I did enjoy it, however I remember leaving thinking I didn't really find out much about the history of the castle from... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Well preserved, nice layout, but some of the supporting text is opinionated rather than being historically accurate. After visiting this museum i believe that there should be a museum ombudsman. Been to many museums, in England & all over the world, this is the first time I've questioned & had no confidence in what is presented. Malaysian insurgents were described... More

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Portrush, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We enjoyed going around each section of the castle and taking pictures. my brother actually did a history detective challenge where u go round and find the clues and the find the answer using the objects and pictures around you. Would go again

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a great way to spend a couple of hours.Brilliant displays inside and out. very well displayed Army memorabilia,very well presented.in the beautiful surroundings of Lough Erne. Well worth a visit,,,,,and its FREE..

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