National Trust Crom Estate
National Trust Crom Estate
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Romantic and tranquil landscape of islands, woodland and historical ruins Located on the shores of Upper Lough Erne, Crom is one of the most romantic and peaceful places in Northern Ireland. This 2,000 acre demesne is surrounded by tranquil islands and ancient woodlands. One of Ireland's most important conservation areas, Crom is home to a wealth of wildlife. Discover it whether you are fishing, woodland walking, butterfly spotting or bird watching. At Crom you can experience the surroundings from a unique perspective when you hire one of our boats. Leave the road behind, a whole new world awaits you. Stay a while longer in one of our holiday cottages or book into the campsite or award-winning glamping pods.
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Tarry11
Bishop Auckland, UK9,685 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Ideal for a fantastic walk and which was perfect when you travel with dogs. The dogs really enjoyed their walk and it was a very interesting place to explore.
Lovely views about the Lough and interesting sites
Written 19 September 2022
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geismom
Sinking Spring, PA1,615 contributions
Jul 2022
We visited this National Trust site in July when there were record high temperatures. Luckily, there were plenty of shady sites for us to keep relatively cool. We are National Trust members which affords us free admission.

We walked the path that goes around the estate. You can view the castle, but it is a private residence, so one cannot get too close. There is a lovely lough on the grounds with beautiful vistas. There are benches on the path for one to sit and relax and just enjoy the surroundings.

After returning to the visitor center, we treated ourselves with a visit to the tea room. There was an amazing selection of cakes to pick from.
Bathrooms in the building are easily accessible and very clean.
Written 24 August 2022
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Owenhblair
Belfast, UK13 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
On a four day visit we (mum, dad and three young children) loved the facilities that were there. Great location on the banks of Upper Lough Erne that the children loved. We are firm supporters of the National Trust but will wait to see if there is an improvement in facilities available. The area is well and truly isolated and it could do with a small shop or even if the cafe (very nice) sold bread & milk etc. I was really surprised that the trust has not yet installed a charger for an electric car. They seem to be keen on conservation and the environment but with no EV charger and what with it's isolated location, this means that a visit proves problematic and longer journeys to replace milk etc. There are generally poor EV charger numbers in the general area....another issue. Will keep an eye on whether they improve there green credentials.
Written 16 August 2022
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Exploration618118
Belfast, UK4 contributions
Sep 2021
We booked a dog friendly pod with family of mum dad and 4 kids and it was much more roomy for our mattresses than I had expected. For us it was a very nice alternative to camping (which all of our friends on the get together did) as there is far less hassle. It was also warm at night, compared to a tent in September. You still have to walk to the toilets at night etc! Everything is very close though. Lovely the pods are literally across a wall then at the lake, makes it fell almost lakeside! Yet its nice to be set back at little as at weekend there will be gathering on the boats on the quay (albeit very cilivilised!). We also loved the jetty jumping into the water, cycle rides, the brilliant bug hunting rucksacks (small deposit) and the fantastic stuffed animals and history in the visitor centre. There isn't much grass space for games right on the doorstep, but walk towards the ruins 5 mins reveals meadows where we played rounders etc. The staff were fantastic and offered a some fabulous help after the weekend, going above and beyond!
Written 13 September 2021
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BDP9497
Northern Ireland, UK37 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
There are several walks that are suitable for all levels of mobility and other more remote walks that require good mobility, for example, the woodland on Inisherk Island. The latter walk requires good footwear even in the summer because the woods are muddy in parts.
Entry fees are £5.00 per person if you are not a National Trust member.
For day visitors there is sufficient car parking and there are facilities such as toilets and a cafe.
There are helpful information boards throughout the site.
We have always found the staff to be very helpful and pleasant.
On our last visit in August 2021 there was an abundance of butterflies and we saw Dark Green Fritilleries, Speckled Woods and Small Tortoiseshells.
Overall I recommend this hidden Northern Irish gem to both visitors and locals.
Written 4 September 2021
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Stewart L
78 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Because we camped overnight this time we saw more wildlife including the deer and a hare in the quiet early morning. Friendly staff, beautiful campsite with fire pit and good facilities. Pods and other accommodation is also available in some of the beautiful buildings. Bringing bicycles would be recommended to get around though great access to the water for water-sports too. This is a beautiful and peaceful place with easy walking. Can’t understand a negative reviewer I’d read below who wanted ‘more to do’. There’s a exhibition area, second hand book shop, cafe, (weak) Wi-Fi for the kids, some lawn games and a small play park.
Written 10 July 2021
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Ree B
Strabane, UK14 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Anne & her team are super friendly who make tasty lunches and scrumptious cakes, totally homemade and delicious. Lovely walks on estate to work off the Victoria Sponge yummy
Written 17 June 2021
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BrownDawn
Waterford, Ireland352 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
We accessed Crom estate by the marina which is conveniently located near the entrance, we spent a wonderful afternoon in the visitors centre and the gardens on the estate. We spotted a very impressive old Yew tree here. We all enjoyed a long awaited indoor snack in the cafe following the pandemic lockdown
Written 13 June 2021
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r h
Newry, UK7 contributions
Sep 2020
A BEAUTIFUL place! Bring a picnic in case tea rooms are closed. Wander for miles seeing beautiful scenery. Only £5 to enter, fabulous value. Spend the day relaxing in the grounds or beside the lake.
Written 8 October 2020
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Stephanie B
Belfast, UK24 contributions
Sep 2020
We (a couple) stayed in one of Crom Estate's glamping 'pods' a couple of weeks ago (September 2020 - still during Covid 19 restrictions) and had a really good experience overall.

