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Address: | Co Fermanagh, N Ireland, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028-6632-5000
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Description: Enniskillen Castle, situated beside the River Erne in County Fermanagh...
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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On the way from Dublin to Donegal I'd like to advise visit Enniskilen. The castle is not the best I have ever seen but it is on the river bank that make a view of castle very... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

On the way from Dublin to Donegal I'd like to advise visit Enniskilen. The castle is not the best I have ever seen but it is on the river bank that make a view of castle very attractive.

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Larne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were on holiday in Fermanagh last week and made a visit to Enniskillen Castle and Museum. They are doing extensive renovation work to include a large gift shop, coffee shop and information centre. I'm not really sure what they normally charge for the museum but because of all the work they only charged us £2 each.... More 

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Ballinrobe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Visited this Museum in November 2014 and was delighted to find it open. It is a large old castle complex, in very good condition, on the banks of the river with three separate buildings dedicated to the museum; some of the other buildings are offices. The staff are very helpful and there is a small shop at the entrance desk.... More 

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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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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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
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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 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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