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Enniskillen Castle

| Co Fermanagh, Enniskillen BT74 7HL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 6632 5000
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Boring castle

Not very interesting. We had very bad weather so we were looking for something to do inside. Maybe... read more

Reviewed yesterday
angelavanleuveren
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Bussum, The Netherlands
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Okay

Done the tour of the castle and some parts impressed me and others didn't. I did not enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Ultimatedaytrips
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Co Fermanagh, Enniskillen BT74 7HL, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not very interesting. We had very bad weather so we were looking for something to do inside. Maybe it's better when you have good weather.

Thank angelavanleuveren
Reviewed 5 days ago

Done the tour of the castle and some parts impressed me and others didn't. I did not enjoy the museum to do with the Inniskillings as in my opinion all that was doing was the glorification of the military and wars which is not good...More

Thank Ultimatedaytrips
EnniskillenCastle, Manager at Enniskillen Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm sorry that you were disappointed by your visit here. The aim is to highlight the diverse histories of the Castle and the wider County, from the earliest settlers in Fermanagh; the Gaelic Medieval Maguire heritage, to the history of the two Inniskillings Regiments and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our principal aim was to visit the joint museums of the Inniskilling Dragoons and Inniskilling Fusiliers and we certainly weren't disappointed in their display. Whether you're interested in the military or just passing the time, the scope, quality and size of the exhibits will knock...More

1  Thank Glyn D
EnniskillenCastle, Manager at Enniskillen Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit here to Enniskillen Castle.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit to the newly refurbished museum. Modern interpretation, a pleasant mix of local history, artifacts and lovely atmosphere. Though the acoustics in the reception make it feel more like a bus depot, the rest of the museum, more than makes up for that....More

1  Thank Teresa O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This very pleasant historic site is an enjoyable way to spend an hour or two. It's a really good museum of military history and regalia primarily focussed on the locally based guard and dragoons. There are some interesting artillery pieces and guns as well as...More

1  Thank ElCalvados
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be prepared to spend more time here than you expect. The highly informative displays begin with an excellent gallery about crannogs and the Neolithic people they housed, before moving onto the Celtic Christian period and a boring art gallery. The most memorable artefact is the...More

1  Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the castle but overall we were disappointed with the castle although the museum was full of interesting information and information.More

2  Thank Nicky L
CharlotteNIreland, Front Office Manager at Enniskillen Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am sorry that you were disappointed with your visit to the Castle. You do state that there is lots of information which leads me to believe that perhaps you mistook the 'turreted' building for the Castle and not the 'tower house' building in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see here for all the family. We particularly liked the museum on the ground floor which focused on 1800s onwards. The old photos were excellent. Well worth a visit and really easy to park outside.

2  Thank Pat P
CharlotteNIreland, Front Office Manager at Enniskillen Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments; we are glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Castle and its museums cover a wide variety of topics. Plenty of interactive stuff for kids as well as lovely views from the Castle. Innishkillings museum holds an impressive collection and the guide there was very knowledgeable. Very good value for family of four....More

2  Thank Fishersonhol
CharlotteNIreland, Front Office Manager at Enniskillen Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback on your visit to the Castle. I am glad you enjoyed your time in the museums. I shall pass on your comments to the cafe manager.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty good set up all around. Being of Maguire descent, it held a special interest for me. The site contains great displays from all periods of time. The Enniskillen history was very interesting as was the archaeological display. There is more to see and do...More

1  Thank tmjrobin
CharlotteNIreland, Front Office Manager at Enniskillen Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to record your thoughts on your visit; I am glad that you enjoyed your time at Enniskillen Castle

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Jan P
7 March 2016|
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Response from EnniskillenCastle | Property representative |
Hello Jan The Maguire History Weekend is taking place from Friday 13 - Sunday 15 May 2016.
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