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Enniskillen Castle

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Address: Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 442866325000
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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.

The castle is currently undergoing a major redevelopment.

The development involves a new build, creation of new facilities within the previously closed Barrack Coach house, refurbishment of 3 other existing buildings as well as a makeover of most of the outside space.

The Heritage Centre, Magazine, Firing Range and Shift House are closed at present. Fermanagh County Museum’s Medieval Maguires display remains open for visitors on the ground floor of the Castle Keep. Visitors can still enjoy The Inniskillings Museum within the Castle grounds at a reduced admission fee.

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Great historic spot

Historic Enniskillen Castle is really two trips in one. The first part is all about the Gaelic Maguires and the castle, itself, which is over 600 years old. The other is about... read more

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Celebration, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Historic Enniskillen Castle is really two trips in one. The first part is all about the Gaelic Maguires and the castle, itself, which is over 600 years old. The other is about the military history of the local regiments that came from Enniskillen and features many interesting exhibits from their various campaigns.

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We decided to visit the Castle because our history is an important part of who we are and at this time 2016 it was a 100 years since the Somme offensive of WW 1. The whole town had various celebrations and function going on in regards to this. The original part of the Castle was open but the modern building... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't been to the museum at the castle since I was a child. I was wonderfully surprised to see ll on show. The military part is especially worth a visit with the display in the outer buildings being best of all, in my opinion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here to follow a little bit of history from Somme through to today as father in laws brother was in 2nd ww. A little bit disappointed as my father in law who has mobility and sight problems, could not fulfill his visit due to his disabilities . He couldn't climb the stairs as there was no disabled lift due... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying locally in Fermanagh for a few days and even though we have been to Fermanagh well over 50 times we had never been to the castle so at a loss with what to do we gave it a go. At £2 each it was very good value for money and the different museums had a massive amount... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

£2 for adults £1 for kids. Worth a visit to museum. Full off war memorabilia very interesting. Kids get a wee quiz to go around with and small prize at end.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the castle whilst having a weekend away and was impressed with the history of the buildings. Told everything from the 16th century right up to modern day Iraq etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Enniskillen castle as a mixed family group comprising 4 adults & 3 kids (8-10 yrs of age). Apart from visiting the castle I had no great expectations of this attraction. After wandering around the castle grounds & looking at some of the external exhibits we were approached by one of the site volunteers who gave us a 5 minute... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The castle was packed with an amazing array of war memorabilia and information. Fantastic for people interested in the history of Ireland/Northern Ireland. Brendan McCann walked round with us through some of the exhibit giving us even more information which was fantastic as he really brought it to life.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great insight into the inniskillin fusillers and local war heroes from surrounding areas. Small area but plenty to see ☺

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