It was mid week and we were the only two staying at the glamping site! There were two tents up at the camping part of the site and maybe one family staying in one of the cottages. So it is safe to say that it was a very quiet and peaceful experience and we felt very safe - covid-related.

We were greeted at the entrance to the estate by a member of staff, who directed us towards the glamping site. We were then greeted by another member of staff who showed us where we were staying and gave us all the information as well as our keys for the pod, and the campsite toilets and code for the gate (as it closed to the public at 4pm - great news as we had the walks pretty much to ourselves after that).

The pod was exactly as described and had everything that we needed for glamping i.e. a basic stay indoors that is a step up from camping. There are two single beds and mattresses (bring your own bedding), indoor lighting, plug sockets, a lamp, a mirror, a mini fridge, a microwave, a kettle, a heater and a small table and two chairs. Just in front of our pod was our on picnic table with metal bit to put disposable bbq on. Everything that we needed. Although we brought our own gas stove for cooking.

The glamping 'pods' (indoor stone accommodation) are just a short path away from the main campsite with toilets (campsite guests only after 4pm at this time of year/covid restrictions) and also a firepit. The toilet facilities were clean and had everything I needed: toilet roll, soap, hand drier etc. There were showers (which I didn't use on this occasion) that you could have payed £1 for 10 minutes. The firepit was a great touch and surrounded by log seating. You could purchase firewood at the visitor's centre but we brought our own from home and toasted marshmallows that night. Due to covid, the visitor centre was closed but the tearooms were open between 11am-3pm. There was also wifi, on site, which you could access outside, near the visitor's centre.

Crom Estate itself was beautiful with plenty of walks and trails. To see, there is the lake, castle ruins, the Estate (although private - so at a distance) and lots of wildlife! We were lucky enough to see deer, both in the Estate's enclosure and on the island in the forest and on one of the other forest trails. We also saw red squirrels!

On this occasion, you could not hire out boats/canoes, due to covid restrictions but we came a year or two ago and hired out one of the canoes, which was a great experience.

Overall, we had a lovely one night staycation, with the glamping and getting out for walks and seeing nature, but without the risk of too much hustle and bustle of some other tourist areas.
Written 27 September 2020
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