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Enniskillen Castle

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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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Totally amazing, so much to take in , memorabilia is summit else, exhibitions extremely well placed out , well worth a visit , i would go again

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Totally amazing, so much to take in , memorabilia is summit else, exhibitions extremely well placed out , well worth a visit , i would go again

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Tremendous gem of a museum. Spent a couple of hiurs in around it and was hugely impressed. Tremendous value and well worth a visit. See the history of the Inniskilling Fusiliers and Dragoons.

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Interesting history military history lesson. A lot of stairs to be climbed to take advantage of the Enniskilling's museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Me & my other half visited Enniskillen Castle & the Inniskillings Museum as we were passing through from the Marble Arch Caves. A very large part of the museum buildings were closed for refurbishment, but even so it was still worth a visit! So much information and so many historical military items in such a small area! So nice as... More 

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Bangor N Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We visited the small but wonderful Inniskillens muesuem which whilst small, really had an impact. Lots of building work going on around the site, parking in the main town carpark adjacent. All staff welcoming.

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County Antrim, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I feel this attraction seems to glorify violence. There is a lot of other history in Fermanagh that could be covered in this castle and it's museum. There is also no tours with a guide.

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FermMuseum, Manager at Enniskillen Castle, responded to this review

A major strength of the Enniskillen Castle complex is that it includes the historic castle site and two Museums: Fermanagh County Museum and the Inniskillings Museum. The site as a whole interprets diverse histories for the enjoyment of everyone. The majority of Fermanagh County Museum's displays are currently not publically accessible due to a major development programme - including a... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The Enniskillen Castle is primarily a homage to the local heroes of past wars. Very little funds were employed in the assembly and presentation of the items. I strongly recommend that you visit the nearby Marble Arch Caves and visit a local pub before spending any time at the castle.

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FermMuseum, Manager at Enniskillen Castle, responded to this review

Enniskillen Castle Museums is currently undergoing a major building and refurbishment programme. Spring 2016 sees the opening of new facilities and exhibitions. Highlighting the county's unique heritage, new displays include the Fermanagh Lakelands Gallery; the Full-Circle Art Gallery; the Island Town and Fermanagh Hearth Galleries. The first-port-of-call and gateway to the area, the site will include combined tourism, heritage and... More 

Lexington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Packed full of history about the area, the castle and the military regiment that used the castle for hundreds of years.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The castle/ museum was undergoing some renovation work at the time of our visit. It was only opened in the afternoon - just check the opening times before you go. We spent a very enjoyable and informative afternoon there with our 8 year old daughter. The staff were friendly and helpful. There is a quiz for children to do as... More 

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