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Fermanagh

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Towns:

Enniskillen

Belleek

Attractions:

Castle Coole
Castle Coole is credited as the finest neo-classical house in Ireland. The family home of the Earls of Belmore, it was designed in 1789 by James Wyatt and houses fine interiors and exquisite furnishings. Gift shop and tearoom available. Located on the edge (1.5 miles SE) of Enniskillen. The surrounding 700-acre estate is a fitting setting for the mansion with parkland, Lough Coole and extensive woods. Visitors can also enjoy walks through The Grand Yard, servant's Quarters and view the original Belmore Coach. The park is open free of charge to walkers throughout the year.

Marble Arch Caves
One of Europe's finest show caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers. Tour lasts for 75 mins (1 hour 15 mins) and includes a short underground boat trip. Advance booking recommended. Wear comfortable shoes and warm sweater. Please note that the caves may be closed after heavy rain. If in doubt please ring.

Islands of Lough Erne
Famous for its perfect 12th-century round tower and ruined Augustinian abbey. Intricately carved 15th-century high cross in graveyard. Small museum. Ferry with a capacity of 12 is licensed for 199 departs Trory Point, 5 km from Enniskillen on A32 direction towards Irvinestown. Contact Mr William McFrederick, Historic Monuments Branch, Enniskillen.

Belleek Pottery
Visit the world famous pottery and see craftsmen design, mould and shape the beautiful parian china. Ireland's oldest and most famous pottery producing fine glazed porcelain. Guided tours of the pottery are available on weekdays every 30 minutes. An extensive visitor centre on site includes a restaurant, audiovisual theatre, showroom and museum.

Lough Navaar Forest Route
Seven-mile drive through the forest to a magnificent panorama over Lower Lough Erne. Viewpoints, picnic sites. Red deer, wild goats. Marked trails. Open daily 10am - dusk. within the forest area there is a superb 11.2 km scenic drive, cliff-top viewpoint and a touring caravan site. There are three lakes open to DCAL permit holders - Achork, Glencreawan and Meenameen. Fishing is not permitted in the fourth lake (Lough Navar). These lakes are considered ideal for family outings as there is beautiful scenery, picnic areas and forest walks. Car-parks are at the water's edge at Glencreawan and Meenameen and alongside the adjacent forest road at Achork.

Heritage centre Enniskillen Castle
Located on the banks of the Erne, the Heritage Centre exhibits the collections of the County Museum in award winning displays enhanced by audio visual programmes spanning the history of Fermanagh, its wildlife and landscapes. Range of special exhibitions throughout the year. The Castle Keep houses the Museum of the Royal Inniskilling Fusilers - displays span the history of the Castle and the development of Enniskillen town. The Curved Barracks includes displays on the country's archaeological and historic monuments.

Explore Erne Exhibition
High quality exhibits and video presentations tell the story of how the 50 miles of Lough and surrounding landscapes of Fermanagh were formed. Travel through time; learn about Fermanagh's people and the origin of traditional customs; discover the strategic role played by the lakes during World War II, marvel at the rich diversity of landscape and wildlife. Also houses a TIC and retail area.

Florence Court Parkland
One of Ulster's most important 18th century houses, built by the Earls of Enniskillen. Fine Rococo plasterwork, pleasure grounds with many interesting features overlooking surrounding mountains. 1780s walled garden. Tea room, wheelchair access ground floor. Electric wheelchair, sympathetic hearing scheme. Guided tour, last admission 5.15 pm. National Trust. House open 1-6 pm. Grounds open all year for walkers.

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