Enniskillen (/ˌɛnɪsˈkɪlən/, from Irish Inis Ceithleann, meaning 'Ceithlenn's island' [ˈɪnʲɪʃ ˈcɛlʲən̪ˠ]) is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It is located almost exactly in the centre of the county, between the Upper and Lower sections of Lough Erne. It had a population of 13,823 in the 2011 census. It was the seat of local government for the former Fermanagh District Council, and is the county town of Fermanagh as well as its largest town.
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4.5 based on 865 reviews
Marble Arch Caves are one of Europe's finest showcaves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating natural underworld of rivers, winding passages and lofty chambers. Lively and informative guides conduct tours past a bewildering variety of cave formations. Stalactites glisten above streamways and chambers, while fragile mineral veils and cascades of creamy calcite coat walls and create shimmering terraces. Spectacular walkways allow easy access while powerful lighting reveals the stunning beauty and grandeur of the caves. Electrically powered boats glide through huge caverns carrying visitors along a subterranean river. Tours last for 75 minutes and are suitable for people of any age and of average fitness. Comfortable walking shoes and a warm sweater are recommended. The caves are open daily at 10.00am from mid/late March to September. The last tour of the day is at 4.30pm (5.00pm in July and August). It is advisable to telephone prior to your visit to ensure that you can be accommodated and to check the availability of guided tours as the caves can be affected by heavy rain. Marble Arch Caves are located in a National Nature Reserve in the shadows of Cuilcagh Mountain and have coach and car parking, toilets and baby changing facilities, souvenir shop, restaurant, exhibition area, free audio-visual presentation and free WiFi. Education packages are available for school children and for those interested in lifelong learning. An events programme is delivered throughout the year. Marble Arch Caves are the focal point of the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark, which stretches from the rugged landscapes on the northern shores of Lower Lough Erne in Co. Fermanagh, right down to the rolling Lowlands of Lough Oughter in Co. Cavan. All Geopark sites, with the exception of the Marble Arch Caves, are open all year round.
5 based on 97 reviews
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9.00am - 5.30pm. Closed bank holidays. Free admission to museum. Fermanagh’s Railways may have closed in 1957, however visitors can now take a remarkable journey into the past and enjoy the amazing history associated with the bygone age of steam. Combine your visit with a unique opportunity to have your hair professionally styled.
This is a real barber shop with a museum attached. The museum isn't large but stuffed to the gills with railway memorabilia which evoke the feel of the steam railway age in Northern Ireland. The barbers-cum-museum-staff are very knowledgeable about that era and very happy to chat to visitors at any time when they aren't busy cutting hair.
The exhibits are laid out in an interesting and informative way and the showcases are full of little gems. A video shows the last steam train to leave Enniskillen and provides useful background. Anybody who doesn't yet feel steeped in nostalgia going through these rooms will certainly get caught up in it when they ascend to the model railway on the top floor - lovingly created not from industrial kits but by hand. When we visited a gentleman worked on it who was only too happy to talk Railways to us until we felt that we should move on to give him a chance to actually get anything done.
Incredibly, a visit to this museum is free of charge.
Not to be missed.
4.5 based on 437 reviews
Excellent, staff extremely helpful and friendly. We visited the very well kept walled garden. We went on the guided house tour. Tour guide was very informative and kept us interested. We had nice cakes and tea in cafe. Well worth the visit. There is a play ground and a caravan park too. We will visit again.
4.5 based on 239 reviews
A medieval castle surrounded by beautiful Gardens.
The story behind how this house was built and the effort it took is incredible. It is beautifully put together and is still a magnificent sight to behold. There are regular tours and lectures at weekends and it's well worth a visit. The grounds are magnificent too.
4.5 based on 339 reviews
Fermanagh County Museum at Enniskillen Castle has reopened after undergoing a £3.5 million redevelopment. 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 and Fermanagh Visitor Information Centre. Opening Hours 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 Admission
You can easily spend a couple of hours in this castle. It's not huge, but its different sections have been arranged to host various items, from the first world war to the local rural life.I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Enniskillen Castle. There's a microcosm of Irish history here from prehistory to Gaelic to Plantation, military and rural heritage.
5 based on 45 reviews
Staying at magnificent Lough Gowna (Co. Longford) & wanting something totally different to do we drove for 70 mins to the Cuilcagh Way, adjacent to the Marble Arch Caves. What an amazing walk. The guys in the car park were very decent, the charge was £5 but they accepted €5 as we'd no Sterling &, as we hadn't known dogs aren't officially permitted, they allowed us to bring ours along. There's a good coffee vehicle & the several portable toilets are clean in the car park. The walk itself is amazing, not for the faint hearted, the very elderly, or the physically unfit - the clue is in the name, "Stairway To Heaven" - & the last section is most definitely a stairway! A steep one! But well worth it. We'll definitely be going back.
4.5 based on 51 reviews
Fermanagh Visitor Information Centre has moved to its new location at Enniskillen Castle after a £3.5 million development. Access to the Visitor Centre is free of charge but an admission charge applies should you wish to visit Enniskillen Castle or the two museums onsite.
Was surprised to find when we went to the location of this tourist board that it had moved over to the castle so that entailed a longer walk which wasn't good when one of our party has bad feet and we already paid for the car park. Once we arrive at the new building we did notice it was bright but the staff weren't very welcoming and the gifts here are severely overpriced. I went to use the toilet and the horrendous smell hit me as I opened the door, safe to say I didn't enter the toilets. Very disappointed at this visit considering it wasn't very well sign posted that the visitor's centre had moved.
4.5 based on 38 reviews
The quickest mountain you'll ever climb.......20 mins slow, 10 mins or less fit and healthy......to a blowy majestic view.......something different to view at different seasons......my favourite the cotton flowers in late summer at dusk.......very few visitors......you can have it all to yourself throughout the year.......a very special place......a one off
4.5 based on 26 reviews
Great way to spend a few hours and gain insight into the history of Enniskillen, the castle, military, and the Inniskillings. It's a self guided tour where you read the information points or press the numbers for prerecorded information. Personally I prefer a guided tour but it was fine for 5 pounds. The buildings and grounds are well maintained. Nice coffee in the coffee shop.
4.5 based on 20 reviews
Monea Castle is a bit surreal to visit. You can wander right in the middle of the ruined castle keep. You can see where staircases and chimneys used to be; distinguish where each floor used to sit; wander between what would have been separate rooms and admire the super thick walls and impressive stonework. It is well signposted and easy to find, making a visit a must-do.
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