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Enniskillen Castle

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Address: | Co Fermanagh, Enniskillen BT74 7HL, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 442866325000
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Fermanagh County Museum at Enniskillen Castle is due to reopen on Thursday...

Fermanagh County Museum at Enniskillen Castle is due to reopen on Thursday 25 August 2016 after undergoing a major redevelopment. The opening hours & admission rates are valid from 25 August 2016. 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 opening hours below are valid from 25 August 2016. Monday to Friday (all year round): 9.30am* - 5.00pm Saturdays (all year round): 11.00am - 5.00pm Sundays (Jun to Sept): 11.00am - 5.00pm Bank Holidays - 9:30am* - 5:00pm Closure period - Enniskillen Castle will be closed over the Christmas & New Year holiday period. *9.30am opening for new visitor centre and 10:00am for other buildings Our admission rates from 25 August 2016 will be - Adult: £5.00 Child: £3.50 Student/Senior Concession: £3.50 Family (2 Adults + 3 Children): £13.50

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great to understand the local history

Whilst you couldn't spend a long time here, the entry fee is very reasonable and the museum provides a great history of the Inniskillen Fusiliers. Probably best suited to those... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whilst you couldn't spend a long time here, the entry fee is very reasonable and the museum provides a great history of the Inniskillen Fusiliers. Probably best suited to those interested in the military (no surprise there as it is a castle!), although a good all round family experience - the kids quiz kept my youngest interested and engaged.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle is under restoration and has potential. Good collection of military regalia. The low rating is based on the exhibit computers were not working so the descriptions were limited.

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Thank Kim M
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing amount of work has been going on and the castle reopens to the public 4 the of September. I know it very well. As part of it has been made into flats and I have the pleasure of living in one😃. The history of the fusillers is amazing they say thi are the men who never turned back and... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not to sound nasty or unappreciative of the history behind this place, but it is very boring. Yawn-provoking. Nothing exciting about this place, lost its magic years upon years ago. Definetly not for children, or even a family day out.

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FermMuseum, Manager at Enniskillen Castle, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie P, Sorry you didn't enjoy your recent visit. Our site is currently undergoing a major redevelopment with a large part of the Castle displays closed. From the 25 August this year the new Visitor Centre and 11 new galleries open with objects, interactives, hands-on activies and events for all the family to enjoy. The galleries tell the unique... More 

Newry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going to be honest here folks, not really one for the kids yes it was ok looking at the vehicle's tanks ect ect, they weren't really that interested in knowing about world war. For Adults yes my husband and I enjoyed looking and reading about it all. Very informative lots of reading as you go along, no tour guide on... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enniskillen Castle is very interesting in its overall story and particularly to anyone interested in militaria. The museum is undergoing expansion and renovation but still very interesting.

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Thank Lou1941
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is extremely interesting and was the home of the inniskillen fusillers so there is plenty to see and been in awe of as these brave men fought for King and country which was an all Ireland then.

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

This is a beautiful Castle it is a delight to sail past in a cruiser or to view from the Sligo Rd. Enter the Castle grounds and you will want to visit both Museums. They are very well presented and of interest to both adults and children. All a great Visitor attraction in this lovely town

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Celebration, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 18, 2016

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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